IRL: Indy 500: Team Penske day three practice report

"Day three at the Speedway was very good. The weather was absolutely fantastic -- the best since we arrived in Indianapolis. There was very little wind which makes it a pleasure to drive. You can just slide the car around the track. We...

"Day three at the Speedway was very good. The weather was absolutely fantastic -- the best since we arrived in Indianapolis. There was very little wind which makes it a pleasure to drive. You can just slide the car around the track. We continued to make progress today with the Marlboro Team Penske car. We ran both the Dallara and G Force chassis as we continue to evaluate which one we want to qualify for the race. Our plan is to keep massaging the car and try to get more speed out of it the rest of the week."

-- Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, Two-Time CART Champion
-- Second fastest - 230.873 mph (38.9824 sec.)
-- #6T Marlboro Team Penske Panoz G Force/Toyota

"We had a full day today. I spent the majority of my time in the G-Force as we continue our program to see which chassis will be most competitive for the race. This afternoon Gil (de Ferran) and I ran a lot together so that we could see how the Marlboro Team Penske cars ran in traffic and work on our race set-ups. We're getting closer to a chassis decision but we're still not there yet."

-- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, 2001 & 2002 Indianapolis 500 Champion
-- Ninth fastest - 229.893 mph (39.1487 sec.)
-- #3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota

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