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Hunter-Reay untroubled by poor qualifying

"It will be exciting," he said. "I've never seen so many different racing lines working on a single track, from some cars being on the white line, apexing at the white line, some cars running around the wall up the top, about a hundred feet in between, with any other line working as well.

"Plenty of room. Big, long, fast track," he added. "Challenging start with the sun in your eyes for about 30 minutes probably. Then the sun comes down. We're watching the track temperatures, they drop really dramatically as soon as the sun goes behind the grandstands. All of a sudden the car comes to life. You can get a lot more aggressive out there.

"Great formula," he summed up. "We're racing hard, but we're not pack racing. I think it's more exciting than any oval racing we would have seen last year."




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