IRL: Michigan: AGR/Herta qualifying report

Herta to start 14th at Michigan BROOKLYN, Mich. (July 26, 2003) -- Bryan Herta will start 14th in tomorrow's Firestone Indy 400 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). Herta lapped the two- mile oval in the ...

Herta to start 14th at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (July 26, 2003) -- Bryan Herta will start 14th in tomorrow's Firestone Indy 400 at Michigan International Speedway (MIS). Herta lapped the two- mile oval in the #27 Archipelago/Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone at 219.127 miles per hour.

Herta, a Michigan native, heads into the race with experience and success on his side. In his last five starts at MIS -- all in the CART series -- Herta has finished in the top-10 four times. In the final practice this afternoon, Herta was fourth fastest at 221.179 miles per hour.

Tomas Scheckter won the MBNA Pole Award with a speed at 222.458 miles per hour. His Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon was the second quickest in today's qualifying, logging a best lap at 222.425 miles per hour. Helio Castroneves will start third after his lap of 221.953 miles per hour. Herta's teammate Dan Wheldon will start on the inside of the seventh row, qualifying 13th with a speed of 219.456 miles per hour. Tony Kanaan will start 15th after running a lap of 218.806 miles per hour.

The 200-lap Firestone Indy 400 will air live on ABC Sports at 3 p.m. EDT tomorrow.

Bryan Herta, #27 Archipelago/Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone

"We ran just about what we thought we would run because that is the time we did in practice this morning. We seemed to be a little better, but the Archipelago/Motorola car has a good race setup."

Kyle Moyer, Team Manager, Archipelago/Motorola

"Today was rather tricky for us. We just couldn't find the right setup for qualifying. We were pretty good in race trim yesterday and we were able to run in traffic which is what we will need to be able to do tomorrow."

-AGR-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Helio Castroneves , Scott Dixon , Tony Kanaan , Bryan Herta , Dan Wheldon , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing