IRL: Richmond: Ganassi Racing qualifying report

Only one practice was run on Friday due to rain ...

Only one practice was run on Friday due to rain

#1 Scott Dixon- Toyota / G-Force /Firestone
Starting Position for Sat. Night Race: 6th

"We just didn't quite have enough. If we had had a bit more practice time I know we would have made more improvements but there just wasn't enough track time because of the weather and that's especially important with these two day events. I didn't really get a clean lap during practice today so the Target team couldn't really get an accurate read on how good the car might be. The times are definitely faster because of the resurfacing of the track. It's made it easier to drive and the racing may be a bit closer and harder because we'll be carrying more speed. It'll probably be a much different race than the one fans saw last year."

#10 Darren Manning- Toyota / G-Force /Firestone
Starting Position for Sat. Night Race: 11th

"I had a bit of a bobble on my first lap between turn one and two and my second lap wasn't perfect. I feel I could have pushed it a little harder but because we didn't really get a lot of practice time in today I was a bit too conservative. This is definitely the shortest track I have ever run on but it is very technical you get to drive the car quite a bit and I really enjoy that. For the race, it's going to be all about balance and handling. The Target team gave me a good car and I know we'll be able to make a few more improvements for the race and give everyone a run for their money."

-cgr-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Darren Manning , Scott Dixon
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing