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Dixon keeps pole from Power at Detroit

Tony Kanaan was particularly frustrated not to progress from his own first round group, and blamed a wrong decision in set-up.

"We made a change on my car before qualifying which didn't work," he said. "It's unfortunate because we were fast in our practice sessions. The race is normally always exciting so I will look forward to that tomorrow and hope I can bring the team a good result."

His team mate and best friend Rubens Barrichello had a quiet afternoon of it and never really looked likely to progress from round 1.

"We have been struggling since yesterday with the back end of the car," he revealed. "It's frustrating because we still don't really no the problem so we can't find a solution. It's a shame because I really like this track and have been able to learn it quite quickly. I hope tomorrow we can have a good race."

The back of the grid will see Ed Carpenter and James Jakes joined by Marco Andretti, who simply didn't get a good run on Saturday. It will be a long fight back through the field on Sunday for them all.

That was pretty frustrating today," admitted Carpenter, who is much more of an oval racer at heart. "In the morning session, we had a braking issue and didn't get many laps. Then the car just wasn't what we needed in qualifying. I was almost spinning out at several corners ... I thought we would be better coming here after the Brazil race, but it just hasn't been a good weekend so far."

"It was a tough day for the Boy Scouts of America team," added Jakes."Things just didn't go our way in qualifying. All we can do now is regroup and get the car ready for the race tomorrow. I know that the team will give me a good car. There is nowhere to go but up from here."




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Justin Wilson, #18 Sonny`s BBQ Honda. (c) 2012 Dan R. Boyd LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Dario Franchitti and Ryan Briscoe in Detroit. (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Scott Dixon passes the Detroit skyline. (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Ed Jones - Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Scott Dixon - Target Chip Ganassi Racing   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/JOE SKIBINSKI]
Josef Newgarden - Ed Carpenter Racing   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Shawn Gritzmacher]
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James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson Motorsports   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Jones]
Josef Newgarden - Ed Carpenter Racing [credit: Chris Jones]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson [credit: Chris Owens]
Spencer Pigot - Ed Carpenter Racing
Simon Pagenaud - Team Penske   [image credit: IndyCar Media/Bret Kelley]
Sebastian Bourdais (KVSH Racing) celebrates in Detroit   [image creid: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
Sebastian Bourdais - KVSH Racing   [image credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
James Hinchcliffe - Schmidt Peterson [Credit: IndyCar]
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