Hornish Gives Penske Record Pole

Sam Hornish Jr. lead teammate Helio Castroneves to give Team Penske an all front row and a record eighth pole position at the Milwaukee Mile in Wisconsin

Hornish Gives Penske Record Pole

This was Hornish's third pole position of the season, and he beat teammate Castroneves, who had set the pace in practice earlier today, by a mere one thousandth of a second.

"With how quickly he went this morning, we knew that Helio was going to be our main competition for the pole today," Hornish said. "We just went out there and put up the best lap that we could. There was a little bit more push than what we wanted in the car, but it was good enough to do what we needed it to."

Hornish's pole lap was also a record for IRL at the track, and the American added: "This is a great opportunity. We've had some things fall through the cracks at Kansas and Richmond, but we look at those days and those are behind us. We move forward from there.

"It's days like this where we go out, get a good starting position, we have a good view for the start of the race, and just go out there and run our own pace and hopefully not give ourselves any problems. If we go out there and stay out of trouble, we should be OK."

Tomas Scheckter qualified in third position, while points leader Dan Wheldon has qualified in fourth. Buddy Lazier, who stands in for injured Tomas Enge, qualified fifth and will start alongside Danica Patrick in sixth.

Pos Driver Make-Engine Speed 1. Sam Hornish Jr. Dallara-Toyota 170.296 2. Helio Castroneves Dallara-Toyota 170.219 3. Tomas Scheckter Dallara-Chevy 169.000 4. Dan Wheldon Dallara-Honda 168.553 5. Buddy Lazier Dallara-Chevy 168.514 6. Danica Patrick Panoz-Honda 167.328 7. Alex Barron Dallara-Toyota 166.844 8. Dario Franchitti Dallara-Honda 166.620 9. Tony Kanaan Dallara-Honda 165.578 10. Roger Yasukawa Dallara-Honda 165.334 11. Vitor Meira Panoz-Honda 164.895 12. Bryan Herta Dallara-Honda 164.624 13. Scott Sharp Panoz-Honda 164.617 14. Patrick Carpentier Dallara-Toyota 164.376 15. Buddy Rice Panoz-Honda 163.903 16. Ed Carpenter Dallara-Toyota 163.886 17. Jimmy Kite Dallara-Toyota 163.041 18. Scott Dixon Panoz-Toyota 162.386 19. A.J. Foyt IV Dallara-Toyota 162.008 20. Kosuke Matsuura Panoz-Honda 160.832 21. Darren Manning Panoz-Toyota - 22. Ryan Briscoe Panoz-Toyota - 
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