CHAMPCAR/CART: Zanardi Milwaukee Friday practice notes

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#66 Pioneer-WorldCom/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard Miller Lite 225 - Practice Notes/Quotes - Friday, June 1, 2001 The Milwaukee Mile - Milwaukee, Wis. -1-Mile Oval Round 6 of 21 on the 2001 CART FedEx Championship Series

Alex Zanardi and the #66 Pioneer-WorldCom/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard posted the fifth-fastest practice lap of the day in preparation for Sunday's Miller Lite 225 at the Milwaukee Mile. Zanardi toured the 1-mile oval in 22.647 seconds (an average of 164.048 mph) during this afternoon's two-hour session. This morning's scheduled 1-hour, 45-minute practice session was rained out.

Zanardi's teammate Tony Kanaan and his #55 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard was just ahead of him at 22.547 seconds (164.776 mph), good for fourth position. Helio Castroneves, fresh off last weekend's Indy 500 victory, was fastest today at 22.300 seconds (166.601 mph), followed by Cristiano da Matta at 22.463 seconds (165.382 mph) and Kenny Brack 22.535 seconds (164.864 mph).

Practice resumes Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. local time (10:30 a.m. EDT) with qualifying set to begin at 1:30 p.m. local time (2:30 p.m. EDT). Race time Sunday is 3 p.m. local time (4 p.m. EDT) and it will be broadcast live by ABC-TV.

ALEX ZANARDI

"I think we made some very good progress during that session. I can't say I was very happy with what my car was doing at the beginning of the session. But we made some changes all along the way, and the ones we made at the end of the session put us where we are in the order. I still can't say I'm incredibly happy with my car right now. But I'm guessing there are many other people who feel that way because look at where we are on the timesheet. We'll put our heads together and come up with something that will help us feel more comfortable in the car tomorrow. I can definitely feel the changes Reynard made to the chassis since Nazareth. The Lolas are still out ahead of us. But we beat many of the Lolas today when that was not the case at Nazareth."

-MNR

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Alex Zanardi , Tony Kanaan , Kenny Brack , Cristiano da Matta , Mo Nunn