Homestead Starting Lineup; Buddy Rice On Pole

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Buddy Rice of Phoenix, Ariz., will start from the pole at Saturday's season-opening CART Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway. Rice recorded his fourth Atlantic career pole by posting a qualifying...

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Buddy Rice of Phoenix, Ariz., will start from the pole at Saturday's season-opening CART Toyota Atlantic Championship race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Rice recorded his fourth Atlantic career pole by posting a qualifying lap speed of 40.784 miles per hour. Dan Wheldon of Newport Beach, Calif., will start second, in his first Atlantic race, with a qualifying speed of 124.290 miles per hour. Will Langhorne of Warrentown, Va., will start third after recording a qualifying speed of 123.839 miles per hour.

Saturday's race will open the series' 27th season and is the first of two Atlantic races this weekend. Round two will run Sunday a.m., shortly before the FedEx Championship Series race. Full prize and points will be awarded for each race.

HOMESTEAD, Fla. - Starting lineup for Saturday's 50-lap CART Toyota Atlantic Championship season opener at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, with starting position, driver, hometown, car, time and qualifying speed in miles-per-hour. <pre> 1. Buddy Rice, Phoenix, Ariz., Swift 008.a, :40.874, 124.637 mph. 2. Daniel Wheldon, Newport Beach, Calif., Swift 008.a, :40.898, 124.290. 3. William Langhorne, Warrentown, Va., Swift 008.a, :41.047, 123.839. 4. Alex Gurney, Newport Beach, Calif., Swift 008.a, :41.117, 123.628. 5. Andrew Bordin, Woodbridge, Ont., Canada, Swift 008.a, :41.125, 123.604. 6. Masoaki Nagashima, Tokyo, Japan, Swift 008.a, :41.204, 123.367. 7. Martin Basso, Rafaela, Santa Fe, Argentina, Swift 008.a, :41.213, 123.340. 8. Rocky Moran Jr., Coto de Caza, Calif., Swift 008.a, :41.268, 123.175. 9. Bob Perona, Denver, Colo., Swift 008.a, :41.328, 122.997. 10. T.J. Bell, Sparks, Nev., Swift 008.a, :41.535, 122.384. 11. J.F. Veilleux, Boucherville, Que., Swift 008.a, :41.555, 122.325. 12. Hoover Orsi, Campo Grande, Brazil, Swift 008.a, :41.564, 122.298. 13. Cemal Yelkin, Canfield, Ohio, Swift 008.a, :41.630, 122.104. 14. Kuno II Wittmer, Montreal, Que., Swift 008.a, :41.716, 121.853. 15. Mike Conte, Seattle, Wash., Swift 008.a, :41.804, 121.596. 16. Pete Mercier, Las Vegas, Nev., Swift 008.a, :41.849, 121.465. 17. David Rutledge, W. Vancouver, B.C., Swift 008.a, :41.859, 121.436. 18. David Cutler, Medina, Wash., Swift 008.a, :41.892, 121.341. 19. Tom Wieringa, Oak Brook, Ill., Swift 008.a, :42.142, 120.621. 20. Christophe Beauvais, Montreal, Que., Swift 008.a, :42.245, 120.327. 21. Joey Scarallo, Smithtown, N.Y., Swift 008.a, :42.649, 119.187. 22. Stephen Roy, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Swift 008.a, :43.338, 117.292. 23. Imran Husain, Los Angeles, Calif., Swift 008.a, :43.799, 116.057. 24. Sergei Szortyka, Sinking Spring, Pa., Swift 008.a, :44.028, 115.454.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Alex Gurney , Martin Basso , Hoover Orsi , David Rutledge , Christophe Beauvais , T.J. Bell , Rocky Moran Jr. , Dan Wheldon , David Cutler , Buddy Rice , Will Langhorne , Andrew Bordin , Sergei Szortyka , Imran Husain , Tom Wieringa