IRL: Indy 500: Wheldon day nine summary

Dan Wheldon, ...

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

"I think we are starting to hone in on a race setup. I feel a lot more comfortable with the Klein Tools/Jim Beam car. This is a difficult place to get a car you're completely happy with. I don't think you are ever going to get a car, no matter how good it is, that you're going to be happy with at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I think we are starting to get a lot closer and I'm looking forward to the race"

Dan Wheldon Facts
Wheldon will start from the middle of the front row after qualifying second on Pole Day with a four-lap average speed of 221.524 mph.
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.

Tony Cotman, Team Manager, #26 Klein Tools/Jim Beam Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"We made three long runs today and we have to be pretty happy with the progress we made today on the Klein Tools/Jim Beam car. We were making just some little changes on the car and we are getting a little bit better on the balance. We had some small electrical issues that you're going to have here and there, but all being said we should be happy with our day's work."


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Dan Wheldon , Jim Beam