Sears Point: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing qualifying report

McDONALD'S DRIVER WILSON NARROWLY MISSED THE FIRESTONE FAST SIX FOR FIRST TIME AND WILL START SEVENTH IN THE PEAK ANTIFREEZE & MOTOR OIL INDY GRAND PRIX; HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER RAHAL TO START 15TH Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's ...

McDONALD'S DRIVER WILSON NARROWLY MISSED THE FIRESTONE FAST SIX FOR FIRST TIME AND WILL START SEVENTH IN THE PEAK ANTIFREEZE & MOTOR OIL INDY GRAND PRIX; HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER RAHAL TO START 15TH

Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone:
"I'm disappointed that we didn't make the Firestone Fast Six for the first time this season. I thought we had the potential. The McDonald's car was quick but just a little difficult to drive. It was right on the edge all the way around so we couldn't quite put a lap together. I think we have the performance to gain some spots but I don't think this track lends itself to overtaking. We'll just have to have a smart race, stay out of trouble and keep picking them off one at a time. Maybe we can overtake but it's only if somebody makes a mistake. We've seen a lot of people go off around here. It's a tough track. The better your car is the more fuel you can save and the more chance you have of passing people in the pits. We just need to make sure the car is good tomorrow morning in the warm-up."

Graham Rahal, No. 06 Hole in the Wall Camps Dallara/Honda/Firestone:
"It's a great track. I thought we would have enough to get through to the next round of qualifying but we didn't. Obviously it's a little frustrating because we wanted to have a good showing these last couple of road course races. We thought that our luck would be a little bit better than the other road courses other than St. Pete. Once again Lady Luck isn't on our shoulder. It didn't come our way. We'll just have to try to work our way to the front in the race."

-credit: nhlr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Graham Rahal