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Bourdais wins provisional pole in Houston

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Three-time Champ Car Series champion Sebastien Bourdais captured the provisional pole for Sunday's Grand Prix of Houston. The No.1 Newman/Haas/Lanigan driver posted a winning time of 58.376 seconds (103.789 m.p.h.) which was more than half-a-second faster than the competition.

The provisional pole earned Bourdais one championship point and a guaranteed position on the front row for the race.

Will Power, the current points leader and winner of the season opener in Las Vegas, was second quickest with a time of 58.890 seconds.

Youngster Graham Rahal (58.998), Justin Wilson (59.216) and Alex Tagliani (59.269) completed the top-five.

Paul Tracy will miss his second consecutive race after crashing in practice for the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Oriol Servia will drive Tracy's car again after finishing second in a substitute role last weekend.

The second round of qualifying is set for Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (et) with the race scheduled to drop the green flag on Sunday at 3 p.m. (et).

04/20 16:21:32 ET

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