Nascar

Pagenaud wins pole for Iowa race

  • Tony Kanaan sits in his car during practice for the IndyCar Series auto race Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Tony Kanaan sits in his car during practice for the IndyCar Series auto race Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

  • Helio Castroneves drives his car during practice for the IndyCar Series auto race Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Helio Castroneves drives his car during practice for the IndyCar Series auto race Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

  • Simon Pagenaud climbs out of his car after winning the pole position for the IndyCar Series auto race Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Simon Pagenaud climbs out of his car after winning the pole position for the IndyCar Series auto race Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

Simon Pagenaud will start on the pole for the fifth time this season at Sunday's IndyCar series race at Iowa Speedway.

Pagenaud, the series points leader, qualified with a two-lap time of 185.886 mph and gave Team Penske its 500th pole across all forms of motorsports.

Josef Newgarden will join Pagenaud on the front row.

Helio Castroneves, Pagenaud's teammate, will start third, followed by rookie Max Chilton and Charlie Kimball.

Pagenaud will seek to become the first pole sitter to win in Iowa in 10 tries.