Jimmy Vasser, ...
Jimmy Vasser, #12 American Spirit/Ford-Cosworth/Reynard
2002 at Miami: Vasser started the 2002 from the 12th position, his aggressive driving coupled with precision pit-stops and race strategy, earned Vasser a podium finish. He brought the car home in third position.
Consecutive Starts: Vasser is second only to Al Unser Jr. in the most consecutive starts overall. Since Laguna Seca in 1993, Vasser has made 180 consecutive race starts; just 12 race starts shy of Unser's record.
Single Car Qualifying: Single Car Qualifying will continue at The Grand Prix of Americas. First-round qualifying order will be run in reverse order of Friday practice times for both events, while the order for final qualifying will run in reverse of the first-round results. Each competitor will run one un-timed out lap, followed by three qualifying laps. The best single lap of the three will count as the driver's official time.
Most Popular Driver: The MCI Most Popular Driver Contest is back, visit CART.com or www.AmericanSpiritTeamJohansson.com and vote for Jimmy Vasser.
Vasser on Miami: "Miami is the perfect city for a Champ Car event. There is a lot of energy in the air, it is a great event. I had a pretty good run there last year and I am looking forward to returning. Even though we have had a couple of weeks without a race, the engineers have been busy, I am sure Ed (Nathman) has come up with something good for my Reynard at Miami."