By Dave Moulthrop -During  day one of the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, Helio Castroneves watched Will Power claim the provisional pole as the second car to qualify, Power was able to hold on for the next 10 attempts before his teammate Simon Pagenaud moved to the point. As the 19th car to make an attempt Helio Castroneves jumped to the front of the field with a lap average of 220.530 mph., giving Team Penske the first three starting positions in the 24 car field. Points leader Juan Pablo Montoya in the fourth Penske car qualified 19th. Cars failing to get times were rookie,Stefano Coletti, who crashed in the morning practice and Charlie Kimball who after being the fastest car in practice crashed in turn three during his qualifing lap. The crash resulted in a 48 minute red flag to repair the damaged catch fence before the final 10 car were able to take time

It was the 45th time in Helio’s career that he has qualified on the Pole, which ranks him fourth all time. He also qualified P1 at Barber Motorsports Park, Long Beach, and Iowa

Charlie Kimball rides the safer barrier in turn 3 during qualifing – Bret Kelley photo

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