INDYU.S.A.April 30, 2010
IndyCar Series
Round 05: Kansas City

Briscoe Dominates Kansas Qualifying

Race Results >>

Team Penske continues to dominate IZOD IndyCar Series qualifying in 2010, with Ryan Briscoe dominant in his four-lap run Friday to claim his first pole of the season, after three for teammate Will Power. Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon will line up on the outside of the front row, in second.

Ryan Briscoe(Penske Racing) Ryan Briscoe(Penske Racing)


Ryan Briscoe(Penske Racing)


Ryan Briscoe(Penske Racing)



Panther Racing’s Dan Wheldon posted the third-fastest qualifying speed, but was penalized to the back of the field for running below the white line during his run. Marco Andretti also was moved to the back of the starting grid for the same infraction. Hideki Mutoh had his best qualifying effort this year and will start fourth, while Takuma Sato led the six rookies in the field, qualifying 11th for KV Racing Technology.

Saturday’s 200-lap race, the first IZOD IndyCar Series oval event of 2010, starts at 2 p.m. EDT, with live television coverage on ABC.

Hideki Mutoh (Newman Haas) Takuma Sato (KV Racing Technology)


Hideki Mutoh (Newman Haas)


Takuma Sato (KV Racing Technology)



Ryan Briscoe(#6 Team Penske Honda)pole qualifier, 1st pole of 2010, 9th career IndyCar pole:
"We made some changes to the car after practice and the car was really strong. It was a picture-perfect qualifying run. The gearing is critical, especially when it’s windy like this. When you get it right – like we did today – it makes a big difference. But there are a lot of good cars out there, including my teammates, so I expect a really competitive race tomorrow."


IRL IndyCar Series
Round 05: Kansas City
line
1 Ryan Briscoe (Team Penske)
2 Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi)
3 Dario Franchitti (Target Chip Ganassi)
4 Hideki Mutoh (Newman Haas)
5 Alex Tagliani (FAZZT Race Team)
6 Vitor Meira (A.J. Foyt Racing)
7 Will Power (Team Penske)
8 Helio Castroneves (Team Penske)
9 Danica Patrick (Andretti Autosport)
10 Mike Conway (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)
11 Takuma Sato-R (KV Racing Technology)
12 Mario Moraes (KV Racing Technology)
13 Raphael Matos (Luczo Dragon/DeFerran)
14 Sarah Fisher (Sarah Fisher Racing)
15 Tony Kanaan (Andretti Autosport)
16 E.J. Viso (KV Racing Technology)
17 John Andretti(Andretti Autosport)
18 Simona de Silvestro-R (HVM Racing)
19 Bertrand Baguette-R (Conquest Racing)
20 Justin Wilson (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)
21 Jay Howard-R (Sarah Fisher Racing)
22 Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
23 Alex Lloyd-R (Dale Coyne Racing)
24 Milka Duno (Dale Coyne Racing)
25 Dan Wheldon (Panther Racing)
26 Marco Andretti (Andretti Autosport)
27 Mario Romancini-R (Conquest Racing)

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