CHAMPCAR/CART: Miami: Herdez Competition Friday report

AM Practice Time: 1 minute, 4.869 secs Speed: 76.974 mph Position: 18th PM Practice Time: 1 minute, 4.558 secs Speed: 77.344 mph Position: 14th Qualifying* Time: 1 minute, 4.326 secs Speed: 77.623 mph Position: 18th * note: this is a...

AM Practice Time: 1 minute, 4.869 secs Speed: 76.974 mph Position: 18th
PM Practice Time: 1 minute, 4.558 secs Speed: 77.344 mph Position: 14th
Qualifying* Time: 1 minute, 4.326 secs Speed: 77.623 mph Position: 18th
* note: this is a provisional qualifying position. Grid positions will be finalized in Saturday's qualifying session.

Mario Domínguez - Driver
"I touched the wall and did some damage to the car - a cracked steering arm, I think. The crew replaced it right there in pit lane so I could continue but by the time it was replaced, we had lost quite a bit of time. The red flag at the end really hurt us because I only got one timed lap in at the end. The track is pretty challenging - it's really slick in some spots as the surface changes but in other places you get quite a bit of grip."

Keith Wiggins - Managing Director
"This is a challenging event for a number of reasons. But the setting is really fantastic as we are right down on the waterfront. Miami is a great place to be from a marketing standpoint and for our sponsors. For me personally, I have to say that anywhere where I can walk to work and get a Starbucks on the way is okay with me!"

Fast Facts

* Grand Prix Americas marks Domínguez's 16th start in the CART FedEx Championship Series.

* At the last event on the Rockingham oval in Corby, England, Dominguez started 18th and finished 13th despite two stop-and-go penalties assessed for pit stop window violations.

What's Next
Final practice for the Grand Prix Americas will commence on Saturday morning at 9:50am ET followed by final qualifying at 1:15pm ET.

Event Coverage
Television coverage of qualifying will air on SPEED Channel live from 1:30pm ET on Saturday afternoon. Live timing and scoring will be available online at www.cart.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Mario Dominguez