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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Race Line-Up

Ryan Hunter-Reay earned his first Verizon P1 Award of the 2013 season by capturing the pole position for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama on April 7.

The reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion recorded a lap of 1:07.0871 in the No. 1 DHL Chevrolet to earn his third pole of his Indy car career. Will Power, the race winner the past two years, will join Hunter-Reay on the front row.

Hunter-Reay’s pole was just part of the story in a dramatic qualifying session on the 2.3-mile road course that saw Scott Dixon blitz the track record by more than 3 seconds in the first of the three rounds.

Takuma Sato, who appeared to qualify for Firestone Fast Six for the second consecutive race, was penalized for interference in Round 2 and was credited with qualifying 12th (a drop of at least six positions). Rookie Tristan Vautier was called back to pit lane to participate in the 10-minute session and qualified a career-best third.

Charlie Kimball advanced to the Firestone Fast Six for the first time and posted his career-best starting position of fifth, while AJ Allmendinger qualified 11th in his IZOD IndyCar Series debut.

Qualifying Saturday for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama IZOD IndyCar Series event on the 2.3-mile Barber Motorsports Park, with qualifying position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine, time and speed in parentheses:

1. (1) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Chevy, 01:07.0871 (123.422)
2. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 01:07.3304 (122.976)
3. (55) Tristan Vautier, Dallara-Honda, 01:07.3616 (122.919)
4. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 01:07.3642 (122.914)
5. (83) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Honda, 01:07.4987 (122.669)
6. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 01:07.5106 (122.647)
7. (25) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Chevy, 01:07.4893 (122.686)
8. (19) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 01:07.4964 (122.673)
9. (6) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Chevy, 01:07.6317 (122.428)
10. (2) AJ Allmendinger, Dallara-Chevy, 01:07.6962 (122.311)
11. (16) James Jakes, Dallara-Honda, 01:07.8832 (121.974)
12. (14) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.9560 (120.077)
13. (77) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 01:07.2409 (123.139)
14. (78) Simona de Silvestro, Dallara-Chevy, 01:07.7291 (122.252)
15. (98) Alex Tagliani, Dallara-Honda, 01:07.2886 (123.052)
16. (5) EJ Viso, Dallara-Chevy, 01:07.7337 (122.243)
17. (10) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, 01:07.2965 (123.038)
18. (22) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Chevy, 01:07.7474 (122.219)
19. (11) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 01:07.3671 (122.909)
20. (27) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Chevy, 01:07.7774 (122.165)
21. (15) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 01:07.4184 (122.815)
22. (67) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Honda, 01:07.7830 (122.155)
23. (7) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 01:07.4567 (122.745)
24. (4) JR Hildebrand, Dallara-Chevy, 01:07.8367 (122.058)
25. (18) Ana Beatriz, Dallara-Honda, 01:08.9108 (120.155)
26. (20) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Chevy, 01:08.6362 (120.636)

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