IRL: Nashville: Chip Ganassi Racing qualifying report

Dixon wins 3rd consecutive pole in Nashville Scott Dixon -- No. 9 Target Toyota Qualified -- 1st Speed -- 206.211 mph "What can I say, Team Target has done it again. We tested down here last week and learned a lot about the track. It's a...

Dixon wins 3rd consecutive pole in Nashville

Scott Dixon -- No. 9 Target Toyota
Qualified -- 1st
Speed -- 206.211 mph

"What can I say, Team Target has done it again. We tested down here last week and learned a lot about the track. It's a very physical racetrack, kind of like Richmond. One thing that will be important here is to conserve your tires. We've been setting a lot of records so far this year, but the championship is what I'm after. If we can keep the car on the track and get some solid finishes, that help us a lot down the road. The cars have been very good all year long, and that's a credit to the team and the engineering staff."

Tomas Scheckter -- No. 10 Target Toyota
Qualified -- 5th
Speed -- 204.482 mph

"My run was pretty good. I was flat out all the way around, so we might have had a little too much downforce on the car. But it's a good starting position for us. We're really hungry for a win this year. We've been close in a lot of races, but things haven't gone our way. I'm looking forward to the race. We have a good car and I'm excited about our chances."

Notes:

It is the third straight pole for Scott Dixon and his 4th pole of the season. It is the team's 4th pole in the last 5 races and the 5th pole in the last 7.

Scott Dixon is tied for 5th all-time in IRL history with 4 pole wins.

Dixon is also second in IRL history in consecutive pole wins (3).

Team Target is 5th in IRL History with 5.

Target Chip Ganassi Racing drivers have led 11 out of the last 13 IndyCar practice and qualifying sessions over the last two races.

It is the 8th straight top-6 start for Scott Dixon

In the last 8 races, Scott Dixon's average qualifying position is 2.375, including 4 poles.

It is the team's 6th pole in the last 9 races.

With the pole win, another $1,000 is donated by Team Target to Target House and St. Jude's Children's Hospital. So far this year, the team has given $39,650 to the organization.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Scott Dixon , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing