IRL: Indy 500: Team Penske day five practice report

"This morning we finished the race set-up work that we had started yesterday. We then ran a couple of stints with the back-up car to make sure everything was okay. The rest of the day we focused on our qualifying set-up. The Marlboro Team...

"This morning we finished the race set-up work that we had started yesterday. We then ran a couple of stints with the back-up car to make sure everything was okay. The rest of the day we focused on our qualifying set-up. The Marlboro Team Penske car was consistent and we were able to get more speed out of the car so overall we are happy with our progress. Tomorrow we'll continue to work on our qualifying set-up to make sure we are ready for Saturday."

- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, 2001 & 2002 Indianapolis 500 Winner
- Third fastest - 231.595 mph (38.8610 sec.)
- #3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota

"We had another good day today and overall we're happy with our progress. We spent the practice session working on our qualifying set-up. The Marlboro Team Penske car was fast and we seem to be able to run well any time of the day. However, the lap times are very close so we need to stay focused and see how things play out tomorrow and Saturday."

- Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, Two-Time CART Champion
- Fourth fastest - 231.567 mph (38.8656 sec.)
- #6T Marlboro Team Penske Panoz G Force/Toyota

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran
Teams Team Penske