Chicagoland: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing qualifying report

HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER RAHAL TO START 14TH FOR THE PEAK ANTIFREEZE & MOTOR OIL INDY 300; McDONALD'S0x00ae DRIVER WILSON TO START 21ST Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "The McDonald's car just didn't seem to...

HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER RAHAL TO START 14TH FOR THE PEAK ANTIFREEZE & MOTOR OIL INDY 300; McDONALD'S0x00ae DRIVER WILSON TO START 21ST

Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "The McDonald's car just didn't seem to want to go. We didn't pull the rpm that we did earlier today. We did a simulated qualifying run in the second practice and I was out there on my own so it was as good as it would get and we ran nearly a mile an hour faster so I'm not sure what happened there but we'll have to look at the data and study it to learn. The win last week was a very special moment but there has been very little time to sit back and enjoy it with the season finale this weekend. I'm very honored to be driving the McDonald's car and to be able to bring the team a win."

Graham Rahal, No. 06 Hole in the Wall Camps Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "I'm pretty happy with our qualifying run. Over what we could do earlier on our own, I think we gained almost a mile an hour so I'm pretty happy with the car. We can run around the bottom which is what you need to do to be fast. It should be a good race car for tomorrow. St. Pete was a high and we've gone through a lot of ups and downs but have gained experience. That is what racing is about. We knew it was going to be a tough season but learning how to cope with that is a different thing. Every weekend in Champ Car was pretty much the same but here (in the IndyCar Series) it seems like every weekend is a different story. It takes a lot to learn from that. Certainly, going into next year we have some experience to move on. "

-credit: nhlr

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