CHAMPCAR/CART: Arciero Project Racing Group Friday Nazareth Notes

NAZARETH, Pa. ( -- April 7, 200)-- A loose car forced driver Luiz Garcia Jr. to park his Hollywood-Embratel-Tang-Reynard/Mercedes-Benz early during Friday afternoon practice at the Nazareth Speedway. Garcia, 28, who drives for the new Arciero...

NAZARETH, Pa. ( -- April 7, 200)-- A loose car forced driver Luiz Garcia Jr. to park his Hollywood-Embratel-Tang-Reynard/Mercedes-Benz early during Friday afternoon practice at the Nazareth Speedway.

Garcia, 28, who drives for the new Arciero Project Racing Group, was preparing for Saturday's qualifying for the Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix, when the team made a decision to end the day 30 minutes early.

The Brazilian, who now resides in Aventura, Fla., had his best time in the morning session with a 24.236 (140.518 mph).

According to team manager Andreas Leberle, the team will assess the problem and find a solution for tomorrow's practice and qualifying.

"It's disappointing, but we knew it would be tough at the start. It sounds like a cliche, but things can only get better and they will. The track is no problem." -- Luiz Garcia Jr., Driver

"The car was totally loose and we decided to bring it in and look at it rather than risk the car and Luiz. We will check the shocks and other parts. I can say that lack of testing has hurt us, but we'll have our first test with the new car at Buttonwillow (Calif.) after this weekend." -- Andreas Leberle, Team Manager

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Luiz Garcia