JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Ryan Briscoe has won the pole position for the IndyCar series race at Chicagoland Speedway, turning a lap average of 216.346 mph in qualifying.
It’s the third straight pole at Chicagoland for Briscoe, the defending race winner.
Dario Franchitti qualified second for the race Saturday night, followed by Will Power, Helio Castroneves and Marco Andretti. Power leads Franchitti by 59 points in the series standings with four races left in the season.
Danica Patrick qualified 12th.
Five female drivers qualified for Saturday’s race, including Patrick, Ana Beatriz, Sarah Fisher, Milka Duno and Simona de Silvestro.