CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi Michigan Friday practice notes

Alex Zanardi and his ...

Alex Zanardi and his #66 Pioneer-WorldCom/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard wound up 20th on the timesheets this afternoon in practice for Sunday's Michigan 500. Zanardi recorded a fast lap of 32.635 seconds (an average of 220.622 mph) over the 2-mile Michigan Speedway tri-oval. His time was 24th fastest from today's morning and afternoon sessions combined.

Mo Nunn Racing teammate Tony Kanaan and his #55 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard were seventh-fastest this afternoon and ninth overall at 32.235 seconds (223.360 mph). Kenny Brack was fastest of the day at 31.809 seconds (226.351 mph), a time he recorded in today's morning session. Max Papis' afternoon time of 31.853 seconds (226.038 mph) was second-fastest overall, followed by Patrick Carpentier's morning time of 31.917 seconds (225.585 mph).

Practice resumes at 9 a.m. EDT Saturday with single-car qualifying set for noon. ESPN2's qualifying show will be shown on a tape-delayed basis at 4:30 p.m. EDT Saturday. Race time Sunday is 1:30 p.m. EDT with a live broadcast set for ABC-TV.

ALEX ZANARDI

"Obviously, we're doing everything we can, like everybody else, to make our cars as raceable as possible for Sunday. We had a few problems today, which is going to make for some extra work for the guys before tomorrow morning. But overall we are moving toward Sunday and everything has been fairly routine as far as preparation for a 500-mile race. What you see on the timesheets today, and probably tomorrow, is no real indication of how the race is going to go on Sunday."

-MNR

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Patrick Carpentier , Alex Zanardi , Tony Kanaan , Kenny Brack , Mo Nunn