CHAMPCAR/CART: Spring Training - First Practice Day Results

Spring Training FedEx Championship Series Location: Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex, Homestead, Fla. Track: 1.502-mile oval Session: First day of open practice Tony Kanaan, ...

Spring Training

FedEx Championship Series

Location: Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex, Homestead, Fla.

Track: 1.502-mile oval

Session: First day of open practice

Tony Kanaan, #44 McDonald's Honda-Reynard:

Total laps: 114

Morning Practice: 8th fastest 25.862 seconds - 209.079 mph

Afternoon Practice: 11th fastest 25.833 seconds - 209.314 mph

Combined Sessions: 11th fastest 25.833 seconds - 209.314 mph

"It was a very good day. We were not looking to be the fastest car out here. We were focusing on setup and the handling of the car in traffic. We made some big steps, and the car was very good in traffic at the end of the day. I thought it would have been a lot more difficult to run with everyone else on the first day, so I am very happy."

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<META content=3D'"MSHTML 4.71.1712.3"' name=3DGENERATOR> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><B><FONT size=3D6> Drive-Thru Crew News</FONT> February 3, 1999</B><FONT size=3D1> Contact: Tamy Valkosky, Public Relations (614) 402-4584 Cellular  (614) 876-1289 Office</FONT><B><FONT size=3D5></FONT> Spring Training FedEx Championship Series</FONT><FONT size=3D3></FONT> Location: Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex, Homestead, = Fla. Track: 1.502-mile oval Session: First day of open practice<U>  Tony Kanaan, #44 McDonald's Honda-Reynard:</U> Total laps: 114 Morning Practice: 8<SUP>th</SUP> fastest 25.862 seconds =3D 209.079 = mph Afternoon Practice: 11<SUP>th</SUP> fastest 25.833 seconds =3D = 209.314 mph Combined Sessions: 11<SUP>th</SUP> fastest 25.833 seconds =3D 209.314 =

mph<U></B></U> "It was a very good day. We were not looking to be the fastest = car out=20 there. We were focusing on setup and the handling of the car in traffic. = We made=20 some big steps, and the car was very good in traffic at the end of the = day. I=20 thought it would have been a lot more difficult to run with everyone = else on the=20 first day, so I am very happy."<FONT size=3D3><U> Combined Practice Report:</U> 1. Patrick Carpentier 25.375 =3D 213.092 mph 2. Jimmy Vasser 25.396 =3D 212.915 mph 3. Max Pappis 25.469 =3D 212.305 mph 4. Juan Montoya 25.545 =3D 211.674 mph 5. Greg Moore 25.549 =3D 211.640 mph 6. Gil de Ferran 25.656 =3D 210.758 mph 7. Mark Blundell 25.725 =3D 210.192 mph 8. Scott Pruett 25.785 =3D 209.703 mph 9. Michael Andretti 25.790 =3D 209.663 mph 10. Cristiano da Matta 25.827 =3D 209.362 mph<B> 11. Tony Kanaan 25.833 =3D 209.314 mph</B></FONT><B>  </FONT><FONT size=3D3>                                      </FONT></B></DIV></BODY></HTML>

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Patrick Carpentier , Tony Kanaan , Scott Pruett , Mark Blundell , Greg Moore , Cristiano da Matta