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Dario Franchitti Wins Pole for the GroPro Grand Prix of Sonoma

August 24th, 2013 at 7:09 PM
By Mark Eddinger

Four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion Dario Franchitti won his third pole of the 2013 season on Saturday at Sonoma Raceway and will start Sunday's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma in the prime position. It is the 22nd career pole for Franchitti in the IndyCar Series.

'Dario Franchitti' photo (c) 2012, Nic Redhead - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Franchitti is currently sixth in the points standings and is without a win in 2013 so far. The last season Franchitti went winless when competing in the IndyCar Series was 2006.

His Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon will start from second. Will Power will start third for Team Penske and Ryan Hunter-Reay will start from fourth for Andretti Autosport.

Team Penske's Helio Castroneves will start from fifth. He is the points leader by 31 over Scott Dixon.

Rounding out the Firestone Fast Six was Mid-Ohio winner Charlie Kimball for the Ganassi team.

The race can be seen live on Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network.

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Tags: Charlie Kimball, Dario Franchitti, Grand Prix of Sonoma, Helio Castroneves, IndyCar Series, Motorsports, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Scott Dixon, Sonoma Raceway, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Will Power

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