WEST ALLIS, WI . . . Team Rahal Shell driver Kenny Brack was awarded the pole position based on points for Sunday's Miller Lite 225 (4:00 PM EDT on ABC) when rains washed out Saturday practice and qualifying at the Milwaukee Mile. The pole is ...
WEST ALLIS, WI . . . Team Rahal Shell driver Kenny Brack was awarded the pole position based on points for Sunday's Miller Lite 225 (4:00 PM EDT on ABC) when rains washed out Saturday practice and qualifying at the Milwaukee Mile. The pole is Brack's third of the season and gives him his fifth front row start in six events in 2001.
Miller Lite driver Max Papis will start on the inside of row seven in 13th position based on his points. Papis is enters the race off the strength of a season best sixth place finish at Twin Ring Motegi two weeks ago.
Brack, the 1999 Indianapolis 500 winner will start on the front next to 2001 Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves who is second in the CART season points.
Max Papis (#7 Miller Genuine Draft Ford-Cosworth/Lola) - "We did okay despite the limited session. I will admit that it isn't very enjoyable driving this track with these little wings. But we are trying to make the best out of it. It is going to be very important to start in the first three or four rows here. Passing will be at a premium. Without in-season testing, you have a bit of a handicap coming here. But it's the same for everybody. So you have to adjust as quickly as we can."
Kenny Brack (#8 Shell Ford-Cosworth/Lola) - "We were trying to find our way with the Shell Ford today. We started quite a ways off than we ended up in the session. With so little time in these sessions, you have to learn to make quick changes. Luckily we have a lot of skilled people that can make those changes for us. That really counts on the track. Fridays are always a question mark when you start off this year because we don't have in-season testing on the tracks. It's so competitive in this series that you can't afford to get off the pace even a little. Last race was very nice to win, but it doesn't mean anything for this race. It's completely different and we have to make the proper changes."