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Briscoe tops qualifying, Franchitti starts first

"Not our day today! Broken water pump in the morning! And gear box broke in qualy!!!" she tweeted. "We've had some bad luck this weekend, but we're just going to have to put it behind us and do the best we can tomorrow."

Provisional starting grid

With so many penalties being enacted and the exact order in which the penalties are imposed not certain, the following starting grid order is highly provisional and will only be officially confirmed and announced following Sunday morning's warm-up session.

1. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi-Honda
2. #67 Josef Newgarden SFHR-Honda
3. #18 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne-Honda
4. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt-Hamilton-Honda
5. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi-Honda
6. #15 Takuma Sato RLL-Honda
7. #14 Mike Conway AJ Foyt-Honda
8. #38 Graham Rahal Ganassi-Honda
9. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi-Honda
10. #98 Alex Tagliani BHA-Lotus
11. #2 Ryan Briscoe Penske-Chevrolet *
12. #12 Will Power Penske-Chevrolet *
13. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti-Chevrolet *
14. #19 James Jakes Dale Coyne-Honda
15. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti-Chevrolet *
16. #5 EJ Viso KV Racing-Chevrolet *
17. #78 Simona de Silvestro HVM-Lotus
18. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske-Chevrolet *
19. #11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing-Chevrolet *
20. #4 JR Hildebrand Panther-Chevrolet *
21. #8 Rubens Barrichello KV Racing-Chevrolet *
22. #26 Marco Andretti Andretti-Chevrolet *
23. #22 Oriol Servia Dreyer & Reinbold-Lotus *
24. #20 Ed Carpenter ECR-Chevrolet *
25. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon-Lotus *
26. #6 Katherine Legge Dragon-Lotus *

* = ten-place starting grid penalty for engine change

Full qualifying times and report available.




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Ryan Briscoe with team boss Roger Penske. [Picture credit: IndyCar Media]
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates Saturday, March 28, 2015, after winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest Saturday, March 28, 2015, winning the pole position for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in St. Petersburg, Florida. Power, the defending champion driver of the series, led his Chevrolet Team Penske teammates to a 1-2-3-4 qualifying sweep. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning pole position at St Petersburg - Saturday March 28 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand prior to practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Will Power at St Petersburg. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power sets up for Turn 11 during practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
The Andretti Autosport team go to work on Ryan Hunter-Reay`s car on pit lane in St. Petersburg on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power on track at St Petersburg in first practice on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Will Power on track at St Petersburg in first practice on Friday March 27 2015. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)

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