IRL: Homestead: Firestone race report

Firestone Tire Performance Summary: Firestone brought a new tire for 2007 to Homestead, and it performed well. It was produced to give the drivers additional grip and was used previously at the Homestead open test in February. From Dan...

Firestone Tire Performance Summary: Firestone brought a new tire for 2007 to Homestead, and it performed well. It was produced to give the drivers additional grip and was used previously at the Homestead open test in February.

From Dan Wheldon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "What a great way to open up the season! Even when we had the problem in the pits, I was calm because the car was fun to drive. After that stop we were able to get back up to the front quickly and not work the tires too much, so obviously the Firestone's were pretty good today!"

From Joe Barbieri, Manager, Firestone Racing: "Dan certainly deserved to win the Firestone Performance Award tonight. He was definitely in a class of his own all weekend long, and it was pretty amazing to watch him work his way from ninth back to first in just 11 laps. Congratulations to Target Chip Ganassi Racing; they definitely proved tonight that they have been working very hard in the off season. It will be exciting to watch as the championship battle unfolds now that Dan has set the opening mark so high."

-credit: firestone

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Dan Wheldon , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing