Penske Sweeps Edmonton Front Row
July 25, 2008 | 7:06 P.M. EST
Briscoe, who won from the second starting position one week ago at Mid-Ohio, won the PEAK Motor Oil Pole Award and will start first in Saturday's Rexall Edmonton Indy.
"This one didn't come easy," Briscoe said. "I was doing all I could just to make it into the Firestone Fast Six. We were making setup changes throughout the session. We just really got it together in the last 10 minutes of qualifying. It's phenomenal. To have Team Penske 1-2 is absolutely perfect."
Castroneves, who won his 25th pole last weekend, will start second. Both drivers are competing at Edmonton for the first time.
Briscoe navigated the 14-turn, 1.96-mile street circuit in 1 minute, 0.7311 seconds, 116.955 mph to earn his second pole of the season and the third of his career. Castroneves gave Team Penske its 14th 1-2 start with a best lap of 116.753 mph.
Oriol Servia qualified third, series points leader Scott Dixon was fourth, and Will Power was fifth.