CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green finishes two days at Phoenix

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Team KOOL Green and driver Paul Tracy wrapped up two very productive days of testing on Thursday at the one-mile oval of Phoenix International Raceway. Under sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70's, Tracy and Team ...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Team KOOL Green and driver Paul Tracy wrapped up two very productive days of testing on Thursday at the one-mile oval of Phoenix International Raceway.

Under sunny skies and temperatures in the low 70's, Tracy and Team KOOL Green completed 273 miles over the two-day test. Tracy posted a fast lap of 21.0 seconds, one of the quickest times posted by the many CART teams testing with Team KOOL Green. The engineers opened the test Wednesday with aerodynamic testing and wind tunnel comparisons before moving to mechanical changes and full fuel runs on Thursday. "We had two really good days of testing at Phoenix with Paul and Team KOOL Green," said team manager Kyle Moyer. "I am proud of the guys who worked so hard on the car. We learned a lot and finished four days of testing without a single mechanical failure. We've tested hard on both the road course and oval this week and the reliability and consistency of the Honda Reynard has allowed us to get a lot accomplished."

"I'm really excited about the new Honda Reynard we have," said Paul Tracy, driver of the No. 26 KOOL Honda Reynard. "One of our goals this year is to improve our consistency, and with the way the car has been running we are well on our way to meeting that goal. The engineers and the guys back at the shop are really working hard and it is showing in these tests."

Team KOOL Green heads home for a couple of days before Dario Franchitti and the team test the Homestead oval on January 31.

-TKG

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti