IRL: Chicagoland: Team Penske qualifying quotes

"Our qualifying run was better than I expected. I thought we'd do about a 220.6 mph so I'm happy with a 221.091 mph. I think the wind on the backstraight helped and gave us a little boost. Tomorrow is the day that counts and the most important...

"Our qualifying run was better than I expected. I thought we'd do about a 220.6 mph so I'm happy with a 221.091 mph. I think the wind on the backstraight helped and gave us a little boost. Tomorrow is the day that counts and the most important thing is that the Marlboro Team Penske car should be good for the race. As the Championship chase winds down, it is vital that everything falls into place on race day."

-- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, 2001 and 2002 Indianapolis 500 Winner 3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota
Qualified ninth - 24.7500 sec. (221.091 mph)

"It was a good run for us, because that was all we had today. We weren't able to find a lot of speed, but I think the Marlboro Team Penske car will be fine for the race. Tomorrow will be a long day, so we just have to make sure we stay focused and patient."

-- Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, 2003 Indianapolis 500 Winner and Two-Time CART Champion 6 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota
Qualified 12th - 24.8035 sec. (220.614 mph)

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