CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Penske Nazareth Friday notes

"I was happy with the set-up on the Marlboro car right out of the box. We worked on both qualifying simulations and long runs today. We're running less downforce this year, it's actually closer to what we ran in '99, and I was experiencing ...

"I was happy with the set-up on the Marlboro car right out of the box. We worked on both qualifying simulations and long runs today. We're running less downforce this year, it's actually closer to what we ran in '99, and I was experiencing turbulence when I got behind another car. However, the weather is supposed to be cooler tomorrow which should increase the downforce. I feel we are in good shape for qualifying tomorrow."

-- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, #3 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard


Third fastest practice time, 20.680 sec.

"We're still working on improving the balance of the Marlboro car. With the new rules this year the car has less grip and we have to adjust our set-up to adapt. We've tried a number of different changes and were able to improve by the end of the session. We're not there yet but we're getting closer."

-- Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, #1 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard

Sixth fastest practice time, 20.882 sec.

-MTP

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