Arie Luyendyk Jr. Qualifies 2nd For Sunday's "Homestead-Miami 100" 5 Active Intl / Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone SATURDAY 1ST PRACTICE RESULTS: 1st Fastest (was also 1st fastest overall on Friday) 28.164 seconds, 189.816 ...
Arie Luyendyk Jr. Qualifies 2nd For Sunday's "Homestead-Miami 100" 5 Active Intl / Sam Schmidt Motorsports Dallara/Infiniti/Firestone
SATURDAY 1ST PRACTICE RESULTS:
1st Fastest (was also 1st fastest overall on Friday)
28.164 seconds, 189.816 mph
SATURDAY FIRST PRACTICE QUOTES:
Overall impressions from this morning's practice session?
"It was a good practice for us. We got our fastest lap in a tow, but we were fast alone too, so that was good. I'm looking forward to qualifying. Right now, the car to beat is probably Thiago (Medeiros, teammate), so at least our team should do OK. We'll see what kind of setup he's running and try to implement it into our setup."
Is there a strategy to qualifying in the Pro Series cars, or do you run a particular line in qualifying that you won't in the race?
"I do run a different line in qualifying than during practice. We'll do it the session before qualifying to make sure that the car can run well with that particular line."
Are you confident in sitting on the pole in qualifying after having two extremely fast days?
"Yes, I'm pretty confident. Really, anything on the front row would be good -- first and second for our team would be great. We'll see how it turns out."
2nd fastest (outside front row)
28.191 mph, 189.629 mph
"The car was good. It just took awhile to get up to speed for some reason, so I'm sure that hurt us. We just missed it by a few hundredths, which is a shame. But that was the quickest we've ever run alone, so that's that -- we didn't have enough to get (Paul) Dana's time (eventual polesitter). Hopefully that's enough to stay on the front row. The car was handling great and I think we'll be there for the race."
NOTE: There will be a final warm-up session for the Menards Infiniti Pro Series cars from 2:15-2:30 today. This is the final on-track session for the cars before Sunday's "Homestead-Miami 100" race, which starts at 11:45 AM (ET).
FRIDAY'S OVERALL COMBINED PRACTICE RESULTS:
Arie Jr. was the quickest driver overall in both practices on Friday for the "Homestead-Miami 100," with a time of 28.313 seconds and a speed of 188.818 mph.
11:15 AM -- Menards Infiniti Pro Series Pre-Race Activities
11:45 AM - Menards Infiniti Pro Series Race (67 laps / 100 miles)
ESPN2, 4:00 PM (ET), March 4