IRL: Homestead: SAFR, Matsuura Saturday report

Matsuura Qualifies 15th for Toyota Indy 300 Kosuke Matsuura qualified 15th this afternoon for the Toyota Indy 300, the season-opening race of the IRL IndyCar® Series. This will be Matsuura's second start on Homestead-Miami Speedway's 1.5-mile...

Matsuura Qualifies 15th for Toyota Indy 300

Kosuke Matsuura qualified 15th this afternoon for the Toyota Indy 300, the season-opening race of the IRL IndyCar® Series. This will be Matsuura's second start on Homestead-Miami Speedway's 1.5-mile oval. Matsuura made his series' debut at the Miami circuit last year, finishing 11th after starting 18th.

Matsuura will be looking to improve on his career-best finish of fourth in IndyCar Series competition when the green flag waves for tomorrow's 200-lap race.

Practice Recap: Matsuura claimed the ninth fastest time in the 30-minute practice session leading up to qualifying with a best lap of 25.0821 213.140 mph.

Kosuke Matsuura, #55 Panasonic ARTA Panoz/Honda/Firestone:
"This is our first qualifying run for 2005. We are starting 15th, which is not too good, but we have quite a good race car. Hopefully, we will be able to get a good result tomorrow. I am confident for the race."

-www.superagurifernandezracing.net

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