Franchitti wins IndyCar pole at Milwaukee



WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — Dario Franchitti won the pole position Saturday for the IndyCar race Sunday at the Milwaukee Mile with an average speed of 170.841 mph.

Helio Castroneves qualified second, followed by Scott Dixon.

It was a rough afternoon for Simona De Silvestro, who was taken to a hospital after she crashed during her qualifying run. A series spokesperson said she was awake and alert.

Will Power has a 21-point lead over Franchitti in the series points standings going into the race. Milwaukee is back on the IndyCar schedule after financial problems prevented the track from hosting major racing events last year.