IRL: Homestead: Chip Ganassi Racing qualifying report

WHELDON PUTS TARGET TEAM ON POLE FOR SEASON OPENER Scott Dixon- No.9 TARGET Honda /Dallara /Firestone Starting position: 6th -Scott Dixon won at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2003 on his way to winning the 2003 Driver's ...

WHELDON PUTS TARGET TEAM ON POLE FOR SEASON OPENER

Scott Dixon- No.9 TARGET Honda /Dallara /Firestone
Starting position: 6th

-Scott Dixon won at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2003 on his way to winning the 2003 Driver's Championship.

-Dixon qualified 4th and finished 5th at Homestead- Miami Speedway in 2006

"The first timed lap the car was bit loose and sliding all over the place. The speed wasn't too good so I just took the next lap a lot more smoothly but I had a bit of understeer and couldn't drive near the bottom of the track so our qualifying time wasn't great. The key is not how you start the race. It's how you finish. We're hoping to have a good race to start the season off on the right foot."

Dan Wheldon- No.10 TARGET Honda /Dallara /Firestone
Starting position: 1st

-Dan Wheldon earns his fifth (5) career pole position

-Wheldon has won the last two races at Homestead-Miami Speedway (2005 & 2006)

-Wheldon victory over Helio Castroneves in last year's race was by just 0.0147 of a second.

-Last year's Homestead victory was Wheldon's first for the Target team.

-Wheldon qualified 8th and finished 1st at Homestead-Miami in 2006

"I think everybody at Target Chip Ganassi Racing has been working very hard over the winter. The No. 9 crew and the No. 10 Target crews have really tried to evolve from what we learned last year. Homestead obviously seems to be a very good place for me. In 2007, right now everybody has zero points and nobody has won the race yet so we'll have to see what I can do. I think it's going to be a very competitive race, and the fans are going to be in for a treat."

-credit: cgr

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