CHAMPCAR/CART: Denver: Conquest Racing race quotes

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Nelson Philippe - # 34 Wellbox - Mi-Jack Conquest Racing

"It was a cool race," said Philippe. "Many things happened during the race, but before I talk about the race I want to say that we had a really rollercoaster weekend, with a lot of ups and downs. The whole team congratulated me on my driving and Eric said to keep it up, good job. The team worked very hard as usual, but except for the first practice, we just didn't have the car as best it could be. Right at the start, after the first accident, it touched my front wing but I was able to keep it on there, it was still moving a little bit but it was all right. When we were running in the top ten at the beginning of the race and we had the miscommunication during the pit stop, they didn't really call me in, but I thought they did and I went in. I had a stop-and-hold penalty. I finished 9th , and without the penalty we would have finished 5th or 6th. We still need to work in the car for the next year because definitely we are not strong yet and we are always chasing consistency. Hopefully in Montreal, we can keep it up as it's Andrew hometown and we will have a lot of fans coming there."

Andrew Ranger - # 27 Mi-Jack/Tide - Mi-Jack Conquest Racing

"I think it was a tough race for me but finally I finished one race and I am very happy about that," said Ranger. "At the start, in the first corner Alex Tagliani just jumped in front of me and he touched my car and I think that broke the suspension a little bit, because something was wrong. I am not sure but every time I was turning to the right the car was not turning well, and because of that I lost a lot of time trying to stay in my place. Later I got the black flag, got back on track and still finished in the top ten."

Eric Bachelart - Team Owner

"This weekend was a very tough one, this is not the result we were looking for and I think Nelson drove hard the whole race and it is a shame he had the penalty," said Bachelart. "It was just a miscommunication between the pits and him in the car but that cost us a lot of positions. About Andrew, he made a mistake when he passed some cars under yellow and that also cost him a good result but at the end of the day was the engine that let him down. It was a weekend to forget!"


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Alex Tagliani , Nelson Philippe , Andrew Ranger
Teams Conquest Racing