CHAMPCAR/CART: Texas Team Penske post-qualifying quotes

“My qualifying speed was about what I expected (231.291 mph) and I think we got all that we could out of the Marlboro car today. We should be in good shape for the race given the car is handling well and is very neutral. Tomorrow is going to...

“My qualifying speed was about what I expected (231.291 mph) and I think we got all that we could out of the Marlboro car today. We should be in good shape for the race given the car is handling well and is very neutral. Tomorrow is going to be a challenging day for both the drivers and the equipment. We just need to get to the end and continue adding to our points total.”

-- Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, #1 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard

-- De Ferran qualified seventh - 231.291 mph

“Today’s qualifying was disappointing for me but tomorrow is the day that counts. I knew that I didn’t have the speed this afternoon but Marlboro Team Penske should be fine for the race. I would’ve like to have been near the front of the grid but if we run a smart race tomorrow we can earn points towards the championship.”

-- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, #3 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard

-- Castroneves qualified 19th - 229.057 mph

-Team Penske

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran
Teams Team Penske