Power: ‘Beating Mario Andretti’s record will sum up my career’

After winning the pole position Saturday for the Firestone GP of St. Petersburg Will Power is only five poles away from tying Mario Andretti who has the most IndyCar poles in history – 67.

I asked Power what it would mean to him if he was able to break that record, a record that has stood for a long time.

“That would mean a lot. That would be a great achievement for me personally, to be up there with a name like Mario Andretti,” said Power.

“It’s something that I just love about racing, is when you get to absolutely get the most out of the car in one lap. That’s qualifying.

“To be at the top of the list for that would almost sum up my career, I guess, as far as being the speed that I have, maybe not the championships.

“Certainly a lot of race wins, as well.”

Mark C. reporting for AutoRacing1.com