Chevy Racing- Sonoma Qualifying Report

Will Power Wins the Pole at Sonoma; Team Chevy Drivers Claim Top-Four Spots in Firestone Fast Six
SONOMA, Calif. (August 25, 2012) – For the fourth time this season, Will Power will lead the field for an IZOD IndyCar Series race to the green flag.  Piloting his familiar No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Power set a new qualifying record with a lap of 1:17.2709 at 111.116 m.p.h. today at Sonoma Raceway for Sunday’s running of the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. This is Power’s third consecutive pole at Sonoma.
Power, who came to Sonoma leading the Series’ driver’s standings, gained one valuable championship point for winning the pole.
Team Chevy drivers claimed the top-four positions in the final qualifying order of the Firestone Fast Six at the 2.385-mile, 12-turn road course.  Second fastest was Ryan Briscoe, No. 2 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet. Sebastien Bourdais, No. 7 TrueCar/McAfee Dragon Racing Chevrolet was third fastest followed by Helio Castroneves, No. 3 Penske Truck Rental Chevrolet in fourth position.
A total of 15 Chevrolet IndyCar V6 drivers qualified for race 13 of the 15-race IndyCar season. Ryan Hunter-Reay, No. 28 Team DHL/Sun Drop Citrus Soda Andretti Autosport Chevrolet was seventh fastest to give Team Chevy five of the top-10 fastest qualifiers.
Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti completed the top-six qualifiers.
The 85-lap GoPro Indy Grand Prix at Sonoma is scheduled to start on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. ET with live television coverage on the NBC Sports Network.
The live radio coverage will air on the IMS Radio Network on SiriusXM (XM 94 and Sirius 212). In addition, IndyCar live timing and scoring with the radio broadcast can be found at

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