CHAMPCAR/CART: San Jose: Newman/Haas Friday report

McDONALD'S DRIVER BOURDAIS SECOND FASTEST IN PROVISIONAL QUALIFYING FOR THE CANARY FOUNDATION GRAND PRIX OF SAN JOSE PRESENTED BY TAYLOR WOODROW; HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER JUNQUEIRA NINTH FASTEST IN HIS DEBUT HERE Sebastien Bourdais, No. 1...

McDONALD'S DRIVER BOURDAIS SECOND FASTEST IN PROVISIONAL QUALIFYING FOR THE CANARY FOUNDATION GRAND PRIX OF SAN JOSE PRESENTED BY TAYLOR WOODROW; HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER JUNQUEIRA NINTH FASTEST IN HIS DEBUT HERE

Sebastien Bourdais, No. 1 McDonald's Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone:
"I was 4/1000ths of a second too slow today. I screwed up a couple of times. The McDonald's car is pretty good but I kept locking up the brakes. It was difficult to predict what would happen when I went over the different surfaces and I made a mistake a couple of times but that was a couple of times too many. The track is smoother but it's now more uneven which is a challenge -- at least for us."

FAST FACTS:
Will be his second race here. In 2005 he drove to victory from pole after he led 63/93 laps and set the fastest race lap to stretch his points lead from 22 to 28 for a total of 216 to Paul Tracy's 188 (+28) after Round 7/14...Currently leads the series point standings with 221 points to Justin Wilson's 198...Will attempt to become the first open wheel driver to win three consecutive championships since Ted Horn did so from 1946-1948.

Bruno Junqueira, No. 2 Hole in the Wall Camps Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone:
"The position is not that good but the time is not so bad. Everyone is pretty close time-wise. I think we can improve when I know the track better."

FAST FACTS:
Will be his first race here. Missed the 2005 event due to injury sustained in the Indy 500...Is ranked 9th in the point standings with 108 points.

NEWMAN/HAAS RACING FACTS:
NHR won the inaugural race in San Jose in 2005 when Bourdais led each qualifying session, set the fastest race lap and drove to victory from pole. Oriol Servia started second and finished third.

-Newman/Haas Racing

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Bruno Junqueira , Oriol Servia , Sébastien Bourdais