We're not as good as we were last year. This year's car isn't as good in traffic, and that's obvious to anyone who drives one.

Did I know she would be the fastest? No, but the last couple of days she's been right up where the fast guys are, Rahal said.

I've been sitting in (meetings) for years and without fail every TV and marketing person has said that you can't go against the NFL on TV in the fall, ... Everyone wants higher ratings, so we've got to see how this works out. I give the IRL credit for trying.