Franchitti wins pole in Long Beach

Dario Franchitti has won the pole for Sunday’s IndyCar Series
race at Long Beach.

Franchitti came into the weekend ranked last in the IndyCar
standings and off to the worst start of his career. But he insisted
he’s not concerned about the start, and proved it with a big last
lap in Saturday’s qualifying.

Franchitti’s last lap was 1:07.2379 and bounced Ryan Hunter-Reay
off the pole at the last second.

Will Power was third and was followed by Takuma Sato, Mike
Conway and Helio Castroneves. The Fast Six had an even split of
three Chevrolets and three Hondas.

IndyCar penalized Scott Dixon, Oriole Serbia and Marco Andretti
in the first round.

Two weeks ago at Barber, IndyCar penalized Sato for interfering
with Justin Wilson’s qualifying lap.

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