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INDIANAPOLIS – Defending IndyCar champion Will Power won the pole for Saturday's Grand Prix of Indianapolis with a new qualifying record.
The Australian star completed the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course Friday in 1 minute, 9.4866 seconds, breaking a mark he set a few minutes earlier in the second of three rounds of qualifications.
Scott Dixon will start second Saturday after finishing in 1:09.7156.
Former Indy winners Helio Castroneves and Juan Pablo Montoya will start third and fourth. Simon Pagenaud will start fifth as he tries to reach victory lane for the second straight year. Tony Kanaan is starting sixth.
It was a two-team race. Team Penske put all four of its cars in the final round. Dixon and Kanaan, who drive for Target Chip Ganassi, rounded out the final six.