IRL: Nazareth: Team Penske Friday practice quotes

"We worked on our qualifying set-up this morning, and we were able to confirm a lot of the things we learned when we tested here. This afternoon, we ran our race set-up with heavier fuel loads to simulate the conditions we'll experience on Sunday.

"We worked on our qualifying set-up this morning, and we were able to confirm a lot of the things we learned when we tested here. This afternoon, we ran our race set-up with heavier fuel loads to simulate the conditions we'll experience on Sunday. The impending cooler weather will place a lot more importance on the crew's work because they will have to adapt the set-up as the conditions change. While I'm happy to be at the top of the time charts, it's the next two days that really count. We're going to keep working hard to make sure the Marlboro car is where it needs to be for Sunday."

-- Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, Two-Time National Champion
-- #6 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet
-- Fastest practice time - 19.8457 sec.

"The track is different than it was during the open test when the temperatures were much cooler. Today, we focused on race set-up. Our biggest challenge was getting the Marlboro car to handle well. The Team made changes throughout the sessions and we were able to improve our time from the morning to afternoon, but I don't think we're quite there yet. Tomorrow morning our focus will shift to qualifying, and hopefully the weather will stay clear."

-- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, 2001 Indianapolis 500 Winner
-- #3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet
-- Fourth fastest practice time - 19.9814 sec.

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