Brazilian Helio Castroneves secured his second AAMCO Transmissions Pole Award in as many races at the famous Milwaukee Mile and his fourth in just six races so far this season on Saturday in qualifying for the ABC Supply Co/AJ Foyt 225.

Marlboro Team Penske driver Castroneves, who sat on the pole and finished third last Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway gained a measure of redemption for his race-day mishaps at the famed Brickyard by outpacing his nearest rival in qualifying by more than two tenths of a second.

Castroneves saved his best for last on his two-lap qualifying run, rounding the flat one-mile Milwaukee oval in a best time of 21.3596secs to put top spot beyond everyone else's reach as he tries to erase memories of last year's Milwaukee race, where he took pole but was then taken out of contention in an early crash.

Scott Dixon will start alongside Castroneves on row one in his Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara with Andretti-Green Racing's Tony Kanaan and Dixon's teammate Dan Wheldon on row two.

Although defending Milwaukee winner Kanaan qualified well, the same could not be said for the rest of the Indy 500-winning Andretti-Green team as Indianapolis winner Dario Franchitti managed only 10th fastest time with Marco Andretti 14th and Danica Patrick 17th and the slowest of those who made a qualifying attempt.

Rahal-Letterman Racing's Jeff Simmons will start from the rear of the 18-strong field after crashing his car in the second practice session leaving it beyond immediate repair.