IRL: Indy500: Galles Racing Wednesday notes

Rick Galles, Owner: The main thing that matters to me after Casey's accident yesterday is that he is o.k.. The safety of our drivers is always our number one priority on this team. Casey hitting the wall as hard as he did and not having any ...

Rick Galles, Owner:
The main thing that matters to me after Casey's accident yesterday is that he is o.k.. The safety of our drivers is always our number one priority on this team. Casey hitting the wall as hard as he did and not having any serious injuries just shows strength of the safety in the IRL cars.

We are planning to have Casey run again on Friday if all goes well, and we would like to try and qualify him this weekend. The crew has done a fantastic job, and their resilience just shows what true racers they are.

Casey Mears
Car #31: Galles Racing SportsLine.com Budweiser

(On yesterday's crash) I made a mistake yesterday, but I know what I did, so I can take that and use that knowledge when I get back into the car. Everyone keeps telling me that this place is all about patience, and I know that first hand now.

The entire team has been working so hard, and they have all remained extremely positive. They have a lot of experience here, and that is really going to come into play with our program during the next few days. We are hoping to get back on the track on Friday, and Dr. Bock has said he will clear me to drive after my soreness goes away, which has already started to happen.

Al Unser Jr.
Car# 3: Galles Racing Starz Super Pak Budweiser

We ran a little bit this morning and then planned on running this afternoon when it got cooler, but then we decided against it. We have a full day of things we want to try, and we did not want to do them during happy hour, because we can't accomplish what we want with a lot of traffic and the possibility of long yellows.

=GR

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Al Unser Jr. , Casey Mears