TCGR - St. Petersburg Friday Report
IZOD IndyCar Series Practice for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
 
Practice 1
P1 Scott Dixon (No.9 Honda) at 63.040 seconds
P2 Ryan Briscoe (No.2 Chevrolet) at 63.519 seconds               
P3 Will Power (No.12 Chevrolet) at 63.574 seconds
P4 Dario Franchitti (No.10 Honda) at 63.601 seconds
 
Practice 2
P1 Will Power (No.12 Chevrolet) at 62.007 seconds
P2 Ryan Briscoe (No.2 Chevrolet) at 62.093 seconds
P3 Dario Franchitti (No.10 Honda) at 62.609 seconds

P5 Scott Dixon (No.9 Honda) at 62.311 seconds
 
Notes
·            The Target team worked on overall grip and down force levels during the two practice sessions.
·            Drivers paid special attention to the rate at which the track rubbered in in order to get a starting point for qualifying tomorrow.
·            Since 2006, Team Target has won four of the last six IZOD IndyCar Series openers (Homestead: 2006, 2007, 2008; St. Pete: 2011).
 
TCGR Quoteboard
 
Dario Franchitti: “We're still learning both the engine and the chassis. The Target guys are working hard on it and we have tonight and a practice session tomorrow to get it right for qualifying. You always have these things when you’re developing a new car. It’s a lot of work."
 
Target Chip Ganassi Racing will compete in the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg at the Streets of St. Petersburg on Sunday, March 25 (12:30 PM ET, ABC).
 


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