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
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