IRL: Texas: Toyota qualifying report

Hornish Leads Toyota With Fourth In Texas Qualifying Sam Hornish Jr. (Marlboro Toyota) qualified fourth in preparation for Saturday?s Bombardier Lear Jet 500 as the highest qualifying Toyota-powered car in the field for the third consecutive...

Hornish Leads Toyota With Fourth In Texas Qualifying

Sam Hornish Jr. (Marlboro Toyota) qualified fourth in preparation for Saturday?s Bombardier Lear Jet 500 as the highest qualifying Toyota-powered car in the field for the third consecutive race. Hornish Jr. was joined by Darren Manning (Target Toyota) in ninth and Helio Castroneves (Marlboro Toyota) in 10th as the three Toyotas in the top-10.

- With his fourth tonight, Sam Hornish Jr. has now qualified in the top four in each of the last three races after winning the pole at Motegi and qualifying in the middle of the front row at Indianapolis in the second position.

- Through six races, Sam Hornish Jr. ranks as the top average qualifier in IndyCar Series competition this year with an average starting position of 4.75. His Marlboro Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves is second with an average starting spot of 5.1. The Penske duo are two of only three drivers in the series to qualify in the top-10 in each of the season?s first six races.

- Toyota will be looking for its fourth victory in five attempts at the Texas Speedway on Saturday. Toyota-powered cars previously won in 2003 with Al Unser Jr. and Gil de Ferran and in 2004 with Helio Castroneves.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Darren Manning , Al Unser Jr. , Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran , Sam Hornish Jr.
Teams Team Penske