IRL: Detroit: Chip Ganassi Racing qualifying report

TARGET TEAM's DIXON TO START THIRD AT DETROIT QUALIFYING RESULTS: Scott Dixon improved from a fourth quickest time in single car qualifying to a third fastest time in the Firestone Fast Six Shootout with a lap time of 1:12.5830 sec / 102.669 mph.

TARGET TEAM's DIXON TO START THIRD AT DETROIT

QUALIFYING RESULTS: Scott Dixon improved from a fourth quickest time in single car qualifying to a third fastest time in the Firestone Fast Six Shootout with a lap time of 1:12.5830 sec / 102.669 mph. He will start on the second row directly behind Helio Castroneves, who snatched the pole position away from Dario Franchitti with a fast time of 1:12.0688 sec / 103.401 mph. Dan Wheldon qualified 16th.

TARGET CHIP GANASSI RACING DRIVER QUOTEBOARD:

Scott Dixon: "Today we had a pretty good car in the first session but in the qualifying session I think I was pretty cautious which maybe wasn't the thing to do. We changed the car and then had a ton of understeer in the shootout which didn't help much. At least we're starting up near the front and Helio (Castroneves) has the pole instead of Dario (Franchitti) so we'll work on strategy. We have to keep an open mind and make sure we don't step on our own toes. The Target team is going to try and have a good solid race."

Dan Wheldon: "It's been a very very disappointing weekend on the 10 car side of the Target team. We need to move on from here and make up some positions in the race. We'll have to make our own passing opportunities. I don't think I have ever qualified this bad in my life and I want to try and fix that."

-credit: cgr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Dario Franchitti , Scott Dixon , Dan Wheldon , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing