Denver: Paul Gentilozzi qualifying summary

Paul Gentilozzi, driver of the no. 3 Johnson Controls Jaguar XKR, qualified fifth for tomorrow'S Trans-Am race...sixth "fast five qualifying start this season...110th career "fast five" qualifying start. NOTE 1 - 2002 Stats... Second in the...

Paul Gentilozzi, driver of the no. 3 Johnson Controls Jaguar XKR, qualified fifth for tomorrow'S Trans-Am race...sixth "fast five qualifying start this season...110th career "fast five" qualifying start.

NOTE 1 - 2002 Stats... Second in the points standings...Won the season-opener at Long Beach...Has three additional top-two finishes at Mid-Ohio, Washington, D.C, and Road America.

NOTE 2 - Career Stats...Three-time Trans-Am champion (2001, 1999, 1998), tied with racing legend Mark Donohue...Only driver to have won three championships driving three different marques...Should he win this fourth title in 2002, will tie with Tom Kendall as the only drivers to have won four titles...Ranks first in all-time Trans-Am top-three (59), top-five (92), and top-ten (122) finishes, laps led (1,435), lead lap finishes (120), "Fast Five" qualifying starts (110), lead-lap finishes (120), single season earnings, and total series winnings...Has 24 Trans-Am wins.

On his qualifying effort... "All of our experience didn't help much today. We struggled with the car until the very end of the session. It took a while for the tires to come up to temperature. We wanted to be careful not to flat spot the tires. So we decided to make a car we couldn't hurt for the race. We've got some more work to do. It just didn't want to turn to save my life.

"The track isn't getting any better. We did our set-up based on the track getting better. It didn't get better, so we got worse."

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Series Trans-Am
Drivers Paul Gentilozzi , Tom Kendall , Mark Donohue