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

McDONALD'S DRIVER WILSON AND HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS PARTICIPATE IN FIRST OFFICIAL DAY OF PRACTICEFOR THE 92ND INDY 500 Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "The day was okay to start with. I felt like we made a little bit...

McDONALD'S DRIVER WILSON AND HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS PARTICIPATE IN FIRST OFFICIAL DAY OF PRACTICEFOR THE 92ND INDY 500

Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "The day was okay to start with. I felt like we made a little bit of progress on the McDonald's car early in the session. I felt a little confused by the end of the day and was thinking we hadn't actually learned anything. I was hoping for more and hoping to get the car a bit more stable and more comfortable to drive but we didn't manage to fix anything. I guess we'll think about it tonight and have another go tomorrow."

Graham Rahal, No. 06 Hole in the Wall Camps Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "Today started off rough; the car was not very good. We kept coming back to the pad to try to figure out what it was and were working on several little issues and at the end of the day I think we were pretty good. We could run low 222's (mph's), low 222.3's by ourselves and at the end we ran mid 222's on old tires and that was with a little bit of a tow so we're pretty happy with that actually because I don't know what everybody else stacks up. I think we're competitive with Justin because his quickest was with a tow also. We still need a couple of miles an hour but I think we are getting closer and closer. I think I had the save of the month. I came out of Turn 1 and the car had understeered there every single lap except for this one and the thing snapped on me. It was close. They showed it on the screens all over the track. The car snapped and I had a full lock on it (steering wheel) and it just came back to me."

-credit: nhlr

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