CHAMPCAR/CART: Houston Marlboro Team Penske Friday post-practice quotes

"I was happy with the practice sessions today. We made a couple of changes to the Marlboro car to improve the handling, but the car was good when we unloaded it. This afternoon was a no pressure session in the rain. It was an opportunity to...

"I was happy with the practice sessions today. We made a couple of changes to the Marlboro car to improve the handling, but the car was good when we unloaded it. This afternoon was a no pressure session in the rain. It was an opportunity to make changes to the car in wet conditions that we don't have a lot of opportunity to do. We'll have to see what happens tomorrow; hopefully it will be dry for our qualifying run."

-- Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, #1 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard
-- Fastest combined practice time - 61.222 sec.

"The Marlboro car was really good right off of the truck. The first practice session on a street course is always difficult because the track is cold and there is no rubber on the circuit. We were able to fine tune the car and by the end of the session we had improved the handling. This is a tough circuit because of the tight turns, but we had enough time to work on the set-up and I was able to get used to the track."

-- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, #3 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard
-- Third fastest combined practice time - 61.418 seconds.

-Team Penske

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran
Teams Team Penske