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Ryan Hunter-Reay wins IndyCar pole

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe made it an all-Andretti Autosport front row for today's IndyCar race, the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Hunter-Reay edged his teammate with a late lap of 1 minute, 7.8219 seconds. Hinchcliffe was at 1:07.9403.

"It just comes down to this team giving me what I need when I need it," said Hunter-Reay, who finished second in St. Petersburg on March 30.

Hondas made up five of the Fast Six spots with Sebastien Bourdais (third) the only Chevrolet. Will Power, who won in St. Petersburg, failed to advance to the Fast Six and will start 14th.

Juan Pablo Montoya, who finished 15th in St. Petersburg, continued to struggle in his return to IndyCar after seven seasons in NASCAR. On his last attempt, his car hit the wall. He'll start 16th.

Indy 500: KV Racing will field a third car that Townsend Bell will drive. Bell, who splits time between Sports Cars and being an analyst for NBC, joins Bourdais and Sebastian Saavedra.

NHRA: Defending series champion Shawn Langdon kept the top spot in Top Fuel qualifying in the Four-Wide Nationals at 3.753 seconds and 321.81 mph in Concord, N.C. Ron Capps (Funny Car), Chris McGaha (Pro Stock) and Michael Ray (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also topped qualifying.

Late Friday: Chase Elliott passed Elliott Sadler on the final lap to win his second straight Nationwide race, the Help a Hero 200 in Darlington, S.C. Elliott, an 18-year-old high school senior and son of NASCAR great Bill Elliott, went fifth to first over the final two laps. He got past Sadler when the veteran got loose coming off Turn 2 on a restart two laps from the end. Sadler held on for second while Joe Gibbs Racing teammates Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch were third and fourth, respectively. Busch led by 1.5 seconds when Tanner Berryhill's spin forced the final restart.

Ryan Hunter-Reay wins IndyCar pole 04/12/14 [Last modified: Saturday, April 12, 2014 10:50pm]
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