Power secures pole for Baltimore Grand Prix

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BALTIMORE (AP) -- Will Power used a late surge to win the pole for Sunday's Baltimore Grand Prix.

Power ran Saturday's qualifying session in 1:20.2447 mph. The victory gives him a point in the IndyCar Series standings.

Graham Rahal was second at 1:20.3238. He was followed by Ryan Briscoe, Dario Franchitti, Sebastien Bourdais and Ryan Hunter-Reay.

It was the seventh time this season Power has won the pole. He also started from the No. 1 spot last week in winning the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.

Power ranks second in points behind Franchitti. The Australian has captured 23 poles in his career -- tying Johnny Rutherford on the all-time list.

After winning Saturday, Power said, "That was definitely a tough one. I knew I had one lap to do it."