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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
(24.2730s/24.2965s)
2. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 215.646mph 48.5797s + 0.0102s
(24.2645s/24.3152s)
3. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 215.554mph 48.6003s + 0.0308s
(24.2343s/24.3660s)
4. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 215.331mph 48.6507s + 0.0812s
(24.2768s/24.3739s)
5. #12 Will Power (C) 215.116mph 48.6992s + 0.1297s
(24.2454s/24.4538s)
6. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 214.920mph 48.7438s + 0.1743s
(24.3566s/24.3872s)
7. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 214.701mph 48.7934s + 0.2239s
(24.3761s/24.4173s)
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
(24.4070s/24.4494s)
10. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 214.196mph 48.9085s + 0.3390s
(24.4525s/24.4560s)
11. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 214.082mph 48.9345s + 0.3650s
(24.4835s/24.4510s)
12. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 214.060mph 48.9396s + 0.3701s
(24.3756s/24.5640s)
13. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 213.957mph 48.9632s + 0.3937s
(24.4733s/24.4899s)
14. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 213.949mph 48.9650s + 0.3955s
(24.4542s/24.5108s)
15. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 213.927mph 48.9699s + 0.4004s
(24.4602s/24.5097s)
16. #5 EJ Viso (C) 213.444mph 49.0807s + 0.5112s
(24.5354s/24.5453s)
17. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 213.402mph 49.0904s + 0.5209s
(24.5157s/24.5747s)
18. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 212.833mph 49.2217s + 0.6522s
(24.5536s/24.6681s)
19. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 212.136mph 49.3834s + 0.8139s
(24.6740s/24.7094s)
20. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 211.643mph 49.4984s + 0.9289s
(24.8322s/24.6662s)
21. #19 James Jakes (H) 211.245mph 49.5917s + 1.0222s
(24.8728s/24.7189s)
22. #6 Katherine Legge (C) 210.543mph 49.7570s + 1.1875s
(24.9844s/24.7726s)
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
(25.8439s/25.8650s)
25. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) No Time *

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



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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)
Alex Tagliani watches the on-track action during Friday Practice at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 20. [Picture credit: Dana Garrett for IndyCar Media]
Will Power (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
IMS logo on a Firestone Tire (Photo by: Dana Garrett for IndyCar Media)
Will Power leads teammate Simon Pagenaud into Turn 1 during the Oval Open Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal on opening day at IMS (Photo by: Dana Garrett for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon in pit lane (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal, and Scott Dixon celebrate with champagne following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal in action in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal celebrates in victory lane after finishing second in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal, and Scott Dixon celebrate in Victory Circle following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal, and Scott Dixon celebrate in Victory Circle following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal,and Scott Dixon hoist their trophies following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
The podium of Josef Newgarden, Graham Rahal,and Scott Dixon hoist their trophies following the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Sunday April 26 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Coke Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to a third place finish Sunday, April 25, 2015 during the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon on course during qualifications for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 AAA.com Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, races fastest to win the pole during qualifying Saturday, April 24, 2015 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 AAA.com Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, celebrates winning the pole during qualifying Saturday, April 24, 2015 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Gregg Ellman/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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