IndyCar Series 2012
Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti led the Honda-powered field in IZOD IndyCar Series qualifying Saturday in Sonoma, California, and will start fifth and sixth, respectively,in Sunday’s GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.
Three other Honda drivers made it to the semi-final round of IndyCar roadcourse “knockout” qualifying at Sonoma, led by Alex Tagliani, who will start eighth in his Barracuda/Bryan Herta Autosport Honda Dallara. Qualifying just behind Tagliani was Simon Pagenaud, who is en route to clinching series Rookie of the Year honors with Schmidt Hamilton Racing, and Dale Coyne Racing’s Justin Wilson, 10th.
Sunday’s 85-lap race around a recently-revised 2.31-mile road course starts at 4 p.m. EDT, with live television coverage on the NBC Sports Network.
|1||Will Power (Team Penske)|
|2||Ryan Briscoe (Team Penske)|
|3||Sebastien Bourdais (Dragon Racing)|
|4||Helio Castroneves (Team Penske)|
|5||Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi)|
|6||Dario Franchitti (Target Chip Ganassi)|
|7||Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)|
|8||Alex Tagliani (Bryan Herta Autosport)|
|9||Simon Pagenaud-R (Schmidt Hamilton Racing)|
|10||Justin Wilson (Dale Coyne Racing)|
|11||James Hinchcliffe (Andretti Autosport)|
|12||Rubens Barrichello (KV Racing Technology)|
|15||Graham Rahal (Chip Ganassi Racing)|
|18||Mike Conway (A.J. Foyt Racing)|
|22||Charlie Kimball (Chip Ganassi Racing)|
|23||Josef Newgarden-R (Sarah Fisher Hartman)|
|24||Takuma Sato (Rahal Letterman Lanigan)|
|26||James Jakes (Dale Coyne Racing)|