CHAMPCAR/CART: Marlboro Team Penske Cleveland race notes

"We had a great race -- I think I passed more guys today than I have in the past few years. We planned a very aggressive strategy, pushing all the time, and it paid off. The Marlboro car was very, very good all weekend and it was handling ...

"We had a great race -- I think I passed more guys today than I have in the past few years. We planned a very aggressive strategy, pushing all the time, and it paid off. The Marlboro car was very, very good all weekend and it was handling beautifully during the race. We were hoping to start up front and be able to do the race in two stops but unfortunately the weather interfered and we had to change our plan. We're happy that we were able to move up in the points (from 8th to 4th) and look forward to a weekend off before we head to Toronto."

-- Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, #1 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard
-- Fourth place finish

"We had a two pit stop strategy going into the race. Unfortunately, after about the half way point, we realized we'd need three stops to finish, and by then it was too late for me to make up track position. The Marlboro car was very good the whole day. At least we are still second in the point standings, but we need to stay focused and work for a strong finish in Toronto."

-- Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, #3 2001 Marlboro Honda Reynard
-- 12th place finish

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran
Teams Team Penske