CHAMPCAR/CART: Road America: Newman/Haas Racing Friday report

McDONALD'S DRIVER BOURDAIS WAS FIFTH FASTEST IN PROVISIONAL QUALIFYING FOR THE CHAMP CAR GRAND PRIX OF ROAD AMERICA AND HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER JUNQUEIRA WAS 10TH WHILE OTHERS GAMBLED WITH SLICK TIRES ON DRYING TRACK Sebastien Bourdais, No.

McDONALD'S DRIVER BOURDAIS WAS FIFTH FASTEST IN PROVISIONAL QUALIFYING FOR THE CHAMP CAR GRAND PRIX OF ROAD AMERICA AND HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER JUNQUEIRA WAS 10TH WHILE OTHERS GAMBLED WITH SLICK TIRES ON DRYING TRACK

Sebastien Bourdais, No. 1 McDonald's Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "In these conditions when the track is drying in some parts you need to try something risky which was to put slicks (tires) on. Myself, A.J. and Justin couldn't afford to try anything risky with the championship situation. The McDonald's car was fastest in the wet and probably the dry also but in these changing conditions on the track it was a gamble. It's annoying but it's what you have to deal with."

Bruno Junqueira, No. 2 Hole in the Wall Camps Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "I think we went out too early on the second stint. It was a gamble but it would have been good to have slicks on for the last lap as the track was drying. If we had gone out one or even two laps later we would have been able to fight for the pole. I had set the fastest time earlier but was P2 when I started my last lap. There was a guy on the bridge with a yellow flag so I don't know how so many people could have improved on their lap times with the yellow out. If a car was there and another came full speed through that area which is blind there could be a big accident."

-credit: newman/haas racing

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bruno Junqueira , Sébastien Bourdais