IRL: Nashville: Dario Franchitti qualifying report

Franchitti to Start on the Inside of Row 3 in Klein Tools/Canadian Club Car LEBANON, Tenn. (July 14, 2006) - Dario Franchitti will start from the fifth position, his best starting spot in the last six races, in the ...

Franchitti to Start on the Inside of Row 3 in Klein Tools/Canadian Club Car

LEBANON, Tenn. (July 14, 2006) - Dario Franchitti will start from the fifth position, his best starting spot in the last six races, in the #27 Klein Tools/Canadian Club car for Saturday's running of the Firestone Indy 200 from Nashville Superspeedway. Franchitti, the race's defending champion, posted a speed of 201.896 miles per hour (23.1803 seconds) on his second qualifying lap. Saturday's race will be broadcast live by ESPN beginning at 9 p.m. (EDT). The entire IndyCar Series schedule can be heard live by XM Satellite Radio subscribers by tuning into XM channel 145, the exclusive home of the IndyCar Series.

Dario Franchitti, #27 Klein Tools/Canadian Club Dallara/Honda/Firestone:

"I'm pretty happy with our qualifying effort. This is closer to what the Klein Tools/Canadian Club team expects. Nashville isn't an out-and-out superspeedway like 1.5-mile tracks. It's kind of half a handling track and half a superspeedway. The concrete surface creates a lot of marbles and you can't make any mistakes here. If the car isn't right, it can be a long night, but when the car is as good as it was last year, it's pretty easy."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Dario Franchitti