After retiring on the first lap of a race, I wouldn't normally have a whole lot to write about. But over the 10 days since the race, a lot of significant things have changed in Champ Car, as you're probably aware. So let's get the racing out of the way first.
As you know, I went to Milwaukee with pretty high hopes for scoring Forsythe Championship Racing's first win of the year, so qualifying 10th was a pretty shitty start to our efforts. What happened was that we took the shocks off and made a change in the rear of the car before qualifying to take a little of the understeer out of the car as the track temperatures went up.
When I started the qualifying run, I had just a tiny bit of understeer, and probably we'd have been alright for a decent time, but I thought I'd loosen it up a little, just to get the turn-in a little bit better. Unfortunately, when the crew put the shocks back on, the electronic weight-jacker got wired up back to front.
So coming out of Turn 4 on the final warm-up lap, I thought 'I'll just dial that little bit out', but into Turn 1, I thought 'Shit, more understeer. Jack it some more.' Turn 3, even more understeer, and I'm thinking 'What's going on?' So I adjust it some more.