TCGR - Toronto Qualifying Report
IZOD IndyCar Series Practice/Qualifying for the Honda Indy Toronto
 
Qualifying
P1 Dario Franchitti (No.10 Honda)
P2 Will Power (No.12 Chevrolet)
P3 Justin Wilson (No.18 Honda)
P5 Scott Dixon (No.9 Honda)
 
Practice 3
P1 Scott Dixon (No.9 Honda) at 60.384 seconds
P2 Ryan Hunter-Reay (No28 Chevrolet) at 60.394 seconds
P3 Simon Pagenaud (No.77 Honda) at 60.606 seconds
P6 Dario Franchitti (No.10 Honda) at 60.811 seconds
 
NOTES
·         Franchitti posted a lap of 59.3510 seconds on the last of five laps in the Firestone Fast Six to take the pole from Will Power, the 2011 pole sitter, in the final 20 seconds of the 10-minute session.
·         This is the third consecutive race in which Franchitti will start from the pole.
·         Today’s pole marks Franchitti’s fourth on the Streets of Toronto (1997, 1998, 2009).
·         This pole is the 76th in Indy car racing and 37th in the IZOD IndyCar Series for TCGR.
·         With this pole, Franchitti holds sole-possession of eighth on the all-time poles list with 29.  He is now two poles away from tying Sebastien Bourdais.
 
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Dario Franchitti:  “These Target boys have given us a really fast car all weekend.  They have taken very good care of both Scott and I.  The times have all been so close all weekend – we happy to be at the top.  The Firestone reds have felt really good and we hit the rhythm and got really good grip during qualifying to get to the top.  That was a really hard earned pole.  Track position will be very important tomorrow and it is great be up front in Toronto again, the same place I won my first pole 15 years ago in 1997!  Tomorrow is going to be a really good race for all the fans that come out to see us.”

 
Target Chip Ganassi Racing will compete in the Honda Indy Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario, on Sunday, July 8 (1:00pm ET on ABC).
 
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Grand Prix of Baltimore
Streets of downtown Baltimore
Sunday, September 1, 2013
TV:  2:00 p.m. EST on NBCSN