CHAMPCAR/CART: Kanaan Nazareth Friday practice notes

Tony Kanaan and his ...

Tony Kanaan and his #55 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard posted the 19th- and 25th- fastest times, respectively, in today's morning and afternoon practice sessions for Sunday's Lehigh Valley Grand Prix at Nazareth Speedway. His best lap of the day, at 21.472 seconds (an average of 158.607 mph) on the 1-mile tri-oval, came in this morning's two-hour session.

Kanaan's teammate Alex Zanardi and the #66 Pioneer-WorldCom/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard, was 23rd this morning and 20th this afternoon. His best time of 21.425 seconds (158.954 mph) came in the afternoon session. Lola chassis dominated the top of the speed charts today, with Bruno Junqueira leading the way at 20.485 seconds (166.248 mph), followed by Max Papis at 20.653 (164.896 mph). Helio Castroneves was third at 20.680 (164.681 mph).

Temperatures exceeded 90 degrees today, but are expected to barely reach into the 70s on Saturday and Sunday. Practice resumes at 9:30 a.m. EDT Saturday with single-car qualifying set to begin at 1:30 p.m. ESPN2's tape-delayed broadcast of the CART qualifying show begins at 12:30 a.m. EDT Sunday. Race time Sunday is 1 p.m. EDT with a live broadcast set for ABC-TV.

TONY KANAAN

"It wasn't the best day we've had this year, so I really don't have a lot to say at this point. We didn't do any oval testing during the offseason and we're paying the price for that right now. On top of everything else, we had an oil leak that forced us to stop early in the afternoon session. We'll work as hard as we can and hopefully it will come to us."

-MNR

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Bruno Junqueira , Max Papis , Alex Zanardi , Tony Kanaan , Mo Nunn