IRL: Milwaukee: Toyota Friday report

CASTRONEVES' TOYOTA TOPS MILWAUKEE CHARTS - Helio Castroneves (Marlboro Toyota) registered the fastest practice lap in preparation for Sunday's ABC Supply A.J. Foyt 225 at the Milwaukee Mile. Castroneves was the only driver to record a lap of ...

CASTRONEVES' TOYOTA TOPS MILWAUKEE CHARTS

- Helio Castroneves (Marlboro Toyota) registered the fastest practice lap in preparation for Sunday's ABC Supply A.J. Foyt 225 at the Milwaukee Mile. Castroneves was the only driver to record a lap of under 22 seconds with a top lap of 166. 293 mph. In addition to notching the day's fastest time in today's second practice session, Castroneves also had the third-quickest time in the morning.

- Overall, three Toyota drivers finished the day in the top eight overall as Castroneves' Penske Racing teammate Sam Hornish Jr. (Marlboro Toyota) placed fifth and Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Darren Manning was eighth.

m The ABC Supply A.J. Foyt 225 will be televised live on ESPN at 2:30 p.m. (EDT) July 24. The race can also be heard on the IMS Radio Network, as well as on XM Satellite Radio channel 152, "XM Extreme."

Quotes:

HELIO CASTRONEVES, #3 Marlboro Toyota: "We struggled this morning and seemed to struggle a little bit this afternoon, but suddenly we found some stuff that was wrong with the car. We kept working on the race car. We are just going to keep working the race pace. Its seems a little bit fast right now. I don't think we're going to go that fast (in the race). We're very confident."

PATRICK CARPENTIER, #83 Red Bull Cheever Toyota: "I'm pretty happy with the work we got in today. We struggled a bit early in the second session, but we got it figured out and put up our best lap of the day. The car is decent, but it needs some work. We were pushing at times and a little bit loose right now, but we've got some time tomorrow to make the final changes before qualifying. We're definitely going in the right direction, but we just need to keep going."

ALEX BARRON #51 Red Bull Cheever Toyota: "It was a really good day for us. The track changed a lot from the first practice session to the second, so that posed some challenges. However, all of the adjustments we made on the car between the sessions made us quicker. I think we have a pretty good car for qualifying as well as the race. With a three-day event, you get a lot of track time, and everything is going very smoothly right now."

SAM HORNISH JR. #6 Marlboro Toyota: "We worked on our race setup all day, and overall I'm happy with the car. It handles well in and out of traffic, which is key for the race. Tomorrow we'll focus on our qualifying setup. It's always nice to be up front to avoid any problems on the start, but you can win this race from anywhere on the grid. I'm looking forward to the rest of the weekend if things continue to go this well."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Darren Manning , Helio Castroneves , Chip Ganassi , A.J. Foyt , Sam Hornish Jr.
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , Team Penske , HART