Kansas: Dreyer & Reinbold Racing qualifying report

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Qualified for the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 Kansas City, Kansas (April 24, 2009)- Dreyer & Reinbold Racing had positive results for the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 qualifying session in Kansas City, Kansas today. ...

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Qualified for the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300

Kansas City, Kansas (April 24, 2009)- Dreyer & Reinbold Racing had positive results for the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 qualifying session in Kansas City, Kansas today. The team's drivers, Milka Duno (No. 23 CITGO) and Mike Conway (No. 24 Dad's Root Beer), qualified 12th and 16th respectively.

Windy conditions did not hold back Venezuelan driver Milka Duno who qualified on the outside of row seven for tomorrow's race. It was announced on Thursday that the Caracas, Venezuelan native would be returning to Dreyer & Reinbold Racing for a limited schedule. Today's session marks Duno's best qualifying result at the Kansas Speedway. She made her debut at the 1.5 mile oval in 2007 where she qualified 21st and in 2008 with a 24thstarting position.

Englishman, Mike Conway completed his first oval qualifying today. The rookie will start on the outside of row eight in 16th position. Conway continues to gain confidence and looks forward to the race tomorrow. He tested at the Kansas Speedway two weeks ago.

Dreyer & Reinbold Racing will be on track for tomorrow's practice at 10:00 a.m. ET and then again at 4:30 p.m. ET for the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300, which will be live on VERSUS.

What they had to say:

Mike Conway: "We didn't have quite the speed for qualifying, but we are confident in our race car. It's a long race tomorrow and we just need to be there all the way to the end and get a solid result. The guys have worked really hard on the No. 24 Dad's Root Beer car and hopefully we can finish with a positive result."

Milka Duno: "Our qualifying session was good. The No. 23 CITGO car was great and I did the best that I could and everything went well overall. We are very ambitious and want more tomorrow for the race."

Dennis Reinbold: "I think we are going to have really good race cars tomorrow. We would like to have started a little further up, but on these mile-and-a-half ovals it doesn't really matter that much and your race car is the main thing. That's what we really focused on during the practice session was to get really good race cars for tomorrow. As long as we can stay out of trouble and have good stops tomorrow, finishing up pretty far on the grid is a very strong possibility. We are a little disappointed in where we are starting, but that doesn't matter nearly as much as where we finish tomorrow."

-credit: drr

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