IRL: Hattori Kentuckly qualifying notes

Shigeaki Hattori: "I ran flat out there the entire time, but unfortunately our qualifying speed didn't show it. We were off on gearing and had that not happened, we would of hit a higher speed. Tomorrow we'll be ready to compete. The ...

Shigeaki Hattori: "I ran flat out there the entire time, but unfortunately our qualifying speed didn't show it. We were off on gearing and had that not happened, we would of hit a higher speed. Tomorrow we'll be ready to compete. The #55 EPSON was a successful car at Kentucky last year and I know it will be even better this year."

Ted Bitting, team manager: "As you have to do in racing sometimes, we took some risks and ran a different gear in qualifying than we did in practice. Had we chosen to run in another gear, we probably would have been higher on the speed chart. Of course, all of this won't matter during the race. Tomorrow will be about who has the consistent car that runs fast in traffic. Judging from Hattori's track record this season, the #55 EPSON should have no trouble finding a strong finish. "

The Belterra Casino Indy 300 will be broadcast live on ABC at 1:30PM (eastern).

-VCR

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