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Second Row Start for Action Express Racing at Indianapolis
Posted by: newsla on Jul 25, 2014 - 03:39 PM
Second Row Start for Action Express Racing at Indianapolis

Christian Fittipaldi set the fourth fastest time in IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship qualifying on Thursday with a lap of 1:18.102-seconds to nab a starting spot on the second row of the grid for Friday’s Brickyard Grand Prix event.


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The No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP was the fastest among the Daytona Prototypes.

“It was good, I think we made progress through the whole day,” said Fittipaldi. “We came up to speed pretty good. We had a strategy in qualifying which was to wait three or four minutes to go out and I think that was the right choice. I hit a little bit of traffic when I was going to peak on my tires. But I can’t complain. We’ll see what tomorrow brings, we’re the fastest DP. We know who we’re fighting against in points and we’re ready for the battle tomorrow.”

Action Express Racing had just two practices ahead of Thursday evening’s qualifying session and the team was quickly up to speed and posted the fourth fastest time in the first practice. Barbosa then went quickest in the second practice with a lap of 1:18.322-seconds. In both sessions, the Action Express Racing Corvette DP was the fastest Daytona Prototype on track.

“We came to Indianapolis and tested and it’s kind of the same Indy that it’s always been,” said Team Manager Gary Nelson. “The sun comes out and the track slows down, the sun goes away and the track goes faster. So you kind of get caught in your changes between practice sessions. In the end we didn’t have much left. I think that was a pretty good run. We might have had one lap that could have been better, but we had some traffic. But to get the half a second that we needed for the pole would have been more than we had I think today. Indy should be hard to win - that’s why we want to win it so badly. Everybody brings their best here. We’ve brought our best and we’re going to try every possible way to get to the top of the podium knowing that nobody is going to hand it to us. We’re up for it!”

A short 15-minute warm up at 2:00 PM ET will precede Friday’s 2.75-hour Brickyard Grand Prix which will go green at 5:45 PM ET. The race will be televised live on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 5:30 PM ET.

MRN Radio will also carry live coverage of the event at www.mrn.com.

As always, live timing and scoring can be followed at www.imsa.com throughout the weekend.

Action Express Racing TUDOR Championship Race Victories:
2010 Rolex 24 At Daytona
2011 Virginia International Raceway
2012 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix
2012 Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen
2013 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
2013 Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen
2014 Rolex 24 At Daytona

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