IRL: Homestead: Kosuke Matsuura qualifying report

Matsuura to Start 14th in Toyota Indy 300 Kosuke Matsuura will make his third career start at Homestead-Miami Speedway from the seventh row of the grid after qualifying 14th this afternoon for the IndyCar Series season-opening race. Matsuura and...

Matsuura to Start 14th in Toyota Indy 300

Kosuke Matsuura will make his third career start at Homestead-Miami Speedway from the seventh row of the grid after qualifying 14th this afternoon for the IndyCar Series season-opening race. Matsuura and Super Aguri Fernandez Racing continue to make progress on their learning curve with the team's new Dallara chassis. Matsuura's qualifying lap was only 0.1843 seconds outside the top three on the grid with the entire 20-car field covered by just over seven-tenths of a second.

Sunday's 200-lap/300-mile race -- the Toyota Indy 300 -- will mark the 34 th career IndyCar Series start for Matsuura. He recorded his best result at Homestead in 2004, finishing 11th .

Kosuke Matsuura, #55 Panasonic ARTA Dallara/Honda/Firestone:
"It was an okay run for us. The most important thing is the final setup for tomorrow. We have a very good car in traffic and have been focusing on the race setup. I am not worried about starting in 14th position. It is a long race and hopefully we will have a good result."

-www.superagurifernandezracing.net

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