1999 Pep Boys Indy Racing League Championship MBNA MID-ATLANTIC 200 Dover Downs International Speedway / Dover, Delaware Practice Day Report -- Friday, July 30, 1999 NOTES AND QUOTES: Kelley Racing drivers Scott Sharp and Mark Dismore finished...
1999 Pep Boys Indy Racing League Championship
MBNA MID-ATLANTIC 200 Dover Downs International Speedway / Dover, Delaware Practice Day Report -- Friday, July 30, 1999
NOTES AND QUOTES: Kelley Racing drivers Scott Sharp and Mark Dismore finished third and fourth in today's practice as they prepared for Sunday's MBNA Mid-Atlantic 200 race in Dover, Delaware. Sharp, driving the #8 Delphi Automotive Systems car, posted a best lap time of 19.777 seconds around the 1-mile track. Teammate Mark Dismore and the MCI WorldCom team followed closely behind with a best lap time of 19.787 seconds. Sharp, who won last year's inaugural race, is looking to defend his victory on the famous high-banked oval known as the "Monster Mile."
#8 Scott Sharp, Delphi Automotive Systems/Dallara/Oldsmobile/Goodyear car: "I'm very happy with the car. The Delphi team has been doing a tremendous job getting this car prepared. I'm flat-out all the way around, and we're working on a few minor adjustments. We're really trying to fine-tune the car for tomorrow's qualifying. The track feels great. The concrete surface is smoother than it was last year. It seems to be easier on the car. I'm confident we'll have a good qualifying run tomorrow."
#28 Mark Dismore, MCI WorldCom/Dallara/Oldsmobile/Goodyear car: "The track is nice. Compared to last year, it's smooth as glass. The car is running very well. We're making adjustments and hoping it will help us pick-up a little more speed for tomorrow. I feel very positive about tomorrow's qualifying session."
Qualifying for the MBNA Mid-Atlantic 200 starts tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. (EDT). SpeedVision will televise a LIVE broadcast. Race action begins at 12:30 p.m. (EDT) Sunday, August 1. Television coverage can be seen on taped-delayed at 3 p.m.(EDT) FOX Broadcast will carry the footage. Check your local cable listings for accurate times. ###