CHAMPCAR/CART: McDonald's Drive-Thru Crew News - Motegi Post Race

Drive-Thru Crew News Firestone Firehawk 500 Twin Ring Motegi - Motegi, Japan April 8-10, 1999 Circuit: 1.549-mile oval Race: 201 laps/311.35 miles Broadcast: April 10 - ESPN Live Midnight - 2:00 am EST April 11 - ESPN2 Tape Delay 5:30 pm -...

Drive-Thru Crew News Firestone Firehawk 500 Twin Ring Motegi - Motegi, Japan April 8-10, 1999

Circuit: 1.549-mile oval Race: 201 laps/311.35 miles Broadcast: April 10 - ESPN Live Midnight - 2:00 am EST April 11 - ESPN2 Tape Delay 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Sunday Post-Race

Finished 6th (Started 17th) PPG Cup Point Standings: 9th

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

"I believe we did what we had to do today. We had a great pit stop strategy, but we got caught out by the yellow flag about seven laps before the end. Otherwise, I think we would have finished fourth or maybe third because everyone else still had to pit. We started way back but my guys -- the Drive-Thru Crew -- did a great job in the pits. We had a rough start to the season at Homestead but if you look back to last year, it is exactly the same. We didn't finish at Homestead and finished sixth here. The car was consistent. It was just really hard to pass. We gambled on the pit stop strategy and it worked the first time, but we got caught out a little bit the second time."

Steve Horne, President:

"It was our first finish of the season and I think it was a good finish based on where we started. We took a little gamble with the pit stop strategy which didn't quite pay off because of a yellow. I think everybody did a great job."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Kanaan , Steve Horne