Texas: Dale Coyne Racing qualifying report

Momentum Carries from Indy to Texas; Dale Coyne Racing returns two strong cars to the field Fort Worth, Texas (June 4, 2010) - Dale Coyne Racing has proved its fourth place finish at last week's Indianapolis 500 is just the beginning for the...

Momentum Carries from Indy to Texas; Dale Coyne Racing returns two strong cars to the field

Fort Worth, Texas (June 4, 2010) - Dale Coyne Racing has proved its fourth place finish at last week's Indianapolis 500 is just the beginning for the team. Both of the team's drivers qualified each of their respective cars very competitively at the Texas Motor Speedway, reminding the rest of the field what the team is capable of.

After not qualifying to race in the 2010 Indianapolis 500, #18 CITGO car driver Milka Duno bounced back just a week later by running 6th during morning practice and later qualifying in a solid 18th position. The time she and her team had to re-evaluate the car after her Indy qualification attempt allowed the team to build the best possible car to make a statement at this race. Duno wanted to prove that she is here to stay, and is only going to get better.

"It was a good qualification," Duno said, "but we can still do more. Everybody's so close in the times, which makes it very hard, but we've seen that we can do more. We know we can do more for next time."

Meanwhile, Alex Lloyd, the driver of the #19 Boy Scouts of America car, proved that last week's fourth place finish at the Indianapolis 500 was rightfully his and only the beginning of the team's future success. Last week, Lloyd started the race in 26th position. For this weekend's race at the Texas Motor Speedway, he qualified at the top of the field and will be starting 6th.

"Today went really well," Lloyd said. "The Boy Scouts' guys did a fantastic job preparing the car here and we rolled off the truck really strong. Starting up front here is a big plus and we are looking forward to continuing the momentum that we've got going right now into a good race tomorrow."

-source: dcr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Milka Duno , Alex Lloyd , Dale Coyne
Teams Dale Coyne Racing