CHAMPCAR/CART: Chicago Drive-Thru Crew Qualifying Report

Drive-Thru Crew News Target Grand Prix Chicago Motor Speedway - Cicero, Illinois August 19-22, 1999 Circuit: One-mile oval Race: 225 laps/225 miles Broadcast: Sunday, August 22 - ABC 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST (Tape Delay) Saturday ...

Drive-Thru Crew News Target Grand Prix Chicago Motor Speedway - Cicero, Illinois August 19-22, 1999

Circuit: One-mile oval Race: 225 laps/225 miles Broadcast: Sunday, August 22 - ABC 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST (Tape Delay)

Saturday Qualifying

Tony Kanaan, #44 McDonald's Honda-Reynard - Qualified 15th:

"I think we got the most out of the car. It was the best we could do. I took three-tenths off my best lap of the weekend, and I'm happy. We know that we don't have a very good setup for the mile ovals, but we are improving. We have to keep working hard and not give up. Some weekends are good and some are not so good. That's the beauty of this category -- it's so competitive. One weekend you start fourth, one weekend you're 15th. I don't like starting fourth one weekend and 15th another, but tomorrow is going to be a long race and we will have to be patient. It's a tough track. We need to make some points this weekend and go to the next one."

Top-10 Qualifiers:

1. Max Papis 22.788 = 162.559 mph 2. Mark Blundell 22.813 = 162.381 mph 3. Jimmy Vasser 22.820 = 162.331 mph 4. Dario Franchitti 22.825 = 162.296 mph 5. Helio Castro-Neves 22.832 = 162.246 mph 6. Patrick Carpentier 22.883 = 161.884 mph 7. Bryan Herta 22.889 = 161.842 mph 8. Roberto Moreno 22.977 = 161.222 mph 9. Cristiano da Matta 23.006 = 161.019 mph 10. Juan Montoya 23.101 = 160.357 mph

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jimmy Vasser , Max Papis , Roberto Moreno , Patrick Carpentier , Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Bryan Herta , Mark Blundell , Cristiano da Matta