8th quick in qualifying at Toronto, but starting from the back.
Topics: Daniel Herrington, Toronto 100
Bryan Herta Autosport
July 10, 2009
In his first experience on the streets of Toronto, Bryan Herta Autosport driver Daniel Herrington will feel the pain of a start from the back of the grid after a frustrating day of practice and qualifying in the No. 28 BHA/Le Bleu entry. Practice was marred by bad luck, ill timing, limited track time when he was trapped in a run off. The team faired no better in qualifying when the car ran out of fuel and as a result, for the final insult to injury, was penalized with a technical inspection infraction with regards to car weight, costing him a well earned eighth place spot on the grid. Herrington will unfortunately start from the back of the field in 18th place but will hope that some attrition and a turn in luck will help him show the speed he does have by making his way forward on the challenging street circuit.
Daniel Herrington – No. 28 Le Bleu/BHA Dallara/Honda/Firestone
Qualifying Position: 18th
“It all started off pretty well with us in the top-five on the scoring charts at the start of qualifying but then it all when downhill in a hurry. We didn’t anticipate that the qualifying session would remain green for so long so we ended up running out of fuel and sitting watching the final 10 minutes unfold. We gave it a good run and an eighth place starting position would have been fair but unfortunately we’ll have to work that much harder for a good finish now.”
Bryan Herta -Owner Bryan Herta Autosport
“We’re disappointed for Daniel because he earned his eighth place qualifying position but we made a miscalculation on the amount of fuel needed and that caused us to be light and cost him the position of the starting grid. He’ll have a lot of work to do but we’ll show up for the race ready to prove that we have the speed to move back up.”
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