IRL: Watkins Glen: Firestone qualifying report

FIRESTONE FIREHAWK FAST FACTS IndyCar Series Camping World Watkins Glen Grand Prix Watkins Glen International - Watkins Glen, NY July 7, 2007 - Round 10 of 17 "Firestone Fast Six" Qualifying Results: 1. Helio Castroneves, 136.021 mph; 2....

FIRESTONE FIREHAWK FAST FACTS
IndyCar Series

Camping World Watkins Glen Grand Prix
Watkins Glen International - Watkins Glen, NY
July 7, 2007 - Round 10 of 17

"Firestone Fast Six" Qualifying Results: 1. Helio Castroneves, 136.021 mph; 2. Scott Dixon, 135.449; 3. Dario Franchitti, 135.286; 4. Tony Kanaan, 135.124; 5. Sam Hornish Jr, 134.849; 6. Marco Andretti, 134.594.

Temperature ranges (F): Ranged from 109 to 121 degrees track and 77 to 79 degrees ambient.

Temperature ranges (C): Ranged from 42 to 49 degrees track and 25 to 26 degrees ambient.

Quote from pole winner Helio Castroneves, #3 Team Penske Dallara/Honda/ Firestone: "I actually turned my fastest lap in my third or fourth lap, so that just goes to show that the tire Firestone brought here is really consistent. I am just so happy - it was a fantastic day for Team Penske."

Quote from Al Speyer, Executive Director, Firestone Racing: "Congratulations to Helio Castroneves and Team Penske. It's a pretty amazing accomplishment - five poles this year in 10 events. It's very nice to know that Helio is so pleased with the consistency of his tires. That consistency will be very important in tomorrow's race, as this is a long road course that generates fast speeds and high temperatures. Based on what we've seen so far this weekend, and on what Helio said when he got out of his car after qualifying, I am sure that the Firestone Firehawks will be up to the test."

-credit: firestone

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Dario Franchitti , Scott Dixon , Marco Andretti , Sam Hornis
Teams Team Penske