IPS: IRL: Mid-Ohio: Chip Ganassi Racing qualifying report

TARGET TEAM QUALIFIES ON THIRD AND SIXTH ROW AT MID-OHIO THIS WEEKEND'S INDYCAR ACTION: Target Team drivers Scott Dixon (No.9 Target Honda-powered Dallara) and Dan Wheldon (No.10 Target Honda-powered Dallara) hit the road again for the inaugural...

TARGET TEAM QUALIFIES ON THIRD AND SIXTH ROW AT MID-OHIO

THIS WEEKEND'S INDYCAR ACTION: Target Team drivers Scott Dixon (No.9 Target Honda-powered Dallara) and Dan Wheldon (No.10 Target Honda-powered Dallara) hit the road again for the inaugural event at the 2.258 mile 13-turn permanent road course at Mid-Ohio Sports Car course set in the rolling hills of Lexington, Ohio. It is the third road course of the season. The Honda 200 at Mid-Ohio will take place Sunday afternoon and is the 11th race in 17-race 2007 season.

INDYCAR QUALIFYING: Scott Dixon will start from the sixth place position following the Firestone Fast 6 qualifying after setting a fast lap of 1:07.4742. Dan Wheldon will gridded in the 11th place spot after single car qualifying lap time of 1: 09.2270.

INDY PRO QUALIFYING: Chris Festa and the no.9 CareCentric Target Indy Pro Series team will also compete at Mid-Ohio this weekend. Festa will start from 19th spot on the starting grid for the Pro Series Mid-Ohio 100 race on Sunday morning. Festa had a pole position and a second place finish in the season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway but is still looking for an elusive win. The race will be telecast on Thursday, July 26, 2007 at 5:30 pm on ESPN2.

TV RACE BROADCAST AIR DATE: 1:30 pm (ET) Live on ABC, Sunday, July 22, 2007

CATCH IT LIVE ON THE WEB: The Indycar.com website features LIVE video streaming in addition to LIVE timing & scoring, audio from the IMS Radio Network, a chat feature and links to other videos. Streaming video also will be available live for all practice and qualifying sessions from Mid-Ohio

"GENTLEMEN, START YOUR ENGINES": The Target team has heard that phrase 90 times in the IndyCar Series. Sunday's race will be the team's 91st race in IndyCar Series competition. In the span of those races the team has had 180 starts, 15 pole positions, 14 wins, 17 second place finishes, five third places finishes, 36 total podiums, 105 top-10s and 3414 laps led.

The team will also reach a milestone of over 600 race starts since 1990 this weekend. Leading up to this race weekend the Target team boasts 599 starts over 320 races. (CART & IndyCar)

KICK THE TIRES AND LIGHT THE... CANDLES: Scott Dixon will celebrate his 27th birthday on race day at Mid-Ohio.

TARGET CHIP GANASSI RACING QUOTEBOARD:

Scott Dixon: "Not quite what we had hoped to do in the Firestone Fast Six so we'll have our work cut out for us in the race. It's been a bit of a struggle so far this weekend but you never know what can happen in a race. The key will be trying to get to the front or simply in front of Dario (Franchitti). We can't let too many points slip through our fingers this weekend."

Dan Wheldon: "Sometimes you just have periods like this but you just have to work through them and try to make it better. Everyone at Target Chip Ganassi is working hard to make sure we do everything we can to be quick. "

-credit: cgr

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Series IndyCar , Indy Lights
Drivers Scott Dixon , Dan Wheldon , Chip Ganassi , Chris Festa
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing