NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — IndyCar Series points leader Scott Dixon did his best to be polite. Though Dixon earned the pole for Sunday's Iowa Corn Indy 250 because rain washed out qualifying, he tried to explain that he'd rather win the top spot on the track rather than by default. That's when Helio Castroneves chimed in.

"You want to switch?" Castroneves said. "No problem with me." Dixon will start out on the pole for the fourth time in five starts, Castroneves will join Dixon on the front row — just as they were at Iowa last year. Dan Wheldon and Tony Kanaan will start from the second row, with Ryan Briscoe and Danica Patrick in the fifth and sixth spots.