Birmingham: Honda Racing qualifying report

Power Surges to Pole at Barber Motorsports Park Quickest here in pre-season testing, and winner of the first two races this season, Penske Racing's Will Power continued his steak of outstanding early-season performances in the IZOD IndyCar...

Power Surges to Pole at Barber Motorsports Park

Quickest here in pre-season testing, and winner of the first two races this season, Penske Racing's Will Power continued his steak of outstanding early-season performances in the IZOD IndyCar Series, taking the pole for Sunday's Indy Grand Prix of Alabama by the relatively large margin of five-tenths of a second.

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing's Mike Conway will start second, the best qualifying performance of his career since joining the series last season. Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves will start on the inside of the second row, in third; with Marco Andretti continuing his quick early-season form by qualifying fourth.

Takuma Sato continued to set the rookie pace here at Barber, qualifying sixth in his KV Racing Technology Honda-Dallara, the strongest IndyCar qualifying run yet for the former Formula One racer. Sunday's 90-lap race starts at 3 p.m. EDT with live television coverage on Versus.

Will Power (#12 Penske Racing Honda) pole qualifier, 2nd consecutive pole in 2010; 4th career IZOD IndyCar Series pole: "We had to push pretty hard in qualifying, but it's worth it. I definitely think it will be better to start up front here in the race. With two race wins and two poles, everything's working pretty well for us right now, but we still need a mistake-free race tomorrow. With a field this competitive, any errors will set you back to mid-field, or worse."

-source: honda

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Takuma Sato , Helio Castroneves , Marco Andretti , Mike Conway , Will Power
Teams Dreyer & Reinbold Racing , KV Racing Technology , Team Penske