Chicagoland: Justin Wilson qualifying report

Justin disappointed with 21st in Chicagoland qualifying Justin qualified a disappointed 21st for Sunday's Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300 at the 1.5 mile Chicagoland Speedway oval after a problem with the No. 02 McDonald's car meant he...

Justin disappointed with 21st in Chicagoland qualifying

Justin qualified a disappointed 21st for Sunday's Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300 at the 1.5 mile Chicagoland Speedway oval after a problem with the No. 02 McDonald's car meant he was unable to repeat the faster lap times achieved during Saturday's second practice session.

The times for Justin's four qualifying laps were: L1: 25.7746s, L2: 25.7236s, L3: 25.6976s and L4: 25.6840s, yielding a four-lap average speed of 212.753 mph. His Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing team-mate Graham Rahal had a trouble-free run with an average speed over the four laps of 213.523 mph and will start from 14th. Ryan Briscoe took pole position for Team Penske (215.818 mph).

"The McDonald's car just didn't seem to want to go. We didn't pull the rpm that we did earlier today," said Justin. "We did a simulated qualifying run in the second practice and I we ran nearly a mile an hour faster on my own, without the benefit of a tow, so it was looking pretty good. I'm not sure what happened, but we'll have to look at the data and the car to see if we can figure out what went wrong. To win last week for Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing and McDonald's was a very special moment and a real honour, but there's been very little time to sit back and enjoy it with the season finale this weekend. Hopefully we can find some more speed and have a competitive race tomorrow."

-credit: justinwilson.co.uk

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