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TORONTO -- Dario Franchitti was delighted after winning yet another pole at the Honda Indy Toronto. Air Max 97 Undefeated 97 x Undefeated . That didnt ease his anxiety about what will be an unusual start to the race. Franchitti led qualifying for the second straight year Friday, marking the fifth time he will start first at the race as he chases a fourth career win at Exhibition Place. But winning Saturdays 85-lap race, the first of weekend doubleheader, will mean surviving IndyCars first standing start since 2008. Several drivers expressed anxiety about the change, which is different from the rolling starts drivers are used to. Just being on pole isnt calming Franchittis nerves. "If you stall, youre screwed anyway," said Franchitti. "But were starting in the right place, I would say." Franchitti, who led qualifying with a lap of 59.6756 seconds on the 1.75-mile street track, previously won the event in 1999, 2009 and 2011. Hell start ahead of Sebastien Bourdais, who won Toronto in 2004 and was second in qualifying with a lap of 59.7701. Will Power starts third. "It feels good to get our third pole of the year," said Franchitti, who opened the day by popping his front tire after brushing the wall during practice. "I made it difficult this morning, I made a little mistake at Turn 5 there, took the right side off the car so the guys had to repair the car. "But the Target car was good ... I was able to find it a little bit every lap." It was a disappointing day for Canadian drivers. James Hinchcliffe of Oakville, Ont., just missed out advancing past the first round of qualifying and will start 14th. Alex Tagliani of Lachenaie, Que., who also failed to get past the first round, starts 17th. "This is certainly not the way we wanted qualifying to go," said Hinchcliffe, who will get another shot Saturday morning during qualifying for Sundays race. "I feel bad for all the fans here. (They) deserved better than that, but well put our heads down tomorrow. Its a long race, and I know well have a good car." Concern and confusion over the standing start dominated what should have been relief among the top qualifiers. Tony Kanaan, who qualified fourth, was surprised to find out the standing start -- wherein cars begin the race from a stationary position on the grid and is best known for its use in Formula One -- was scheduled for Saturday. The popular Brazilian said he hadnt participated in the format since 1993. Hes not a fan. "Because IndyCar for me, its always been about rolling starts," said Kanaan. "Were talking about tradition and stuff. Maybe tomorrow Ill end up in the end of the race saying I love it. Thats just because of the tradition. Thats my preference. "Im not against it. Its just you guys asked my opinion. I said I dont like it." The regular rolling start returns Sunday. Franchittis last standing start didnt go so well. He was participating in the Australian V8 Supercar championship in 2010 when he crashed into the first turn with Power. Jacques Villeneuve of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., spun and clouded the grid in smoke, and Franchitti reversed right into current teammate Scott Dixon. "Hopefully tomorrows standing start goes a bit smoother than that," quipped Franchitti. Not likely. The first turn, which Franchitti said couldnt be more slippery, and the hairpin at Turn 3 proved difficult for drivers throughout the day. Power said he was lucky to finish third after running into a tire wall in practice then struggling to keep pace through qualifying. "Very difficult out there. The car, bloody hard to find a balance around this place. Track keeps getting worse every year," he said to laughter. "The cement in the middle of the corners gets more slippery and its quite bumpy. Makes for a bit of character, you could say. Ring the cars neck to get some lap times." Series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, who won Toronto last year, will start sixth behind Dixon and just ahead of points leader Helio Castroneves. Hunter-Reay had the poor luck of being just outside of qualifying in Round 2 when Takuma Sato crashed into a wheel barrier and effectively ended the round. Its the second time this week Sato has inadvertently got in Hunter-Reays way. Sato ran into the Andretti Autosport driver in pitlane at Pocono on Sunday, ending the race for both drivers and injuring Hunter-Reays thumb. "Id like to thank Sato for knocking us out of the session again today," said Hunter-Reay. "Its unfortunate, but well be fighting again tomorrow, well be fighting again Sunday." Notes: James Jakes, who qualified fifth, will start 15th after incurring a 10-spot grid penalty with an unapproved engine change after Pocono. ... Newly acquired Toronto Maple Leafs Dave Bolland and David Clarkson will serve as grand marshals for the pair of races. ... 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The third-seeded Argentine had won just three matches in his previous two appearances at the pre-Wimbledon event and was playing his first tournament in more than a month since a respiratory illness kept him out of the French Open. He edged the opening set but was then overwhelmed in the second and looked set for another early exit when he trailed by an early break in the third. But he rallied to level at 4-4 and then broke serve again at 6-5 to claim victory. Earlier, Sam Querrey earned his 200th career singles victory by beating Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 7-6 (11), 5-7, 7-6 (5) in a rain-interrupted matchh. Yeezy Boost 350 v2 Køb. The sixth-seeded American saved a match point in the third set before winning the second-round contest, which endured four rain delays and took more than five hours to complete. Bedene fell heavily while hitting a cross-court forehand winner to take the second-set tiebreaker. He was shaken up and received medical attention but was not injured. With no breaks of serve in the final set, Querrey saved a match point at 6-5 before winning the deciding tiebreaker. Among the seeded winners on Tuesday were Frances Julien Benneteau and Lukas Rosol of the Czech Republic. But No.9 Benoit Paire of France was beaten 6-3, 6-4 by American Denis Kudla. Three matches were postponed until Wednesday, including defending champion Marin Cilic against Ivan Dodig and Grigor Dimitrov against Lleyton Hewitt. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 

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