Friday Provisional Qualifying Tony Kanaan, ...
Friday Provisional Qualifying
Tony Kanaan, #44 McDonald's Honda-Reynard - Qualified 2nd:
"I got my lap, but still Bryan (Herta) was four-tenths quicker than everybody. We need to work for tomorrow. I really like this track. I've finished on the podium here every year since 1996. I was really confident coming into this weekend. We had exactly the same car that we had at Mid-Ohio and the Homestead road course. The car was competitive there and I knew we could do a good job.
"Sometimes we do a good job in practice and we put new tires on and the car isn't as good as it should be. We got it right today. I could have done a better job myself. I made a mistake on my fast lap in Turn 9. I went wide and we looked at the data and I lost two-tenths. It still wasn't enough to catch Bryan, and we need to work for tomorrow now. It's a good first day on one of my favorite tracks."