IRL: Indy 500: Jimmy Vasser "Carb Day" notes

Vasser ready for the ace; Miller Lite crew finishes fourth in Pit Stop Challenge. SPEEDWAY, IN . . . Carburetion Day, the final practice session for the 2002 Indianapolis 500, provided the final chance for the 33 entries to practice and fine...

Vasser ready for the ace; Miller Lite crew finishes fourth in Pit Stop Challenge.

SPEEDWAY, IN . . . Carburetion Day, the final practice session for the 2002 Indianapolis 500, provided the final chance for the 33 entries to practice and fine tune their cars for Sunday's race. Miller Lite driver Jimmy Vasser enjoyed an uneventful practice session logging 18 laps in his primary car and making sure everything was ready for the 86th running of the Indy 500.

Vasser has felt the team has had a strong race setup all month and that was proven again on Thursday, as Vasser was seventh quick in the session.

The Miller Lite pit crew finished fourth in the 2002 Indianapolis 500 Pit Crew Challenge. The veteran six man crew beat defending Indy 500 Pit Crew champion Scott Sharp and current IRL points leader Sam Hornish Jr. to advance to the semi-finals where they lost to eventual runner-up Jeff Ward of Ganassi Racing.

There will be no on track activity until Sunday morning when the cars will take their warm-up laps for the Indianapolis 500 (Noon: EDT- ABC).

Jimmy Vasser (#19 Miller Lite- Dallara/Chevrolet on Firestone tires) - "I am pretty happy with the final run with the car. The Miller Lite car felt really good and we made it through the practice without any surprises. All month we have thought that we have a very good car for the race. Today bore that out to us again as running in race setup we were seventh fastest. My crew has done a helluva job this month and they have given me a car that we can be competitive with on Sunday. I think we are as ready for the race as we can be."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Sharp , Jimmy Vasser , Sam Hornish Jr.
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing