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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



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Will Power celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
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Team Chevy sweeps the podium as Tony Kanaan (center), driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Saturday, August 30, 2014, during the last Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Teammate Scott Dixon (left), driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6, finishes second, and Ed Carpenter, driver of the #20 Fuzzy`s Ultra Premium Vodka/Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet V6, finishes third. Chevrolet wins the Manufacturer`s Championship for the third straight season. (Photo by Gregg EllmanLAT for Chevy Racing)
Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Chevrolet IndyCar V6, takes the chequered flag while racing to victory Saturday, August 30, 2014 during the last Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. This is the third consecutive win for Chevrolet at Auto Club Speedway. Chevrolet wins the Manufacturer`s Championship for the third straight season. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Chevrolet IndyCar V6, makes a quick pit stop while racing to victory Saturday, August 30, 2014 during the last Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. This is the third consecutive win for Chevrolet at Auto Club Speedway. Chevrolet wins the Manufacturer`s Championship for the third straight season. (Photo by Brian Cleary/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship by posing with the Astor Challenge Cup Saturday, August 30, 2014 after the last race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Chevrolet clinches its third straight Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship by hoisting the Astor Challenge Cup Saturday, August 30, 2014 after the last race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Chevrolet clinches its third straight Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates winning the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship by kissing the Astor Challenge Cup Saturday, August 30, 2014 after the last race of the season at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Chevrolet clinches its third straight Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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