CHAMPCAR/CART: Long Beach: Herdez Competition Saturday quotes

Practice Time: 1 minute, 9.801 seconds Speed: 101.500 mph Position: 20th Qualifying Time: 1 minute, 9.212 seconds Speed: 102.364 mph Position: 17th Mario Domínguez - Driver "When I came into the pits after the first group of qualifying...

Practice Time: 1 minute, 9.801 seconds
Speed: 101.500 mph
Position: 20th

Qualifying Time: 1 minute, 9.212 seconds
Speed: 102.364 mph
Position: 17th

Mario Domínguez - Driver

"When I came into the pits after the first group of qualifying laps, we made some changes to the set up of the car. Obviously, we thought we were going to make the car better but in my second set of laps I wasn't able to match the same time or go any faster. We've struggled a little bit to find exactly the right mix but I feel confident that we're pretty close. For the race tomorrow, we'll have to play it very smart. We're starting way back in the field but with good pit stops and race strategy I think we can be in there at the end."

Fast Facts

* The Grand Prix of Long Beach marks Domínguez's 2nd start in Champ Cars.

* Domínguez was the pole sitter in 2001 at this event as a competitor in the Dayton Indy Lights Series. He went on to finish in fourth position.

What's Next

Sunday morning, the drivers of the FedEx Championship Series will complete a final 30-minute warm up session beginning at 8:45am local (11:45am Eastern).

Race Coverage

The 90-lap Grand Prix of Long Beach will be televised live nationally by Fox Sports beginning at 3:30pm Eastern. Please check your local guides for the channel in your area. Live audio and timing & scoring will be available online at www.cart.com for both the warm up session and the race.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Mario Dominguez , Mario D