CHAMPCAR/CART: Kanaan Saturday qualifying notes

Tony Kanaan and the ...

Tony Kanaan and the #55 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Mercedes-Benz Reynard will start 14th in Sunday's Molson Indy Vancouver after handling problems prevented Kanaan from bettering his first-round qualifying time in today's final qualifying session. His time of 1 minute, 1.938 seconds (an average of 103.516 mph) from Friday's provisional qualifying session will stand, placing him on the outside of the seventh row when the green flag falls at 1 p.m. PDT Sunday. Dario Franchitti will start from the pole after bettering his pacesetting time from Friday by clocking in today at 1:00.405 (106.144 mph).

The race will be aired live on ABC-TV.

TONY KANAAN

"We developed an understeer problem that we've been fighting all day today. It's so frustrating because we got off to such a good start on Friday and had hoped to go even faster today. But we developed the problem this morning and have been working very hard try to find the cure. Unfortunately, we lost five spots on the grid. That can make things very difficult during the race on a street track like this one. But as we've seen quite a few times this year, guys like Paul Tracy have proven that you can win from pretty far back on the grid. We just have to go back to the drawing board and try to solve our problem by tomorrow, and then stay out of trouble in the race. I think I have a pretty decent race car."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Mo Nunn