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Dixon gets pole, but Wheldon, Howard wreck at Homestead qualifying

Updated: March 28, 2008, 9:10 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Scott Dixon won the pole Friday night and Ed Carpenter will join him on the front row for the Gainsco Auto Insurance Indy 300.

But Dan Wheldon, Dixon's teammate, will have to move from the back to the front Saturday if he is going to win his fourth consecutive IndyCar Series race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

Wheldon crashed on his first qualifying lap, forcing the team to go to a back-up car and start at the rear of the field for the season opener. It's the first ...

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