Edmonton: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Friday report

McDONALD'S DRIVER RAHAL SEVENTH FASTEST IN PRACTICE FOR THE REXALL EDMONTON INDY; DOORNBOS 12TH Graham Rahal, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "The McDonald's car certainly seemed to get better at the end of the day. At the start we...

McDONALD'S DRIVER RAHAL SEVENTH FASTEST IN PRACTICE FOR THE REXALL EDMONTON INDY; DOORNBOS 12TH

Graham Rahal, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "The McDonald's car certainly seemed to get better at the end of the day. At the start we were struggling pretty bad and I felt like we needed a big change to really improve it. At the end I think we started to figure it out but there is a little bit of room to go obviously. The Penske's are very fast. On our last set of tires, on the second run, were pretty old and they had a couple of big lockups on them already but we were up almost three-tenths on the last lap and I gave it away because I couldn't keep it through Turn 7 because I had a lot of understeer. I'm just happy that we were more competitive by the end of the day.JIt was a big step forward and certainly there is more to do but I am definitely much happier."

Robert Doornbos, No. 06 Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "It's good to be back in Edmonton and see all of the Canadian fans in the stands, cheering us on for a practice day. We worked hard today in the morning session. It was quite obvious that this afternoon our two team cars went in different directions set-up wise and the 02 McDonald's car performed a bit better so we're hoping we can find some more out of it for tomorrow because at the moment we aren't that competitive but we should be better tomorrow."

-credit: nhlr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Graham Rahal , Robert Doornbos