Nashville: Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing qualifying report

HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER RAHAL TO START 10TH FOR THE FIRESTONE INDY 200; McDONALD'S DRIVER WILSON TO START 13TH Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "It's very bumpy here but it's like all of these ovals; the nicer you...

HOLE IN THE WALL CAMPS DRIVER RAHAL TO START 10TH FOR THE FIRESTONE INDY 200; McDONALD'S DRIVER WILSON TO START 13TH

Justin Wilson, No. 02 McDonald's Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "It's very bumpy here but it's like all of these ovals; the nicer you get the car to drive, the nicer you get the car, the more you enjoy the track. The McDonald's team is slowly getting better and better so I'm liking it more and more. If we can get the car to work well in the race I think that's going to be the tricky part because it is so bumpy. It isn't the actual concrete surface that is the bumpy part, it's the seams in the patches. It's so difficult to get the grip out of the track that it is so easy to miss on the setup and then you are struggling and that makes running in traffic a nightmare. Hopefully we will be okay."

Graham Rahal, No. 06 Hole in the Wall Camps Dallara/Honda/Firestone: "I'm pretty happy with the run and I think we all are. We didn't know what to expect or where we would end up. We struggles a little bit towards the end of the last session but the guys did a great job putting a good car on the track for qualifying. I could tell right out of the pits and it gave me a lot of confidence. It's an interesting track that brings a lot of challenges. We're not used to concrete so that is the biggest one. It's very bumpy but at the end of the day we are all fighting the same thing and we'll do the best that we can. I have a great team behind me and we're working hard. If you look at our speeds from one speedway to the next, we're getting better and better. If we can continue to run like we did today I think the future is bright."

-credit: nhlr

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Graham Rahal