Panther Racing Tomas Scheckter 215.130 mph 74 laps "I think we're doing fine, the Pennzoil Panther Chevy will be where it needs to be on raceday. There is plenty of time left before the race and we're getting a lot of good data to work with...
"I think we're doing fine, the Pennzoil Panther Chevy will be where it needs to be on raceday. There is plenty of time left before the race and we're getting a lot of good data to work with next week. Panther Racing has a great group of engineers and it's really going to make a difference in a couple weeks."
SCHECKTER NOTES: Tomas qualified for his third Indianapolis 500 on Saturday, landing a spot on the inside of Row Four, with a four-lap average of 220.417 mph .... Tomas was the top Chevrolet qualifier ... His qualifying effort equals his career best; he started 10th last year ... He has led 148 laps in his two starts at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, most among active drivers. Scheckter finished fourth in the Indy 500 last year.
"We worked on some different things today, and also practiced several hot pit stops. We didn't want to do too many laps in the racecar. We got some tires scrubbed in and got ourselves one step closer the the big day. It's a long month, so we're really taking our time with things to make sure we don't get into a rush. The Menards/Johns Manville car is starting to feel good in traffic as well."
TAYLOR NOTES: Saturday he qualified for his first Indianapolis 500, with a four-lap average of 219.282 mph ... He will start from the middle of Row Five .... Taylor was the champion of the Menards Pro Series last season ... He won seven of the 11 races in which he competed ..... Raced at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last season in the inaugural Freedom 100, where he qualified second and finished third ... The Indianapolis 500 will be his fourth career Indy Racing League start.