TCGR - Indianapolis 500 Qualifying Report
IZOD IndyCar Series Pole Day Qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 on Saturday, May 19
 
Qualifying
P1 Ryan Briscoe (No.2 Chevrolet) at 226.484 mph
P2 James Hinchcliffe (No.27 Chevrolet) at 226.481 mph
P3 Ryan Hunter-Reay (No.28 Chevrolet) at 226.240 mph
P15 Scott Dixon (No.9 Honda) at 223.684 mph
P16 Dario Franchitti (No.50 Honda) at 223.582 mph
 
Practice 8
P1 Helio Castroneves (No.3 Chevrolet) at 227.744 mph
P2 Ana Beatriz (No.25 Chevrolet) at 226.187 mph
P3 Ryan Briscoe (No.2 Chevrolet) at 226.027 mph
P4 Dario Franchitti (No.50 Honda) at 225.846 mph
P16 Scott Dixon (No.9 Honda) at 224.215 mph
 
NOTES
·         Franchitti a total of 15, in the eighth practice for the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
·         The No.9 and No.50 Target teams each made one attempt out of a possible three in today’s qualifying 1 segment, which determined positions 1-24 of the starting grid.
·         INDYCAR increased the turbocharger boost level for Pole Day practice and qualifying.
·         In eight career starts at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Franchitti has two wins and has led 306 laps.  He has completed 1,543 out of 1,546 laps (99.8%).  He has an average start and finish position of 9.0 and 8.4, respectively.  His best start is third, four times (2004, 2007, 2009, 2010) and twice he has won (2007, 2010).
 
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Dario Franchitti:  “Every member of the Target team is working so hard.  We’re just having a hard time figuring this one out.  It's not been a very good qualifying day for us.  We’re not where we need to be to qualify for the pole.  We’ve tried a number of different things.  Maybe one of the worst things that can happen here is when you look down and see that slow number after you’ve hung it out and given it everything you’ve got.  I’ve qualified in the front here a few times and we’re working just as hard today.  We are going to keep fighting and we’ll see what happens.”
 
Target Chip Ganassi Racing will compete in the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27 (12:00 pm ET on ABC).


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