Indianapolis: Jacques Villeneuve qualifying report

NO. 32 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA QUALIFYING REPORT: INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 24, 2010) -- This afternoon, Jacques Villeneuve qualified the Dollar General Toyota into the 2010 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway...

NO. 32 DOLLAR GENERAL TOYOTA QUALIFYING REPORT: INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 24, 2010) -- This afternoon, Jacques Villeneuve qualified the Dollar General Toyota into the 2010 Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) with a lap of 50.714 seconds. He will start the No. 32 from the 43rd position, marking both the Canadian and Braun Racing's first NASCAR Sprint Cup start at IMS.

"I am very excited now that we have qualified the Dollar General Toyota into the Brickyard," Villeneuve said. "We focused on the set up for qualifying during yesterday's practices. The first practice I just worked on getting used to a stock car here. During the second session, we worked on the handling. The car's balance was quite tight as we finished and the team made adjustments afterwards. I didn't know exactly how the car would handle on the timed lap today. It definitely went from tight to loose. Knowing now how it would handle, I think I could have gotten a lot more out of the car. It is very exciting to look forward now to practicing it and getting it ready for tomorrow's race."

Qualifying for the Brickyard 400 is a major accomplishment for the young Sprint Cup team owned by Indiana-native, Todd Braun. A four-team organization in the Nationwide Series, advancing into NASCAR's premier series has been a large effort. This weekend is not only the first appearance at the famed Indianapolis track, but this first Cup car that was built entirely in-house by Braun Racing.

Villeneuve has captured world championships in both the Indy Car World Series and Formula One and was the winner of the 1995 Indianapolis 500, a feat accomplished only by two other drivers. Qualifying for the Brickyard 400, he joins Juan Pablo Montoya as the only two drivers in history to compete in all three of the historic speedway's premier motorsports events: the Indianapolis 500, the U.S. Grand Prix and the Brickyard 400. Villeneuve has made two previous starts in the Indy 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

-source: braun raing

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Juan Pablo Montoya