CHAMPCAR/CART: Fontana Team KOOL Green Thoughts on Today

THOUGHTS ON TODAY'S EVENTS AT CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY DARIO FRANCHITTI, ...

THOUGHTS ON TODAY'S EVENTS AT CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY

DARIO FRANCHITTI, #27 Team KOOL Green:

"Today I lost one of the best friends I ever had in Greg Moore. In the last couple of years, ever since I've known him, we shared a lot of good times together. He was the guy I competed the hardest with on the track, and he was the guy that I had the most fun with away from the track. The guy was going to be a champion, many, many times over. He was my friend. With what's happened, nothing else matters. "

PAUL TRACY, #26 Team KOOL Green:

"Today was a disappointing day for everybody. The loss of Greg is a hard thing to try and stomach. But I've talked to a lot of drivers now and we all just remember Greg on the grid today. He was sitting there in his car with a gimp hand, smiling and ready for the race; ready to go out there and try to win it. His spirit was that way. He wouldn't give up a chance to get in the car, even if his leg was hanging off. That's how I want to remember him. Not seeing the accident. But remembering all of the good times that we had. He was a guy who always had a smile on his face. He was always upbeat and always in a good mood. He had a great spirit and I hope that continues on in this sport."

BARRY GREEN, Owner of Team KOOL Green:

"We lost a championship today, but more importantly everyone in our community lost a great friend in Greg Moore. It's a sad day for motor racing and I'd like to express my condolences on behalf of everyone at Team KOOL Green to the Moore family.

"On this sad occasion, I'm still very proud of Team KOOL Green. I'm disappointed that we didn't win the championship, but we had a tremendous year to have our drivers finish second and third in the championship. We had two very fast cars on track today. Unfortunately, a problem in the pits caught Dario's crew out today. Remember this though, the same crew that made the mistake in the pits today was the same team that got us to second in the championship."

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