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2000 Cleveland Thoughts

RACE: Started out with a bang, settled down in the middle, then ended with suspense and emotion.

TRACK: Well, that cone idea in the first turn for the start of the race didn't exactly work out.

CROWD: By far, Cleveland has one of the most knowledgeable fan bases in CART. No wonder they were so effective in convincing the powers that be not to abandon CART.

MORENO: The most optimistic guy in racing finally gets his well deserved first victory.

BRACK: Kinda ironic that a race which nearly became an IRL venue almost was won by the most visible former IRL driver.

DA MATTA: What do you think, the next driver in line to score his first victory this year?

FORD: Their superior power band was most evident on the long runways.

GUGELMIN: Must be nice to have a special qualifying engine.

HERTA: A great fill-in weekend spoiled by one turn.

TRACY: You actually have to start feeling sorry for Paul.

FRANCHITTI: Apparently needs to get mad before becoming aggressive.

GRACIA: Everybody may have been noticing Tracy jump 11 positions after the first turn, but so did Luiz.

FERNANDEZ: The performance scales on Team Patrick are tipping away from Adrian.

PAPIS: His car never looked dialed in all weekend. But, he sure knows how to suck up to the series' sponsor.

DE FERRAN: If your car is having brake problems, then for gosh sakes, stay away from other cars.

PITS: The pit stalls at Cleveland may be some of the largest on the circuit, but that didn't stop Vasser and Papis from nearly running into each other.

FUEL: Agree with the drivers -- take the fuel dial out of the hands of the drivers. It will make for much more exciting racing.

ZANARDI: Are we about to see the donut man in Toronto? He may have gotten jealous with Moreno's victory celebration.

GREAT STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Eight different winners in nine races, three of them first time victors. What a year!

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: We don't really know the words, not to mention we couldn't spell Portuguese anyway, so we'll tell you about the quote -- Roberto Moreno singing the first two refrains from his country's national anthem because the tape didn't show up for the podium ceremonies. He's a much better driver than singer...

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Mauricio Gugelmin ribbing Moreno, "You know his feet are the same size as Cinderella's. And, come to think of it, he weighs about the same."

SCHEDULE: Can you believe the season is about to be half over? Where has the time gone?

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Moreno 100
2. Brack 100
3. da Matta 100
4. Andretti 100
5. Carpentier 100
6. Montoya 100
7. Fernandez 100
8. Vasser 100
9. Herta 100
10. Gugelmin 100
11. Fontana 99
12. Blundell 98
13. Franchitti 94
14. de Ferran 87
15. Nakano 82
16. Tagliani 77
17. Fittipaldi 58
18. Papis 49
19. Tracy 41
20. Garcia 17
21. Castroneves 3
22. Jourdain 1
23. Servia 0
24. Marques 0
25 Kurosawa 0

Time of Race
1:52:12.092

Winner's Speed
112.619 mph

Margin of Victory
0.826 sec.

Caution Flags
3 for 10 laps

Lead Changes
4 among 4 drivers

Most Laps Led
Roberto Moreno

Pole Position
Roberto Moreno

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Moreno 90
2. Andretti 68
3. de Ferran 67
4. Brack (R) 63
5. Tracy 59
  Vasser 59
7. Montoya 54
8. da Matta 49
9. Papis 47
  Carpentier 47
11. Fernandez 45
12. Castroneves 44
  Franchitti 44
14. Fittipaldi 38
15. Servia (R) 31
16. Tagliani (R) 26
17. Gugelmin 24
18. Herta 14
  Blundell 14
20. Kanaan 11
21. Jourdain 8
22. Nakano (R) 7
23. Gidley 5
24. Marques 4
25. Garcia 2
  Fontana (R) 2
27. Kurosawa (R) 1
 
 
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2006 Thoughts
Preseason Long Beach Houston Monterrey
Milwaukee Portland Cleveland Toronto
Edmonton San Jose Denver Montreal
Road America Surfer's Paradise Mexico City Postseason

2005 Thoughts
Preseason Long Beach Monterrey Milwaukee
Portland Cleveland Toronto Edmonton
San Jose Denver Montreal Las Vegas
Surfer's Paradise Mexico City Postseason

2004 Thoughts
Preseason Long Beach Monterrey Milwaukee
Portland Cleveland Toronto Vancouver
Road America Denver Montreal Laguna Seca
Las Vegas Surfer's Paradise Mexico City Postseason

2003 Thoughts
Preseason St. Petersburg Monterrey Long Beach
Brands Hatch Germany Milwaukee Laguna Seca
Portland Cleveland Toronto Vancouver
Road America Mid-Ohio Montreal Denver
Miami Mexico City Surfer's Paradise Postseason

2002 Thoughts
Preseason Monterrey Long Beach Japan
Milwaukee Laguna Seca Portland Chicago
Toronto Cleveland Vancouver Mid-Ohio
Road America Montreal Denver
England Miami Surfer's Paradise
Fontana Mexico City Postseason

2001 Thoughts
Preseason Mexico Long Beach Nazareth
Japan Milwaukee Detroit Portland
Cleveland Toronto Michigan Chicago
Mid-Ohio Road America Vancouver German
England Houston Laguna Seca
Surfer's Paradise Fontana Postseason

2000 Thoughts
Preseason Miami Long Beach Brazil
Japan Nazareth Milwaukee Detroit
Portland Cleveland Toronto Michigan
Chicago Mid-Ohio Road America Vancouver
Laguna Seca Gateway USGP Houston
Surfer's Paradise Fontana Postseason

1999 Thoughts
Preseason Miami Japan Long Beach
Nazareth Brazil Gateway Milwaukee
Portland Cleveland Road America Toronto
U.S. 500 Detroit Mid-Ohio Chicago
Vancouver Laguna Seca Houston
Surfer's Paradise Fontana Postseason

1998 Thoughts
Preseason Miami Japan Long Beach
Nazareth Brazil Gateway Milwaukee
Detroit Portland Cleveland Toronto
U.S. 500 Mid-Ohio Road America Vancouver
Laguna Seca Houston Surfer's Paradise Fontana

1997 Thoughts
Miami Surfer's Paradise Long Beach Nazareth
Brazil Gateway Milwaukee Detroit
Portland Cleveland Toronto
U.S. 500 Mid-Ohio Road America
Vancouver Laguna Seca Fontana
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