IRL: Texas: Chip Ganassi Racing qualifying report

TARGET INDYCAR TEAM TEXAS QUALIFYING REPORT THIS WEEKEND: Target Team IndyCar drivers Scott Dixon (No.9 Target Honda-powered Dallara) and Dan Wheldon (No.10 Target Honda-powered Dallara) will take on the high-banked 1.5 mile super speedway at ...

TARGET INDYCAR TEAM TEXAS QUALIFYING REPORT

THIS WEEKEND: Target Team IndyCar drivers Scott Dixon (No.9 Target Honda-powered Dallara) and Dan Wheldon (No.10 Target Honda-powered Dallara) will take on the high-banked 1.5 mile super speedway at Texas Motor Speedway for 228 laps (342 miles/550 kilometers) this Saturday night. The Bombardier Learjet 550K is the 7th race in 17-race 2006 season. Scott Dixon and the no. 9 car crew will trade in the traditional red and white for the blue and white colours of team sponsor, Commit.

VENUE: Texas Motor Speedway 1.5 mile asphalt oval with 24-degree banked turns has produced some of the close racing that has been the hallmark of the IndyCar Series over the last 10 seasons.

QUALIFYING NOTES: After an unfortunate rear suspension failure and subsequent contact with the wall during practice this afternoon, Scott Dixon was forced to trade in the damaged no.9 Commit car for the No.9 Target backup car for his qualifying run. During that run, the left side rear mirror fell off but Dixon was still able to qualify seventh for the Saturday night race with a speed of 212.980 mph. Dan Wheldon qualified tenth with a speed of 212.665 mph.

TARGET CHIP GANASSI RACING QUOTEBOARD:

Scott Dixon: "It was alright. The car setup has been pretty good and for the short amount of time the Target guys with Commit did a good job getting a car ready in a couple of hours. We had a suspension failure there going into (Turn) 1 in practice, and seem to wreck that car pretty good. We only got one lap because we missed our turn in line, but all in all, it was pretty good.

Dan Wheldon: "Not too bad. We seem to lack a little bit of speed. Everybody at Target Chip Ganassi Racing has been working hard to figure out why."

-credit: cgr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Dixon , Dan Wheldon , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing