Will Power wins pole in St. Petersburg
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Will Power is on the pole for IndyCar's season opener.
Power claimed his second consecutive pole at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, edging two-time reigning series champion Dario Franchitti in the Fast Six competition Saturday.
Power, who finished second to Franchitti last season, posted a quick lap of 1 minute, 1.96 seconds with about two minutes remaining in the final qualifying session.
Danica Patrick, returning to IndyCar after a four-race stint in NASCAR's Nationwide Series, will start 19th.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
MORE RACING HEADLINES
- IndyCar officials aim for higher safe speeds
- Record-tying 4 women in the field for Indy 500
- Danica: Running Indy 500 'less and less likely'
- Indy 500 security tightened after Boston attack