IRL: Indy 500: Panther Racing day three report

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Panther Racing had its full three-car arsenal on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's historic 2.5-mile oval Tuesday during practice for the 89th Indianapolis 500. RockStar Panther driver Tomas Enge, Pennzoil Panther driver...

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Panther Racing had its full three-car arsenal on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's historic 2.5-mile oval Tuesday during practice for the 89th Indianapolis 500. RockStar Panther driver Tomas Enge, Pennzoil Panther driver Tomas Scheckter and Byrd Brothers/Panther driver Buddy Lazier all spent significant time on the track in preparations for qualifications Saturday. Listed below are the top times and quotes from each driver.

Tomas Scheckter

"For our first day in our new Pennzoil Platinum Chevy, we were quite happy. Everything ran well, and we accomplished everything that we hoped to. Today was just the start of a long month of hard work. We'll do some analyzing tonight and get ready for another long day tomorrow. For sure, we'll find some more speed and steadily climb higher on the speed charts."

Tomas Enge

"I'm just continuing to get experience on this racetrack, and I want to build up my confidence, especially in the draft. It was a good day overall and the RockStar car keeps getting better and better. Overall speed is not our focus right now. We're not there yet, but we still have time this week."

Buddy Lazier

"It was a good start. As a team we just started working together, and this is a learning process. We wanted to run very consistently so we went according to our plan. It's been a great beginning. We were dialed down pretty hard, and every lap we ran was in clean air and we never got the sniff of a draft."

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