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Will Power backed up his blistering lap in practice with a lap of 220.775 mph to take the pole for Saturday night’s MavTV 500. Power’s lap is the fastest official lap at Auto Club Speedway since 2003. “Drove out the pits today, car was pretty quick in qualifying trim,” said Power. “I thought we’d have a pretty good shot.” In his first start since an abysmal Detroit doubleheader, AJ Allmendinger slots in the inside of the front row, and Penske’s championship contender Helio Castroneves posted the 3rd fastest time, but will roll off in 13th due to a fresh engine to aid in his run at the championship. At the time of Power’s run, Castroneves was P1 which would have given him a bonus point for winning the pole. Its not so much the starting position as the lack of the bonus point could make all the difference for Castroneves. “It’s hard to predict the lap you’re going to do anyway, but obviously would have been nice for Helio to get the point,” Power said. “He needs to lead the most laps
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