Will Power Takes IndyCar Pole For Long Beach

Dustin H.Contributor IApril 17, 2010

LONG BEACH - APRIL 17:  Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara Honda, drives during qualifying for the IndyCar Series Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 17, 2010 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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Will Power has been the man to beat for most of the 2010 season in the IZOD IndyCar Series leading almost every practice session this season and he made history Saturday scoring three straight poles this season at St Pete, Barber and Long Beach. Power grabbed the Peak Pole Award in knockout qualifying in the Fast Six on Saturday on the Streets Of Long Beach. Power's fastest lap of 1:09.3185 @ 102.206 mph was good enough to take pole ahead of Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Hunter Reay. Justin Wilson had a strong qualifying run in third followed by Helio Castroneves last week's winner in Barber and Ryan Briscoe in fifth. Here is the starting lineup for Sunday's Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach as Will Power is atop the points coming into this event with Kansas in two weeks and then the busy month of May at Indy.


1.Will Power Team Penske Verizon #12 Car "3rd Straight Pole Of 2010"

2.Ryan Hunter Reay Andretti Autosport

3.Justin Wilson

4.Helio Castroneves

5.Ryan Briscoe

6.Tony Kanaan

7.Alex Tagliani

8.Scott Dixon

9.Marco Andretti

10.Dan Wheldon

Danica Patrick qualified in 20th, Mike Conway who qualified in second last week at Barber is 16th this week. Simona De Silvestro qualified in 13th and Milka Duno qualified 25th that rounds out the three women who qualified for this weekend's Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach.

Paul Tracy announced Saturday he will run the Indianapolis 500 with Gieco and KV Racing

Jimmy Vassar won the Celebrity Sports Car Race at Long Beach Saturday.