Indy 500: Dale Coyne Racing third day qualifying report

Junqueira Qualifies 15th for Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis, Indiana (May 17, 2008) - Saturday afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Dale Coyne Racing driver Bruno Junqueira posted a four-lap average qualifying...

Junqueira Qualifies 15th for Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 17, 2008) - Saturday afternoon at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Dale Coyne Racing driver Bruno Junqueira posted a four-lap average qualifying speed of 222.230 mph, which earned the 31- year old Brazilian the 15th starting position (outside row 5) in the running of the 92nd Indianapolis 500 next Sunday. "I was happy with how the #18 Z-Line Designs car ran today," said Bruno Junqueira. "I'm pleased to be starting in the 15th starting position and think that I can make a run to the front early into the race. My team has done an outstanding job this week giving me a fast car. I'm really looking forward to the race next Sunday."

Of the 37 cars that ran on Saturday, Junqueira ran the second fastest time on the day (40.2355-second lap (223.683 mph)) in the morning practice session.

"I think being the second car to qualify was a big advantage for us," Junqueira said. "We are in the race and can now start concentrating on working on the race setup."

"I'm very proud of Bruno and the team's performance today," said owner Dale Coyne. "With such a late start this year to our efforts, everyone has worked smart and hard to make improvements ever time we get on the track. All of this hard work was rewarded today with an excellent starting position for a proven racer."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bruno Junqueira , Dale Coyne
Teams Dale Coyne Racing