Saturday, May 10, 2008

Dixon on Target - Takes Indy 500 Pole

Congratulations to Target Chip Ganassi Racing which put Scott Dixon on pole for this year's Indy 500! Scotty-D had to sweat out a late challenge from his teammate Dan Wheldon to hang onto P1. Snagging a Target 1-2 and pushing Penske's Ryan Briscoe to the outside of the first row had to sweet for the Chipster. Dixon took his first Indy pole with a second attempt in mid-afternoon and then waited everyone out that tried to challenge. I wonder what happened to all the speed Andretti Green's drivers had shown in the morning practice session... It doesn't really matter now since they all got in the top 9, and Ryan Briscoe surprisingly outran the dancing man, Helio Castroneves. Great efforts by Hideki Mutoh, Ed Carpenter and Tomas Scheckter to get in the first 11 will allow them to rest easy and work on race setups from here on out.

It's been a very long day, so I'll be back soon with more pix when I get ny batteries recharged.

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