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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 enters Turn 1 during practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon heads towards Turn 12 during practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon rolls through the Carousel (Turn 12) during practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon enters the Turn 2 Keyhole turn during practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio -- Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media
Luca Filippi with a quick off heading into Turn 12 during practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon in action during practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon in action during practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves enters the Turn 2 Keyhole turn during practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Sebastien Bourdais exits pit lane to begin practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio -- Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Sage Karam, driver of the #8 Comfort Revolution/Big Machine Records Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his third-place finish Saturday, July 18, 2015, during the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Josef Newgarden, driver of the #67 Wichita State University CFH Racing Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, celebrates his second-place finish Saturday, July 18, 2015, during the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Sage Karam, driver of the #8 Comfort Revolution/Big Machine Records Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to a third-place finish Saturday, July 18, 2015, during the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Scott R. LePage/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Josef Newgarden, driver of the #67 Wichita State University CFH Racing Chevrolet V6 IndyCar, races to a second-place finish Saturday, July 18, 2015, during the Verizon IndyCar Series Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Scott R. LePage/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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