IRL: California: Team Penske post-race quotes

"The car was fantastic all day, we just didn't have quite enough speed. The Team did a super job in the pits, and Roger (Penske) made a great call on our last pit stop which put us in the lead. I did everything I could on the restarts and tried...

"The car was fantastic all day, we just didn't have quite enough speed. The Team did a super job in the pits, and Roger (Penske) made a great call on our last pit stop which put us in the lead. I did everything I could on the restarts and tried to stay in touch with the leaders which worked out pretty well for us. I'm glad it was a good clean race, and it must have been fun to watch. When you're going 215-220 miles per hour, it's important everyone respects each other and gives each other room which they did today. Overall I think it was a good result for Marlboro Team Penske."

-- Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, Two-Time National Champion
-- #6 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet
-- Fourth Place Finish
-- Third in the Championship Point Standings - 112 points

"It was fun out there today, there was a lot of close racing. We had some trouble on our second pit stop which put us down a lap. We worked hard for the rest of the race to catch up to the leaders and I was able to get back on the lead lap. I tried my best to get to the front, but unfortunately, we just didn't have the speed to win the race. I'm very happy with our result considering the problem we had in the pits. It's great to have brought the Marlboro car home in fifth and we were able to earn valuable championship points this afternoon."

-- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, 2001 Indianapolis 500 Winner
-- #3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet
-- Fifth Place Finish
-- Second in the Championship Point Standings - 115 points

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran
Teams Team Penske