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2000 Detroit Thoughts

TRACK: Passes? At Detroit? Must be spots in my eyes.

RACE: Once again, as long as you ignore Montoya, there was plenty of action elsewhere in the field.

WINNERS: Seven winners in seven races. Then again, that's helped a lot by Montoya DNF'ing over half the races.

CASTRONEVES: I really think Helio needs to lighten up a bit...

PENSKE: Yep, Team Penske is definitely back.

PAPIS: Slightly different circumstances this weekend could have seen Max on the top step.

SERVIA: Now, he's finally showing his stuff.

MONTOYA: Whether he wins or not, you are watching an absolute master at work.

JOURDAIN: A very good run. Very good, indeed.

FITTIPALDI: Cry all you want Christian, that was absolutely, positively, without a doubt, completely, 100% your fault.

KUROSAWA: What the heck is wrong with this guy?! He's two laps down and throwing NFL style blocks at the leaders. Put this guy on probation.

TRACY: Maybe Paul should try to figure out a way not to pit during a race.

BRACK: Takes a little while remembering how to run street courses, eh, Kenny.

NAKANO: Needs to attend the Alex Zanardi donut school.

FERNANDEZ: He wins the "well that was a dumb reason to drop out of a race" award.

PATRICK: Expect the stock of screen protector companies to go up.

NUNN: "Hello, Alex? Are you doing anything this weekend?"

START: Who needs those two-by-two starts...

CRAIG: I'm not one of those who jumped on the "dump Andrew Craig" bandwagon in recent times. I believe Craig did what he was asked to do when he was brought in. However, I also believe there is a time when change is good. And this is one of those times. Despite that, heed the warning of Firestone's Al Speyer after he praised the selection of Bobby Rahal, "But this is a tough, tough job. There are a lot of issues remaining, and they are very complex."

BIZARRE STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Despite absolutely dominating the race until he dropped out, Montoya did not post the fastest race lap. Nor the second. Not even the third. He got the fourth fastest lap.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: In the we-hope-the-European-snobs-don't-disown-him category, Stirling Moss gave his impression of CART while being a guest of Ford at Detroit, "It's the first time I've ever seen a CART event on site. Of course we watch the CART races all the time on television -- it's much better racing than ours."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: In the what-athletes-really-think category, Helio Castroneves remarked about Montoya's misfortune, "I don't feel sorry for him, because I know how it feels. I have been in that situation many times."

SCHEDULE: What bonehead allowed the Portland race to be aired on ESPN2?

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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Castroneves 84
2. Papis 84
3. Servia 84
4. Franchitti 84
5. Carpentier 84
6. Tagliani 84
7. Vasser 84
8. Jourdain 84
9. de Ferran 83
10. Marques 82
11. Blundell 81
12. Kurosawa 81
13. Andretti 80
14. Fontana 78
15. Nakano 78
16. Gugelmin 78
17. Moreno 65
18. Montoya 61
19. Fittipaldi 60
20. Tracy 57
21. Fernandez 31
22. Garcia 25
23. da Matta 14
24. Brack 10
  Kanaan DNS

Time of Race
2:01:23.607

Winner's Speed
97.401 mph

Margin of Victory
4.415 sec.

Caution Flags
3 for 10 laps

Lead Changes
3 among 3 drivers

Most Laps Led
Juan Montoya

Pole Position
Juan Montoya

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Tracy 59
2. Vasser 54
3. Moreno 52
4. Papis 47
  de Ferran 47
6. Montoya 46
7. Andretti 44
8. Franchitti 40
9. Brack (R) 39
10. Fernandez 38
11. Castroneves 36
12. Carpentier 34
13. Servia (R) 26
  Tagliani (R) 26
15. da Matta 25
16. Fittipaldi 24
17. Gugelmin 21
18. Blundell 13
19. Kanaan 11
20. Herta 10
21. Jourdain 8
22. Nakano (R) 5
  Gidley 5
24. Marques 4
25. Garcia 2
26. Kurosawa (R) 1
 
 
2008 Thoughts
Long Beach

2007 Thoughts
Preseason Las Vegas Long Beach Houston
Portland Cleveland Mont Tremblant Toronto
Edmonton San Jose Road America Belgium
Holland Surfers Paradise Mexico City Postseason

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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