Edmonton: Vision Racing qualifying report

A.J. FOYT IV -- NO. 2 Lilly Diabetes/Vision Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone "I was pretty happy this morning after practice after putting in a pretty good time with the no.2 Lilly Vision car but I believe you should at least back up if not...

A.J. FOYT IV -- NO. 2 Lilly Diabetes/Vision Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I was pretty happy this morning after practice after putting in a pretty good time with the no.2 Lilly Vision car but I believe you should at least back up if not improve on that in qualifying. I actually went a little slower in qualifying because the track changed a little bit but mostly it was mostly because I overdrove the car and tried too hard. It seems seemed to be what I have been doing lately. I was happy with this morning and how practice went, how much the team has improved the whole weekend, and while we could have done better in qualifying, it is an improvement over our other road course starts. I could be a bit happier but it's because we always want to do better."

ED CARPENTER -- NO. 20 Menards/Vision Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"That was quite the chaotic session and I'm pretty disappointed with myself because the Vision team really did a good job to make the no.20 Menards car better from the morning session but I didn't do a good job of getting a good lap time out of it. I waited too late to get it together and ran out of time with all the yellows. I'm pretty disappointed in myself for not doing a good enough job in qualifying to get myself a shot at starting a bit more in the middle."

PAUL TRACY -- NO. 22 Subway/Vision Racing/Walker Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"It was a tough session but a very good qualifying format. I'm of course a bit disappointed because we've had such a good weekend so far in the no.22 Subway car. All weekend long has been a good ride so far. This was our first real hiccup. We carried too much fuel in the first stint and with too much weight in the car I could get the time down. We left it pretty late in the session to go and we had the speed in the car but then the yellow came out at a really bad time and upset our stint. We went out at the end and put in a great lap that would have seen us advance into that top-12 but the checkered had already come out and we didn't get the time in. It's a bit frustrating for sure but it's going to be a really tough and long race out there and people are going to make mistakes. We'll just be looking for every opportunity."

Derrick Walker on No.22 qualifying:

"We are a little disappointed that we didn't get into the second round. We made the car good enough, but unfortunately, with the full course yellow right at the end, we didn't get it. It's a bit of a disadvantage starting where we are, but we have a pretty good race car. Paul certainly knows his way around Edmonton and I think we just need to focus on the race now and move on. I also want to say that overall, from Walker Racing's perspective, working with Vision Racing, has been a pleasure. They have done everything possible to help us get here and hopefully they are happy with what we have done to make the third entry worth while. It has been great experience and hopefully we can bring home a good result for them."

-credit: vr

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