CHAMPCAR/CART: Kanaan Toronto Friday notes

Tony Kanaan and the ...

Tony Kanaan and the #55 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard wound up fourth in today's afternoon practice session for Sunday's Molson Indy Toronto. He toured the 1.721-mile temporary street course layout at Exhibition Place in 58.776 seconds (an average of 107.493 mph). Kanaan was third in this morning's opening practice session.

Teammate Alex Zanardi, in the #66 Pioneer-WorldCom/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard, was 15th this afternoon after running 22nd in the morning session. Zanardi's fast lap was clocked at 59.409 seconds (106.348 mph). Gil de Ferran was fastest overall today at 58.400 seconds (108.185 mph), followed by Christian Fittipaldi at 58.638 (107.750 mph) and Dario Franchitti at 58.657 (107.711 mph).

Practice resumes Saturday morning with qualifying set for 1:45 p.m. EDT. The CART qualifying show will be broadcast on ESPN2 at 5 p.m. EDT. Race time Sunday is 1 p.m. EDT with a live broadcast set for ABC-TV.

TONY KANAAN

"You see me smiling, but we're not going to get carried away. It was a good day, but we're definitely taking this one day at a time. We've had our share of frustrations in the last few races, but the best thing is that nobody on this team got down. We stuck together and kept each other focused on the job we have to do. The results definitely showed out here today. I felt very comfortable in the car. I learned a lot of things about my car here that we're going to give to (teammate) Alex (Zanardi), and tomorrow we' ll both be running up front. I still think we have room to move up. But, again, we'll take this one day at a time and hopefully end up where we want to be on Sunday, which is on the podium!"

-MNR

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Gil de Ferran , Christian Fittipaldi , Alex Zanardi , Tony Kanaan , Mo Nunn