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Briscoe tops qualifying, Franchitti starts first

"Not our day today! Broken water pump in the morning! And gear box broke in qualy!!!" she tweeted. "We've had some bad luck this weekend, but we're just going to have to put it behind us and do the best we can tomorrow."

Provisional starting grid

With so many penalties being enacted and the exact order in which the penalties are imposed not certain, the following starting grid order is highly provisional and will only be officially confirmed and announced following Sunday morning's warm-up session.

1. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi-Honda
2. #67 Josef Newgarden SFHR-Honda
3. #18 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne-Honda
4. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt-Hamilton-Honda
5. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi-Honda
6. #15 Takuma Sato RLL-Honda
7. #14 Mike Conway AJ Foyt-Honda
8. #38 Graham Rahal Ganassi-Honda
9. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi-Honda
10. #98 Alex Tagliani BHA-Lotus
11. #2 Ryan Briscoe Penske-Chevrolet *
12. #12 Will Power Penske-Chevrolet *
13. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti-Chevrolet *
14. #19 James Jakes Dale Coyne-Honda
15. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti-Chevrolet *
16. #5 EJ Viso KV Racing-Chevrolet *
17. #78 Simona de Silvestro HVM-Lotus
18. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske-Chevrolet *
19. #11 Tony Kanaan KV Racing-Chevrolet *
20. #4 JR Hildebrand Panther-Chevrolet *
21. #8 Rubens Barrichello KV Racing-Chevrolet *
22. #26 Marco Andretti Andretti-Chevrolet *
23. #22 Oriol Servia Dreyer & Reinbold-Lotus *
24. #20 Ed Carpenter ECR-Chevrolet *
25. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon-Lotus *
26. #6 Katherine Legge Dragon-Lotus *

* = ten-place starting grid penalty for engine change

Full qualifying times and report available.




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The field scatters as the drivers avoid the cars of Sebastien Bourdais and Ryan Briscoe at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
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Scott Dixon toasts his success in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
The confetti flies as Scott Dixon celebrates winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
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Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, August 24, 2014, winning the IndyCar race at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Russell LaBounty/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, August 24, 2014, winning the IndyCar race at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, takes the chequered flag Sunday, August 24, 2014 to win the IndyCar race at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Gregg Ellman/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, August 24, 2014, winning the IndyCar race at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Russell LaBounty/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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