Dixon breaks record en route to Iowa pole

Dixon breaks record en route to Iowa pole

12 July 2014 – Scott Dixon broke the Iowa Speedway's two-lap qualifying record en route to pole position for tomorrow's Iowa Corn Indy 300.

The Ganassi Racing driver, who surpassed the 186mph barrier, will start on the front row beside team-mate Tony Kanaan.

Kanaan, a former winner at the 7/8mi oval, held provisional pole for most of the session before being overtaken in the late stages.

Helio Castroneves, who sits in a tie atop the IndyCar points standings with Will Power, will line up third next to Ryan Briscoe. Power will start ninth.

Carlos Munoz starts on the third row alongside four-time ChampCar champion Sebastien Bourdais and ahead of Charlie Kimball.

Marco Andretti, winner of the 2011 event in Newton, edged out Power for eighth, with Ed Carpenter rounding out the top 10.

Last year's winner, James Hinchcliffe, was hurt by an early qualifying spot and wound up 14th, just behind this year's Indy 500 winner, Ryan Hunter-Reay.

Juan Pablo Montoya, victorious last week at Pocono, will have an uphill battle tomorrow, starting P19 on his IndyCar debut at the Iowa Speedway. Montoya last tested here when he was exploring a move from Formula 1 to NASCAR in 2007.

Saturday's race at the Iowa Speedway gets underway at 19:30 local time (GMT -5)

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