CHAMP CAR DRIVER BRIDGESTONE POLE QUALIFYING QUOTES Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225 Sebastien Bourdais ...
CHAMP CAR DRIVER BRIDGESTONE POLE QUALIFYING QUOTES
Time Warner Cable Road Runner 225
Sebastien Bourdais #1 McDonald's Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone -- "I'm very happy, very happy for me and for the McDonald's team. This team has been struggling quite a bit here, especially during the race. But still, it really never is a smooth ride, so I just really enjoyed it. This morning looked just like Bruno, the car really started strong and I was a little bit chicken to start with and didn't feel like we had the balance exactly right there. I think confidence leads to be overconfident and this place bites you when you do that. So I'd rather be a little conservative and think, you know, we might have a little bit of work ahead of us and kind of take it small step by small step, rather than just going at it and making a big mistake and hurting myself. So at the end of the day, I'm fairly confident with what we've got, but we'll see where we're at and that's just going to try and stay concentrated all weekend and you know, just get the job done, really.
Bruno Junqueira #2 Newman/Haas Racing Ford-Cosworth/Bridgestone/Lola -- "It was a mixed emotion today. This morning we started really well. My Newman/Haas car was quite fast, unfortunately, low-speed lap I ended up crashing and going up to speed when the tires already hot, slow down and try again. It was a shame because the car was really, really good and the car that we tested yesterday for the long run, it was great. But I was quite happy that I had a big crash and I had no problems at all in my back, so a little bit mixed emotion on that. Then I went to qualify, and the backup car, did not have all the parts that we had on the primary car but still guess a little bit at the setup, make sure the car has a little bit more understeer, and with the car being quite loose, I just drove around and didn't really want to push, and I had just one lap, I was very conservative, especially three and four. But it was good, I end up in second position, front row. So I hope I can do it with the race tomorrow."
A.J. Allmendinger #10 RuSPORT Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone -- "I'm really enjoying the second row, getting used to that. Yesterday was a little bit of a struggle as we tried to learn the new tires. Today the team did a great job to really work on it and practice really good. In qualifying, we just got I think just a bit too loose, so I was pretty pleased to be able to come out third, and, you know, just kinds of hang on to it. The last lap was a bit exciting, so I knew after the first lap I was probably like T