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Indy Pro Series: Kentucky 100

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Open Wheel Racing Topics:  Kentucky 100

Indy Pro Series: Kentucky 100

Jonathan Klein
August 13, 2006


THE MODERATOR: We're now joined by second place finisher Jonathan Klein. Jonathan had three straight third place finishes. This is a career best second place. Can you talk about your day.
JONATHAN KLEIN: It was a wild day really. My car in qualifying was pristine. Couldn't ask anything more from the boys. You know, it's always hard to predict what's going to happen in the race with conditions. The car was a bit of a handful, a lot of oversteer.
Just kind of stayed fairly patient. You know, I had more than a few close calls. Just stayed patient, stayed calm. At the end of the race, we were there.
THE MODERATOR: Jonathan, we mentioned while Wade was in here a point 0190, second closest finish in Indy Pro Series history. Can you talk about that finish.
JONATHAN KLEIN: Yeah, coming for the white flag lap, going into turn one, I got inside of Jay, came out of two in the lead. I thought that we were going to have it done. You know, if the other team does a good job (indiscernible) give all of us pretty good cars. He was able to just eke by me at the start/finish line on the outside. But that's the way it goes. Rather be beat by my teammate than someone else.
THE MODERATOR: With your finish today, you move into second place in the points standings. Two weekends, three races left in the season. Talk about the next couple of weeks, if you would.
JONATHAN KLEIN: Well, it's going to be wild. Sonoma is going to be a big weekend. That's going to be a very tough weekend. Wilson is right behind me in points, as is Jaime, I think. It's going to be a struggle. Everybody is going to be fast. All the top runners are going to be quick. It's going to be a dogfight till the end of the season, I think.
THE MODERATOR: Questions for Jonathan.

Q. You got the lead in the backstretch. Did you think you would be able to keep it till the finish there?
JONATHAN KLEIN: I thought I was going to be able to. Had it gone by may, I would have been able to run through three and four a bit higher. We were three-wide, as it was, so I was all the way on the bottom of the track. Had nowhere to go. Pinched my car down a little bit. Wasn't able to wind up the motor coming to the start/finish like to take the checkered like I'd like.
For sure, I was looking good.
THE MODERATOR: Anything else for Jonathan? Congratulations. We'll see you in Infineon. We're joined by race winner Jay Howard, second win of the season. In fact, his second win in the past three races.

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