CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana Ford Post-Race Notes

Ford Facts * This marks Ford-Cosworth's second podium sweep of the season (Laguna Seca, California) * Fernandez' win is the second of the season for him and the fifth of the season for Ford-Cosworth (Japan, Gateway, Road America, Laguna ...

Ford Facts

* This marks Ford-Cosworth's second podium sweep of the season (Laguna Seca, California)

* Fernandez' win is the second of the season for him and the fifth of the season for Ford-Cosworth (Japan, Gateway, Road America, Laguna Seca, California)

* Fernandez' win is Ford and Cosworth's 50th 500-mile victory.

ADRIAN FERNANDEZ -40- Tecate/Quaker State Ford-Cosworth - Qualified 13th / Finished 1st - "It's so hard today because Greg was such a good friend of ours. We have shared so many good moments inside and outside the racetrack. This is a tragedy to all of us and I can't express to you how I feel. The win doesn't matter or anything. My heart goes out to his dad, which I think is hurting a lot right now. We should support his family right now because it is a very difficult time for them. I will remember Greg as a great gentlemen, friend and race car driver."

MAX PAPIS -7- Miller Lite Ford-Cosworth - Qualified 2nd / Finished 2nd - "I am so sad. There is no word or nothing. No satisfaction can pay this back. I don't understand why things happen. My prayer is with all of Greg's family. Greg was a special person in and out of the track. There are no words to help us understand why things happen."

CHRISTIAN FITTIPALDI -11- Big K Ford-Cosworth - Qualified 9th / Finished 3rd - "Obviously it is a very bad moment for all of us. My prayer goes out to Greg and his family. It's even hard to put it in words. We are out there to practice a very nice sport and a very competitive sport, but we are not out there to kill ourselves. Obviously my thoughts go to Team Penske also. It's been very difficult for them this year. We can't let these things happen in order to let us eventually think of changing something. We are out there to try and be competitive and put on a good show but we are not out there to give our lives. Greg will be missed a lot, everywhere, inside the track, outside the track and hanging out with us. This is a very difficult moment."

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