IRL: Kansas: Chip Ganassi Racing qualifying report

TARGET TEAM QUALIFYIES IN TOP FIVE FOR KANSAS LOTTERY INDY 300 THIS WEEKEND: Target Team drivers Scott Dixon (No.9 Target Honda-powered Dallara) and Dan Wheldon (No.10 Target Honda-powered Dallara) will race 200 laps (300 miles) at 1.5 mile ...

TARGET TEAM QUALIFYIES IN TOP FIVE FOR KANSAS LOTTERY INDY 300

THIS WEEKEND: Target Team drivers Scott Dixon (No.9 Target Honda-powered Dallara) and Dan Wheldon (No.10 Target Honda-powered Dallara) will race 200 laps (300 miles) at 1.5 mile tri-oval at Kansas Speedway. The race date was moved to the April date after traditionally running on the Fourth of July weekend for the past few years.

QUALIFYING RESULTS: Target team driver Dan Wheldon and Scott Dixon qualified on the second and third rows of the grid for the start of the Kansas Lottery Indy 300. Wheldon qualified fourth with a speed of 213.812 mph while Dixon set a fast time of 213.793 mph.

TARGET CHIP GANASSI RACING QUOTEBOARD FROM QUALIFYING:

Scott Dixon-No.9 Target Honda Dallara Firestone : "They made a couple of changes to the car, with taking the wheel covers off and things like that so it is going to add a bit more drag to the car and make the racing a little better. You can't get it much better here; it's always good here."

Dan Wheldon-No.10 Target Honda Dallara Firestone: "I think the race is going to be tight. I think we are going to have to go do some work to make sure we're fast enough in the race because I think we are a little bit better than what we were (in qualifying). We definitely have the ability to be very quick but I don't think we have it right just yet and we will need to improve that tomorrow."

"Kansas is going to be a great event because normally we race there in the heat of the summer and it was very, very hot, but this year it will be slightly cooler, which will make the cars move around slightly less which will probably mean as well that the race will be just as intense as it normally is because we run very, very close there and it will be down to the last turn we come out of, turn 4, as to when you can determine the race winner. And perhaps probably not until we cross the line, which I've been on the receiving end of that a couple of times where I've crossed the line within inches of another car but unfortunately just inches behind. But like I say, after that event it's the start of the month of May. A start of the month to be able to try and drink that milk so I look forward to that.

-credit: cgr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Dixon , Dan Wheldon , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing