Homestead II: SunTrust Racing practice report

Grid for Miami Race Set By Points Standings Homestead,Floirda (September 18, 2004) - The SunTrust Racing team will start from the front row for Sunday's Miami 250 race at Homestead/Miami Speedway. The grid was set by the team point standings in...

Grid for Miami Race Set By Points Standings

Homestead,Floirda (September 18, 2004) - The SunTrust Racing team will start from the front row for Sunday's Miami 250 race at Homestead/Miami Speedway. The grid was set by the team point standings in the Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series championship, with the #01 CompUSA car starting from the first position and the SunTrust Racing pair of Wayne Taylor and Max Angelelli beginning from position two.

Max Angelelli set the fastest time of both practice sessions Saturday with a 1:15.535 laptime at an average of 109.618 mph. A surface track temperature of 140 degrees and cockpit temperatures of 118 degrees had it's effect on today's times.

Driver Quotes:

Max Angelelli - "The car is pretty good. I'm pretty confident for the race. It's quite balanced. Looking at the #01 and 02 (cars), we should be pretty happy how we ended up. We are confident for the race."

Wayne Taylor (starting driver) - (regarding the heat) - "It's really bloody hot! The only thing I can say is that everybody's in the same boat. We really have to hydrate a lot. Even the mechanics and the crew are going to have to hydrate a lot because it could be dangerous with this kind of temperature. In the car while you're driving, it's really hot, but you're running off adrenaline and stuff. When you come in is when you really know you're in trouble. We'll have to be careful."

Practice Session #1: The SunTrust Racing team ran at the top the entire morning session while they worked on set-up for the race. Fastest time for the first session was 1:15.535, an average speed of 109.618 mph, set by Max Angelelli.

Practice Session #2: The SunTrust Racing team continued at the top of the leader board for the session. Again, they set the fastest time with a 1:15.573 at 109.563 mph average.

The Miami 250 race will be televised live at 11:00 a.m. ET on Speed Channel Sunday morning.

-www.suntrustracing.com

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Wayne Taylor , Max Angelelli