Found April 20, 2013 on The Daily Sports Herald:
Long Beach, Calif. -  Dario Franchitti claimed the P1 Award for the 39th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, posting a quick lap of 1 minute, 07.2379 seconds in the waning seconds of the 10-minute Firestone Fast Six on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street circuit to earn his first pole start since Toronto last July. "(Winning the pole) meant a lot," said Franchitti. "We had a very fast race car in Barber, but man, we really made a mess of qualifying. Today it was nice to go out there and really have a great car and get everything out of it. So thank you to everyone on the Target team because it's been a tough start to the season, especially for the No. 10 but really with everybody." Reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay was .0555 of a second behind Franchitti in the No. 1 DHL car for Andretti Autosport and will start on the front row for the second consecutive race. "The guys gave me a great car as always," said Hunter-Reay. "T...

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