IndyCar 2014: Alabama Qualifying Results

Will Power Pole Alabama 2014

Will Power continued his run of strong performances by putting his 675 HP, ethanol-fueled Penske Chevrolet on pole for tomorrow’s 2014 Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. That shouldn’t surprise anyone, though, on the back of Power’s performance at the last four IndyCar events held at Barber. He finished 4th in 2010, won in 2011 and 2012, and scored another top-5 finish in 2013.

Josef Newgarden and Ryan Hunter-Reay, who caused a massive pile-up a few weekends ago when they crashed into each other while battling for the lead at Long Beach, put in strong qualifying performances, as well. They’ll be starting from P4 and P3, respectively- but they’ll have a tough time getting around Power, and Power knows it. “It’s going to be a tough race. When it goes green, these (track) temperatures are going to be very physical,” Power said. “There will be a lot of traffic and a lot of (rubber tire marbles, which will make passing difficult) so we’ll do everything we can to get the win … definitely going to be a good race.”

Here’s how the Grand Prix of Alabama qualifying results played out for everyone else …

 

Car No. Driver Team / Engine Grid Pos.
12 Will Power Chevy 1
27 James Hinchcliffe Honda 2
28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Honda 3
67 Josef Newgarden Honda 4
9 Scott Dixon Chevy 5
3 Helio Castroneves Chevy 6
34 Carlos Munoz (R) Honda 7
2 Juan Pablo Montoya Chevy 8
25 Marco Andretti Honda 9
77 Simon Pagenaud Honda 10
7 Mikhail Aleshin (R) Honda 11
11 Sebastien Bourdais Chevy 12
17 Sebastian Saavedra Chevy 13
14 Takuma Sato Honda 14
18 Carlos Huertas (R) Honda 15
19 Justin Wilson Honda 16
83 Charlie Kimball Chevy 17
15 Graham Rahal Honda 18
16 Oriol Servia Honda 19
8 Ryan Briscoe Chevy 20
20 Mike Conway Chevy 21
98 Jack Hawksworth (R) Chevy 22
10 Tony Kanaan Honda 23

 

… so watch for Tony Kanaan to blast through the pack early in the race (he’s way too fast to be back there). You may also want to look out for Juan Pablo Montoya and his fellow countryman, Carlos Muñoz, to mix it up throughout the race. It’s gonna be a good one!

 

Source | Photos: IndyCar.

 

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