CHAMPCAR/CART: Toronto Jourdain Jr. retires with a misfire

Herdez-backed driver Michel Jourdain Jr. after doing a consistent race, had to retire because a misfire. He was placed in the 19th position after completing just 36 laps of the 112-lap Molson Indy race. Michel Jourdain Jr., Car ...

Herdez-backed driver Michel Jourdain Jr. after doing a consistent race, had to retire because a misfire. He was placed in the 19th position after completing just 36 laps of the 112-lap Molson Indy race.

Michel Jourdain Jr., Car #16, Herdez/Bettenhausen Motorsports: "One lap before I pitted, the car was not the same. Later in pits, when I tried to restart it, it did not work."

Joe Ward, Team Manager, Herdez/Bettenhausen Motorsports: "Michel (Jourdain Jr.) had a good start. He stayed clean through the accident on the first lap. We were running a conservative race, as we knew there would be lots of attrition. We were lucky that a full course yellow happened as we were about to pit. Unfortunately the engine went flat as he came in. After replacing some parts, we were unable to restart the engine."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Joe Ward , Michel Jourdain