IRL: Homestead: FR, Sharp Saturday report

Sharp Will Start Sixth in Toyota Indy 300 Scott Sharp will start on Row Three of the grid for the Toyota Indy 300 after qualifying the ...

Sharp Will Start Sixth in Toyota Indy 300

Scott Sharp will start on Row Three of the grid for the Toyota Indy 300 after qualifying the #8 Delphi Panoz/Honda/Firestone machine in sixth position this afternoon. Sharp, the most-experienced driver in the 22-car field, is preparing to make his 99th IRL IndyCar® Series career start tomorrow, and 91st consecutive start. In four previous appearances on Homestead-Miami Speedway's 1.5-mile oval, Sharp has posted three top-10 results, recording his best finish of fifth in 2003. His sixth-place run today equals his previous best qualifying effort at Homestead-Miami Speedway also from 2003.

Practice Recap: Sharp posted the fifth fastest time in the 30-minute practice session leading up to qualifying with a best lap of 25.0392 213.505 mph.

Scott Sharp, #8 Delphi Panoz/Honda/Firestone:
"I am just thrilled. I can see the front again! I want to thank everyone on the Delphi Fernandez team. We have had a really strong car and I think we are going to have an even better car for the race. We made some minor adjustments and backed up our time from this morning under warmer conditions. I think that is a great step for us, and we are in a good position to go racing tomorrow."

-www.fernandezracing.net

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