So Will Power will start on pole position at Mid-Ohio, sharing the front row with Dario Franchitti.
Simon Pagenaud starts an excellent third and last year’s winner Scott Dixon will join him on row two as Alex Tagliani collects an engine change penalty.
Championship leader Ryan-Hunter Reay qualified eighth and will start seventh.
Helio Castroneves, second in the championship, took 13th on the grid but will be starting ten places further back after he too takes a penalty as his race engineer confirmed:
Here’s highlights from qualifying:
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