Indy 500: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Thursday practice report

DOORNBOS BACK ON TRACK IN PREPARATION FOR INDY 500 QUALIFYING SATURDAY; McDONALD'S DRIVER RAHAL WORKED ON RACE SETUP Graham Rahal, No 02 McDonald's Dallara Honda/Firestone: "Overall I think we made a lot of improvements to the McDonald's car for...

DOORNBOS BACK ON TRACK IN PREPARATION FOR INDY 500 QUALIFYING SATURDAY; McDONALD'S DRIVER RAHAL WORKED ON RACE SETUP

Graham Rahal, No 02 McDonald's Dallara Honda/Firestone: "Overall I think we made a lot of improvements to the McDonald's car for the race but the wind was a big factor today. Right now the wind is not being very nice to us but we certainly got better towards the end of the day. We still have a long way to go to get ready for the race but I am confident we will get there. We're getting closer and getting a better pace. With a little more work we will be right on. I think we are close to the Ganassi boys and they are usually strong in the race. I am confident we will continue to improve and have a good balance in the car for the race."

Robert Doornbos, No. 06T Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "It was good to get back in the car, get back to work. It was horrible watching other drivers play and have fun while I was in my bus. Unfortunately we had a bad day today. We seemed to be going the wrong direction with the setup a little bit and I haven't been enjoying driving the car. The wind condition was a bit tricky today as well. The speed is definitely in the car. This is the same car that we did good things with during Rookie Orientation and over the next days we proved to be in the top-11. Now we just need to show it again, it's somewhere in the car. We're trying to find the sweet spot for Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We have another day tomorrow. We're going to work hard overnight and should have a good day tomorrow."

-credit: nhlr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Graham Rahal , Robert Doornbos