Wheldon, Hornish snag front row

Posted by Iannucci | 3/23/2007 | 1 comments »
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This just in: Dan Wheldon and Sam Hornish Jr are pretty good at gaining speed in an IndyCar. Here are qualifications for tomorrow night's XM Satellite Radio Indy 300, by team, along with car number and qualifying speed:

Andretti Green
3 Dario Franchitti (27) 213.714
4 Tony Kanaan (11) 213.474
5 Marco Andretti (26) 212.754
14 Danica Patrick (7) 211.431
OK, AGR is back. Danica! has been noted to have a tendency of moving during races - meaning she starts towards the back.

Dreyer & Reinbold
9 Sarah Fisher (5) 212.501
13 Buddy Rice (15) 211.549
I don't care who you are cheering for, this team deserves a round of applause. Fisher had the 4th fastest time in practice - I'm speechless. Now, let's see how they do in the race.

Panther
11 Vitor Meira (4) 211.771
18 Kosuke Matsuura (55) 210.179
Please be aware that Panther/Aguri's Hideki "Godzilla" Mutoh qualified 3rd for the Indy Pro race this weekend - his first oval race ever! Kosuke, we hardly knew you.

Penske Racing
2 Sam Hornish Jr (6) 214.298
8 Helio Castroneves (3) 212.599
Sam. Is. Ovals. Maybe Helio was hampered by a little tennis elbow, but 2 MPH behind his teammate is a bit concerning.

Rahal Letterman
7 Scott Sharp (8) 212.623
16 Jeff Simmons (17) 211.104
The Immortal qualifies ahead of Spiderman - is this gonna be a fun season or what?

Target Chip Ganassi
1 Dan Wheldon (10) 214.322
6 Scott Dixon (9) 212.733
It's not the qualifying that worries TCGR, it's the pit circus routine. Watch closely.

Vision
10 A J Foyt IV (22) 212.008
12 Tomas Scheckter (2) 211.596
15 Ed Carpenter (20) 211.325
Just a tick behind the leaders, but the nice run by Quattro will definitely raise some eyebrows.

(Single-car teams)
17 Darren Manning (14) 210.226
19 Marty Roth (25) 209.498
20 Alex Barron (98) 207.633
Enjoy the drive, fellas.

1 comments

  1. MoneyCJ // March 24, 2007 6:38 AM  

    Go Dan, go!