Bryan Herta, ...
Bryan Herta, #26 XM Satellite Radio Acura
"Long Beach is an important event for a lot of reasons. It's very important to Acura because of the market we're in and the proximity to the HPD headquarters. But, it's also a vital weekend for the XM Acura team. We have to get some solid points in the championship and it's a place that I know we can challenge for the win. Christian and I have probably combined for more starts at Long Beach than any other driver combination in the race and hopefully that experience will help us."
Christian Fittipaldi, #26 XM Satellite Radio Acura
"The experience that Bryan and I have at Long Beach definitely won't hinder us but I'm not sure it will be a huge help, either. There are a couple of very competitive teams and drivers who know Long Beach. I did not know the St. Pete track but we were competitive as soon as the flag dropped. But, it's better to start with that experience than to have to learn the track. Long Beach is a very straight forward street course, very similar to St. Pete. We have to keep the XM Satellite Radio Acura off the walls and be careful."