Team Penske’s Will Power claimed the 48th pole position of his Verizon IndyCar Series career at Iowa Speedway on Saturday afternoon setting a two lap average speed of 185.210MPH.
Power starts the race Iowa Corn 300 just ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing’s JR Hildebrand who set a two lap average of 183.811MPH with Helio Castroneves starting from third place in the No.3 Hitachi Chevrolet. Ed Carpenter in the No.20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka Chevrolet starts the race from fourth place.
Indianapolis 500 winner Takuma Sato was the fastest Honda and will start the race from fifth place in the No.26 #CheckItForAndretti Andretti Autosport Honda.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Mikhail Aleshin in the No.7 Lucas Oil Honda will start the race from sixth place just ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT Data Honda who set a two lap average of 182.394MPH.
Ed Jones in the No.19 Boy Scouts of America Honda for Dale Coyne Racing will start the race from eighth place.
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports James Hinchcliffe in the No.5 Arrow Honda will start the race from ninth place following a two lap average of 181.187MPH while Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s Graham Rahal in the No.15 Gehl Honda rounded out the top ten.
Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Simon Pagenaud in the No.1 Menards Chevrolet starts the race from 11th place just ahead of Alexander Rossi in the No.98 NAPA Auto Parts Honda for Bryan Herta Autosport who in turn starts the race ahead of Chip Ganassi Racing’s Max Chilton in the No.8 Gallagher Honda who starts the race from 13th place.
Charlie Kimball in the No.83 Tresiba® Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing starts the race from 14th place just ahead of Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Hunter Reay in the No.28 DHL Honda.
Josef Newgarden in the No.2 Fitzgerald Glider Kits Chevrolet starts the race from 16th place for Team Penske while current points leader Scott Dixon in the No.9 NTT DATA Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing starts the race from 17th place.
Dale Coyne Racing’s Esteban Gutierrez in the No.18 Honda starts his first oval race from 18th place just ahead of AJ Foyt Racing’s Conor Daly while Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti starts the race from 20th place and Carlos Munoz rounds out the grid in 21st place for AJ Foyt Racing after brushing the wall at Turn 2.