INDYU.S.A.August 13, 2011
IndyCar Series
Round 12: New Hampshire

Franchitti Continues to Roll with New Hampshire Pole

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IZOD IndyCar Series championship points leader Dario Franchitti claimed his second pole of 2011 Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, posting the fastest qualifying run at the third and final short-oval event of the season in preparation for Sunday’s MoveThatBlock.com 225.

Dario Franchitti (Target Chip Ganassi) Dario Franchitti (Target Chip Ganassi)


Dario Franchitti (Target Chip Ganassi)


Dario Franchitti (Target Chip Ganassi)

Oriol Servia will start second, his best qualifying performance of 2011; followed by Tony Kanaan and James Hinchcliffe, fourth and fastest of seven rookie drivers in the field. Ryan Hunter-Reay rounds out the top five qualifiers, while fellow rookie Pippa Mann is not expected to start after crashing here Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda Dallara in morning practice.

Television coverage for Sunday’s 225-lap contest will be on ABC, starting at 4 p.m. EDT.

Takuma Sato (KV Racing Technology-Lotus) Takuma Sato (KV Racing Technology-Lotus)


Takuma Sato (KV Racing Technology-Lotus)


Takuma Sato (KV Racing Technology-Lotus)

 

Dario Franchitti (#10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) pole qualifier, 2nd pole of 2011, 25th career Indy car pole:
“The [qualifying] run itself, obviously, was very, very good. The first time you go into Turn One with your foot flat [on the throttle], you just have to believe, and trust that the car will stick [to the track]. When it does, it’s great! The track has changed a lot as the weekend has progressed, and I expect it to change a lot as the race goes on. Whoever adapts best to the changing conditions should come out on top. I hope it’s us.”


IndyCar Series
Round 12: New Hampshire
line
1 Dario Franchitti (Target Chip Ganassi)
2 Oriol Servia (Newman Haas Racing)
3 Tony Kanaan (KV Racing Technology)
4 James Hinchcliffe-R (Newman Haas Racing)
5 Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
6 Ryan Briscoe (Team Penske)
7 Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi)
8 Takuma Sato (KV Racing Technology)
9 Helio Castroneves (Team Penske)
10 Charlie Kimball-R (Chip Ganassi Racing)
11 JR Hildebrand-R (Panther Racing)
12 Mike Conway (Andretti Autosport)
13 Will Power (Team Penske)
14 Alex Lloyd (Dale Coyne Racing)
15 Danica Patrick (Andretti Autosport)
16 Alex Tagliani (Sam Schmidt Motorsports)
17 E.J. Viso (KV Racing Technology)
18 Tomas Scheckter (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)
19 Vitor Meira (A.J. Foyt Racing)
20 James Jakes-R (Dale Coyne Racing)
21 Ana Beatriz-R (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)
22 Marco Andretti (Andretti Autosport)
23 Graham Rahal (Chip Ganassi Racing)
24 Sebastian Saavedra-R (Conquest Racing)
25 Ed Carpenter (Sarah Fisher Racing)
26 Simona de Silvestro (HVM Racing)
27 Pippa Mann-R (Rahal Letterman Lanigan)


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