DETROIT - Scotland's Dario Franchitti topped qualifying on Friday for Saturday's first race in IndyCar's weekend double-header at Detroit. Franchitti's best lap of 1min 19.331sec on the 2.346-mile, 13-turn street circuit was enough to see him credited with his 31st IndyCar series pole position, with the championship point and cash prize that comes with it. What Franchitti won't enjoy, however, is the top spot on the starting grid, on which he'll start 11th because of a penalty incurred for an unapproved engine change at Indianapolis. E.J. Viso was second (1:19.557) in the Team Venezuela car for Andretti Autosport to tie his series-best qualifying effort in Brazil in May. England's Mike Conway qualified third, ahead of James Jakes and reigning IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay.–AFP