IRL: California: Felipe Giaffone qualifying notes

Felipe Giaffone and the ...

Felipe Giaffone and the #21 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Chevrolet G-Force qualified 10th for Sunday's Yamaha Indy 400 at California Speedway.

The 2001 Indy Racing League Rookie of the Year turned a 32.999-second (218.182-mph) lap on his second of two qualifying laps around the 2-mile, high-banked tri-oval this afternoon.

Eddie Cheever (32.517/221.422) grabbed the pole while Jaques Lazier (32.592/220.909) will start on the outside of the front row. Cheever's teammate, rookie Tomas Scheckter (32.777/219.661) will start third.

Race time is 12:30 p.m. PST (3:30 p.m. EST) with a live broadcast set for ABC-TV. The pre-race show "Indy Racing2Day" will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 2:30 p.m. EST.

FELIPE GIAFFONE

"The car was pretty good and solid. We had the right gears, and there's nothing else we could do there. If we had a little more power it would have helped."

-mnr-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Felipe Giaffone , Eddie Cheever , Jaques Lazier  , Mo Nunn