IRL: Chicagoland: Team Penske Friday report

"I'm happy with today's practice sessions. We were able to work on the race set-up throughout the day, and we made some good progress especially this afternoon. By the end of the day the Marlboro Team Penske car was pretty good. Tomorrow morning...

"I'm happy with today's practice sessions. We were able to work on the race set-up throughout the day, and we made some good progress especially this afternoon. By the end of the day the Marlboro Team Penske car was pretty good. Tomorrow morning we'll work on our qualifying set-up and hopefully we'll be able to put it in the top-ten."


-- Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, 2000 and 2001 CART Champion
-- #6 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet
-- 13th fastest practice time -- 24.7152 sec. (221.402 mph)

"Our focus today was working on the race set-up. During both practice sessions, we did full tank runs and tried to run with other cars to see how the Marlboro Team Penske car handled in traffic. We started with a set-up from our test at Chicagoland Speedway last week and made changes throughout the day. I think the car was actually a little better during the test, but overall we're in good shape. I'm not too worried about our speeds given the focus was race set-up; tomorrow we'll work on qualifying so we'll see what times we can put on the board."


-- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, 2001 and 2002 Indianapolis 500 Winner
-- #3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet
-- 16th fastest practice time -- 24.7475 sec. (221.113 mph)

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