CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Penske Nazareth qualifying

"We made the right changes to the Marlboro car last night for this morning's practice but we made sixth gear a little too tall for our qualifying run this afternoon. However, we are starting in the top-five and the car is handling well so we...

"We made the right changes to the Marlboro car last night for this morning's practice but we made sixth gear a little too tall for our qualifying run this afternoon. However, we are starting in the top-five and the car is handling well so we should be in good shape for the race. We need to stay focused, take care of the equipment, and bring it home in the points tomorrow."

-- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, #3 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard
-- Qualified fifth, 20.007 sec.

"We've been battling understeer all weekend which didn't help us in qualifying but I'm fairly confident we've got a good race car. The Marlboro car has good traction, particularly off of turn three which should help us tomorrow. I've got a big mountain to climb tomorrow -- race strategy will be crucial and it will be important to be patient and time everything very carefully. We're just going to keep our heads down, try to run a consistent race and finish strong in the points."

-- Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, #1 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard
-- Qualified fifteenth, 20.319 sec.

-MTP

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