Andretti wins pole as IndyCar returns to Pocono
LONG POND, Pa. (AP) - Make it a 1-2-3 start for Andretti Autosport at Pocono Raceway.
Marco Andretti hit a two-lap average speed of 221.273 mph to take the top spot Saturday for the first IndyCar Series race at Pocono since 1989. He set a new track record that had been held by Emerson Fittipaldi's two-lap average speed of 211.715 in 1989.
Ryan Hunter-Reay starts second and James Hinchcliffe is third.
Pocono is considered a hometown track for the Andrettis, who hail from nearby Nazareth. Andretti won his second pole of the season.
Will Power starts fourth and Tony Kanaan fifth. Kanaan, the Indianapolis 500 winner, needs wins at Pocono and Fontana, Calif., to win the Triple Crown and a $1 million payout.
Andretti driver E.J. Viso was set to qualify fourth until he slammed into the wall. He walked away from the accident.