IndyCar driver Will Power feels the power when he goes to Texas Motor Speedway. For the second consecutive year, he qualified on the pole for the Firestone 600.

Power's two-lap average speed was 218.896 mph on Friday. The Verizon IndyCar series leader claimed his 34th career pole and picked up a point in the championship standings, expanding his advantage to 20 points over second-place Helio Castroneves.

Josef Newgarden posted the second-fastest time at 217.835 mph in qualifying and Tony Kanaan was third at 217.826. Rounding out the top five were Juan Pablo Montoya at 217.724 and Ed Carpenter at 217.677.

Castroneves, who is Power's Team Penske teammate, qualified 14th in the 22-car field at 216.823 mph.