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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]
Will Power and Carlos Munoz flank winner Mike Conway during their victory lap (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon rolls out of pitlane during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Carlos Munoz, Mike Conway and Will Power celebrate on the podium after the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Carlos Munoz, Mike Conway and Will Power celebrate on the podium after the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates pole position in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay leads Sebastien Bourdais during the early stages of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay leads James Hinchcliffe during the early stages of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway (centre), driver of the #20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory with champagne Sunday, April 13, 2014 after winning the IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach in Long Beach, California. Will Power (right), driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, finished second. (Photo Credit: Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Mike Conway, driver of the #20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, April 13, 2014 during the IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach in Long Beach, California. With the victory, Conway moves into second place in the driver point standings. (Photo Credit: Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Mike Conway, driver of the #20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, April 13, 2014 during the IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach in Long Beach, California. With the victory, Conway moves into second place in the driver point standings. (Photo Credit: Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Mike Conway, driver of the #20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, raises his arm as he crosses the finish line Sunday, April 13, 2014 to win the IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach in Long Beach, California. With the victory, Conway moves into second place in the driver point standings. (Photo Credit: Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
James Hinchliffe (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power on track (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay around the fountain turn during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)

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