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IndyCar Series 2012

Round 10: Toronto

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July 7, 2012

Franchitti Continues Pole Streak in Toronto

Defending Honda Indy Toronto race victor Dario Franchitti scored his third consecutive pole of the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season Saturday on the grounds of Exhibition Place in Toronto, and will lead the field to the green flag on Sunday as he seeks his fourth Toronto win and second victory of the season.

Franchitti edged championship points leader Will Power to record Honda’s fifth pole in 10 events this year. Three other Honda-powered drivers also made it through the first two rounds of knockout qualifying to the final “Fast Six” round, led by Texas race winner Justin Wilson, who will start third in his Dale Coyne Racing Honda Dallara.

Franchitti’s Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate and Detroit race winner, Scott Dixon, will be starting fifth. Alex Tagliani rounded out the top six qualifiers for Bryan Herta Autosport.

Sunday’s 85-lap race starts at 12:30 p.m. EDT, with live television coverage on ABC.

Dario Franchitti (#10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) pole qualifier, his 3rd consecutive pole of 2012 and 27th career pole; Honda’s 5th IndyCar pole of 2012:
“It was a great job today from the entire Target team and Honda. We’ve certainly been on a bit of a roll of late, at least in qualifying. But beating guys of this caliber [in the top six final qualifying] is always satisfying. All the qualifying sessions in this series are just so competitive. Looking at the ‘Fast Six’, any one of these guys is perfectly capable of qualifying on the pole. It takes a complete team effort to find that last little bit of speed that makes the difference.”
IndyCar Series
Round 10: Toronto Qualifying
Rank Driver (Team)
1Dario Franchitti (Target Chip Ganassi)
2Will Power (Team Penske)
3Justin Wilson (Dale Coyne Racing)
4Sebastien Bourdais (Dragon Racing)
5Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi)
6Alex Tagliani (Bryan Herta Autosport)
7Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
8Helio Castroneves (Team Penske)
9James Hinchcliffe (Andretti Autosport)
10Simon Pagenaud-R (Sam Schmidt Motorsports)
11Takuma Sato (Rahal Letterman Lanigan)
12Graham Rahal (Chip Ganassi Racing)
13Mike Conway (A.J. Foyt Racing)
15Charlie Kimball (Chip Ganassi Racing)
19James Jakes (Dale Coyne Racing)
22Josef Newgarden-R (Sarah Fisher Hartman)

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