LEEDS, Ala – It’s no secret, Will Power is a qualifying master. He’s among the best ever in the Verizon IndyCar Series. So, his second starting spot in his No. 12 Chevrolet doesn’t come as any shock at all.
Power, earned his sixth straight front row starting spot at the Barber Motorsports Park and his eighth in nine tries on the 2.3-mile Alabama facility. That gives him a great shot of winning Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (3 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network).
Power, is out for revenge this weekend with how this race ended for him a year ago. In 2017, Power started on the pole and led 60 of the first 76 laps. But, a cut tire forced him down pit road with 14 laps-to-go from the lead and had to hand the win over to his Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden.
Now, the duo will start 1-2 on Sunday afternoon.
“The pole would have been nice, but I think it’s going to be a pretty mixed up day tomorrow,” said Power. “Maybe it will be a little wet, which makes it more straightforward, I guess. But, a good start to the weekend. I’ve had three front row starts this year. No poles. Been close though.”
Power, has two previous Barber wins and his Penske team has won five of the eight years here. With finishing second last weekend in Long Beach, he’s certainly a driver to watch on Sunday.