Will Power heads Penske team mate Ryan Briscoe on the front row of the grid. Power topped the top six qualifying shootout by 0.16s, looking superbly committed as he did:
Sebastien Bourdais gave Dragon something to cheer about by taking third place. Helio Castroneves is fourth – Penske just failing to claim the top three places for the race.
The highest Honda driver on the grid is Scott Dixon who shares row three with team mate Dario Franchitti.
Ryan Hunter-Reay did not make it into the fast six and starts seventh ahead of Alex Tagliani. Simon Pagenaud and Justin Wilson complete the top ten, followed by James Hinchcliffe and Rubens Barrichello.
So Power starts from his third consecutive pole position at Sonoma. Will it be win number three in a row for him?
Join us to find out as we follow the race on F1 Fanatic Live from 9:30pm UK time (coverage is on Sky Sports 3).