IRL: Watkins Glen: Toyota Friday report

Castroneves Leads As Toyota Tops Glen Speed Charts Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves (Marlboro Team Penske Toyota) registered the fastest overall practice speed, while fellow Toyota pilot Scott Dixon (Target Toyota) was third in...

Castroneves Leads As Toyota Tops Glen Speed Charts

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves (Marlboro Team Penske Toyota) registered the fastest overall practice speed, while fellow Toyota pilot Scott Dixon (Target Toyota) was third in Friday's first day of practice in preparation for Saturday's qualifying for the Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix presented by Argent Mortgage.

- After registering the fastest time today, Castroneves will get to decide the qualifying order tomorrow in terms of whether the field qualifies fastest to slowest or vice versa for single-car qualifying prior to the Firestone Fast Six group qualifying.

- After starting second in each of the previous two road course events, Helio Castroneves will try to break that streak with his second pole position of the season tomorrow.

- In addition to the top marks registered by Castroneves and Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Giorgio Pantano (sixth) and Red Bull Cheever Racing's Patrick Carpentier (eighth) combined to give Toyota four of the top eight cars today.

- Sunday's Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix will be televised live on ABC beginning at 3:30 p.m. EDT

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Giorgio Pantano , Helio Castroneves , Patrick Carpentier , Scott Dixon , Chip Ganassi
Teams Team Penske , Chip Ganassi Racing