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Castroneves reels in Franchitti to grab Indy pole

Dario Franchitti had the fastest qualifying laps on Pole Day for more than five hours at Indy. But Helio Castroneves was fastest when it counted most, writes John Oreovicz.

Updated: May 14, 2007, 4:48 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- They say you can't manufacture drama. But there was plenty of it in evidence at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Pole Day.

The new qualification format for the Indianapolis 500 certainly contributed to the tension. It allowed a pair of Brazilians to experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat within a three-minute span as Team Penske's Helio Castroneves claimed his second pole for the Memorial Day Classic.

Castroneves and Tony Kanaan took advantage of Indy's ...

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