CHAMPCAR/CART: Portland: Herdez Competition Friday qualifying report

Mario Domínguez - Driver "I don't know what it is about this place! It's the only track in my life that I have struggled with like this... I just can't seem to get a rhythm here. But the good news is that we are making progress. We are ...

Mario Domínguez - Driver
"I don't know what it is about this place! It's the only track in my life that I have struggled with like this... I just can't seem to get a rhythm here. But the good news is that we are making progress. We are finding things to improve on the car and I am also making progress on my driving. We just have to continue to make advances in both areas and we'll get there. You just have to keep trying!"

Fast Facts
* G.I. Joe's 200 marks Domínguez's 6th start in the CART FedEx Championship Series.

* This will be Dominguez's fourth start on the Portland International Raceway circuit, following three Dayton Indy Lights events. His best finish here was a sixth place in 2000.

* Domínguez currently stands 19th in the Drivers Championship with two points. Fellow Indy Lights graduate Townsend Bell took the lead in the Rookie of the Year competition last week with his seventh place finish at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca.

What's Next
Saturday's on-track activities will include a 90-minute practice session in the morning followed by a final 75-minute qualifying session beginning at 1:45pm local time.

Event Coverage
Saturday's qualifying will be broadcast on cable network SPEED beginning at 4:30 pm ET while live audio and timing and scoring of the CART FedEx Championship Series will be available at www.cart.com.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Townsend Bell , Mario Dominguez , Mario D