Dario Franchitti has vowed to maintain his aggressive approach over the rest of the season, after blazing to his second pole of the season at New Hampshire.
Franchitti has stretched his champion lead to 62 points heading into Sunday's race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but said he would continue to look for race victories rather than points, even after admitting he had been hanging on to his car at times during his two-lap qualifying run.
Asked whether he might adopt a conservative style heading into the final six rounds, Franchitti was unequivocal in his refusal, saying: "No, I want to win as many races as possible. I've done that in the past, but this season I'm not being conservative. The team's approach is the same -- we're hungry."
Franchitti's sentiments echoed his absolute commitment in qualifying, with the Scot the only driver to average more than 170mph over his qualifying run.
"The car was obviously quick, but it still takes that commitment on the first bend when you wonder whether it will stick or get ugly," Franchitti explained. "The guys did a great job and I'm really stoked, really happy. We just want to continue like this -- if we keep winning, then we'll secure the title that way."