TCGR - Sonoma Qualifying Report
IZOD IndyCar Series Practice/Qualifying for the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma
 
Qualifying
P1 Will Power (No.12 Chevrolet)
P2 Ryan Briscoe (No.2 Chevrolet)
P5 Scott Dixon (No.9 Honda)
P6 Dario Franchitti (No.10 Honda)
 
Practice 2
P1 Will Power (No.12 Chevrolet) at 1:17.533 seconds
P2 Scott Dixon (No.9 Honda) at 1:17.972 seconds
P3 Ryan Briscoe (No.2 Chevrolet) at 1:18.068 seconds
P4 Dario Franchitti (No.10 Honda) at 1:18.218 seconds
 
NOTES
·         Since becoming Target teammates in 2009, Dixon and Franchitti have participated in 13 races on road courses, making 26 starts between the two.  In those 26 starts, Dixon and Franchitti have earned six wins, three poles, 17 podiums and have led 349 laps. Dating back to 2009, together the pair holds an average start of 4.8 and an average finish of 4.6.
·         Team Target drivers have finished on the podium in four of 15 starts at Sonoma, or 27 percent.  Of a possible 545 laps, TCGR has led 158 laps, or 29 percent.  TCGR drivers have started in the top-five on eight occasions, or in 53.3 percent of those starts.
 
TCGR Quoteboard
 

Dario Franchitti:  “We were just sort of debating whether the used reds or the new blacks were going to be better and we found the answer to that. It was something we left to experiment with.  You know its this stage in the championship when the time for being conservative is definitely over.  I had a go with it. It didn’t work, but we tried.  It’s good to be in the Firestone Fast Six with as competitive as the series is now, but this is not the end of the Firestone Fast Six you want to be in.  We’ll try to make some stuff happen tomorrow.”
 
Target Chip Ganassi Racing will compete in the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma in Sonoma, California, on Sunday, August 26 (4:30pm ET on NBC Sports Network).
 
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Grand Prix of Baltimore
Streets of downtown Baltimore
Sunday, September 1, 2013
TV:  2:00 p.m. EST on NBCSN