IRL: Texas: Team Penske Friday quotes

"We focused on our race set-up today. We ran side-by-side to simulate race conditions and to make sure the Marlboro Team Penske car is handling well in traffic. While I've watched tapes of past events at Texas Motor Speedway, it's a new circuit...

"We focused on our race set-up today. We ran side-by-side to simulate race conditions and to make sure the Marlboro Team Penske car is handling well in traffic. While I've watched tapes of past events at Texas Motor Speedway, it's a new circuit for us, and the first time I've raced under the lights. There should be a lot of wheel-to-wheel action, and it seems to be one of those races where we have to expect the unexpected. We need to stay focused, keep our nose clean and score as many points as possible."
-- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, 2001 and 2002 Indianapolis 500 Winner
-- #3 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet
-- 8th fastest in final practice - 219.555 mph

"The Marlboro Team Penske car was handling well in traffic, but we have to find some more speed -- I'm just not fast enough. I'm not really sure what is missing. We'll have to go back and look at the data and see what we find."
-- Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, Two-Time National Champion
-- #6 Marlboro Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet
-- 13th fastest in final practice - 218.441 mph

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran
Teams Team Penske