IRL: Texas II: AGR, Franchitti Friday report

Franchitti Qualifies Ninth in ArcaEx Car at Texas Motor Speedway FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 15, 2004) - Dario Franchitti recorded a lap of 213.219 miles per hour (24.5663 seconds) in the ...

Franchitti Qualifies Ninth in ArcaEx Car at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 15, 2004) - Dario Franchitti recorded a lap of 213.219 miles per hour (24.5663 seconds) in the #27 ArcaEx Dallara/Honda/Firestone during qualifying today at Texas Motor Speedway, which earned him the ninth starting position for Sunday's running of the Indy Racing League® IndyCar® Series Texas 500.

The final event of the 2004 IndyCar Series is set to go green at 12:55 p.m. (EDT) Sunday with ABC providing live broadcast coverage of the 200-lap event beginning at 12:30 p.m. (EDT).

Dario Franchitti, #27 ArcaEx Dallara/Honda/Firestone:

"We qualified the ArcaEx car on the pole pretty easily during the June race and it was a lot harder today. We ran a similar setup to what we ran then, but the speeds are up a lot. There is something like a 2.5 mile an hour difference between my speed and the pole speed. I don't think you can attribute that to the wind, but I think we'll still be pretty competitive on race day."

-agr-

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Drivers Dario Franchitti