CHAMPCAR/CART: Motegi race belongs to Brack, Ford

The green flies. Brack holds off Castroneves for the win! Brack gets is first CART victory! Once again. Honda does not win at it's home track. Ford wins again! The top five are: Brack, Castroneves, Kanaan, ...

The green flies. Brack holds off Castroneves for the win! Brack gets is first CART victory! Once again. Honda does not win at it's home track. Ford wins again! The top five are: Brack, Castroneves, Kanaan, Fittipaldi, Vasser.

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White, green, flies. One lap shoot out.

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Clean up crews are trying to get the track clean so the race can finish under green. this may not happen.

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Yellow flag is out. Minassian is in the wall in turn 4. There are less than five laps left. This is the second caution of the day.

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de Ferran has been blacked flagged. There is a report of a fire at the back of the car.

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Ten laps to go. Brack, Castroneves, de Ferran, Kanaan, Fittipaldi are the top five

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Final pit stops are underway, for those who need fuel.

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After pit stops, the running order is: Brack, Kanaan, Castroneves, de Ferran and Alex Zanardi.

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Third round pit stops are underway.

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On lap 131, Castroneves takes second.

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Franchitti pulls on to pit road. There is a report of a fire at the back of the car. He is out of the car and the race. de Ferran moves to fourth and Alex Zanardi takes over fifth.

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on lap 121, Franchitti passes de Ferran for fourth place. The top four cars are still running together.

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Honda has never won this race, currently there are seven Honda's in the top eight postions. There is a Ford in third.

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After second round pit stops, the running order is: Kanaan, Castroneves, Brack, de Ferran, Franchitti

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Franchitti passes Castroneves, then takes the lead from Brack. Then second round pit stops begin. The order may change.

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Gearbox problems have sidelined six cars so far. They are: Andretti, Tagliani, Herta, Takagi, Carpentier and Tracy.

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Lap 84, Brack passes Castroneves in turn two.

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On lap 75 Tracy slows, he cannot find the gears. Brack is now pressuring the leader Castroneves.

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Lap 63, Tracy passed Kanaan for second. He now sets his sights on Castroneves. Bryan Herta's car broke a header, putting him out of the race

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After pit stops the running order is: Castroneves, Brack, Tracy, Kanaan, Franchitti, de Ferran.

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Pit stops begin at lap 50. Herta's car is smoking and may be out of the race.

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At lap 40, the runnign order remains the same, but Castroneves is being pressured by Kanan, Franchitti is being pressured by Brack

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Michael Andretti pulls into the pits with gearbox problems. He cannot put the car into any gear

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The running order after 20 laps is: Castroneves, Kanaan, Franchitti, Brack, de Ferran. Paul Tracy has moved up to 10th position

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The running order after 10 laps is: Castroneves, Franchitti, Kanaan, Brack, de Ferran

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The race resumes on lap 9

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The CART FedEx Firehawk 500 at Motegi, Japan is under way. Entering turn two, Junqueira spins but does not hit anything. Several other cars spin also. Da Matta attempts to avoid the incident but touches the wall. Both Junqueira and da Matta are out of the race. Junqueira has suspension damage. "The car was just getting loose, loose, loose and I could not catch it," said Junqueira.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Paul Tracy , Alex Zanardi , Bryan Herta