LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Will Power will begin his bid for a third straight win at Pocono Raceway from the pole.
Power turned a lap of 219.511 mph on Saturday to take the top spot and perhaps bolster his bid for a championship with four races left in the IndyCar season.
Power won his 53rd pole and tied AJ Foyt for second on the career list.
Power and Josef Newgarden made it a 1-2 start for team owner Roger Penske.
Scott Dixon leads the championship standings as he chases his sixth IndyCar championship. Dixon starts 13th and holds a 46-point lead over 2016 Indianapolis 500 champion Alexander Rossi in the standings.
Rossi starts third in Sunday’s 500-mile race.
Newgarden, the defending series champion, trails Dixon by 60 points in the standings and Power is 87 points back in fourth place.
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