Drive-Thru Crew News Budweiser/G.I. Joe's 200 Presented by Texaco/Havoline Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon June 18-20, 1999

Circuit: 1.967-mile permanent road course Race: 98 laps/192.766 miles Broadcast: Sunday, June 20 - ABC-TV Live 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Tony Kanaan, #44 McDonald's Honda-Reynard - Qualified 19th:

"It was good to run in the rain so we have an idea in case it rains for the race. I think we have a pretty good car. Unfortunately in qualifying, it was raining for us but not for the second group so I'm not praying for the rain tomorrow for sure because we have to improve our lap times. I'm pretty confident that we have a good car here and we'll see. Hopefully it is going to rain on Sunday and not tomorrow."

Top-10 Qualifiers:

1.  Richie Hearn 60.394 = 117.369 mph
2.  Patrick Carpentier 60.576 = 117.017 mph
3.  Robby Gordon 61.138 = 115.941 mph
4.  Helio Castro-Neves 61.722 = 114.844 mph
5.  Roberto Moreno 61.782 = 114.732 mph
6.  Michel Jourdain Jr. 61.913 = 114.490 mph
7.  Al Unser Jr.  62.156 = 114.042 mph
8.  Tarso Marques 62.485 = 113.442 mph
9.  Luiz Garcia Jr. 63.216 = 112.130 mph
10. Scott Pruett  63.241 = 112.086 mph