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Power wins pole for title-deciding race at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Will Power isn't stepping down as IndyCar champion without a fight.

Power won the pole for Sunday's title-deciding race at Sonoma Raceway by circling the circuit in 1 minute, 16.25 seconds. The Australian heads into the season finale one of six drivers mathematically eligible to win the title.

But Power is a distant fourth in the standings and trails Team Penske teammate Juan Pablo Montoya by 61 points.

"Really stoked," Power said. "I am very happy to end the year with pole position."

Standings: NASCAR Sprint Cup

As of: Irwin Tools Night Race
RankDriverPointsPV Rank
1Kevin Harvick9081
2Joey Logano8652
3Dale Earnhardt Jr.8193
4Brad Keselowski7935
5Jimmie Johnson7926
6Martin Truex Jr.7714
7Matt Kenseth7537
8Kurt Busch7138
9Denny Hamlin7129
10Jamie McMurray69610
11Ryan Newman68312
12Paul Menard67411

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