IRL: Homestead: Toyota Saturday report

P ENSKE DRIVERS LEAD TOYOTA IN TOYOTA INDY 300 QUALIFYING - Marlboro Team Penske drivers Helio Castroneves and Sam Hornish Jr. qualified seventh and eighth, respectively, to lead Toyota in qualifying for Sunday's Toyota Indy 300 at the...

P ENSKE DRIVERS LEAD TOYOTA IN TOYOTA INDY 300 QUALIFYING

- Marlboro Team Penske drivers Helio Castroneves and Sam Hornish Jr. qualified seventh and eighth, respectively, to lead Toyota in qualifying for Sunday's Toyota Indy 300 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

- The seventh in qualifying ends a streak of four consecutive pole positions for Helio Castroneves. He tied an IndyCar Series record by taking the final four pole positions during the 2004 season at Nazareth, Chicago, Fontana and Texas.

- Toyota will be looking for its third consecutive Toyota Indy 300 victory tomorrow. Scott Dixon won the 2003 race after qualifying 12th, while Sam Hornish Jr. moved up from the 7th spot a year ago to win -- both coming with Toyota power.

- Sam Hornish Jr. can make it four victories in five races at the Homestead-Miami Speedway if he can win tomorrow's Toyota Indy 300.

- Three Toyota-powered drivers are set to make their IndyCar Series debut tomorrow as Patrick Carpentier, Paul Dana and Ryan Briscoe will be making their first starts in the series. After making light contact with the wall in the morning practice, Briscoe did not attempt to qualify and will start tomorrow's race in the back-up #33T Target Toyota.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Patrick Carpentier , Scott Dixon , Ryan Briscoe , Paul Dana , Sam Hornish Jr. , Sam Hornis
Teams Team Penske