Semi-migrated from SmarterGamer.
I'm playing through the career mode of Forza Motorsports 3, and now get starting positions ranging from 1-3. When I started the game, I was starting at position 8. (Both of these are assuming an 8-car grid.)
I'm fairly certain this has to do with driver level, but I'm not sure what the progression rate is. It doesn't seem consistent, as depending on the race and the vehicle I choose, I may be anywhere from pole position to position 3 now, and I haven't really paid attention (d-oh) while going through the career.