CHAMPCAR/CART: Fernandez Racing Road America qualifying notes

Adrian Fernandez "I spun out on my first lap. Under braking on the back straight, I lost control of the car, hit the wall and bent the wishbone. There was not enough time to get the other car ready, so we'll start at the back tomorrow." FAST ...

Adrian Fernandez
"I spun out on my first lap. Under braking on the back straight, I lost control of the car, hit the wall and bent the wishbone. There was not enough time to get the other car ready, so we'll start at the back tomorrow."

FAST FACTS: Is the only owner/driver in the current CART field --- will be making his 138th career Champ Car start at Road America ---his best road/street course start in 2001 was second at Cleveland --- his best road/street course finish this year was third at Toronto --- his best oval start in 2001 was third at Chicago --- best oval finish to date this season was fifth at Milwaukee ---recorded his last win at the 2000 Honda Indy 300 in Australia ---has seven career Champ Car wins ---finished second in the championship last season --- fifth most-winning driver in the current CART field.

Shinji Nakano
"I had a nervous car and oversteer during the session. Basically too much oversteer and I couldn't push at all."

FAST FACTS: Will be making his 30th career Champ Car start at Road America ---his best road/street course start in 2001 was ninth at Detroit --- his best road/street course finish this year was ninth in Toronto --- his best oval qualifying in 2001 was fifth at Texas ---best oval finish to date this season was eighth in Motegi ---is in his sophomore season of Champ Car competition with four top-10 finishes to his credit ---has the benefit of a teammate for the first time in his CART career ---hails from Formula One with 33 F1 starts and nine top-10 finishes in two years of competition.

Tom Anderson
"I guess the quote of the day is 'when it rains, it pours.' What can you say? Obviously, starting at the back, we'll have a different strategy than everyone else tomorrow. I think I have to take a quote from Floyd Ganassi who says 'some days chicken, some days feathers.' It was definitely feathers today."

-Fernandez Racing

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Adrian Fernandez , Shinji Nakano , Tom Anderson