Dixon Dominates Texas Qualifying
Indianapolis 500 winner Scott Dixon continued his reign of terror over the IndyCar Series Friday at Texas Motor Speedway, qualifying on the pole for the fourth time in seven races as the Target Chip Ganassi driver continues to be the man to beat in 2008. In addition to his "500" victory last month, Dixon also won from the pole at the season-opening race at Homestead-Miami Speedway and has finished third or higher in all but one race this year.
Team Penske's Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe will start second and third, respectively, while rookie Hideki Mutoh led the four-car Andretti Green Racing effort in fourth. Teammate Danica Patrick qualified fifth, while Dan Wheldon bounced back from a heavy crash and rollover in practice, caused by suspension failure, to qualify 11th in his backup machine.
Scott Dixon (#9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) pole qualifier, 12th career IndyCar pole: "First of all, we were struggling earlier today. The car was very quick yesterday, but today in practice we backed up and weren't able to find the same speed. So qualifying was a bit of a surprise, actually. All credit to the team for making the changes we needed before qualifying. That was the difference for us today."