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Andretti team continues to be overwhelming favorite to claim Indianapolis 500 pole

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    E.J. Viso, of Venezuela, sits in his car during a break in practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) (The Associated Press)

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    Marco Andretti sits in his car during a break in practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) (The Associated Press)

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    E.J. Viso, of Venezuela, drives through the first turn during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 17, 2013. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) (The Associated Press)

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    Marco Andretti drives through the first turn during practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 17, 2013. (AP Photo/AJ Mast) (The Associated Press)

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    Ryan Briscoe, of Australia, looks down the pit lane as he waits for the start of practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Friday, May 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)) (The Associated Press)

Michael Andretti might never have a better chance to win the Indianapolis 500 pole.

Each of his five drivers has been atop the speed charts this week. They're all using the Chevrolet engines that have clearly been faster. He has the defending series champion, a two-time race winner this season, a son off to the best start of his career and now getting back to his forte of oval-track racing and a rookie who has been one of the fastest drivers all week.

All they have to do now is hold on when pole qualifying is held Saturday.

Who else could challenge Andretti's guys? Will Power, JR Hildebrand and Oriol Servia all surged toward the top of the speed charts Friday when series officials gave the cars more horsepower.