IRL: Homestead-Miami: Team Penske Thursday pracitce quotes

Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, ...

Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, #3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet

Third fastest combined time - 26.6151 seconds

"I'm very happy with today's results and the way the Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet ran. We were able to split the practice sessions and work on different things. This morning, we ran our qualifying set-up and I was pleasantly surprised because our times were faster than in our tests. This afternoon we worked on our race set-up. I was able to run in traffic and Gil and I were switching positions to simulate race conditions. Overall, I'm satisfied with what we learned today. However,the race is still two days away, so we have to keep working hard and looking ahead to Saturday."

Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, #6 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet

Eighth fastest combined time - 26.7737 sec.

"We want to make sure the Marlboro car handles well for the race so we ran in race trim and focused on race set-up today. This afternoon we also did a full-tank long run. Overall the day was okay -- we're not a ten out of ten yet but we're about there."


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