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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)
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Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 races to victory Sunday, April 19, 2015 winning the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach in the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon lead the field into Turn 1 during the start of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon enters Turn 3 during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon navigates the fountain turn complex during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon wins the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
The confetti flies in Victory Lane for Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves, and Juan Pablo Montoya on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates in Victory Lane following his win in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon drinks the champagne following his win in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon drinks the champagne following his win in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Sunday April 19 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Josef Newgarden apexes the hairpin turn during qualifications for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, celebrates winning the pole Saturday, April 18, 2015 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach through the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, celebrates winning the pole Saturday, April 18, 2015 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach through the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Automobile Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, qualifies fastest, winning the pole Saturday, April 18, 2015 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Long Beach through the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)

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