Power on pole at Milwaukee Mile

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Who will start where for tomorrow's race at Milwaukee


Will Power will start from the front row of tomorrow’s IndyCar event at the Milwaukee Mile.

The Penske Racing driver was able to secure pole with a lap a squeak over 169 miles per hour.

“It’s just a great start to the three-race chase you could say for the championship finish,” Power told IndyCar.com.

“It’s traditionally a track position race. In practice, it was definitely hard to pass so I can see you’re going to be in traffic all day. “

The pole win gives Power a single point, edging his championship lead over Helio Castroneves to 5.

Ryan Hunter-Reay, who has found himself in Victory Lane the past two years at Milwakee ended up ninth overall, while team mate and practice leader James Hinchcliffe will start tomorrows race in 13th.

 

Tomorrow is really going to be a day of attrition.

Josef Newgarden

Tony Kanaan will share the front row with Power, while Juan Pablo Montoya and Ryan Briscoe make up the second row.

“I think we have a pretty good chance,” Kanaan said.

“We've been showing how quick we've been, how good we've been everywhere. We've just really got to get a little bit of luck on our side sometime. Hopefully tomorrow we'll challenge Will and some of the guys. I think we have a good car and a chance to win. “

Josef Newgarden and Charlie Kimball were the final drivers to make the fast six.

"We had a pretty productive day," Newgarden said. "We lingered right in the top five; we never fell out of that, which is positive. I think we learned a lot about what we need for tomorrow's race.

"Tomorrow is really going to be a day of attrition. It looks like tire degradation is going to be a big deal this year. Tires really fall off on a stint, so as long as we look after that, we should be strong. We seem to have good race pace." Power’s championship rival Castroneves will be starting eighth on the grid.

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Series INDYCAR
Event Milwaukee
Track Milwaukee
Drivers Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan, Ryan Briscoe, Will Power, James Hinchcliffe
Article type Qualifying report
Tags indycar, milwaukee mile, pole position