IndyCar > 2008 Round 17: Chicagoland > Race Results
INDYU.S.A.September 6, 2008
IRL IndyCar Series
Round 17: Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet
Briscoe Claims Chicagoland Pole Race Results >>

Returning to the scene of his spectacular, season-ending crash in 2005, Team Penske’s Ryan Briscoe qualified on the pole Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway for Sunday’s IndyCar Series championshipconcluding Peak Antifreeze Indy 300.

Series points leader Scott Dixon will start alongside Briscoe, in second, and needs only to finish eighth or better to clinch his second IndyCar Series title [his first came in 2003]. Helio Castroneves, Dixon’s sole remaining title challenger, had his fourth-fastest run disallowed for running below the white line that separates the racing surface from the track apron. As a result, he will start 28th and last in the field.

Sunday’s 200-lap race, the 18th and final championship event of 2008, starts at 2:30 p.m. EDT, with live television coverage on ABC.

Ryan Briscoe (#6 Team Penske Honda) pole qualifier, 3rd pole of 2008; 4th career pole; 1st oval track pole:
“I think it’s nice to be the last car [to qualify]. You know what the goal is. I knew we had a fast car, quick enough for the pole. So when I saw the first lap [speed] was fastest, then it just became a case of keeping it up to the finish. We want to do the same thing tomorrow. Keep up front, keep [Scott] Dixon behind us and see how the race develops.”


IRL IndyCar Series
Round 17: Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet
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1 Ryan Briscoe (Team Penske)
2 Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi)
3 Danica Patrick (Andretti Green Racing)
4 Tony Kanaan (Andretti Green Racing)
5 Marco Andretti (Andretti Green Racing)
6 Dan Wheldon (Target Chip Ganassi)
7 Tomas Scheckter (Luczo Dragon Racing)
8 Vitor Meira (Panther Racing)
9 Marty Roth (Roth Racing)
10 Will Power (KV Racing Technologies)
11 Hideki Mutoh (Andretti Green Racing)
12 Oriol Servia (KV Racing Technologies)
13 Ed Carpenter (Vision Racing)
14 Graham Rahal (Newman Haas Lanigan)
15 A.J. Foyt IV (Vision Racing)
16 Ryan Hunter-Reay (Rahal Letterman Racing)
17 Jaime Camara (Conquest Racing)
18 Sarah Fisher (Sarah Fisher Racing)
19 Alex Tagliani (Conquest Racing)
20 Milka Duno (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)
21 Justin Wilson (Newman Haas Lanigan)
22 Buddy Rice (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)
23 Darren Manning (A.J. Foyt Racing)
24 Franck Perera (A.J. Foyt Enterprises)
25 Bruno Junqueira (Dale Coyne Racing)
26 E.J. Viso (HVM Racing)
27 Mario Moraes (Dale Coyne Racing)
28 Helio Castroneves (Team Penske)

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