CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana: Toyota qualifying report

Junqueira, Toyota on front row. - Bruno Junqueira (Target Toyota) registered his fifth front-row starting position of the season with a second to lead the Toyota contingent in today's qualifying for "The 500 Presented by Toyota." Cristiano...

Junqueira, Toyota on front row.

- Bruno Junqueira (Target Toyota) registered his fifth front-row starting position of the season with a second to lead the Toyota contingent in today's qualifying for "The 500 Presented by Toyota." Cristiano daMatta (Chevron Toyota) made it two Toyotas in the top three with a third-place showing. J

- With a second today in qualifying, it marks the 19th front row starting position for a Toyota-powered car, the most of any manufacturer in the series.

- Bruno Junqueira's second-place today marks his fifth front-row starting position of the season and his second straight on the outside of the front row. It's also his third front row start in the last five races.

- With his third today, Cristiano da Matta extends his top-10 qualifying streak to 23 races -- dating back to the Germany race last season

- the longest such streak in CART since Nigel Mansell (also with Newman/Haas) started in the top 10 in 30 consecutive races in 1993-94. It also marks the 16th time in his last 20 races that he's been in the top five.

- Both Toyota and Cristiano da Matta will be looking for a repeat of last year's victory here at the California Speedway on Sunday. Should Toyota win tomorrow, it would mark its second consecutive 500-mile victory.

Toyota California Qualifying:
2. Bruno Junqueira
3. Cristiano da Matta
13. Christian Fittipaldi
14. Scott Dixon
15. Kenny Brack
16. Tora Takagi
18. Oriol Servia

The 500 Presented by Toyota, Nov. 3, SPEED, 4:00 p.m. EST

-toyota motorsports-

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