IRL: Kentucky: Firestone race report

Giaffone collects win at Belterra Casino Indy 300. The Hollywood Mo Nunn team gave Felipe Giaffone a good car and he knew just what to do with it - winning today's Belterra Casino Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway. With the victory, Giaffone...

Giaffone collects win at Belterra Casino Indy 300.

The Hollywood Mo Nunn team gave Felipe Giaffone a good car and he knew just what to do with it - winning today's Belterra Casino Indy 300 at Kentucky Speedway. With the victory, Giaffone becomes the ninth different driver to visit an Indy Racing League winner's podium in 12 competitions this year.

Felipe Giaffone, Hollywood Mo Nunn Racing (G-Force/Chevrolet/Firestone): "The car handled really well; on the first outing the (tire inflation) pressure was up a little high, so we dropped it down a little. That grip was really good for me the whole race. For me, I never, never had a problem with my tires."

Page Mader, Manager of Race Tire Development, Firestone Racing: "We believe today was one of the most demanding we have had this year. With minimal straights for the tires to cool, combined with high loading and new asphalt, the Firehawks endured tremendous heat and stress. Tire wear varied up and down pit row, but grip was still high, allowing the fans to see some great racing action. We congratulate Felipe Gaiffone and everyone with Mo Nunn Racing on their inaugural IRL win. Felipe has come close so many times, it was good to see him in victory circle for an overdue visit. We're sure we'll see him there again soon. We had some good friends with Kelley Racing injured in separate incidents today, and we want to pass along our support to the team. We're all hoping those affected have a speedy recovery and are able to rejoin us soon."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Felipe Giaffone , Mo Nunn