Power grabs Barber pole as Penske domination continues

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Will Power took his second pole position of the season at Barber - Credit: Bret Kelley / IndyCar

Will Power and Team Penske continued their strong form into qualifying at Barber Motorsports Park, with the Australian securing the 46th pole position of his career.

Penske finished 1-2-3 in qualifying, continuing their dominance shown throughout this weekend so far, with Power setting the pace in the final Fast Six shootout to grab pole with a time of 1:06.9614s.

Joining Power on the front row is his team-mate Helio Castroneves, who ended up 0.1815 seconds back, while Simon Pagenaud, race winner at Barber twelve months ago, will start third.

Scott Dixon was the best of the rest in fourth, with the Chip Ganassi Racing driver ending 0.6203 second back, while Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport and James Hinchcliffe of Schmidt Peterson Motorsport completed the top six.

Josef Newgarden was unable to follow his Penske team-mates into the Fast Six shootout but will start seventh, with the 2015 Barber winner just ahead of the second Schmidt machine of Mikhail Aleshin, while Chip Ganassi Racing duo Max Chilton and Tony Kanaan round out the top ten.

Rookie Ed Jones qualified ahead of Dale Coyne Racing team-mate and current championship leader Sebastien Bourdais after the latter made a mistake at turn eight during the second segment of qualifying and was unable to better twelfth.

After showing good pace during free practice, Marco Andretti was unable to advance out of his group in qualifying, and will start thirteenth on the grid, just ahead of Andretti Autosport team-mate Takuma Sato.

Helio Castroneves will start on the front row on Sunday – Credit: Bret Kelley / IndyCar

Barber Motorsports Park Qualifying Result

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