CHAMPCAR/CART: Miami: Herdez Competition Friday report

Mario Dominguez - Driver, Car 55 It was really hard to go out right now since the weather conditions have changed so much since practice. It was pouring rain earlier and now the skies are clear. The behavior of the car during the session was...

Mario Dominguez - Driver, Car 55

It was really hard to go out right now since the weather conditions have changed so much since practice. It was pouring rain earlier and now the skies are clear. The behavior of the car during the session was different than earlier in the day. I was very excited to drive it because I didn't know what to expect, and not knowing really got my blood pumping. The car performed pretty well, it was bottoming a little. Overall I think we did very well for ourselves. Plus my team did an amazing job restoring my car after the incident in practice this morning.

Roberto Moreno - Driver, Car 4

The difference in the track due to weather has really been a challenge. In addition to that, I feel a bit handicapped because I have never raced here in Miami before. Drivers who have previous experience here know probably about 80 percent of the track already. In the end though, things came out well. I think we will be truly successful after we get some more practice in tomorrow. Overall, the car is good; it just hits the ground a bit in the corners. Racing is all about confidence, and I'm looking forward to continuing to build mine tomorrow.

Fast Facts:

Dominguez has one Champ Car start in Miami; in 2002 he started 18th and finished 11th.

New for this year, CART Champ Car officials have implemented single-car qualifying for the Grand Prix Americas. The order for provisional qualifying today was determined by placing the drivers in reverse order of the morning practice times while Saturday's final qualifying order will be in reverse of the first-round results. This is the same format used at the most recent round of the Champ Car World Series in Denver.

Dominguez currently holds fourth place in Laps Completed during the 2003 season with 1589 of a total of a possible 1670 (95.1%).

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Roberto Moreno , Mario Dominguez