Indy 500: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Carb Day report

RAIN LIMITED CARB DAY PRACTICE FOR INDY 500; McDONALD'S DRIVER WILSON AND HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER RAHAL LOOKING FORWARD TO SUNDAY Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "We did an installation lap in the McDonald's...

RAIN LIMITED CARB DAY PRACTICE FOR INDY 500; McDONALD'S DRIVER WILSON AND HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER RAHAL LOOKING FORWARD TO SUNDAY

Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone:

"We did an installation lap in the McDonald's car and that was it. We left the pits to try and do our first run and as soon as I got to the end of pit lane it was yellow so we didn't do anything today. It's a shame but I'm sure everything will be fine. Some people got five laps in but we did an install check so that takes a couple of minutes and by then it started raining. So literally we did nothing but we know the car should run. I'm starting the race from the inside of the row and its obviously going to be tricky since we've had so little time to go three-wide through the turns due to the weather. It's going to be fun but difficult. I would be happy to finish on the lead lap and be in the top-10. It's a shame we're not doing the Pit Stop Contest seeing as it was sponsored by McDonald's. On the positive side we didn't have a spare car to do it in so we were going to have to do the contest in our race car unlike the others. It's a bit easier on our race car and we'll have a better chance of our drive shaft and gear box and everything lasting the distance of a 500-mile race."

Graham Rahal, No. 06 Hole in the Wall Camps Dallara/Honda/Firestone:

"Obviously its pretty disappointing that we didn't get more practice but I think overall we have a good race car. It felt pretty similar to the other day when we were pretty quick. We did an installation lap and then went out to do our baseline run. We only did a couple of laps and got stuck behind Milka the whole time so that didn't help much. That's just the way it goes. Unfortunately right when we got past her was right when it went yellow for the rain. I think now the focus is on going out and making it through the first turn on the start. Then we will work on running 150 laps before going for it at the end. I think it's nice to start from the inside (of the row) but the biggest thing is to just make it through Turn 1. I've told a lot of people that if that means losing a couple of positions on the start, then so be it. It's important to get through it. I've seen it many, many times so I have a good understanding of what it's going to be like."

-credit: nhlr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Graham Rahal