CHAMPCAR/CART: Marlboro Team Penske Cleveland qualifying notes

"Unfortunately, we didn't get to make a run for anything today in the Marlboro car. It's really a shame because obviously qualifying isn't representative of any of this weekend's practice times. It's a real mess, but it could make for an ...

"Unfortunately, we didn't get to make a run for anything today in the Marlboro car. It's really a shame because obviously qualifying isn't representative of any of this weekend's practice times. It's a real mess, but it could make for an interesting race with all of the fast guys from practice starting at the back of the field. It may rain tomorrow, and if it does, it will probably be one of the most exciting races ever in Cleveland."

-- Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, #1 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard
-- Qualified 20th, 62.625 sec.

"Mother Nature was not on our side this afternoon. The Marlboro car was good this morning but the rain this afternoon didn't allow us to get a good qualifying run. We'll have to play it smart and be patient tomorrow. It should be an exciting race. The guys up front are not going to make it easy to pass so we'll have to do what we can to work our way up and bring it home in the points."

-- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, #3 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard
-- Qualified 23rd, 64.155 sec.

-MTP

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