Helio Castroneves will be hoping he can turn his third pole position of the year into third time lucky, and secure his first Indycar Series victory of 2004 after topping the field in qualifying for the Delphi Indy 300 at Chicagoland. The Penske driver outshone the championship chasers, series leader Tony Kanaan in second, rival Buddy Rice in third and only Dario Franchitti preventing the third of the three title contenders, Dan Wheldon, lining up in fourth.

Very impressive was AJ Foyt IV, taking sixth with a display of speed so far unseen this year, but Tomas Scheckter suffered, an engine change putting him at the back of the field. The Delphi Indy 300 takes the green flag at around 1.55pm Eastern Time on Sunday, that's just before 7pm in the UK. Stay tuned to Crash.net for full reports throughout the weekend.

Qualifying times, Delphi Indy 300, Chicagoland Speedway, 2004 Indy Racing League round 14 of 16.

1. Helio Castroneves #3 Dallara Toyota Marlboro Team Penske 214.759mph
2. Tony Kanaan #11 Dallara Honda Andretti Green Racing 214.030mph
3. Buddy Rice #15 G-Force Honda Team Rahal 213.843mph
4. Dario Franchitti #27 Dallara Honda Andretti Green Racing 213.644mph
5. Dan Wheldon #26 Dallara Honda Andretti Green Racing 213.130mph
6. AJ Foyt IV #14 Dallara Toyota AJ Foyt Enterprises 213.023mph
7. Sam Hornish Jr #6 Dallara Toyota Marlboro Team Penske 212.991mph
8. Vitor Meira #17 G-Force Honda Rahal-Letterman Racing 212.989mph
9. Bryan Herta #7 Dallara Honda Andretti Green Racing 212.983mph
10. Adrian Fernandez #5 G Force HondaFernandez Racing 212.871mph
11. Darren Manning #10 G-Force Toyota Target Chip Ganassi Racing 212.116mph
12. Townsend Bell #2 Dallara Chevrolet Panther Racing 212.083mph
13. Scott Sharp #8 Dallara Toyota Kelley Racing 211.875mph
14. Scott Dixon #1 G-Force Toyota Target Chip Ganassi Racing 211.816mph
15. Alex Barron #51 Dallara Chevrolet Red Bull Cheever Racing 211.325mph
16. Ed Carpenter #52 Dallara Chevrolet Red Bull Cheever Racing 211.325mph
17. Kosuke Matsuura #55 G-Force Honda Super Aguri Fernandez Racing 211.317mph
18. Felipe Giaffone #24 Dallara Chevrolet Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 210.543mph
19. Mark Taylor #13 G-Force Honda Access Motorsports 210.032mph
20. Jacques Lazier #20 Dallara Chevrolet Partrick Racing 209.288mph
21. Tora Takagi #12 Dallara Toyota Mo Nunn Racing 208.481mph
22. Tomas Scheckter #4 Dallara Chevrolet Panther Racing no time