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Power Remains Quickest At Indy

Will Power remains the man to beat on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. [John Wiedemann Photo]

Speedway, IN – Another practice session and the same number remains at the top of the pylon – #12.

Will Power remains the quickest on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and is on his way to repeating last year’s dominance when he won every on track session including the race. Power now has the practices checked off and only needs to win the pole tonight and the race tomorrow to repeat the performance.

Jordan King, the rookie driver for Ed Carpenter Racing, continued his pace and was the second quickest during the session, just .0363 seconds behind Power. King was third quickest in the morning session but outpaced Alexander Rossi this time, dropping the Andretti Autosport driver to third.

Rookie Robert Wickens and two-time event winner Simon Pagenaud both improved tremendously with the fourth and fifth quickest laps. Helio Castroneves jumped up four spots and rounded out the fast six.

Up next is the Verizon IndyCar Series qualification session at 4:30pm eastern. Drivers looking to capture the Verizon P1 Award will also be aiming at the track record of 1 minute and 7.7044 seconds set by Power last year. Power set the track record in each of the last two seasons. It would be a big feat for Power to reset the record as, so far, speeds are slower by about two seconds this year.

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A motorsports fan from his earliest memories, John started going to local short tracks and the Milwaukee Mile with his parents, brother and sister. John enjoys drivers racing side by side and battling for the same piece of real estate on the racetrack as much as he appreciates the technical aspects of the sport.