IRL: Kansas: Team Penske Friday report

"Today we worked on both qualifying and race set-ups. This morning we concentrated on qualifying and made gains throughout the session. This afternoon, we did long runs and drafted with the other cars. I was able to run in traffic but couldn't...

"Today we worked on both qualifying and race set-ups. This morning we concentrated on qualifying and made gains throughout the session. This afternoon, we did long runs and drafted with the other cars. I was able to run in traffic but couldn't pass so we've still got some work to do on the Marlboro Team Penske car to make sure we're ready for Sunday. Tomorrow morning we'll shift our focus back to qualifying and hopefully we can secure a good starting position."

Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, 2001 & 2002 Indianapolis 500 Winner #3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota Fifth fastest combined practice time 0x2022 216.938 mph (25.2238 sec.)

"We worked on our race set-up in both practice sessions today. During the second session, we had a problem with the engine in my primary car and we wanted to take a look at it, so we switched to the back-up car. We weren't the fastest car out there, but I think we're in reasonable shape for the race. Tomorrow we'll shift our focus and work on our qualifying set-up and hopefully put the Marlboro Team Penske car near the top of the grid."

Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, 2003 Indianapolis 500 Winner and Two-Time CART Champion #6 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota 12th fastest combined practice time 0x2022 215.861 mph (25.3496 sec.)

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