Franchitti's Night in Iowa Ends Before It Begins
Results (with starting pos.) from Iowa
1. (7) Ryan Hunter-Reay, No. 28 Chevrolet
2. (3) Marco Andretti, No. 26 Chevrolet
3. (19) Tony Kanaan, No. 11 Chevrolet
4. (8) Scott Dixon, No. 9 Target Honda
25. (1) Dario Franchitti, No. 10 Target Honda
 
NEWTON, Iowa (June 24, 2012) – Target Chip Ganassi Racing (TCGR) driver Scott Dixon finished fourth in the Iowa Corn Indy 250 from Iowa Speedway, while teammate Dario Franchitti finished 25th.
 
Franchitti lined up first on the grid for the second straight week after winning his qualifying heat race.  While running under the pace laps, Franchitti radioed to his Target crew that the engine sounded off.  Shortly after that radio transmission, the No. 10 Target Honda suffered a mechanical failure, forcing Franchitti to retire from the race before taking the green flag.
 
With the results, Franchitti is now eighth in the standings with 216 points, -70 behind Power.
 
Honda remains second in the manufacturer point standings with 62 points, -10 markers behind Chevrolet.  Lotus is third with 36 points.
 
Up next for Team Target is Round 10 of the IZOD IndyCar Series with the Honda Indy Toronto from the Streets of Toronto on Sunday, July 8 at 1:00 PM ET on ABC. 
 
TCGR Quoteboard:
 
Scott Dixon:  “We definitely threw a lot at the car this weekend.  Eric (Bretzman) did a great job of finding something that was comfortable to drive.  It was a bit of a long night.  I think we did the best that we could with strategies and the car that we had, we just needed the race to be a little bit shorter.”
 
Dario Franchitti:  "It was making a very strange noise.  I’d actually just come on the radio to say 'is this thing making an odd noise?' And then it let go.  We're disappointed.  I believe this was our Indy 500 winning engine.  It’s a real shame that it let go, but it’s just one of those things.  We’ll move on."


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