IRL: Milwaukee: Chip Ganassi Racing qualifying report

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#1 Scott Dixon- Toyota / G-Force /Firestone

Scott Dixon had two separate incidents occur on Saturday, July 24th at the Milwaukee Mile. The first incident occurred coming out of turn two during the third lap of the morning practice session. He was assessed and released by IRL medical staff. Dixon returned to the track for the afternoon qualifying session in the no.1T Toyota/ Panoz G Force (back up car).The second incident occurred between turn three and four on the second timed lap of Dixon's qualifying run. He was taken to medical with some soreness to his right knee and left ankle. Dixon was held for observation, then on the recommendation of IRL staff doctor, Dr. Bock, was sent to Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee for a precautionary exam. Dixon will be reassessed prior to Sunday morning warm up session before getting clearance to participate in Sunday's Menard's A.J. Foyt 225. The Target Chip Ganassi Racing crew is preparing another back up car for Scott Dixon to start the race from the back of the grid according to IndyCar rules and regulations.

"It's very unfortunate to have that happen twice in one day. In this morning's practice I'm not sure if it was something on the track or I just got a bit loose on cold tires. The Target team worked very hard and quickly to get the back up car ready for qualifying. I was on my second timed lap when it just wiggled a little and I tried to catch it. My knee and ankle are a bit sore from being bumped around. The doctors will take a look at it but I'm sure I'll be good to go for tomorrow's race. It'll be tough to start from the back but the team gave us a really good car that was fairly quick on Friday. I'm sure we'll be able to do something with it."

#10 Darren Manning- Toyota / G-Force /Firestone

"I got half way through my first timed lap when I had a bit of a moment through turn three and four. I completely lost any momentum and that spoiled both my laps. It's really disappointing especially since we were quickest this morning and right up there yesterday too. I know the Target team has given me a good car so we'll do the best we can with it."

-cgr-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Darren Manning , Scott Dixon , Chip Ganassi , A.J. Foyt
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing