IndyCar Series 2012
Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti extended his streak of front-row qualifying runs to five consecutive races Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Franchitti was one of four Hondapowered drivers to make the final “Fast Six” qualifying round, and will start second in Sunday’s Honda Indy 200.
Simon Pagenaud produced his best qualifying effort of 2012, and will start third on Sunday, behind Franchitti and pole qualifier Will Power. Alex Tagliani continues to impress since his Bryan Herta Autosport team switched to Honda power before the Indianapolis 500, and turned the fourth-fastest qualifying time in the “Fast Six” shootout.
Scott Dixon, a three-time winner at Mid-Ohio in the last five years, rounded out the top five in qualifying today. Sunday’s 75-lap Honda Indy 200 starts at 12:30 p.m. EDT, with live television coverage on ABC.
|1||Will Power (Team Penske)|
|2||Dario Franchitti (Target Chip Ganassi)|
|3||Simon Pagenaud-R (Schmidt Hamilton Racing)|
|4||Alex Tagliani (Bryan Herta Autosport)|
|5||Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi)|
|6||Ryan Briscoe (Team Penske)|
|7||Sebastien Bourdais (Dragon Racing)|
|8||Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)|
|9||Marco Andretti (Andretti Autosport)|
|10||Josef Newgarden-R (Sarah Fisher Hartman)|
|11||Oriol Servia (DRR Panther Racing)|
|12||Justin Wilson (Dale Coyne Racing)|
|17||Mike Conway (A.J. Foyt Racing)|
|18||Takuma Sato (Rahal Letterman Lanigan)|
|21||James Jakes (Dale Coyne Racing)|
|22||Graham Rahal (Chip Ganassi Racing)|
|24||Giorgio Pantano (Chip Ganassi Racing)|