Team Penske’s Will Power in the No.12 Verizon Chevrolet said that he didn’t really leave anything on the table as he secured his 55th career NTT IndyCar Series pole position for today’s season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg.
In taking the first pole of the season the Australian has also made history as it is his eighth pole at St Pet.
Power is just 12 poles away from equaling Mario Andretti’s record of 67 pole positions. Power set a pole position time of 01:00.4549s and is joined on the front row by his team mate Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Hitachi Chevrolet.
Speaking following his run to pole, Power said:
That last run, the car felt really good. “I have to say it was a very neat lap and I didn’t really leave anything on the table. Honestly, I didn’t expect to be on pole because we had used (Firestone alternate) tires. “We didn’t have new (alternate tires) like a couple of the other guys so, over the moon, man, over the moon to start on pole. I really am happy.