Mid-Ohio: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Friday report

McDONALD'S DRIVER WILSON SIXTH FASTEST IN PRACTICE FOR THE HONDA INDY 200 AT MID-OHIO; HOMETOWN FAVORITE AND HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER RAHAL 12TH Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "I really enjoy the track; it's...

McDONALD'S DRIVER WILSON SIXTH FASTEST IN PRACTICE FOR THE HONDA INDY 200 AT MID-OHIO; HOMETOWN FAVORITE AND HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER RAHAL 12TH

Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "I really enjoy the track; it's pretty cool. We made some progress in the first session and I was quite happy that the McDonald's car finished fourth in that. We made a few changes between sessions and it didn't go to well so the second session we recovered and were pretty pleased with the end performance considering we were on old tires the whole time. I figure we are in good shape. The pit boxes are really, really short and I tired different lines coming into the boxes and one time I came in I clipped Tim's (Coffeen) knee with the front wing and knocked him over. It's not a nice thing to have happen to him. I felt really bad and am glad he is okay and was back on his feet and working on the car by the end of the session."

Graham Rahal, No. 06 Hole in the Wall Camps Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "I think we are still struggling a little bit but overall the day went pretty well. This session was definitely a bit of a trying one. We made a lot of changes going into it and it was also tough for me to get a clear lap. The lap times don't look very good but it's just because we couldn't get it done. At the end it was just a matter of putting the new tires on and hoping we would be able to get a clear lap and we did but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done. We need to find a way to get more overall grip. I feel like I am sliding around a little too much out there. It's cool to be back here. Obviously it would be better if we were in the top-three but it is really nice to be here. It's kind of a dream come true because I've been here so many times as a kid with dad so to finally be in this position myself feels pretty nice."

-credit: nhlr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Graham Rahal