Will Power showed in qualifying why he has become on of the favorites at the tricky triangle by taking the pole positon for the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway. Power has won the last two Pocono races and is looking to be a favorite to possibly capture the hat trick. On top of all of this Power tyed his number of career poles with a person whom many do not have a single similar stat with, A.J. Foyt with Fifty Three poles each.
"That sounds very cool." Power told the media. "I never thought that I would be in that sort of company, to be next to A.J. Foyt's name, I wouldn't have expected that when I started my career."
Mario Andretti is leader on the all time pole list with 67, Power has thought about catching him on the list as well.
"I've thought about that, and have thought about how many times I have lost a pole by like a hundreth this year," Power said jokingly. "But it is possible to reach that, that would be amazing, but I'm just happy to be next to A.J. Foyt."
Power won the pole with a two lap time time of 1:22.000 at an average speed of 219.511 MPH over Josef Newgarden's time of 1.22.266 at 218.802 MPH.
"We trimmed it a bit more because you're going to be lifting anyway, so you may as well get a bit of a gain and have to hang onto the car a little bit more and drive it. The car was really fast. Great job by everyone with such a quick turnaround from practice to have a good, fast car."
Power currently sits fourth in the championship standings, and will be looking to better his position in the standings at a place where he has had recent success.
"I really enjoy the track, it is such a competive series now you never know how you are going to stack up week in and week out but we've been quick everywhere, and I expect to be running up front on Sunday. We just need to have a good solid day in relations to Scott (Dixon) to close the points deficent, some of the guys ahead of me will be a little easier to catch but Dixon is the one who has to have a bad day on one of my good days."
The Verizon IndyCar series championship is closing down very fast, be sure to see how it unfolds by catching the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on NBCSN at 2:00 EST and be sure to always check out more motorsports content right here on MotorLat.