Birmingham: Bell Motorsports Friday report

Kodak EasyShare Team Fourth-Fastest Friday Afternoon BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 8 - The Bell Motorsports/Feeds the Need Racing team and drivers Terry Borcheller and Christian Fittipaldi were fourth in the second official practice session Friday ...

Kodak EasyShare Team Fourth-Fastest Friday Afternoon

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Oct. 8 - The Bell Motorsports/Feeds the Need Racing team and drivers Terry Borcheller and Christian Fittipaldi were fourth in the second official practice session Friday afternoon at Barber Motorsports Park in preparation for Sunday's Porsche 250 presented by Bradley Arant Rolex series race.

The team won this event last year with Borcheller and Forest Barber driving.

The team's Kodak EasyShare DORAN JE4 Pontiac #54 was clocked in 1:21.216 (101.950 mph) in the first practice session Friday, which was sixth-fastest. In the second session the car's best lap was a 1:21.437 (101.674 mph), which was fourth-fastest. The car was the fastest DORAN JE4 in both sessions.

The team also participated in an open test here Thursday.

Borcheller is slated to qualify the car Saturday at 1:15 p.m. Eastern time.

Sunday's 250-mile, 109-lap, two-hour-and-45-minute race is scheduled to get the green flag at noon. It will be broadcast live on SPEED beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern time. A large contingent of guests and employees of the team's primary sponsor, Kodak, is expected to attend Sunday's race. Rain is in the weather forecast for Sunday.

Quotes follow:

Christian Fittipaldi: "We're closer to the other top cars than we were at this point at VIR. We improved this afternoon from this morning. Terry is going to qualify the car tomorrow, and we're optimistic."

Terry Borcheller: "It was nice to have the practice day yesterday so today we're closer along. We hope to have a good showing for all the folks from Kodak who are coming on Sunday."

Forest Barber: "We're making good progress today. We're very close to the other front runners."

Jim Bell (team manager): "We expected a hot day and it's been cool and overcast. We're pleased with the way things went today. We're overdue for some good luck."

For more information see www.feedstheneedracing.com, www.kodak.com/US/en/consumer/garr/, www.tborcheller.com, www.fittipaldionline.com, www.speedtv.com and www.restartcommunications.com.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Christian Fittipaldi , Terry Borcheller , Forest Barber