CHAMPCAR/CART: Detroit PacWest Friday practice notes and quotes

MAURICIO GUGELMIN - ...

MAURICIO GUGELMIN - # 17 NEXTEL PACWEST TOYOTA

Position: 4th
Time: 1:15:304s
Total Laps: 34
Speed: 112.153mph

"Considering we haven't been on a street course in a while, we made very good progress today," said Gugelmin. "We just changed minor things and pretty much waited for more rubber to be laid down on the track, eventually getting where we wanted to be with our set-up. The team was great and we didn't have any problems with the car. I feel very good about the car, probably the best I have felt all year. I'm ready and confident going into qualifying tomorrow."

SCOTT DIXON - # 18 POWERWARE PANASONIC PACWEST TOYOTA

Position: 10th
Time: 1:15:565s
Total Laps: 19
Speed: 111.766mph

"We lost a lot of the session with gearbox problems," said Dixon. "We lost over 45 minutes of track time, but once we got it worked out and the car was back on track we were only three or four tenths out. Considering the amount of the session we missed, I'm pleased with the car, especially how it handles on the straights. We'll fine-tune it a little tonight and we'll be fast for qualifying tomorrow."

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