IRL: Homestead: Team Penske Friday report

Marlboro Team Penske post-practice quotes Friday, February 28, 2003 "I do believe a lot of guys are trying race setups so that contributes to slower times (versus testing)." (About wind): "It is a huge change. In fact, A.J. (IV) was inside,...

Marlboro Team Penske post-practice quotes
Friday, February 28, 2003

"I do believe a lot of guys are trying race setups so that contributes to slower times (versus testing)." (About wind): "It is a huge change. In fact, A.J. (IV) was inside, and he was trying to go high to let me go under. He just went a little off the line and there was no turning back. It was very tough conditions for everyone. There was only one line out there. I do believe if the wind dies down a little bit it will help everyone, but I don't think it will be that much different in the race. So whoever sets the car up well for these conditions is going to be in good shape."

-- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, 2001 and 2002 Indianapolis 500 winner
-- #3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota
-- Second fastest -- 26.7371 sec. (201.967 mph)

"We worked on race trim throughout the afternoon and I'd say we're as happy as we can be for right now. Conditions today are different than they were when we tested here a couple of weeks ago, but overall the Marlboro Team Penske car is handling well. Tomorrow morning we'll switch gears and work on our qualifying set-up."

-- Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, Two-Time CART Champion
-- #6 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota
-- 10th fastest - 27.2287 sec. (198.320 mph)

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