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Qualifying times: Delphi Indy 300.

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




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Helio Castroneves - Marlboro Team Penske  [pic credit: IRL/Ron McQueeney]
Championship leader Tony Kanaan, third on the Nazareth grid and keeping cool about it.
Buddy Rice, victorious in Kansas (Photo: Honda Media)
Helio Castroneves pits during the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday August 24 2014. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power (right), driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, is congratulated by teammate Helio Castroneves after capturing the pole Saturday, August 23, 2014 with the fastest qualifying time for Sunday`s IndyCar race at at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves playfully congratulates team mate Will Power on winning pole position for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Saturday August 23 2014 (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves navigates the Turn 9 Esses during practice for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to a sixth-place finish Sunday, August 3, 2014 during the IndyCar Series race at Mid Ohio Raceway in Lexington, Ohio. The finish was good enough for Power to retake the drivers points championship lead from teammate Helio Castroneves. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Chevy Racing sweeps the podium with race winner Sebastien Bourdais (center), driver of the #11 Hydroxycut KVC Racing Technology Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrating his victory Sunday, July 20, 2014 during the first of two IndyCar Series races in Toronto, Canada. Second-place finisher Helio Castroneves (left), driver of the #3 PPV Automotive Refinish Team Penske Chevrolet, and third-place finisher Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, join the celebration. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power, driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to a fourteenth-place finish Saturday, July 13, 2014 at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Power lost the championship points lead to teammate Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, who finished eighth. (Photo by Dan Streck/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Tony Kanaan, driver of the #10 TNT Energy Drink Ganassi Racing Chevrolet V6, races to a third-place finish Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6, takes over the championship points lead with an eighth-place finish. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V6, took over the championship points lead with an eighth-place finish Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Brett Moist/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, qualifies third Friday, July 11, 2014 for Saturday`s race at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.  (Photo by Brett Moist/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves celebrates second place (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves on pit road (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves leads Ryan Briscoe (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves on pit lane prior to qualifications for the Pocono INDYCAR 500 at Pocono Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves heads down the Long Pond Straightaway during practice for the Pocono INDYCAR 500 at Pocono Raceway (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)

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