CHAMPCAR/CART: U.S. 500 Mercedes Friday Report

Race: U.S. 500, Michigan Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. Date/Session: July 24, 1998 Friday Practice Moore Fastest for Mercedes at Michigan Despite Handford Device Speeds Top 230 mph For Greg Moore, his seven fellow ...

Race: U.S. 500, Michigan Speedway, Brooklyn, Mich. Date/Session: July 24, 1998 Friday Practice

Moore Fastest for Mercedes at Michigan Despite Handford Device Speeds Top 230 mph

For Greg Moore, his seven fellow Mercedes-Benz drivers, and the rest of the CART pilots participating in the first day of practice for the U.S. 500, the story was one word: drafting.

After today's two sessions, Player's/Forsythe Racing's Moore was seventh fastest on the time sheets, quickest of the Mercedes-Benz drivers and less than two miles per hour slower than the pace set by Adrian Fernandez. But most of the drivers expect the speeds to drop by five miles per hour or more when the cars run without the benefit of the draft during tomorrow afternoon

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