CHAMPCAR/CART: Jourdain Jr. Cleveland preview

Michel Jourdain Jr. "The Cleveland track is unique compared to the other tracks on our circuit. The track itself acts much like a traditional street circuit because it is very bumpy and changes a lot from when we start practicing on Friday ...

Michel Jourdain Jr.

"The Cleveland track is unique compared to the other tracks on our circuit. The track itself acts much like a traditional street circuit because it is very bumpy and changes a lot from when we start practicing on Friday morning until qualifying on Saturday afternoon. But for the fans it is more like a road course because it has long, fast sections. And, even though the track is very wide, there is still only one racing line. So it's very challenging for the drivers."

Fast Facts

* The Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland marks Jourdain's 89th start in the CART FedEx Championship Series and his 86th consecutive start (beginning at Vancouver in 1996), This will be his 28th start with Herdez Bettenhausen and his fifth start at this event.

* Jourdain has qualified in the top-ten three times so far this season; Long Beach (7th), Nazareth (3rd), and Twin Ring Motegi (7th).

* At his first event, Long Beach 1996, Jourdain made history by becoming the youngest driver ever to start a Champ Car event at 19 years, six months and two days old.

<pre> Cleveland Results Year Start Finish 1997 20 18 1998 22 26 1999 20 27 2000 20 22

-HBM

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