CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Penske Road America Friday notes

"The Marlboro car is handling really well and we had a very smooth day today. We ran both the primary and the back-up car in the morning session with no major problems. We're happy with our progress but we're certainly aware that we have to ...

"The Marlboro car is handling really well and we had a very smooth day today. We ran both the primary and the back-up car in the morning session with no major problems. We're happy with our progress but we're certainly aware that we have to continue working hard all weekend. Everyone is so close (top 13 drivers within one second) and the series is so competitive you have to be constantly improving. There is never a given on who will be quick each weekend you can always expect a variety of drivers to be at the top of the charts."

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

"We worked on the balance of the Marlboro car throughout both sessions trying to dial out the understeer. The track improved and we made some gains in the handling from the morning session to this afternoon. We put new tires on a at the end to try and lay down a faster time but I couldn't get a clear lap. Unfortunately, today did not turn out as I had hoped or expected but we'll sit down tonight and look at the data so we're ready for our qualifying tomorrow."

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

-MTP

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