IRL: Motegi: Team Penske Thursday report

"We spent the day working on our baseline set-up. It was very windy and the Marlboro Team Penske car had a bit of understeer which we were able to improve by the end of the day. Tomorrow we'll work on our qualifying set-up and see if we can put...

"We spent the day working on our baseline set-up. It was very windy and the Marlboro Team Penske car had a bit of understeer which we were able to improve by the end of the day. Tomorrow we'll work on our qualifying set-up and see if we can put the car at the front of the grid for Saturday's race."

Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, 2001 & 2002 Indianapolis 500 Winner

#3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota

Fourth fastest combined time 0x2022 27.1058 sec. (201.876 mph)

"Our focus today was working on race set-up. The car had understeer so we were trying a number of changes to improve the balance. Overall track conditions were pretty good but it got windier later in the day. In the afternoon session, I was coming out of turn four when the Marlboro Team Penske car pushed up so I lifted but unfortunately still made contact with the wall. The primary car was beyond repair so we're going to our back-up. Tomorrow morning we'll shake down the car and get ready for qualifying."

Sam Hornish Jr., Marlboro Team Penske, 2001 & 2002 IRL IndyCar Series Champion

#6 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Toyota

Tenth fastest combined time 0x2022 27.3437 sec. (200.119 mph)

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Sam Hornish Jr.
Teams Team Penske