Tony Kanaan and his ...
Tony Kanaan and his #55 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard posted the eighth-fastest time of the day today in practice for Sunday's Motorola 220. Kanaan's lap of 1 minute, 41.780 seconds (an average of 143.179 mph) around the 4.048-mile Road America circuit came in this afternoon's 90-minute session.
Teammate Alex Zanardi, in the #66 Pioneer-WorldCom/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard, recorded the 16th-fastest time this afternoon and the 18th-fastest of the day at 1:42.558 (142.093 mph). Gil de Ferran was fastest today at 1:41.055 (144.207 mph), followed by Jimmy Vasser at 1:41.284 (143.881 mph), and Dario Franchitti at 1:41.315 (143.837 mph).
Practice resumes at 10 a.m. CDT Saturday with qualifying scheduled for 1:45 p.m. CDT. ESPN2's qualifying show will be shown on a tape-delayed basis at 1 a.m. EDT Sunday. Race time on Sunday is noon CDT (1 p.m. EDT) with a live broadcast set for ESPN.
"I don't have that much to say at this point. Our best laps are definitely ahead of us. We had some issues develop that led us to put our new tires on sooner than everybody else (in the afternoon session). Then we had to quit about four minutes from the end. Unfortunately, this track traditionally gets faster and faster at the end of the session, so we lost some ground (in the running order) because of that. It won't matter, come tomorrow. We'll change motors tonight and come back strong tomorrow. It's time to go to work. I want to qualify in the top three this weekend. It's time for a win!"