IRL: Nashville: Kosuke Matsuura qualifying report

Matsuura Qualifies 12th for Firestone Indy 200 Kosuke Matsuura will start 12th in Saturday night's Firestone Indy 200 at Nashville Superspeedway. Matsuura was ninth quickest overall following 90 minutes of practice time today, but was hindered...

Matsuura Qualifies 12th for Firestone Indy 200

Kosuke Matsuura will start 12th in Saturday night's Firestone Indy 200 at Nashville Superspeedway. Matsuura was ninth quickest overall following 90 minutes of practice time today, but was hindered by understeer during his qualifying run and was unable to match his earlier pace. Today's qualifying session, held under extremely hot conditions with temperatures in the high 90's (F), resulted in a tight grid with only half-a-second separating the field.

Matsuura currently sits three points out of seventh place in the championship standings in ninth position. He recorded his best result at the 1.33-mile Nashville oval in 2004 finishing ninth.

Kosuke Matsuura, #55 Panasonic ARTA Dallara/Honda/Firestone:

"It was a disappointing qualifying for us. I thought we were much better than this position and we expected more, but we ended up 12th . The car's speed was good but we had too much push and I couldn't turn the car. I think our race car is quite strong, but we just need to find a little bit more balance."

-www.superagurifernandezracing.net

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Kosuke Matsuura