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Marco Andretti P1 In Milwaukee

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Marco Andretti won the pole for Satuday’s Miwaukee IndyFest IZOD IndyCar Race at the Milwaukee Mile with a lap at 170.515 mph.

Second fastest was his Andretti Autosport teammate, James Hinchcliffe.

Third was Team Penske driver Will Power.

“So far, that was about as good as we could run, so I’m pleased,” said Andretti, who earned his first pole in the series at Milwaukee in 2008. “I think the RC Cola car will be tough to beat, which is obviously why we come here, but if we can grab a (bonus) point let’s do it. A win would be huge. I told Dad that hopefully (the pole) is only half of his Father’s Day gift.”

Andretti is the sixth different pole winner in nine races in this unconventional season. There have been seven different winners representing five teams. James Hinchcliffe is the lone two-time winner, and he’ll start next to his teammate on the front row – tying his series best in 2012 at Barber Motorsports Park – in the No. 27 GoDaddy.com car. Hinchcliffe recorded the fastest lap of the weekend (170.868 mph) on Lap 1 of qualifying.

“Don’t’ tell Marco, but the outside is way better on the start,” Hinchcliffe said. “That is what I was going for. Man, the third time starting second; it’s always the bridesmaid, never the bride. For where we were, especially at practice, the front row, I will take it.”

Qualifying Friday for the Milwaukee IndyFest IZOD IndyCar Series event on the 1.015-mile Milwaukee Mile, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, and speed:

1. (25) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Chevy, 170.515

2. (27) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Chevy, 170.418

3. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 170.212

4. (1) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Chevy, 170.100

5. (5) EJ Viso, Dallara-Chevy, 169.828

6. (6) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Chevy, 169.732

7. (11) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 169.482

8. (67) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Honda, 169.462

9. (77) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 169.311

10. (55) Tristan Vautier, Dallara-Honda, 169.215

11. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 168.820

12. (16) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, 168.470

13. (19) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 168.412

14. (7) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 168.141

15. (14) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 168.023

16. (98) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 167.512

17. (10) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 167.263

18. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 167.169

19. (4) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Chevy, 165.765

20. (18) Ana Beatriz, Dallara-Honda, 165.364

21. (20) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevy, 164.797

22. (83) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Honda, 164.124

23. (15) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 163.230

24. (78) Simona De Silvestro, Dallara-Chevy, 162.886

Info Manager | , RacinToday.com Friday, June 14 2013
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