IRL: Indy 500: Wheldon qualifying 2 practice notes

Dan Wheldon, ...

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

          "We worked on the race setup of the Klein Tools/Jim Beam car.  I think we are at a little bit of an
advantage because we (AGR) have four cars.  It allows us to utilize all four cars to run race simulations.  I
don't think we have the setup right just yet.  But here at Indy it is tough. This is a difficult place to get the car
right in traffic.  We are going to work on that when we get back on track this week."

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.

Eddie Jones, Race Engineer, #26 Klein Tools/Jim Beam Dallara/Honda/Firestone

   "Up until now we have been concentrating on the qualifying setup and really today was our first full
fuel run.  We think we have a pretty good baseline on the Klein Tools/Jim Beam car but we still have some
work left to do.  The weather conditions were nice today, and I think the might be representative of what we
will see on race day.  It was a good opportunity for us to collect some data."


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Kanaan , Dan Wheldon , Jim Beam