Las Vegas: Honda Racing qualifying report

Power on Pole Again at Long Beach For the third time in four events this season, Team Penske's Will Power will start from the pole in Sunday's Grand Prix of Long Beach, once again besting the 25-car field in IZOD IndyCar Series qualifying ...

Power on Pole Again at Long Beach

For the third time in four events this season, Team Penske's Will Power will start from the pole in Sunday's Grand Prix of Long Beach, once again besting the 25-car field in IZOD IndyCar Series qualifying action Saturday on the Southern California seaside street circuit.

Continuing the strong form he has shown since joining Andretti Autosport, Ryan Hunter-Reay will start second, on the outside of the front row, after leading Friday's practice sessions. Always quick on street and road courses, Justin Wilson will start third for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing.

Power's Penske teammates Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe qualified fourth and fifth, respectively. Tony Kanaan rounded out the top six today in his Andretti Autosport Honda Dallara. Sunday's 85-lap race starts at 4 p.m. EDT, with live television coverage on Versus.

Will Power (#12 Team Penske Honda) pole qualifier, 3rd consecutive pole in four races this season: "Last year, this was all new to me. I was with a new team and new people, and I was a fill-in driver [for Helio Castroneves] so I just took the setups they had for me and accepted them. This year, I'm really focused on making the car right for me, and my driving style, and I think that's making all the difference. I think the key to success here is starting up front, and we've accomplished that goal."

-source: honda racing

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Series NHRA
Drivers Justin Wilson , Helio Castroneves , Tony Kanaan , Ryan Hunter-Reay , Ryan Briscoe , Will Power
Teams Andretti Autosport , Team Penske