INDYU.S.A.June 10, 2011
IndyCar Series
Round 06: Texas

Tagliani Continues Pole Streak in Texas

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Alex Tagliani backed up his recent Indianapolis 500 pole by posting the fastest qualifying speed Friday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway, securing his second consecutive IZOD IndyCar Series pole in preparation for Saturday night’s Firestone Twin 275s.

Alex Tagliani(Sam Schmidt Motorsports) Alex Tagliani(Sam Schmidt Motorsports)

Alex Tagliani(Sam Schmidt Motorsports)

Alex Tagliani(Sam Schmidt Motorsports)

Tagliani just edged defending series champion Dario Franchitti, earning the right to start from the pole in the first of two 114-lap races to be run Saturday night on the high speed, 1.5-mile TMS oval. The grid for the second 114-lap race will be set by blind draw at the conclusion of the opening heat. Live television coverage of the unique, two-race event will be on VERSUS, starting at 8 p.m. EDT.

Takuma Sato(KV Racing Technology-Lotus) Takuma Sato(KV Racing Technology-Lotus)&Tony Kanaan(KV Racing Technology)

Takuma Sato (KV Racing Technology-Lotus)

Takuma Sato (KV Racing Technology-Lotus) & Tony Kanaan(KV Racing Technology)

Alex Tagliani (#77 Sam Schmidt Motorsports Honda) pole qualifier, also qualified on pole for the Indianapolis 500:
“The car was fantastic today. The crew spent a great deal of time focusing on the details, and that’s what got us the pole. Now, I think we are going to get a good momentum and I hope it’s going to get better and better.”
IndyCar Series
Round 06: Texas
1 Alex Tagliani(Sam Schmidt Motorsports)
2 Dario Franchitti(Target Chip Ganassi)
3 Will Power(Team Penske)
4 Takuma Sato(KV Racing Technology)
5 Ed Carpenter(Sarah Fisher Racing)
6 Tony Kanaan(KV Racing Technology)
7 Scott Dixon(Target Chip Ganassi)
8 Wade Cunningham-R(Sam Schmidt Motorsports)
9 Ryan Briscoe(Team Penske)
10 Danica Patrick(Andretti Autosport)
11 JR Hildebrand-R(Panther Racing)
12 Vitor Meira(A.J. Foyt Racing)
13 Helio Castroneves(Team Penske)
14 Oriol Servia(Newman Haas Racing)
15 James Hinchcliffe-R(Newman Haas Racing)
16 Ryan Hunter-Reay(Andretti Autosport)
17 Charlie Kimball-R(Chip Ganassi Racing)
18 Davey Hamilton(Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)
19 E.J. Viso(KV Racing Technology)
20 Graham Rahal(Chip Ganassi Racing)
21 Paul Tracy(Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)
22 Mike Conway(Andretti Autosport)
23 Marco Andretti(Andretti Autosport)
24 Ana Beatriz-R(Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)
25 Alex Lloyd(Dale Coyne Racing)
26 Sebastian Saavedra-R(Conquest Racing)
27 Justin Wilson(Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)
28 Jay Howard(Rahal Letterman Lanigan)
29 Simona de Silvestro(HVM Racing)
30 James Jakes-R(Dale Coyne Racing)

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