Virginia (VIR): Paul Gentilozzi Friday practice summary

Paul Gentilozzi, driver of the no. 3 Johnson Controls Jaguar XKR, did not complete a lap in the afternoon practice session. Yesterday during the test day, Gentilozzi was in a single car incident in the turn 16/17 complex. the no.3 Jaguar...

Paul Gentilozzi, driver of the no. 3 Johnson Controls Jaguar XKR, did not complete a lap in the afternoon practice session. Yesterday during the test day, Gentilozzi was in a single car incident in the turn 16/17 complex. the no.3 Jaguar sustained significant damage and gentilozzi ran his back-up car in the next practice session. Gentilozzi later experienced soreness in his back ribs and right shoulder area. experiencing severe muscle spasm this afternoon, he opted not to practice and sought medical attention at an area medical facility. no decision has been made on whether he will drive in sunday's trans-am race.

NOTE 1 - 2002 Stats. Third in the points standings.Won the season-opener at Long Beach.Has three additional top-two finishes and eight top-five finishes.

NOTE 2 - Career Stats.Three-time Trans-Am champion (2001, 1999, 1998).Only driver to have won three championships driving three different marques.Ranks first in all-time Trans-Am top-three (59), top-five (94), and top-ten (124) finishes, lead lap finishes (122), "Fast Five" qualifying starts (111), lead-lap finishes (122), race starts (184).Has 24 Trans-Am wins.

On skipping the afternoon practice session. "In the last session yesterday, I had a good deal of discomfort. It was pretty tough to turn left. This afternoon when I got in the car it was very painful. As soon as I pulled away, I knew something wasn't right, it felt like a severe muscle spasm, so I opted not to continue. The smart thing was to do was park it and get it checked out. So that's what I'm doing. We'll just have to wait and see what happens."

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Series Trans-Am
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