Franchitti Leads Indy 500 Final Practice, Friday Recap

Dustin H.Correspondent IMay 29, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS - MAY 28:  Dario Franchitti of Scotland drives the #10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda during practice for the IZOD IndyCar Series 94th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 28, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Dario Franchitti was fastest Friday in Carb day practice from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for this Sunday's Indy 500.

Franchitti, in the Target No. 10 car for Chip Ganassi Racing, led teammate Scott Dixon both former winners of "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing" Dixon won at Kansas a few weeks ago and hopes to score back to back wins. Will Power was third fastest on Friday and he will start second on the front row beside pole sitter Helio Castroneves.

Bruno Junqueria who only hit the track Sunday was the fastest qualifier and could've been in the running for the pole if they would've been able to make it on track last Saturday. Junqueria is teammate to Alex Tagliani who has had a great month of May.

Helio Castroneves was in fifth Friday and will look to make history when he attempts to go for four wins in the Indianapolis 500 and join the ranks of AJ Foyt, Al Unser and Rick Mears he starts from the pole for the fourth time on Sunday.

Carb Day Indy 500 Final Practice Results

1. Dario Franchitti

2. Scott Dixon

3. Will Power

4. Bruno Junqueria

5. Helio Castroneves

6. E.J. Viso

7. Dan Wheldon

8. Mario Moraes

9. Raphael Matos

10. Alex Tagliani

Helio Castroneves and Team Penske also scored the win in the Pit Stop Challenge on Friday defeating Hideki Mutoh and the Newman Haas team in the final round.

Wade Cunningham scored the win in the Firestone Freedom 100 a 40 laps race for the Indy Lights Series. Cunningham had a battle with Charlie Kimball all the way to the end but was able to score the win his third at Indy and another victory for Sam Schmidt Motorsports.

Pippa Mann was on pole and became the first female to win a pole at Indy but on lap two she was involved in a accident in turn one with Jeff Simmons both drivers made hard contact but were ok.

The Indianapolis 500 the 94th running is Sunday at noon ET on ABC.


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