IRL: Nazareth: Toyota qualifying report

- Scott Dixon (Target Toyota) won Toyota's 10th pole of the season to lead an all-Toyota front row in winning his fifth pole position of the season in qualifying for Sunday's Firestone Indy 225. - Toyota-powered cars have now sat on the pole for...

- Scott Dixon (Target Toyota) won Toyota's 10th pole of the season to lead an all-Toyota front row in winning his fifth pole position of the season in qualifying for Sunday's Firestone Indy 225.

- Toyota-powered cars have now sat on the pole for 10 of the last 12 IRL events.

- Toyota can officially clinch the IndyCar Series Engine Manufacturer's Championship with a victory in tomorrow's Firestone Indy 225.

- Scott Dixon's pole is his fifth of the season and leaves him just one shy of the all-time IndyCar Series record of six set by Billy Boat in 1998. Dixon has a series-high eight front row starting positions this season. Overall, Dixon has now qualified in the top-six in each of the last 12 events.

- Today's pole-winning effort by Scott Dixon marks a series-high seventh pole this season for long-time Toyota team Target Chip Ganassi Racing. The Target team holds the distinction of winning Toyota's first-ever race in both CART and IRL competition.

- Helio Castroneves' (Marlboro Toyota) second is his fifth consecutive top-three start and marks his ninth top-four starting position of the season. The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner has now qualified second, third, first, third and second in his last five races. He also won the pole for this year's Indianapolis 500.

- Between Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Marlboro Team Penske, the two Toyota teams earned four of the top six spots in qualifying today. Tomas Scheckter will start from the outside of row two in the fourth position, giving Target Chip Ganassi Racing cars in each of the first two rows, while Gil de Ferran placed sixth today in his Marlboro Toyota giving Marlboro Team Penske two cars in the first six.

- With Alex Barron (Hollywood Toyota) capturing the ninth starting position, Toyota-powered drivers took three of the top-four and five of the top-nine spots in qualifying today.

Toyota Nazareth Qualifying:
1. Scott Dixon
2. Helio Castroneves
4. Tomas Scheckter
6. Gil de Ferran
9. Alex Barron
13. Al Unser Jr.
16. Scott Sharp
18. A. J. Foyt IV 20.Tora Takagi

Firestone Indy 225, Nazareth Speedway, Aug. 24, ESPN, 3:00 p.m. EDT

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Al Unser Jr. , Scott Sharp , Billy Boat , Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran , Scott Dixon , Tora Takagi , Alex Barron , Chip Ganassi
Teams Team Penske , Chip Ganassi Racing