CHAMPCAR/CART: Chicago: Toyota Saturday qualifying report

Da Matta'S third paces four Toyotas in top-10 In Chicago qualifying. - Cristiano da Matta placed third, leading a charge of four Toyota-powered cars in the top-10 in qualifying for tomorrow's Grand Prix of Chicago. Bruno Junqueira also kept up...

Da Matta'S third paces four Toyotas in top-10 In Chicago qualifying.

- Cristiano da Matta placed third, leading a charge of four Toyota-powered cars in the top-10 in qualifying for tomorrow's Grand Prix of Chicago. Bruno Junqueira also kept up his impressive qualifying performances with a fifth. He was joined in the top 10 by Tora Takagi (8th) and Scott Dixon (9th).

- Cristiano da Matta's third in qualifying today marks his fifth top-five start in seven races this season. To date, he has two poles, a second, a third and a fifth.

- Bruno Junqueira continued his amazing qualifying run with a fifth today. It's his sixth consecutive top five qualifying showing in CART competition and his seventh straight when including his Indianapolis 500 pole. Junqueira also continues to be the overall top qualifier in the FedEx Championship Series with an average starting position of 3.8.

- Cristiano da Matta and Bruno Junqueira are the only CART drivers to start in the top 10 in each race this season. They also rank as the two top qualifiers on an average start basis.

- Toyota will be looking for its seventh win in the last nine CART events in tomorrow's Grand Prix of Chicago.

Toyota Drivers Chicago Qualifying

3. Cristiano da Matta
5. Bruno Junqueira
8. Tora Takagi
9. Scott Dixon
11. Christian Fittipaldi
12. Kenny Brack
17. Townsend Bell

Grand Prix of Chicago, June 30, CBS, 3:30 p.m. EST/12:30 p.m. PST

-toyota-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bruno Junqueira , Christian Fittipaldi , Scott Dixon , Tora Takagi , Kenny Brack , Townsend Bell , Cristiano da Matta