Will Power: “There’s a lot of quick guys out there”


Will Power - Credit: Walter Kuhn

After sitting amid the pack for most of the week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Will Power and Team Penske hit the top of the time sheets on Fast Friday around the legendary 2.5-mile oval.

The Australian set the fastest time seen so far this week, assisted by the extra boost provided to all teams on Friday ahead of this weekend’s two qualifying sessions for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, with his 38.6810s equating to an average lap speed of 232.672mph.

Power admitted that the fastest lap of the day was set while getting a tow from another car, but the Australian feels confident heading into qualifying, although he knows everything has to be perfect to take the pole position and that there are plenty of drivers in contention.

“I got a good tow,” revealed Power. “Even when the car is out of traffic, it was pretty good, pretty solid. I think it’s fast.

“I think it’s going to be really, really tight for pole. There’s a lot of quick guys out there and I think Honda is right there, too. Yeah, I look forward to it.

“To get pole here, it’s just got to be your day and it’s got to work out. That’s the way it is around this place. I think it’s the same for the race.”