GIL DE FERRAN ...
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,