CHAMPCAR/CART: Team Kool green drivers ready for return to Nazareth


PAUL TRACY, #26 Team KOOL Green Honda/Reynard/Firestone: *(Qualified 4th ; Currently 1st in the standings with 56 points)

"I'm not over-confident, but I've got to say I like the way things are going for Team KOOL Green at the moment. Life is good when you're leading the championship after four rounds, starting fourth this week at Nazareth, and heading into Milwaukee (next week) as the defending race winner. We got where we are today by keeping it simple. And we'll just stick to our basic plan, which is to make the most of our opportunities and minimize our mistakes.

"It's no secret I've run as well as anybody at Nazareth over the years and we'll be looking to score some big points there this Saturday. We qualified well last month (fourth) and we have a good race setup, so it's just a matter of running a smart race."

DARIO FRANCHITTI , #27 Team KOOL Green Honda/Reynard/Firestone:
(Qualified 14th ; Currently 9th in the standings with 20 points)

"To finish as well as we did in Japan (second) is a big boost for Team KOOL Green. We struggled in qualifying but throughout the race we just kept fine-tuning the handling and wound up with a pretty good car.

"We're looking at another uphill battle in Nazareth this Saturday. We're not starting where we would like (14th), it's a very tough track to pass on and we'll have to contend with traffic ahead and behind. But, having said that, Team KOOL Green has shown we're capable of working our way to the front. And if I can stay out of trouble on track, I'm sure that through sound strategy and quick pit stops we can take home some points that day."

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