Will powers to IndyCar pole

Canada's James Hinchcliffe will start on Row 2 beside Simona di Silvestro for the IndyCar Honda...

Canada's James Hinchcliffe will start on Row 2 beside Simona di Silvestro for the IndyCar Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. (Getty)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:45 PM ET

Canadian James Hinchcliffe will start on the second row behind polesitter Will Power and beside Simona de Silvestro when the flag drops to start the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday.

De Silvestro becomes the first woman since Danica Patrick did it in 2005 to qualify in the top three of an IZOD IndyCar Series race.

She admitted she was unaccustomed to being near the top of the speed charts after the first two qualifying sessions.

“I’ve never been in this position, and I was pretty nervous before qualifying because I haven’t done a qualifying run like this in a long time, so it was kind of a little bit nerve racking,” de Silvestro said.


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