IRL: Dario Franchitti on track at California Speedway

Indianapolis, Ind. (January 17, 2003) -- Andretti Green Racing and Dario Franchitti continued their pre season Indy Racing Lleague testing program on Thursday and Friday, January 16th and 17th at California Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Franchitti...

Indianapolis, Ind. (January 17, 2003) -- Andretti Green Racing and Dario Franchitti continued their pre season Indy Racing Lleague testing program on Thursday and Friday, January 16th and 17th at California Speedway in Fontana, Calif. Franchitti completed more than 350 miles in his 2003 Dallara Honda Firestone at the 2-mile oval.

"Everything went well," said Franchitti. "We're working with a lot of different things on the car. It's still early in our testing program but we are already seeing some progress. The IRL asked us to test a few different aerodynamic packages on Thursday and I think the racing will be good fun if we can find the right combination."

Team manager Kyle Moyer says the test was especially important because it was AGR's first time running at a superspeedway.

"We are just trying to understand the car. Testing at California Speedway is a lot different than at Phoenix or Homestead. We worked on increasing our straight line speed and reducing drag. All in all, the car is running well. We haven't had any major problems and the weather has been just perfect for us."

Andretti Green Racing, which is owned by Michael Andretti, along with partners Kim Green and Kevin Savoree, will run three cars in the 2003 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series for drivers Michael Andretti, Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan. The IndyCar Series season begins on March 2 at Miami-Homestead Speedway.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Kim Green