DOORNBOS AND McDONALD'S DRIVER RAHAL CONTINUED TO WORK ON RACE SETUP; DOORNBOS TO MAKE QUALIFYING ATTEMPT TOMORROW

Graham Rahal, No 02 McDonald's Dallara Honda/Firestone: "I think the McDonald's team made quite a lot of progress on our race setup from where we started to where we finished today. Certainly it wasn't ideal when we started but I think we got quite a lot closer at the end and I was pretty happy running with (Ryan) Briscoe, Helio (Castroneves), Tony (Kanaan) and Dario (Franchitti) there for a while. There is still a little more speed to be found but we will park the McDonald's car now and try to find that last bit of speed on Carb Day. The McDonald's boys have worked hard and deserve a few days off back home. "

Robert Doornbos, No. 06T Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "It was our plan to forget about tomorrow (qualifying) and work on the race car but to be honest it (qualifying) was always in the back of my mind because we are in a strange situation. We have a fast car but we are not qualified. You just want to make sure you are in the show and then you start working on the race car. I am quite happy; we found a good car. We ran in traffic and did some good lap times and were in the top-10 at the end of the day so that's not bad. Obviously tomorrow morning we have to go back a little bit to qualifying mode. Maybe not as much as we would have done running in the top-11 but yes, you do have to change the mindset a bit. I am comfortable though."

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