Birmingham: Sarah Fisher Racing qualifying report

RAHAL MOVES UP THE GRID IN PREPARATION FOR THE INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA SFR's Graham Rahal Will Start 15th in Sunday's Race BIRMINGHAM, AL (April 10, 2010)- Rahal, who will be making his first career start at Barber Motorsports Park tomorrow,...

RAHAL MOVES UP THE GRID IN PREPARATION FOR THE INDY GRAND PRIX OF ALABAMA
SFR's Graham Rahal Will Start 15th in Sunday's Race

BIRMINGHAM, AL (April 10, 2010)- Rahal, who will be making his first career start at Barber Motorsports Park tomorrow, clocked a lap of 1:11.1495 in his No. 67 Dollar General machine during today's early morning qualifying session, good enough to start in the 15th position on the inside of Row 8 alongside Dale Coyne Racing's Alex Lloyd, who wheeled a time of 1:10.9524. Rahal has turned a total of 56 laps thus far this weekend, with his quickest lap of 1:11.1495 coming during this morning's qualifying session.

"I felt like we improved quite a lot from last night to today, but certainly were not there," said Rahal, who will also be racing on the Streets of Long Beach for Sarah Fisher Racing (SFR). "We're all wracking our brains trying to figure out what it can be and trying to decide what kind of changes to make that are going to be the right ones. Certainly, I don't think we've found the magic trick just yet. We're trying to work as hard as we can and hopefully we can find some speed for tomorrow morning."

Qualifying was the only on track activity for the IZOD IndyCar® Series today at Barber Motorsports Park, after two one-hour practice sessions on Friday.

"It's been a tough weekend, but it's also been a learning weekend for us," said SFR Technical Director, Tom Brown. "We're using almost every practice session as our own private test session in a way. We're getting closer; we're not there yet, but we are getting closer to where we want to be. If we just keep moving in the right direction and making gains, we'll get there."

-source: sfr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Sarah Fisher , Graham Rahal , Alex Lloyd , Dale Coyne , Tom Brown
Teams Dale Coyne Racing