Castroneves earns pole on fast day at Phoenix qualifying

Helio Castroneves had the fastest qualifying lap during a day of records in IndyCar's return to Phoenix International Raceway on Friday.

Castroneves had the final of six track-record runs on the mile oval, turning a lap at 192.324 mph for a two-lap elapsed time of 38.2604 seconds for his 46th career pole.

Tony Kanaan will start on the front row with Castroneves in Saturday night's 250-mile race, the first at PIR since 2005.

Juan Pablo Montoya, winner of the season opener at St. Petersburg, qualified third after originally breaking the track record on both his qualifying runs.

Charlie Kimball qualified fourth, Ed Carpenter fifth and Scott Dixon sixth.

More than half the field unofficially eclipsed Arie Luyendyk's 20-year-old track record during practice.