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GIL DE FERRAN # 5 VALVOLINE/CUMMINS - HONDA/REYNARD/GOODYEAR

What: U.S. 500 PRESENTED BY TOYOTA Round Twelfth of the 20-races FedEx Championship Series for the PPG Cup

Derrick Walker -Team Owner: " Not the Michigan we had hoped for, we were hanging in there, unfortunately really not possible. We were too close to the edge and it did not last, hitting the fence ended our race way too early. Tough up hill battle developing with the points race now, but there are still enough races to get back on track. No more through away races! Roll on Detroit!

GIL de FERRAN # 5 Valvoline/Cummins/Walker Racing Honda Started 15th, finished 24th (not running-contact)

Gil de Ferran, who was fifth in the Championship points going into the race, crashed into the outside wall on lap 60 after running too high in the turn. De Ferran slides up the race track at turn 2 and makes hard contact with the wall coming out of turn 2. The car slides to a stop in the infield grass in the middle of the backstretch.

Gil de Ferran: "The car was a handful the first part of the race and I was working hard on staying on the lead lap. I was coming out of turn one and it stepped out on me and caused me to understeer into the gray. Then you are a passenger and that wall comes up awfully quick."

Friday, July 23, 1999

Session Times:  Practice                Friday Morning
Pos.    Driver          Car#    Car Config.     Lap Time        Lap Speed       B.Leader
10      Gil de Ferran   5       Honda/RI/G      31.599          227.855         0.365 
Session Times:  Practice                Friday Afternoon
Pos.    Driver          Car#    Car Config.     Lap Time        Lap Speed       B.Leader
17      Gil de Ferran   5       Honda/RI/G      32.082          224.425         0.948 

Saturday, July 24, 1999

Session Times:  Practice                Saturday Morning
Pos.    Driver          Car#    Car Config.     Lap Time        Lap Speed       B.Leader
17      Gil de Ferran   5       Honda/RI/G      31.344          229.709         0.462
Session Times:  Qualifying              Saturday Afternoon
Pos.    Driver          Car#    Car Config.     Lap Time        Lap Speed       B.Leader
15      Gil de Ferran   5       Honda/RI/G      31.830          226.202         0.472 

Sunday, July 25, 1999

Session Times:  Warm-up         Sunday Morning
Pos.    Driver          Car#    Car Config.     Lap Time        Lap Speed       B.Leader
25      Gil de Ferran   5       Honda/RI/G      32.788          219.593         1.148  
Session Times:  Race                    Sunday Afternoon
Fin.Pos.Driver          Car#    Car Config.     Best Lap        Lap Time        Lap Speed       
24      Gil de Ferran   5       Honda/RI/G      41              32.672          220.372
Obs.  -191Laps CONTACT 
Pit Stops       Gil de Ferran Car # 5
Pit     Lap     Track Status    Position Before Position After          Pit Times
1       37              Green   14              19                              40.633
Total for 1 pit stop                                                            
                        40.633 +

What’s next: July 28-29 Mid-Ohio Test Aug. 6-8 Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit,

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