IRL: Indy 500: Dan Wheldon day four summary

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Dan Wheldon, #26 Klein Tools/Jim Beam Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"I think this place can make you chase it sometimes.  I think everyone wanted to make sure today was a good day.  We had sort of a disappointing day yesterday and obviously there is a set plan we have to work through.  I think the Klein Tools/Jim Beam car is very good but you have to make sure you're on top of it for that particular day because Wednesday doesn't count towards qualifying.  The only day that matters is Saturday."

Dan Wheldon Facts

Wheldon is the current Indy Racing League® IndyCar® Series points leader with 123 points placing him ahead of his Andretti Green teammate Tony Kanaan with 117.

Wheldon is the IndyCar Series' most recent winner, claiming his first IndyCar Series victory at the Bridgestone Indy Japan 300 on April 17.

Wheldon has also claimed the last two IndyCar Series pole positions, earning the top starting spot at Phoenix and Japan.

Wheldon started fifth and finished 19th in last year's Indianapolis 500.

Eddie Jones, Race Engineer, #26 Klein Tools/Jim Beam Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"We were confident coming in that we had the basis for a quick setup and we were just out there confirming where we are with the Klein Tools/Jim Beam car.  Obviously after a day like today we are quite happy.  We know there is more to come but we had a very good day and we are very pleased."


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Dan Wheldon , Jim Beam