2000 Houston Thoughts
RACE: The US Grand Prix last week was a better race than this F1 simulation, single
file, no passing, win it in the pits affair. Well, at least the first few laps were quite a
TRACK: The first year it rained, the second year we had some hints, and now this year
we know for sure -- just read our comment on the race.
VASSER: So, Chimmy is back in victory circle. It's long overdue.
MONTOYA: Still grasping onto faint hope to steal the championship.
TOYOTA: Who would have thunk it just a year ago -- Toyota not only gaining their first
victory this year, but a one-two finish as well.
DE FERRAN: Before you all jump on the Gil is going to win the championship bandwagon,
don't forget how the huge leads of Tracy and Andretti quickly disappeared. One DNF in the
remaining two races, and it's anybody's title.
CASTRONEVES: I'm not lifting.
TRACY: I'm not lifting.
BRACK: Like we predicted, Kenny is the
MARQUES: Did anyone check for nitrous in his car? A great job by Tarso the whole
BARRON: Alex adds icing on the cake for the Dale Coyne Racing team.
ANDRETTI: Ultimately, when all is said and done, if Michael does not win the
championship, it will be because of all the pit snafus.
FRANCHITTI: Interesting wheelie into the wall.
GIDLEY: You couldn't arrange the cars like that even if you tried.
TAGLIANI: Nice going, Alex. Now you've moved up to taking championship contenders out
of the race.
HONDA: Cheat? With traction control? Nah...
BRIDGESTONE: Interesting that the TV ads for tires are now for Bridgestone and not
INTERESTING STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Quick, who turned the race's fastest lap? After his
car was damaged. By over half a second! The man with no luck -- Michael Andretti.
QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: We haven't had a good heavyweight owner battle since Japan '99,
so it was fun to hear Roger Penske's response to Chip Ganassi accusing him of using
traction control, "Chip's full of %*@^. He says 'Look at the tire tracks.' What does he think I
am? Some kind of dummy?"
QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: This is a tough choice, so we'll call it a tie. To Memo
Gidley for being able to find the fun in a bad situation, "There's like nine safety guys busting
veins trying to separate our cars. They tell me to get out of the car, and I say, 'Just lift me
off him and send me on my way.'" To Jimmy Vasser for poking fun at his car owner, "...we've been
instructed by the top management that we have to finish in the top five. Then again, what are
they gonna do: fire us?"
SCHEDULE: Alright, we're going to Australia for the Olympics! What was that? Oh.
Never mind ... Alright, we're going to Australia for the nude beaches!
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