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Rice, Kanaan lead way -- again

Updated: August 14, 2004, 7:32 PM ET
Associated Press

Rice SPARTA, Ky. -- Buddy Rice won his fifth Indy Racing League pole of the season at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday, moving within one of the series record.

Rice's qualifying speed of 216.016 mph left the reigning Indianapolis 500 champion one short of Billy Boat's record six poles, set in 1998. Two other drivers, Greg Ray (2000) and Scott Dixon (2003), have recorded five poles in a season, but Rice still has five races left to tie or break the record.

"We came off the trailer ...

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