IRL: Homestead: Chip Ganassi Racing qualifying report

Team Target scores top-10 starting spot with Scheckter. At first glance, the starting positions for the Team Target duo might not look too impressive. But considering the twosome had the two fastest G Force chassis in the field, it was a good...

Team Target scores top-10 starting spot with Scheckter.

At first glance, the starting positions for the Team Target duo might not look too impressive. But considering the twosome had the two fastest G Force chassis in the field, it was a good day for both of the 22-year olds. Tomas Scheckter qualified his #10 Target Toyota in the top-10 with his lap of 200.766 mph, placing him 9th on the grid. Teammate Scott Dixon circled the 1.5-mile oval at a speed of 199.942 mph, good enough for 12th overall. Scheckter was happy with his run and is looking forward to tomorrow's 200 lap season-opener.

"I can't say enough for this team, " Scheckter said. "We struggled a little bit over the last two days, but the Team Target guys really stepped up today. They made some changes and gave me a really good car for qualifying. The car had a good balance and it was about all that we had. Toyota has also done a tremendous job also. We knew that we probably weren't going to qualify up front here, but we know that we will at other tracks that we go to this yeat. We need to have a good finish tomorrow, get some points and move on to Phoenix."

The driver of the #9 Target Toyota, Scott Dixon was hoping for a better qualifying spot in his IRL debut, but feels confident about his chances in the race.

"It wasn't too bad," Dixon explained. "We had a lot of understeer and we kept hitting the rev limiter. That hurt us a little bit, but I'm encouraged with the car in race trim. We were pretty consistent on full tank runs yesterday and I think we have a good chance to finish well finish tomorrow."

The Toyota Indy 300 can be seen live on ABC Sports beginning at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Scott Dixon , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing