IRL: Richmond: Dixon/Scheckter Friday report

Dixon wins pole in Richmond Tomas Scheckter -- No. 10 Target Toyota Qualified -- 14th Speed - 163.628 mph "It wasn't the best to be out there so early, but we had a decent run for the conditions we were in. I got a little sideways coming...

Dixon wins pole in Richmond

Tomas Scheckter -- No. 10 Target Toyota
Qualified -- 14th
Speed - 163.628 mph

"It wasn't the best to be out there so early, but we had a decent run for the conditions we were in. I got a little sideways coming out of turn 4 and that hurt our time a little bit. The track was pretty hot, but that's the luck of the draw. The Target car is always good in the race, so we'll focus on that now. I think that we have a solid race car, we'll see tonight in the final practice. Oval racing is not about how you qualify, it's about how you race."

Scott Dixon -- No. 9 Target Toyota
Qualified -- 1st
Speed -- 168.138 mph

"Team Target did a great job today. The whole team, engineering staff prepared an awesome car for me today. We had a good first lap and the second lap was even a little quicker, except that we ran out of fuel on the second lap. It's very important to start up front here because it's such a short track. Toyota has done a great job developing this engine and they're a big reason for our success this year. Hopefully, we can run a strong race tomorrow and be in the hunt for our second straight win."

Notes:

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

It is the second pole of the season for Dixon and the 3rd pole in the last 5 races for Team Target.

Dixon is only the 6th driver to win the pole after winning the previous event.

Last year, Scheckter started 18th and finished 4th.

It is the team's 5th pole in the last 8 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 $25,425 to the organization.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Scott Dixon