Tracy on Provisional Pole at San Jose San Jose, California -- July 28th, 2006 -- Paul Tracy secured his second front row starting position in a row by capturing the Provisional Pole Position for the San Jose Grand Prix Presented by ...
Tracy on Provisional Pole at San Jose
San Jose, California -- July 28th, 2006 -- Paul Tracy secured his second front row starting position in a row by capturing the Provisional Pole Position for the San Jose Grand Prix Presented by Taylor Woodrow. Tracy went out on track right as the green flag dropped in order to avoid traffic and red flags. After waiting in the pits for most of the rest of the session the # 3 team decided to go back out in order to secure the top spot on the charts. A.J. Allmendinger turned in a lap fast enough for P1 but lost it after causing a red flag and being penalized.
"We went out early because we thought that there were going to be lots of red flags, so we decided to get a lap in at the beginning of the session. Once we realized that our lap wasn't going to hold we went back out and did another stint, I'm very happy with my qualifying position, it will put us in great shape for tomorrow, and we still have two sets of Bridgestone Reds left. The track is vastly improved over last season, and should provide a great race this weekend and we thank Champ Car for getting things taken care of. We give Chris Kneifel a lot of grief when things are wrong, but he really worked hard to make sure this was right and I want to recognize him for that."
"I got into the Turn Seven runoff and I was told that I would have enough room to turn around, but I got to a chain-link fence and could not, so we had to get a tow and cause a red flag. We still put up a good time even though we lost it because of the flag, so I feel pretty good about tomorrow. It's great being back in my home town, hopefully tomorrow we'll put it on Pole and give the fans something to cheer about."