CHAMPCAR/CART: Toronto: Fast facts

WHAT:  Molson Indy Toronto WHERE:  Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. WHEN:  Friday-Sunday, July 5-7. SUPPORT EVENTS:  CART Toyota Atlantic Championship, Barber Dodge Pro Series. CART SCHEDULE (All times local):  FRIDAY,...

WHAT:  Molson Indy Toronto

WHERE:  Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

WHEN:  Friday-Sunday, July 5-7.

SUPPORT EVENTS:  CART Toyota Atlantic Championship, Barber Dodge Pro Series.

CART SCHEDULE (All times local): 

FRIDAY, JULY 5 Barber Dodge practice, 9:10 - 9:40 a.m.
Champ Car practice, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Atlantic practice, 11:45 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Barber Dodge qualifying, 12:40 - 1:10 p.m.
Champ Car qualifying, 2:10 - 3:10 p.m.
Atlantic qualifying, 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 6
Atlantic qualifying, 9:00 - 9:40 a.m.
Champ Car practice, 10:00 -11:15 a.m.
Barber Dodge qualifying, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Champ Car qualifying, 1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Atlantic race, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, JULY 7
Barber Dodge warm-up, 8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Champ Car warm-up, 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Barber Dodge race, 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Molson Indy Toronto, 1:30 p.m.

U.S. TELEVISION SCHEDULE: 
FRIDAY, JULY 5
SPEED Channel, CART qualifying, 2:00 p.m. ET (Live)
CART Friday Night, 10:30 p.m. ET.

SATURDAY, JULY 6
SPEED Channel, CART qualifying, 1:30 p.m. ET (Live).

SUNDAY, JULY 7
CBS Sports, CART Molson Indy Toronto, 1:30 p.m., ET (Live).

LIVE INTERNET AUDIO SCHEDULE:  Live audio of the CART FedEx Championship Series is available for qualifying on FRIDAY, JULY 5  - 2:00 p.m. ET and SATURDAY, JULY 6 - 1:30 p.m. ET., as well as the Molson Indy Toronto on SUNDAY, JUNE 30 - 1:30 p.m. ET. on the official web site of the CART FedEx Championship Series, www.cart.com.

2001 CHAMPION:  Michael Andretti.
2001 POLESITTER:  Gil de Ferran.
TRACK LAYOUT:  1.755-mile temporary street course.
RACE LENGTH:  112 laps, 195.560 miles.

RACE ROUND:  8 of 20 in the 2002 CART FedEx Championship Series.

CART FEDEX CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINTS LEADERS:  1, Cristiano da Matta, Newman/Haas Racing, 95; 2, Bruno Junqueira, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, 70; 3, Dario Franchitti, Team KOOL Green, 64, 4, Michel Jourdain Jr., Team Rahal, 57; 25, Christian Fittipaldi, Newman/Haas Racing, 43.

NEXT EVENT:  July 14, Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by U.S. Bank, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

INSTANT REPLAY: Michael Andretti showed why he has a race-record seven CART wins on the streets of Toronto last season as he completed one of the more unlikely comebacks in all of Champ Car history, climbing from last in the 26-car field to capture the Molson Indy Toronto win. Andretti ended up at the back of the field after the first green-flag lap due to contact with Scott Dixon, but used every bit of his vast experience to claw back into the fight.  It took less than half of the race's 95 laps for Andretti to get back into the top half of the field, and then the all-time CART victory leader moved up one position on each of the next seven laps to take the fourth spot. He made two daring outside passes of Tony Kanaan and Dixon before taking the lead for the final 25 laps of the race enroute to his 41st career win. Alex Tagliani thrilled the Canadian fans with a second-place finish while Adrian Fernandez fought off pit-road troubles with a podium spot. Fernandez finished one position ahead of Alex Zanardi, whose fourth-place run would be the best of the 2001 season for the two-time CART champion.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Bruno Junqueira , Adrian Fernandez , Alex Tagliani , Christian Fittipaldi , Dario Franchitti , Scott Dixon , Alex Zanardi , Tony Kanaan , Chip Ganassi , Cristiano da Matta , Michel Jourdain
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing