IndyCar Series: Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300
Topics: Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300
September 7, 2008
THE MODERATOR: We're joined by the 2008 Bombardier IndyCar Series Rookie-of-the-Year, Hideki Mutoh. The third driver in Andretti Green Racing history to win the league's Rookie-of-the-Year honor.
Hideki, talk about winning your Rookie-of-the-Year award year, your season, and how it was.
HIDEKI MUTOH: Yeah, at the beginning of the season my target was winning Rookie-of-the-Year. So now I got it. But I had a very tough day today, so I feel still not happy. Maybe tomorrow morning when I wake up I will realize I'm Rookie-of-the-Year. So wait till tomorrow.
THE MODERATOR: Questions for Hideki.
Q. In your rookie year, although you did run one race last year, was the series a little more difficult than what you anticipated or was it about what you expected?
HIDEKI MUTOH: Well, good Champ Car drivers joined this year, so I know it's going to be tough to win rookie championship. You know, people have a huge experience in Champ Car. So, yeah, I think I'm very proud of this Rookie-of-the-Year.
THE MODERATOR: Hideki, thank you for your time.
HIDEKI MUTOH: Thank you.
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