Following a wicked thunder storm that shut down the entire event for an hour or so, the track was dried by a Indy Lights session and then the big boys came out to play in the sunshine. Top of the heap was Dario Franchitti in the Target Chip Ganassi machine.
It has been a long couple of days and I’m in need of dinner so I’m going to let the IndyCar pros give you all the details!
TORONTO – Saturday, July 11, 2009 – Dario Franchitti will be starting from a familiar spot for the Honda Indy Toronto. The following is a full days race notes including Indy Lights and some interviews.
Franchitti, who started on the pole on the streets of Toronto as a rookie in 1997, posted a quick lap on the 1.755-mile, 11-turn circuit to top the Firestone Fast Six session for the 85-lap race July 12.
Will Power, making his first IndyCar Series start since the Indianapolis 500, also will be on the front row in the No. 12 Penske Truck Leasing car for Penske Racing. Graham Rahal and Justin Wilson, the winner six days earlier at Watkins Glen International, will share Row 2.
Alex Tagliani and Mike Conway will be on the third row. Six different teams were represented in the Firestone Fast Six. Among those missing out were Scott Dixon, Helio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe — all in the top five in the point standings.