CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi Road America qualifying

Alex Zanardi, in the ...

Alex Zanardi, in the #66 Pioneer-WorldCom/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard, will start Sunday's Motorola 220 from the inside of the 12th row after a rainy qualifying session today. Running under a light rain that persisted during both 30-minute qualifying sessions today, Zanardi recorded a fast lap of 2 minutes, 12.328 seconds (an average of 110.126 mph) around the 4.048-mile Road America circuit. He ran in the first group today.

Teammate Tony Kanaan and his #55 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard will start from the inside of the ninth row with a time of 2:09.330 (112.679 mph). Kenny Brack earned the pole today in 2:03.531 (117.969 mph). Alex Tagliani qualified second in 2:03.674 (117.832 mph), with Scott Dixon third in 2:04.631 (116.928 mph).

CART's qualifying program will be shown on a tape-delayed basis at 1:30 a.m. EDT Sunday on ESPN2. The Sunday-morning warm-up show CART2DAY begins at 11 a.m. EDT on ESPN2. Race time is noon local time (1 p.m. EDT) with a live broadcast set for ESPN.

ALEX ZANARDI
"That was a total mess, and it was my fault. I went off on my first lap, and I went off on my last lap. I apologize to the guys, but we were just trying to do our best in not-so-good conditions. But it was the same for everybody. It was a matter of staying on the track and staying out of trouble. The same will be the case tomorrow if the weather continues to do what it's been doing."

-MNR

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Scott Dixon , Alex Zanardi , Tony Kanaan , Kenny Brack , Mo Nunn