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Fontana: Qualifying times

Marco Andretti edged Ryan Briscoe to claim pole position for this weekend's 500-mile night race in Fontana, only his second pole position in the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Marco Andretti will start Saturday night's MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championship season finale race at Fontana from pole position, after setting a time just 0.0032s (0.011mph) ahead of Penske's Ryan Briscoe.

Andretti and Briscoe are now among the 14 drivers with an engine change starting grid penalty at this point of the weekend, and so they should keep their front row starting positions for the start of the MAVTV 500 race on Saturday evening. However, Will Power will fall back to 13th place because of his ten place drop.

That means the second row will likely consist of Tony Kanaan and JR Hildebrand, with Ed Carpenter and Rubens Barrichello set to start on row three ahead of Katherine Legge and Oriol Servia. Dario Franchitti and Sebastian Saavedra should round out the top ten with EJ Viso and James Jakes on course to start ahead of Power, the highest-placed of the penalised drivers alongside Josef Newgarden.

The starting grid will not be confirmed until Saturday, in case further engine changes are made in the meantime. A further 45 minute practice session is scheduled for Friday evening.

Qualifying times

1. #26 Marco Andretti Andretti (C) 216.069mph 1:06.6455s
W/U: 214.246mph, 33.6063s - L1: 217.934mph, 33.0375s - L2: 214.235mph, 33.6080s
2. #2 Ryan Briscoe Penske (C) 216.058mph 1:06.6487s + 0.0032s
W/U: 214.231mph, 33.6086s - L1: 216.223mph, 33.2989s - L2: 215.893mph, 33.3498s
3. #12 Will Power * Penske (C) 215.94mph 1:06.6851s + 0.0396s
W/U: 210.827mph, 34.1513s - L1: 215.992mph, 33.3345s - L2: 215.888mph, 33.3506s
4. #67 Josef Newgarden * SFHR (H) 215.919mph 1:06.6918s + 0.0463s
W/U: 215.790mph, 33.3658s - L1: 216.118mph, 33.3152s - L2: 215.720mph, 33.3766s
5. #9 Scott Dixon * Ganassi (H) 215.391mph 1:06.8553s + 0.2098s
W/U: 213.289mph, 33.7570s - L1: 215.495mph, 33.4115s - L2: 215.287mph, 33.4438s
6. #98 Alex Tagliani * Bryan Herta (H) 215.226mph 1:06.9065s + 0.2610s
W/U: 210.695mph, 34.1727s - L1: 215.344mph, 33.4348s - L2: 215.107mph, 33.4717s
7. #11 Tony Kanaan KVR (C) 214.877mph 1:07.0151s + 0.3696s
W/U: 214.947mph, 33.4967s - L1: 215.450mph, 33.4185s - L2: 214.307mph, 33.5966s
8. #4 JR Hildebrand Panther (C) 214.749mph 1:07.0549s + 0.4094s
W/U: 211.025mph, 34.1191s - L1: 214.681mph, 33.5381s - L2: 214.818mph, 33.5168s
9. #20 Ed Carpenter ECR (C) 214.684mph 1:07.0753s + 0.4298s
W/U: 214.639mph, 33.5447s - L1: 214.748mph, 33.5276s - L2: 214.620mph, 33.5477s
10. #3 Helio Castroneves * Penske (C) 214.409mph 1:07.1615s + 0.5160s
W/U: 211.423mph, 34.0549s - L1: 213.417mph, 33.7368s - L2: 215.410mph, 33.4247s
11. #38 Graham Rahal * Ganassi (H) 214.015mph 1:07.2851s + 0.6396s
W/U: 212.809mph, 33.8331s - L1: 214.631mph, 33.5459s - L2: 213.402mph, 33.7392s
12. #27 James Hinchcliffe * Andretti (C) 213.726mph 1:07.3760s + 0.7305s
W/U: 210.458mph, 34.2111s - L1: 213.581mph, 33.7108s - L2: 213.871mph, 33.6652s
13. #8 Rubens Barrichello KVR (C) 213.527mph 1:07.4389s + 0.7934s
W/U: 213.204mph, 33.7704s - L1: 214.013mph, 33.6428s - L2: 213.042mph, 33.7961s
14. #6 Katherine Legge Dragon (C) 213.308mph 1:07.5080s + 0.8625s
W/U: 212.833mph, 33.8293s - L1: 214.225mph, 33.6096s - L2: 212.399mph, 33.8984s
15. #77 Simon Pagenaud * Schmidt (H) 213.282mph 1:07.5164s + 0.8709s
W/U: 210.779mph, 34.1590s - L1: 213.476mph, 33.7274s - L2: 213.087mph, 33.7890s
16. #15 Takuma Sato * Rahal (H) 213.222mph 1:07.5354s + 0.8899s
W/U: 209.772mph, 34.3230s - L1: 213.433mph, 33.7342s - L2: 213.010mph, 33.8012s
17. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay * Andretti (C) 212.773mph 1:07.6778s + 1.0323s
W/U: 207.770mph, 34.6537s - L1: 212.747mph, 33.8430s - L2: 212.799mph, 33.8348s
18. #22 Oriol Servia Panther/DRR (C) 212.533mph 1:07.7541s + 1.1086s
W/U: 209.577mph, 34.3549s - L1: 212.818mph, 33.8318s - L2: 212.250mph, 33.9223s
19. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) 211.999mph 1:07.9247s + 1.2792s
W/U: 206.655mph, 34.8407s - L1: 212.180mph, 33.9334s - L2: 211.819mph, 33.9913s
20. #83 Charlie Kimball * Ganassi (H) 211.531mph 1:08.0751s + 1.4296s
W/U: 210.764mph, 34.1615s - L1: 212.280mph, 33.9175s - L2: 210.788mph, 34.1576s
21. #17 Sebastian Saavedra Andretti (C) 210.619mph 1:08.3699s + 1.7244s
W/U: 211.826mph, 33.9901s - L1: 210.656mph, 34.1790s - L2: 210.582mph, 34.1909s
22. #5 EJ Viso KVR (C) 210.134mph 1:08.5276s + 1.8821s
W/U: 206.866mph, 34.8052s - L1: 209.972mph, 34.2903s - L2: 210.297mph, 34.2373s
23. #14 Wade Cunningham * AJ Foyt (H) 209.526mph 1:08.7265s + 2.0810s
W/U: 210.538mph, 34.1981s - L1: 210.444mph, 34.2134s - L2: 208.616mph, 34.5131s
24. #19 James Jakes Dale Coyne (H) 208.056mph 1:09.2120s + 2.5665s
W/U: 208.245mph, 34.5746s - L1: 209.794mph, 34.3194s - L2: 206.347mph, 34.8926s
25. #18 Justin Wilson * Dale Coyne (H) No time
26. #78 Simona de Silvestro * HVM (L) No time



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