IRL: Indy 500: Panther Racing day nine report

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Panther Racing and its trio of drivers returned to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.5-mile oval Wednesday, after all the teams' cars qualified for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday afternoon. The focus has shifted from ...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Panther Racing and its trio of drivers returned to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.5-mile oval Wednesday, after all the teams' cars qualified for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday afternoon. The focus has shifted from qualifications to perfecting the race setup on each of Panther's Chevrolets, and the team will attempt to work in the draft for the remaining practice time. Listed below are times and quotes from Wednesday's practice session.

Tomas Scheckter #4 Pennzoil Panther Racing

"It was a good day overall. Right now all three of us are working together to perfect our race setup. Each one of us likes our car a different way, but right now we're gathering all the data we can for next weekend. The Pennzoil Chevy will be strong, but it's a long race and we're going to focus on making sure all three of our cars on solid when the race starts."

Tomas Enge #2 RockStar Panther Racing

"It was very nice day. So far I'm pretty happy with how I'm making progress in traffic. We found a very good setup for the race, so that combined with our great Chevy engine will help us in the race. There is still some time to learn what it's like in the race conditions, but this day was very productive."

Buddy Lazier #95 Byrd Brothers/Panther Racing

"We didn't get as many miles today as we wanted, but it's good for me as a driver to get as many laps as I can around this place. This year's rules, the new track surface, everything is giving me more info as a driver. We're working to collect all the data we can because all of our cars are capable of winning this race. I'm getting more comfortable in the draft, because we've only had a few laps in dirty air. We've still got plenty of time, and I've got a good opportunity and I want to make the most of it."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Tomas Enge , Buddy Lazier
Teams Panther Racing