CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana: Herdez Competition Friday report

AM Practice Time: 32.010 seconds Speed: 228.191 mph Position:  16th PM Practice Time: 31.716 seconds Speed: 228.191 mph Position:  11th Mario Domínguez - Driver "It really is good fun driving at these speeds - this is the kind ...

AM Practice Time: 32.010 seconds
Speed: 228.191 mph
Position:  16th

PM Practice Time: 31.716 seconds
Speed: 228.191 mph
Position:  11th

Mario Domínguez - Driver

"It really is good fun driving at these speeds - this is the kind of experience that brings a race car driver the most joy. I have raced here before in Indy Lights and you think that you know what to expect but it's really different! Every ten miles per hour increase is a completely different experience.

"The car is really good. Our Chief Engineer Tom Brown is so talented at setting up a car for an oval. He knows just what to do to make the car fast. That gives me a lot of confidence. I still have a lot to learn - I guess right now I'm taking an intensive course in super speedway driving! I'm looking forward to getting back out there tomorrow for qualifying!"

Fast Facts

* The 500 marks Domínguez's 18th start in the CART FedEx Championship Series.

* Domínguez's currently stands 17th of 21 drivers in the series Championship with 37 points. He also leads the Jim Trueman Rookie of the Year Award competition by a margin of 18 points. 

What's Next
The final practice session of the weekend will take place early Friday morning, from 8:30 to 9:30 am PT. One by one qualifying will begin at 11:30 am PT.

Event Coverage
CART Friday Night will be broadcast live tonight from CARA Charities annual fundraiser, Runway Madness, from the Ontario Convention Center beginning at 10:30 pm ET on cable network SPEED Channel. Look for Mario early in the show giving viewers a sneak preview of the Mexico City event.

SPEED will also broadcast qualifying live on Saturday beginning at 2:30 pm ET. Live timing and scoring will be available online at www.cart.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Mario Dominguez , Mario D , Tom Brown