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Firestone 600 Qualifying Report

Circuit: Texas Motor Speedway (1.5-mile oval) Fort Worth, TX 2014 Winner: Ed Carpenter (Ed Carpenter Racing) 178.301 mph average Weather: Mostly sunny, hot, 90 degrees F

Top-10 Qualifying Results:

Ps. Driver Team Manufacturer Speed Notes
1. Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 218.519  
2. Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet 218.441  
3. Helio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 218.069  
4. Carlos Munoz Andretti Autosport Honda 217.831  
5. Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske Chevrolet 217.530  
6. Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda 217.438  
7. Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 217.411  
8. Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 217.337  
9. Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 217.323  
10. Sage Karam-R Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 216.920  
Other Honda-powered Results
11. Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Honda 216.876  
12. James Jakes Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 216.864  
13. Takuma Sato A.J. Foyt Racing Honda 216.686  
16. Tristan Vautier Dale Coyne Racing Honda 215.929  
17. Jack Hawksworth A.J. Foyt Racing Honda 215.621  
19. Ryan Briscoe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 215.162  
20. Gabby Chaves-R Bryan Herta Autosport Honda 215.146  
21. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Honda 215.026  
22. Pippa Mann Dale Coyne Racing Honda 214.654  


Munoz, Rahal Lead Honda Qualifying in Texas

  • Carlos Munoz, winner of last Saturday's race in Detroit, will start fourth
  • Graham Rahal, fifth in the drivers' championship, qualifies sixth

Carlos Munoz, winner of last Saturday's Verizon IndyCar Series race at Belle Isle Park, led the Honda field in qualifying Friday at Texas Motor Speedway for Saturday night's Firestone 600.  Munoz recorded the fourth-fastest speed in his Andretti Autosport Honda during single-car qualifying for this weekend's first night race of 2015.

Graham Rahal, currently fifth in the drivers' championship standings after podium finishes in three of the last four road course events and a fifth-place finish at the Indianapolis 500, qualified sixth for his Rahal Letterman Lanigan team. Munoz's teammate, Marco Andretti, posted the 11th fastest qualifying run while James Jakes rounded out the top 12 for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

Saturday's 248-lap run, the second oval race of 2015, starts at 8 p.m. EDT with live television coverage on the NBC Sports network.

Carlos Munoz (#26 Andretti Autosport Honda) 4th fastest in qualifying:  "I thought the first lap was okay, and at least the top four weren't all Penske cars!  I'm really happy. I think here, qualifying is quite important in order to stay in the front, because passing is so difficult. You have to have a good car for the race, a consistent car. It was good to have my teammates (Ryan Hunter-Reay, Marco Andretti) qualify in front of me.  That's the good thing about qualifying [last], your teammates can give you information on how they did, what they did.  I need to give a big thanks to them for their help, and especially my crew. Tomorrow is a long race, so we'll keep it clean the whole time."

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