CHAMPCAR/CART: Nazareth Friday Morning Practice

Fittipaldi Fastest In Morning Practice Nazareth, PA (April 24, 1998) -- Christian Fittipaldi recorded the fastest lap during Friday's opening practice for the Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix, Round 4 of the FedEx Championship Series, coming up ...

Fittipaldi Fastest In Morning Practice

Nazareth, PA (April 24, 1998) -- Christian Fittipaldi recorded the fastest lap during Friday's opening practice for the Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix, Round 4 of the FedEx Championship Series, coming up Sunday at Nazareth (Pa.) Speedway.

Fittipaldi (Kmart Swift Ford) averaged 179.167 miles per hour (19.008 seconds) on his quickest circuit of the .946-mile oval. A second practice was scheduled for Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ET with additional practice at 9 a.m. ET Saturday prior to a 1:15 p.m. ET qualifying session.

Fittipaldi's Newman/Haas Racing teammate, Michael Andretti (Kmart/Texaco Havoline Swift Ford) was second-fastest Friday morning at 178.491 mph. He is a two-time winner at Nazareth (1987, '96), who has finished first and second in his past two starts here.

Defending race champion and two-time defending polesitter Paul Tracy (KOOL Reynard Honda) was third at 178.164 mph, followed by rookie Helio Castro-Neves (Alumax Aluminum Reynard Mercedes), at 176.859 mph and Greg Moore (Player's/Indeck Reynard Mercedes), at 176.648 mph.

Source: CART Online

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Christian Fittipaldi , Paul Tracy , Greg Moore