He ran about 10 mph below last years pole time. Pretty good considering this was his first outing, and they’re are taking it relatively easy not to damage the hardware (or Rubens).
Dixon ran only 3 mph slower than last years pole time. Very surprising considering what was said about the oval package earlier this year. It will be very interesting to see what kind of lap times they run during this years qualifying June 9th in Texas. Maybe a track record? http://www.indycar.com/News/2012/05-May/5-7-Texas-Open-Test-wrapup