CHAMPCAR/CART: Milwaukee: A.J. Allmendinger Friday report

A.J. Allmendinger "It's very difficult for me to get every bit of speed out of the car in a couple of laps on an oval. I'm still tense in the race car. I just need some more time to get comfortable on the oval and let the car do more of the work...

A.J. Allmendinger

"It's very difficult for me to get every bit of speed out of the car in a couple of laps on an oval. I'm still tense in the race car. I just need some more time to get comfortable on the oval and let the car do more of the work for me. I'd like to have been quicker; I would have liked to show the speed that (teammate) Michel (Jourdain) did. This is a long race though - 250 laps, four pit stops - so tomorrow I just need to focus on staying out of trouble and running a clean race to be there at the end. I'm more comfortable with the car at a race pace."

Jeremy Dale, Team President

"I don't think A.J.'s result in qualifying today is indicative of the progress they have made with the car this week on long runs. I think they're feeling pretty good for the race. Single car qualifying is a difficult process and puts a lot of pressure on the driver. Tomorrow night is a completely different deal though and I think that A.J. is pretty comfortable with what he's got for the race."

-rsr-

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Drivers A.J. Allmendinger