Tony Kanaan and his ...
Tony Kanaan and his #55 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard will start Sunday's Motorola 220 from the inside of the ninth row after a wet and wild qualifying session today. A light rain fell throughout today's two 30-minute qualifying sessions. Kanaan made a valiant bid on the final lap of the second session. But he had a brief off-course excursion that, according to the team's computer data, cost him 4.6 seconds and the fourth spot on the starting grid. His qualifying time of 2 minutes, 9.330 seconds (an average of 112.679 mph) around the 4.048-mile Road America circuit left Kanaan 17th on the timesheet.
Teammate Alex Zanardi and the #66 Pioneer-WorldCom/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard, who qualified in the first group today, will start from the inside of the 12th row after a lap of 2:12.328 (110.126 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 show 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.
TONY KANAAN "Man, I would give anything to have that lap back. I had a good lap going and just made a mistake that cost us. Obviously, I'm not happy about that at all. There's a huge difference between being fourth and being 17th. But, fortunately, this is a track where you actually can get by people. There are at least two good places to pass out there. So if the guys give me a good race car, which they have been doing a lot lately, then Sunday should be pretty interesting for us. I feel bad for today, but you have to look ahead."