IRL: Homestead-Miami: Firestone Racing qualifying notes

Pennzoil Panther Racing driver Sam Hornish today earned the pole for Saturday's 20th Anniversary Grand Prix of Miami with a speed of 202.884 mph. He will share the front row with Marlboro Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves (202.414 ...

Pennzoil Panther Racing driver Sam Hornish today earned the pole for Saturday's 20th Anniversary Grand Prix of Miami with a speed of 202.884 mph. He will share the front row with Marlboro Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves (202.414 mph).

Pennzoil Panther Driver Sam Hornish (Dallara/Chevrolet/Firestone): "Everything went pretty much as we expected. We put a fresh set of Firestones on, went out and had really good grip. Andy Brown, our engineer, did such a good job setting up the car, we were able to get the pole on our second out lap. The car handled great and the tires did an awesome job; we'll just have to wait and see what we'll have to do tomorrow."

Note: This marks the fourth time Hornish will start from the pole on Firestone Firehawks. Others were Phoenix (March 18, 2001), Miami (April 8, 2001) and Texas (Oct. 6, 2001).

Practice temperatures ranged from 78 to 94 degrees track and from 74 to 79 degrees ambient.

Qualifying temperatures ranged from 84 to 95 degrees track and from 76 to 80 degrees ambient.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Sam Hornis
Teams Panther Racing , Team Penske