Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Birmingham test 2010-02-24

FORMULA DREAM/PANASONIC DRIVER HIDEKI MUTOH TENTH FASTEST ON FIRST OF TWO DAY IZOD INDYCAR SERIES OPEN TEST AT BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK Hideki Mutoh, No. 06 Formula Dream/Panasonic Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "The last time I drove an Indy car was...

FORMULA DREAM/PANASONIC DRIVER HIDEKI MUTOH TENTH FASTEST ON FIRST OF TWO DAY IZOD INDYCAR SERIES OPEN TEST AT BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK

Hideki Mutoh, No. 06 Formula Dream/Panasonic Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "The last time I drove an Indy car was at Sebring in November with this team for a one-day test so it has been three months since I was in a race car. It took a while to get up to speed but once I got there the car felt really good. By the end of the day I was starting to have good communication with my engineer Martin (Pare) who I knew when we were both at Andretti Green Racing. It takes time because of my language and also I need to understand what they are talking about but so far I am very happy. I feel the car has a lot of potential to do a good lap time. I like the course. There are a lot of elevation changes and nice, fast corners, quick esses and also some slow corners. It's very fun and challenging to drive."

FAST FACTS: Will be his first race here. He previously tested on the 2.38-mile, 17-turn course here in 2009 as part of the four-car Andretti Green Racing team...His highest IZOD IndyCar Series start on a road/street course is FIFTH at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma in 2009 and best series road/street course finish is FIFTH at Mid-Ohio and Infineon...His highest overall series start is THIRD at Nashville Speedway (oval) and best overall series finish is SECOND (Iowa 2008).

-source: nhlr

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