CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Penske Mid-Ohio Friday notes

"I'm very happy with today's results. The Marlboro car handled well right off of the transporter. We were able to make some key gains and kept getting faster and faster. I really have to hand it to the Team because they have successfully...

"I'm very happy with today's results. The Marlboro car handled well right off of the transporter. We were able to make some key gains and kept getting faster and faster. I really have to hand it to the Team because they have successfully married our data from last year with what we've learned this season. I think we're in great shape for the rest of the weekend."

-- Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, #1 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard
-- Fastest time - 66.151 sec.

"The car was good right out of the box. We took it one step at a time today, and the car got just got better and faster even on old tires. I really enjoy driving at Mid-Ohio because the elevation changes and corners make it a bit like riding a roller coaster. I hope we end up with a situation like last year where Marlboro Team Penske is on the front row and we make the race as boring as possible!"

-- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, #3 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard
-- Second fastest time - 66.234 sec.

-MTP

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