Battling a stomach virus and coming back after crashing his No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet in the first practice session March 11 for the Verizon IndyCar Series season opener, Power persevered in a big way today. For the second straight year, the Australian broke the track record for the 1.8-mile temporary street course on his way to winning the St. Pete pole position for a race-record sixth time. It also gives Power 43 career poles, fifth most in Indy car history.
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