Will Power wins pole for IndyCar race in Iowa

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AP Sports Writer

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power will start from the front row for Sunday's IndyCar race at Iowa Speedway after winning the pole.

Power was the fastest during Saturday's qualifying with a two-lap average of 182.391 MPH, giving Team Penske its fourth straight pole at Iowa.

Power will start first for the 52nd time in his career. But none of the previous 11 pole sitters at Iowa have gone on to win the race.

Josef Newgarden, whose up and down season is back on an upswing after a dominant win at Road America two weeks ago, will start alongside Power. Ryan Hunter-Reay was third, followed by Simon Pagenaud.

Updated July 7, 2018