- Will Power won the pole for Sunday’s Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the season opener for the Verizon IndyCar Series.
- This is Power’s first Verizon P1 Pole Award of the 2017 season.
- The pole is the 45th of his INDYCAR career (6 CC/39 IRL/IC), placing him fifth on the all-time poles lists. He is two away from tying his Team Penske teammate, Helio Castroneves, for fourth all-time.
- 39 of those career poles have come as a Team Penske driver.
- It is Power’s seventh-pole Verizon P1 Pole Award at St. Pete with all of them coming in the last eight events at the Florida track.
- 2014 was the only time in the last eight years that Power hasn’t earned the top starting spot. That season he started fourth and finished first.
- This is the eighth pole for Team Penske at St. Pete (Power – 7, Castroneves – 1)
- Team Penske has won 12 of 16 poles during the course of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
- Team Penske won both the Verizon IndyCar Series pole and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with Brad Keselowski topping the charts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
This is the 246th Verizon IndyCar Series pole win in the history of Team Penske and the 507th pole for the organization overall.
TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!