IRL: Indy 500: Wheldon's final practice notes

TheKlein Tools / Jim Beam crew scrubbed in the team's Firestone tyres in preparation for the Indianapolis 500. English-born Wheldon, an IRL IndyCar Series rookie, will start the classic race from the middle of the second row on Sunday. Dan...

TheKlein Tools / Jim Beam crew scrubbed in the team's Firestone tyres in preparation for the Indianapolis 500. English-born Wheldon, an IRL IndyCar Series rookie, will start the classic race from the middle of the second row on Sunday.

Dan Wheldon commented, 'We didn't actually turn a lap today; wejust scrubbed in some tyres and made sure they were balanced correctly. Unfortunately, we had a technical hitch that prevented us from running any more, so I scrubbed in three sets of tyres and that was it for the day. The Klein Tools / Jim Beam crew has given me a good car all month and I'm sure it won't be any different in the race, so I'm looking forward to it.'

Wheldon will be the first English driver to participate in the world-famous Indianapolis 500race since Nigel Mansell in 1994.

-www.danwheldon.com

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Nigel Mansell , Dan Wheldon , Jim Beam