Alex Tagliani’s Practice Results
Position: 3rd *Results were at 4:00 p.m. when the track was yellow for moisture
Speed/Time: 226.153 mph/39.7660 seconds
Total Laps: 21
Fastest of the Day: Helio Castroneves/226.558 mph/39.7250 seconds
• Alex has run a total of 96 laps this month.
• He has been in the top-four speeds, three of the last four days.
• This will be the inaugural year for the new Indianapolis 500 Qualifications format. On Pole Day at 4 p.m. the top-nine qualifiers will proceed to a second segment as a shoot-out for the Pole Position.
Alex Tagliani on today’s practice:
“I feel like I’m sounding like a broken record but it was another perfect day. It’s been a dream week so far. The B & W boys have done such a great job. Last night I was in the garage by myself waiting for an interview and looking at the car, just going around and looking at every detail.
I had to write my boys a note and tell them ‘Thank you so much for building this baby’ because just looking at the car makes me speechless. I know that here, in this particular place where every tenth of a mile per hour counts and all the little bits and pieces on the car are so important so what we are doing here (being fast) is because of way the crew has built the car so I wanted to show them my appreciation. We know we have a chance to be in the fast nine tomorrow and if we have a clear run, we should be ok. Hopefully that is what happens in qualifying tomorrow and at the end of the day we’ll see how far we can push the car to be on the front row and maybe even the pole.”
Rob Edwards, General Manager, on today’s practice:
“It has been another good day for the B & W team. Yet again, we had a good plan from Allen (McDonald, Chief Engineer) and all of the engineers. We executed what we had on plan and Don (Oldenburg, Crew Chief) and the boys did a great job with the car. I think we’re in good shape for tomorrow, but we’ll see what happens. As a first year team, if we can be the top-nine tomorrow we’ll be thrilled and anything beyond that will be a bonus. That is what our focus is on right now, to make sure at the end of segment one, we are in the top-nine. Today was all about working on qualifying and getting to our qualifying spec and being happy with that. We had a couple issues yesterday that we wanted to check out today. We were really happy that the weather held off today and we got to check those issues out. Everything worked the way we wanted it to work and hopefully it will stay that way for tomorrow.”
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