Marlboro 500 Presented By Toyota
Saturday, November 3, 2001
DAN WHELDON - # 1 GEMSTAR PACWEST LIGHTS
Starting position: 5th Time: 39.541s Speed: 184.730mph
"The car felt pretty flat during my qualifying run to be honest," said Wheldon. "It's a lot hotter today, so you tend to get less power. Our gearing may have been too long for the conditions so we probably should have gone with a different gear. The engine just wasn't as good as we had hoped."
MARIO DOMINGUEZ - # 17 DEL VALLE CORONA TELEVISA PACWEST LIGHTS
Starting Position: 9th Time: 40.092s Speed: 182.191mph
"We were really slow, and my results are a shame," said Dominguez. "We changed my engine last night and we thought that we were putting in a faster engine, but I guess not. It's too bad for the guys because they worked really hard late into the night to prepare for today. I was flat all the way around, but that's all she had in her."