IRL: Chicagoland: Team Penske qualifying quotes

Saturday, September 7, 2002 "I'm slightly disappointed not to be in the top-ten (de Ferran qualified 11th), especially because we had such a nice, clean run. However, it's a long race and what's most important is that the Marlboro Team Penske ...

Saturday, September 7, 2002

"I'm slightly disappointed not to be in the top-ten (de Ferran qualified 11th), especially because we had such a nice, clean run. However, it's a long race and what's most important is that the Marlboro Team Penske car handles well throughout the day and we can move up through the field. Now we're going to focus on the race and hopefully we'll finish near the top."


-- Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, 2000 and 2001 CART Champion
-- #6 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet
-- Qualified 11th -- 24.8105 sec. (220.552 mph)

"Our qualifying run was very disappointing especially since we are battling for the Championship. The Marlboro Team Penske car ran well in the test here so we were optimistic, but unfortunately we had to go in the heat of the day rather than in the front of the line. Now we need to stay focused because tomorrow is the day that counts. It's a long race so we need to stay out of trouble and bring it home. I've got a great Team behind me so hopefully we're going to do some magic."


-- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, 2001 and 2002 Indianapolis 500 Winner
-- #3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet
-- Qualified 21st -- 25.0026 sec. (218.857 mph)

-mtp-

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