Iowa: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing test day notes

McDONALD'S DRIVER WILSON AND HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER RAHAL TURN FIRST LAPS AT IOWA SPEEDWAY; RAIN REDUCED TRACK TIME FROM FOUR TO TWO HOURS Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "This is a very tight track; it...

McDONALD'S DRIVER WILSON AND HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER RAHAL TURN FIRST LAPS AT IOWA SPEEDWAY; RAIN REDUCED TRACK TIME FROM FOUR TO TWO HOURS

Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "This is a very tight track; it surprised me every lap. You go out there and every lap you go halfway through the corner and it suddenly tightens up on you. It's challenging. I can see that the race is going to be tough. We're just working away, trying to get the McDonald's car a little bit quicker. Hopefully we can tackle that overnight and get it to run a little bit freer through the middle of the corner and have a good qualifying tomorrow. Craig (Hampson) and I worked well today. He's engineered one or two cars before. We were able to get straight to work and it has been very good so far."

Graham Rahal, No. 06 Hole in the Wall Camps Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "I think we are okay. We didn't run new tires at the end so maybe we're in the top-10 realistically -- but tenth of the top-ten. We definitely have quite a bit of work to do. We didn't really trim the car all that much so we question how far off we actually might be. The track is pretty small and fast. It feels fast in the cornering and much slower on the straightways but that's the way these high downforce circuits go. On a long run it will be pretty tough mentally because it gets very repetitive, very quickly on a track this length."

-credit: nhl

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Graham Rahal