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Texas: Qualifying times

Alex Tagliani was able to edge Dario Franchitti by a hundredth of a second to claim his second consecutive pole position at Texas Motor Speedway.
Bryan Herta Autosport's Alex Tagliani posted a late qualifying lap of 215.691mph (a two-lap aggregate time of 48.5695s) in Friday late afternoon qualifying for the Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway to knock Dario Franchitti off the provisional top position and claim his second consecutive pole in Fort Worth.

1. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 215.691mph 48.5695s
2. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 215.646mph 48.5797s + 0.0102s
3. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 215.554mph 48.6003s + 0.0308s
4. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 215.331mph 48.6507s + 0.0812s
5. #12 Will Power (C) 215.116mph 48.6992s + 0.1297s
6. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 214.920mph 48.7438s + 0.1743s
7. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 214.701mph 48.7934s + 0.2239s
8. #14 Mike Conway (H) 214.458mph 48.8487s + 0.2792s
(24.4532s/24.3955s) *
9. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 214.424mph 48.8564s + 0.2869s
10. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 214.196mph 48.9085s + 0.3390s
11. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 214.082mph 48.9345s + 0.3650s
12. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 214.060mph 48.9396s + 0.3701s
13. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 213.957mph 48.9632s + 0.3937s
14. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 213.949mph 48.9650s + 0.3955s
15. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 213.927mph 48.9699s + 0.4004s
16. #5 EJ Viso (C) 213.444mph 49.0807s + 0.5112s
17. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 213.402mph 49.0904s + 0.5209s
18. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 212.833mph 49.2217s + 0.6522s
19. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 212.136mph 49.3834s + 0.8139s
20. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 211.643mph 49.4984s + 0.9289s
21. #19 James Jakes (H) 211.245mph 49.5917s + 1.0222s
22. #6 Katherine Legge (C) 210.543mph 49.7570s + 1.1875s
23. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 204.066mph 51.3364s + 2.7669s
(25.6985s/25.6379s) *
24. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 202.596mph 51.7089s + 3.1394s
25. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) No Time *

* denotes a 10-place grid penalty for unscheduled engine change
H = Honda, C = Chevrolet, L = Lotus

Related Pictures

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Pole Winner Alex Tagliani and the Bryan Herta Autosport team (c) 2012 Michael L. Levitt LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
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Ed Carpenter Racing crew working on the boss` car   [pic credit: IndyCar Media/Chris Owens]
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Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing) on his way to pole at Watkins Glen   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
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Scott Dixon leads the Indycar field   [pic credit: Indycar media/Bret Kelley]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Jones]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Jones]
Will Power - Team Penske   [pic credit: Indycar media/Chris Owens]
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