CHAMPCAR/CART: Herdez Bettenhausen Laguna Seca Saturday notes

Michel Jourdain Jr. Time: 1 minute, 10.239 seconds Speed: 114.670 mph Position: 16th "We were the fastest Lola in the first group of qualifiers which is not too bad but then it's not as good as it should have been either. I really thought we ...

Michel Jourdain Jr.
Time: 1 minute, 10.239 seconds
Speed: 114.670 mph
Position: 16th

"We were the fastest Lola in the first group of qualifiers which is not too bad but then it's not as good as it should have been either. I really thought we could do much better. But tomorrow's race is very long and we must focus on not making any mistakes and taking advantage of the mistakes of others. Hopefully we can be there at the end with a good result."

Fast Facts
* The Honda Grand Prix of Monterey featuring the Shell 300 marks Jourdain's 99th start in the CART FedEx Championship Series and his 96th consecutive start (beginning at Vancouver in 1996).

* Jourdain has qualified in the top-ten four times so far this season; Long Beach (7th), Nazareth (3rd), Twin Ring Motegi (7th), and Michigan (6th).

* At the Harrah's 500 presented by Toyota at the Michigan International Speedway, Jourdain scored the first podium of his Champ Car career with a 3rd place finish.

* Jourdain currently stands 22nd in the Drivers Championship with 24 points.

CART 2Day airs 11 a.m. Sunday on ESPN2, while ESPN's live race broadcast begins 4 p.m. ET. Sunday's race will also air on the CART Radio Network and on CART's official website, www.cart.com .

-HBM-

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