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Power Nabs Record Pole At Infineon

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, August 21 2010

Will Power is on the pole at Infineon Raceway. (Photo courtesy of the IZOD IndyCar Series)

Will Power won the pole for Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series race at Infineon Raceway on Saturday afternoon.

The pole was the eighth of the season for Power. That is a series record.

Power, the series points leader, had a lap at 108.337 mph.

Second fastest was Power’s Team Penske teammate, Helio Castroneves. Castroneves fast lap was at 108.284 mph.

Castroneves had been the holder of the record for most poles in the series as he won seven in 2007.

Dario Franchtti, chasing Power for the 2010 championship, was third in his Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda-Dallara.

Rounding out the Fast Six were Alex Tagliani, Ryan Briscoe and Scott Dixon.

Danica Patrick will start 23rd in the 25-car field.

The race at Infineon brings an end to the road/street race portion of the season.

Results of qualifying Saturday for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma IZOD IndyCar Series event on the 2.303-mile(s) Infineon Raceway, with starting position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses:

1. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Honda, 01:16.5282 (108.337)

2. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Honda, 01:16.5652 (108.284)

3. (10) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 01:16.9437 (107.752)

4. (77) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 01:17.2068 (107.384)

5. (6) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Honda, 01:17.2109 (107.379)

6. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 01:17.3470 (107.190)

7. (22) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 01:16.9447 (107.750)

8. (37) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 01:17.1317 (107.489)

9. (11) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Honda, 01:17.3181 (107.230)

10. (2) Raphael Matos, Dallara-Honda, 01:17.3710 (107.156)

11. (78) Simona de Silvestro, Dallara-Honda, 01:17.7429 (106.644)

12. (4) Dan Wheldon, Dallara-Honda, 01:17.8280 (106.527)

13. (34) Bertrand Baguette, Dallara-Honda, 01:17.5239 (106.945)

14. (06) Hideki Mutoh, Dallara-Honda, 01:17.5187 (106.952)

15. (8) EJ Viso, Dallara-Honda, 01:17.6825 (106.727)

16. (02) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 01:17.5284 (106.939)

17. (5) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 01:17.7112 (106.687)

18. (26) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 01:17.6216 (106.810)

19. (24) JR Hildebrand, Dallara-Honda, 01:17.7659 (106.612)

20. (32) Mario Moraes, Dallara-Honda, 01:17.7533 (106.630)

21. (14) Vitor Meira, Dallara-Honda, 01:17.9149 (106.408)

22. (19) Alex Lloyd, Dallara-Honda, 01:18.0423 (106.235)

23. (7) Danica Patrick, Dallara-Honda, 01:18.3995 (105.751)

24. (18) Milka Duno, Dallara-Honda, 01:22.2980 (100.741)

25. (36) Francesco Dracone, Dallara-Honda, 01:21.2262 (102.071)

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Saturday, August 21 2010
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