CHAMPCAR/CART: Kanaan Vancouver Friday notes

Tony Kanaan and his ...

Tony Kanaan and his #55 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard posted the ninth-fastest practice time of the day in preparation for Sunday's Molson Indy Vancouver. He navigated the 1.781-mile temporary street course around Vancouver's Concord Pacific Place in 1 minute, 1.959 seconds (an average of 103.493 mph) to lead all competitors in this morning's opening practice session. He followed that up with a 1:01.230 (104.713 mph) run this afternoon, which was 12th-fastest in that session. Kanaan's morning time was ninth-best on the charts combining today's two sessions.

Teammate Alex Zanardi and the #66 Pioneer-WorldCom/Mo Nunn Racing Honda Reynard was 15th this morning in 1:03.139 (101.457 mph) and 26th this afternoon in 1:03.183 (101.477 mph). Alex Tagliani was fastest today with an afternoon time of 1:01.230 (104.713 mph), followed by Helio Castroneves at 1:01.438 (104.359 mph) and Roberto Moreno at 1:01.506 (104.243 mph).

Practice resumes at 10 a.m. PDT Saturday with qualifying scheduled for 1:45 p.m. PDT. ESPN2's qualifying show will be shown on a tape-delayed basis at 6 p.m. EDT. Race time on Sunday is 2 p.m. PDT (4 p.m. EDT) with a tape-delayed broadcast set for ESPN2 at 6 p.m. EDT.

"We got off to a great start this morning. Then we tried something totally different with my back-up car at the start of the afternoon session and it didn't turn out to work at all. So we switched back to my primary car and just didn't have time to work our way up higher in the order. I got my fastest time of the afternoon session with my morning setup in my primary car. Unfortunately, we didn't get to make any changes, and it seemed to be much more difficult to get a clear lap in the afternoon. At least we know which way we need to go."


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Roberto Moreno , Alex Tagliani , Alex Zanardi , Tony Kanaan , Mo Nunn