CHAMPCAR/CART: Long Beach: Newman/Haas Racing Saturday report

PACIFICARE DRIVER JUNQUEIRA TO START SECOND FOR THE TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH; McDONALD'S DRIVER BOURDAIS ENDS TOP THREE START STREAK WITH FOURTH PLACE Bruno Junqueira, No. 2 PacifiCare Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "The PacifiCare car...

PACIFICARE DRIVER JUNQUEIRA TO START SECOND FOR THE TOYOTA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH; McDONALD'S DRIVER BOURDAIS ENDS TOP THREE START STREAK WITH FOURTH PLACE

Bruno Junqueira, No. 2 PacifiCare Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "The PacifiCare car was good today; it's been consistent since we got here. I was on four different laps which were one or two tenths (of a second) from pole but I couldn't get it. I think (Paul) Tracy just got a really good lap and just had us. The car was really good, but we just didn't have what it took to out run Tracy. But tomorrow is the race, and that is really what counts. I hope we can have a great race car, good pit stops, a good start and a great strategy to finish on top tomorrow."

Sebastien Bourdais, No. 1 McDonald's Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone: "The McDonald's car was pretty good but I was just trying very hard and made a couple of mistakes. We could have improved a couple of tenths but we were not really in a position to fight for pole today. Unfortunately we broke the record for top-three starts at 15 -- I guess it had to happen sometime. We just weren't fast enough today to keep it (the record) going. We'll just try to have a good race tomorrow. If P4 (position four) is a bad day, I'll take it."

ON THE SCHEDULE TOMORROW: The morning warm-up will take place from 9:00-9:30 AM PT while the 31st Annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will begin at 1:00 PM PT and will be televised live on NBC.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Bruno Junqueira , Sébastien Bourdais