IRL: Chicagoland: Toyota qualifying report

Scheckter puts Toyota on front row at Chicago Tomas Scheckter (Target Toyota) qualified on the outside of the front row to lead four Toyotas in the top nine in qualifying for Sunday's Delphi Indy 300. Tomas Scheckter's second marks his fourth...

Scheckter puts Toyota on front row at Chicago

Tomas Scheckter (Target Toyota) qualified on the outside of the front row to lead four Toyotas in the top nine in qualifying for Sunday's Delphi Indy 300.

Tomas Scheckter's second marks his fourth front row starting position of the season - all coming on tracks at a mile and a half and bigger. He won poles earlier this season at Texas and Michigan, while also starting on the outside of the front row at Chicagoland's sister track in Kansas.

Felipe Giaffone (Hollywood Toyota) returned to the cockpit in fine fashion with a third in qualifying today. The Brazilian was injured in early July at Kansas and missed five races before returning this weekend.

Scott Dixon qualified fifth today, giving Target Chip Ganassi Racing two cars in the top five the only team to do so today. For Dixon, it marks the 13th consecutive race he's qualified in the top six.

Series points leader Helio Castroneves (Marlboro Toyota) will start ninth tomorrow. Castroneves currently holds a 25-point lead over teammate Gil de Ferran.

Toyota Chicago Qualifying:

2. Tomas Scheckter
3. Felipe Giaffone
5. Scott Dixon
9. Helio Castroneves
11. Tora Takagi
12. Gil de Ferran
17. Al Unser Jr.
20. Scott Sharp
21. A. J. Foyt IV

Delphi Indy 300, Chicagoland Speedway, ABC, 2:00 p.m. EDT

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Felipe Giaffone , Al Unser Jr. , Scott Sharp , Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran , Scott Dixon , Tora Takagi , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing