CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool Green Toronto Preview

TEAM KOOL GREEN AT THE MOLSON INDY WHAT: Molson Indy - Round 11 of 20 in the CART FedEx Championship Series WHEN: July 16 - 18 WHERE: Toronto, Ontario PAUL TRACY, ...

TEAM KOOL GREEN AT THE MOLSON INDY

WHAT: Molson Indy - Round 11 of 20 in the CART FedEx Championship Series

WHEN: July 16 - 18

WHERE: Toronto, Ontario

PAUL TRACY, #26 Team KOOL Green Honda/Reynard/Firestone: (Started 10th / Finished 14th at Toronto in 1998 ; 8th in the PPG Cup standings with 60 points)

"I always feel good heading to Toronto. It's a homecoming for me and I'm feeling pretty confident about doing well here. We've got the Team KOOL Green car pretty dialed-in and we've been consistently finishing races and scoring points. Now we just need to concentrate on getting the setup right for the streets of Toronto and I need to turn it up a notch or two in the cockpit, then we can get back on the podium. Obviously, being from Toronto and having won the race in the past, the Molson Indy is a pretty special event for me. It's always good to win - no matter where - but nothing would make me happier than getting my second win of the season in front of my fans, friends and family in Toronto."

DARIO FRANCHITTI , #27 Team KOOL Green Honda/Reynard/Firestone: (Started 1st / Finished 20th at Toronto in 1998 ; 4th in the PPG Cup standings with 85 points)

"Last year's Molson Indy was a very bittersweet experience, both for everyone with Team KOOL Green and myself. Winning the pole for a second straight year and then to lead the race the way we did was sweet. But to not be able to finish the job left a bitter taste in my mouth (Led twice for 76 laps; his brakes failed while leading). I definitely have some unfinished business in Toronto. It's a great place to race and I've always enjoyed some success there. I truly appreciate the fan support from the city's Italian and Scottish communities. They're always waving a lot of Italian and Scottish flags in the stands. This year, I'd like to see them waving from on the podium. I want to get back to winning almost as much for myself as for my crew. The guys have been working really hard over the last few weeks."

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Jonny Kane, #27 Team KOOL Green: (14th in standings with 19 points)

"I'm very optimistic about doing well in Toronto. Team KOOL Green managed a podium finish (2nd with Naoki Hattori) here last year, so I know that we have some good data for a base setup on the car. We need to build some momentum with a strong result, hopefully somewhere in the top-five. It has been a struggle for me at times this year. I'll have a lot of support this weekend. My parents will be coming from back home in Northern Ireland and my wife Lesley-Ann will be moving over from London. She and I are still trying to set up our new home with Dario (Franchitti) in Indianapolis. I'd like to welcome her with a podium finish in Toronto."

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Series IndyCar , Indy Lights
Drivers Jonny Kane , Naoki Hattori