Indy 500: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing day 11 report

WILSON AND RAHAL BOTH HAVE CLOSE CALLS ON FINAL PRACTICE DAY BEFORE QUALIFYING FOR THE 92ND INDY 500 Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "We were working on the race set up earlier in the day and the McDonald's car was ...

WILSON AND RAHAL BOTH HAVE CLOSE CALLS ON FINAL PRACTICE DAY BEFORE QUALIFYING FOR THE 92ND INDY 500

Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "We were working on the race set up earlier in the day and the McDonald's car was pretty good when we started so I was pleased with that. We tried to change to qualifying trim towards the end and went out and the balance wasn't too good. I had a big moment in Turn 1. I think it was more luck than judgment that the back came back in line. I basically crashed but didn't hit anything. It was the crash that never happened but should have. We thought that was enough luck for today so we put the car away. We're going to try to sort out the qualifying setup in the pre-qualifying practice session tomorrow. We'll just take a big breath and try to sort it out. The car has been good but the track conditions have changed so much since we last ran the setup and that has made an impact on the handling."

Graham Rahal, No. 06 Hole in the Wall Camps Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "The car was pretty quick and we were trying to do a qualifying run simulation when I white-walled the tires. It was due to wind. I had lifted already and at that point there is not much you can do. You turn the wheel and you're off the throttle and it's tough to get the front end back. Unfortunately I went a little wide and just touched the wall. We have a pretty good qualifying car and we're ready for tomorrow. Obviously we hope the wind dies down. I think we can be pretty quick."

-credit: nhlr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Graham Rahal