IRL: Nashville: Toyota Friday report

Target Duo Leads Toyota in Nashville Qualifying - Target Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Darren Manning and Scott Dixon (both Target Toyota) were the highest-qualifying Toyotas at the Nashville Superspeedway and will start sixth and eighth in ...

Target Duo Leads Toyota in Nashville Qualifying

- Target Chip Ganassi Racing drivers Darren Manning and Scott Dixon (both Target Toyota) were the highest-qualifying Toyotas at the Nashville Superspeedway and will start sixth and eighth in Saturday night's Firestone Indy 200. Sam Hornish Jr. (Marlboro Toyota) made it three Toyotas in the top nine with a ninth-place showing.

- Today's qualifying marks the first time that Darren Manning has been the highest qualifying Toyota this season. The series newcomer matched his previous career-best qualifying effort of sixth set in the season's second race at Phoenix.

- Toyota-powered cars finished 1-2-3 here a year ago, with Marlboro Team Penske's Gil de Ferran winning, Target Ganassi's Scott Dixon finishing second and Penske's Helio Castroneves finishing third.

- 2000 Toyota Atlantic Champion Buddy Rice won his fourth pole of the season - marking the sixth time in eight IndyCar Series races this season that a Toyota Atlantic Championship graduate has won the pole.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Darren Manning , Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran , Scott Dixon , Buddy Rice , Chip Ganassi , Sam Hornish Jr.
Teams Team Penske , Chip Ganassi Racing