Dario Franchitti, ...
Dario Franchitti, #27 ArcaEx Dallara/Honda/Firestone
"We were lucky in that we ran so well after missing the first session as a penalty for my pit lane incident at Nazareth. We're lucky that Allen (McDonald) and all the boys did a good job with the ArcaEx car. It's pretty close to where we need to be. I got to do some running on my own, some running in a pack with my teammates and some other guys, which really helped us. It's definitely given us a direction to go toward tomorrow, both for qualifying and the final practice session."
Dario Franchitti Facts
Franchitti missed the first practice session as the result of a penalty stemming from a pit lane incident with Scott Dixon during practice at Nazareth.
Entering the Chicagoland event, Franchitti is riding a string of three-consecutive top-10 finishes.
Franchitti has two IRL IndyCar® Series victories this season (Milwaukee, Pikes Peak).
Franchitti has dominated the two races which he's won this season, leading 111 of 225 laps at Milwaukee, and 128 of 225 laps at Pikes Peak.
Franchitti has recorded four top-five finishes this season (Pikes Peak - 1st, Milwaukee - 1st, Texas - 2nd, Kansas - 4th).
Kyle Moyer, General Manager, Andretti Green Racing
"We only had one practice session to work on the ArcaEx car. Fortunately, the car unloaded really, really well. That's going to put really help us this weekend. The car is 80-percent ready for race day and probably better than that for qualifying. I couldn't be happier right now."
IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League notebook 2004-09-08
CHAMPCAR/CART: Laguna Seca Friday qualifying times