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St Petersburg - Starting grid

Chevrolet blew past the opposition and dominated the first round of qualifying in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season, resulting in an all-Penske front row.
Will Power and Ryan Briscoe claimed the front row of the Honda Grand Prix Of St Petersburg, as Chevrolet powered dominated the first qualifying session of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season.

To confirm Chevy's strength, the second row will an all-Andretti Autosport line-up with Ryan Hunter-Reay alongside James Hinchcliffe. The best-performing Honda car was that of Simon Pagenaud but a penalty for an engine change drops him down the running order for the start of the race on Sunday afternoon.

Starting grid

1. Will Power Penske (C)
2. Ryan Briscoe Penske (C)
3. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport (C)
4. James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport (C)
5. Helio Castroneves Penske (C)
6. Scott Dixon Ganassi (H)
7. Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport (C)
8. Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology (C)
9. Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H)
10. Graham Rahal Ganassi (H)
11. Mike Conway AJ Foyt Racing (H)
12. EJ Viso KV Racing Technology (C)
13. Rubens Barrichello KV Racing Technology (C)
14. Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan (H)
15. Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing (H)
16. Simon Pagenaud Schmidt-Hamilton (H) *
17. Alex Tagliani Bryan Herta Autosport (L)
18. JR Hildebrand Panther Racing (C)
19. Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing (H)
20. James Jakes Dale Coyne Racing (H)
21. Simona de Silvestro HVM (L)
22. Charlie Kimball Ganassi (H)
23. Oriol Servia Dreyer & Reinbold (L)
24. Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing (C)
25. Katherine Legge Lotus Dragon Racing (L)
26. Sebastien Bourdais Lotus Dragon Racing (L) **

* = Ten-place grid penalty for engine change
** = Two fastest times deleted for causing a red flag

Related Pictures

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Will Power in the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet during pre-season testing at Sebring. March 2012. [Photo Credit: Michael Levitt - LAT for IndyCar Media]
Will Power happy with the top time during Friday practice on the streets of Baltimore - September 2011. [Photo Credit: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: IRL/McQueeney]
Scott Dixon - Target Chip Ganassi Racing   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/JOE SKIBINSKI]
Will Power - Penske  [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
Will Power - Penske   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson Motorsports   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson [credit: Chris Owens]
Simon Pagenaud - Team Penske   [image credit: IndyCar Media/Bret Kelley]
Sebastian Bourdais (KVSH Racing) celebrates in Detroit   [image creid: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
Sebastian Bourdais - KVSH Racing   [image credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson [Credit: IndyCar]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson [Credit: Jim Haines/IndyCar]
Simon Pagenaud - Team Penske
Simon Pagenaud - Team Penske
Simon Pagenaud - Team Penske Chevrolet [credit: IndyCar/Bret Kelly]
Simon Pagenaud - Team Penske Chevrolet [credit: IndyCar/Bret Kelly]
Simon Pagenaud - Penske Chevrolet [credit: IndyCar Series]

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