Indianapolis 500

Will Power wins pole again at St. Pete for IndyCar opener

Will Power won the pole for IndyCar's season-opening race at St. Petersburg, proving he still is the best driver at navigating the temporary street circuit.

It was a record seventh pole in eight years at St. Pete for Power, who also won the pole for this race last year. He's a two-time winner at St. Pete and will try for win No. 3 in Sunday's opener.

Power ran the course Saturday in his Team Penske Chevrolet with a lap of 1 minute, 1.0640 seconds (106.118 mph).

"It takes obviously a very good team," the Australian said. "Very happy to be on pole. Can't believe it's now seven times."

Power did not race in last year's opener. He became ill...