Power takes pole for Indy Toronto

Will Power will defend his title at the Honda Indy Toronto from the pole position.

Power posted a lap of 59.577 seconds on the 1.75-mile road course at Exhibition Place.

Scott Dixon will start second after turning a lap of 59.665 and Dario Franchitti is in the third position, clocking 59.900 in qualifying Saturday afternoon.

Alex Tagliani of Lachenaie, Quebec, was the top Canadian and will start in ninth place. Toronto rookie James Hinchcliffe finished 13th. Danica Patrick will start from the 21st spot.

The race is scheduled for Sunday.

Franchitti currently leads the IndyCar championship with 303 points, 20 more than his rival Power and 73 more than Dixon.