Dario Franchitti wins Iowa pole

Dario Franchitti will start from pole at Iowa

Dario Franchitti has taken his second consecutive pole position in the IZOD IndyCar Series winning the third heat race at the Iowa Corn Indy 250.

The series champion just made it into the heat race in the qualifying session, but was the dominate force in the 30 lap sprint.

Driving the Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda, Franchitti passed Marco Andretti (who yesterday was confirmed as Todd Kelly’s co-driver at the Armor All Gold Coast 600 in October) on Lap #8 in the event that determined the first four rows for the 250-lap race under the lights tomorrow.

It was the second consecutive week that Franchitti has started on the pole. Helio Castroneves will join Franchitti on the front row. Andretti and Andretti Autosport teammate James Hinchcliffe will be on Row 2.

Team Penske teammates Ryan Briscoe and Will Power, the IZOD IndyCar Series championship points leader, will start on Row 3. Ryan Hunter-Reay, the winner last week at Milwaukee, will be on Row 4 with Scott Dixon.

 

Heat one results

1 Graham Rahal Ganassi Honda 30 laps
2 Josef Newgarden Fisher Honda +6.2134
3 JR Hildebrand Panther Chevrolet +6.5594
4 EJ Viso KV Chevrolet +7.4531
5 Oriol Servia Panther/DRR Chevrolet +8.3586
6 Mike Conway Foyt Honda +10.8144
7 Ed Carpenter Carpenter Chevrolet +13.4036
8 Takuma Sato Rahal Honda +18.5671

 

Heat two results

1 Tony Kanaan KV Chevrolet 30 laps
2 Alex Tagliani Herta Honda +3.1255
3 Rubens Barrichello KV Chevrolet +6.0818
4 Justin Wilson Coyne Honda +7.9310
5 Charlie Kimball Ganassi Honda +10.0818
6 Katherine Legge Dragon Chevrolet +13.7490
7 James Jakes Coyne Honda +14.0032
8 Simona de Silvestro HVM Lotus + 1 lap
9 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Honda + 1 lap

 

Heat three results 

1 Dario Franchitti Ganassi Honda 30 laps
2 Helio Castroneves Penske Chevrolet +1.4671
3 Marco Andretti Andretti Chevrolet +5.1884
4 James Hinchcliffe Andretti Chevrolet +5.9813
5 Ryan Briscoe Penske Chevrolet +6.5813
6 Will Power Penske Chevrolet +7.3542
7 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Chevrolet +7.8433
8 Scott Dixon Ganassi Honda +9.2963

 

Starting order: 

1 Dario Franchitti Ganassi Honda
2 Helio Castroneves Penske Chevrolet
3 Marco Andretti Andretti Chevrolet
4 James Hinchcliffe Andretti Chevrolet
5 Ryan Briscoe Penske Chevrolet
6 Will Power Penske Chevrolet
7 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Chevrolet
8 Scott Dixon Ganassi Honda
9 Tony Kanaan KV Chevrolet
10 Graham Rahal Ganassi Honda
11 Alex Tagliani Herta Honda
12 Josef Newgarden Fisher Honda
13 Rubens Barrichello KV Chevrolet
14 JR Hildebrand Panther Chevrolet
15 Justin Wilson Coyne Honda
16 EJ Viso KV Chevrolet
17 Charlie Kimball Ganassi Honda
18 Oriol Servia Panther/DRR Chevrolet
19 Katherine Legge Dragon Chevrolet
20 Mike Conway Foyt Honda
21 James Jakes Coyne Honda
22 Ed Carpenter Carpenter Chevrolet
23 Simona de Silvestro HVM Lotus
24 Takuma Sato Rahal Honda
25 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Honda

 

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