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Briscoe ends Power's pole run at Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Will Power has been the driver to beat on the IndyCar Series this season, winning two of four races, earning three consecutive poles.Watching from across the garage, Ryan Briscoe was stewing, waiting for his chance to snatch the spotlight away from his Team Penske teammate.The Australian took away at least some of the sting with the fastest qualifying speed at Kansas Speedway on Friday, ending Power's bid for a record-tying fourth consecutive pole."Jealous I am and I'm ready to start getting my wins as well," Briscoe said.He's got a good start.One of the last drivers on a rain-delayed day, Briscoe had a four-lap over speed of 212.145 mph on the 1½-mile oval, earning his ninth career IndyCar pole. He'll start on the front row Saturday with defending Kansas champion Scott Dixon in the 300-mile race.Heavy rain and hail washed out the first practice session and pushed back the second, leaving drivers with an hour of prep time before qualifying.Briscoe was good duri...

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