INDYU.S.A.October 14, 2011
IndyCar Series
Round 17: Las Vegas

Qualifying

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Tony Kanaan led the final IZOD IndyCar Series practice Friday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, then backed up that performance with his first pole run of 2011, in qualifying action for Sunday’s seasonending IZOD IndyCar World Championships Presented by Honda.

Tony Kanaan(KV Racing Technology) Tony Kanaan(KV Racing Technology)


Tony Kanaan(KV Racing Technology)


Tony Kanaan(KV Racing Technology)

Kanaan’s pole is the final one for the current Honda V8/Dallara chassis. He also recorded the first pole for the package, at the 2003 season-opening event at Phoenix International Raceway. IndyCar will introduce a new Dallara chassis, powered by turbocharged V6 engines from Honda, Chevrolet and Lotus, in 2012. Two-time defending series champion Dario Franchitti, and Will Power, his only remaining title rival, posted disappointing qualifying runs. Power will be starting 17th, with Franchitti alongside, 18th.

Drivers Takuma Sato (KV Racing Technology)


Drivers


Takuma Sato (KV Racing Technology)

 

Reigning Indianapolis 500 Champion Dan Wheldon will start 34th and last as part of the event’s “$5 million challenge”. A win by Wheldon would earn the driver and a lucky fan $2.5 million each. Television coverage for Sunday’s 200-lap event will start at 3:30 p.m. on ABC.


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


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