TCGR - Toronto Qualifying Report
IZOD IndyCar Series Qualifying for Race 1 of 2 and Practice for the Honda Indy Toronto
 
Qualifying Race 1
P1 Dario Franchitti (No.10 Honda)
P2 Sebastien Bourdais (No.7 Chevrolet)
P3 Will Power (No.12 Chevrolet)
P6 Scott Dixon (No.9 Honda)
 
Practice
P1 Ryan Hunter-Reay (No.1 Chevrolet) at 1:00.608 sec
P2 Josef Newgarden (No. 67 Honda) at 1:00.685 sec
P3 Ryan Briscoe (No.4 Chevrolet) at 1:00.689 sec
P9 Dario Franchitti (No.10 Honda) at 1:00.951 sec
P12 Scott Dixon (No.9 Honda) at 1:00.966 sec
 
Notes
- Today’s pole position is the 32nd of Franchitti’s Indy car career
- With this pole, Franchitti is now tied for sixth on the all-time pole list with Michael Andretti
- Today’s pole marks Franchitti’s fifth career pole at Toronto (1997, 1998, 2009, 2012 and 2013)
- Today’s pole is the 79th in Indy car racing for TCGR
- Franchitti brushed the wall in Turn 5 resulting in right-side damage in the first practice session while running fifth
- Both Target cars qualified for the Firestone Fast 6 shootout
 
TCGR Quoteboard
 
Dario Franchitti:  “Luckily enough the Target car feels good on blacks or reds tires.  There isn’t too much of a balance shift, and I managed to get a really good lap on the blacks.  So, I’m happy with the speed of the blacks and happy with the speed on the reds.  Thanks to these boys for fixing [the car] after my little incident this morning, I buffed a sidepod again on one of the walls just getting a little close, but it feels good.  (On standing starts) For most of the people in the field it’s been such a long time since we did standing starts.  And with this hand clutch and everything, it’s just going to be a complete unknown tomorrow.  Which in some ways is good, it mixes things up a little bit.  It’s better in the front than in the middle of it.”
 

The IZOD IndyCar Series will conduct a standing start for the first time tomorrow in the first race of two races in the Toronto doubleheader.  The last time an Indy car race had a standing start was at Long Beach in 2008.
 
Watch throughout the weekend live at: http://racecontrol.indycar.com/
 
Target Chip Ganassi Racing will compete in the Honda Indy Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday July 14 (3:00pm ET on NBC Sports Network).
 
Be sure to follow us for up-to-the-minute updates on Twitter @TCGRTeams throughout the weekend.


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Grand Prix of Baltimore
Streets of downtown Baltimore
Sunday, September 1, 2013
TV:  2:00 p.m. EST on NBCSN