Texas: Justin Wilson qualifying report

Justin qualifies 12th for the Firestone 550k in Texas Justin and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing had a successful first day's running at Texas Motor Speedway, qualifying the No. 22 Charter Communications car in 12th position with a four-lap average...

Justin qualifies 12th for the Firestone 550k in Texas

Justin and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing had a successful first day's running at Texas Motor Speedway, qualifying the No. 22 Charter Communications car in 12th position with a four-lap average speed of 213.602 mph. Ryan Briscoe took pole position for Team Penske (215.273 mph) with Dario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing) alongside him on the front row. Justin's team-mate for this weekend, Tomas Scheckter, qualified 18th in the No. 24 Roll Coater car.

"I thought we had a decent qualifying run today in the Charter Communications car," said Justin. "It was hot and slick on the track, but the run was comfortable and I was able to keep my foot in it the entire run. We'll work on our race set-up in the final practice tonight and get the car dialled in for tomorrow."

Justin finished his day's work 8th quickest in the evening practice session around the 1.5 mile oval.

The green flag for the Firestone 550k will fall at 8.50pm EDT on Saturday night with live coverage on Versus from 8pm EDT. The race also will air live on IMS Radio Network, XM channel 145 and Sirius channel 211. For fans in the UK, Sky Sports 1 will have live coverage from 1.30am BST on Sunday, with a full repeat at 10am Sunday on Sky Sports 3. As usual, live video streaming and timing and scoring is available from www.indycar.com.

-source: justinwilson.co.uk

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tomas Scheckter , Justin Wilson , Dario Franchitti , Ryan Briscoe
Teams Team Penske , Dreyer & Reinbold Racing , Chip Ganassi Racing