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Franchitti Qualifies Fifth in ArcaEx Car at Homestead-Miami Speedway HOMESTEAD, Fla. (March 5, 2005) - Dario Franchitti recorded a lap of 213.899 miles per hour (24.9931 seconds) in the ...

Franchitti Qualifies Fifth in ArcaEx Car at Homestead-Miami Speedway

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (March 5, 2005) - Dario Franchitti recorded a lap of 213.899 miles per hour (24.9931 seconds) in the #27 ArcaEx Dallara/Honda/Firestone during qualifying today at Homestead- Miami Speedway, which earned him the fifth starting position for Sunday's running of the Indy Racing League® IndyCar® Series Homestead-Miami Indy 300.

The season-opening event of the 2005 IndyCar Series is set to go green at 2:15 p.m. (EDT) Sunday with ESPN and ESPN2 providing live broadcast coverage of the 200-lap event beginning at 2 p.m. (EDT).

Dario Franchitti, #27 ArcaEx Dallara/Honda/Firestone:

"We didn't have a bad qualifying run. I don't think it really counts for much in the big picture, but it's nice to qualify near the front of the field. The important stuff is going to be tomorrow and we're going to do everything we can to get the ArcaEx car working well for the race. With four cars in the Andretti Green stable, we should be able to find a fast race setup for our cars."

-agr-

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Drivers Dario Franchitti