CHAMPCAR/CART: Michigan Saturday Tony Kanaan notes

Tony Kanaan and his ...

Tony Kanaan and his #55 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Mercedes-Benz Reynard recorded fast lap of 31.835 seconds (an average of 26.166 mph) today to qualify 18th for Sunday’s Michigan 500. Paul Tracy won the pole in 30.645 seconds (234.949 mph).

Race time is 1:30 p.m. EDT Sunday with a live broadcast set for ABC-TV.

"It's very important for this race to have a good race car and I can safely say that we do. Unfortunately, we haven't been able to find the speed to qualify further up the grid. But, above all, I'm feeling very comfortable in the car. It's very neutral, and I'm able to go flat out all the way around the track. The car is very good in traffic. It's a very long race, so the key will be to be patient and make the right changes as the conditions change during the race. You have to stay on the lead lap, and then go racing the final 50 laps and hope for the best. That's what I did here last year and it worked out really well. It's really good to be back, not only from my injury, but back at the track where I won my only (Champ Car) race. I'm feeling very good, physically. The arm is fine and the ribs haven't been a problem. We just have to get through 500 miles safe and sound."

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Paul Tracy , Tony Kanaan , Mo Nunn