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2001 Milwaukee Thoughts

START: Cold tires had nothing to do with it. Overaggressiveness did, to the detriment of three cars.

TRACK: Now that CART has apparently renewed Milwaukee's contract through 2004, it is time to build this event back up after some disappointing crowds lately. CART should never leave this historic track unlike what some shortsighted websites say.

BRACK: Typically, after the first win, the floodgates open.

ANDRETTI: The Milwaukee Master just misses.

DIXON: It's getting to be real fun watching this kid.

JUNQUEIRA: Starting to show his promise now that he is getting comfortable with these cars.

MINASSIAN: However, unlike his teammate, Nicolas is having a tougher time getting the hang of Champ Cars.

FERNANDEZ: Did anybody actually notice Adrian in this race? Yet, he finished fifth. Well, at least it provides a good boost to his new team.

CASTRONEVES: From hero to zero.

DA MATTA: Cristiano, here's some advice. For the next race, start from pitlane. Nobody can take you out on the first lap that way. We think...

TAKAGI: Picking up where he left off in Europe in the making friends category. Said F1 correspondent Nigel Roebuck, "Takagi was not very popular in Formula One. He was the sort of driver nobody wanted to be around on the track. He'd do a couple of real fast laps and then he'd be all over the place as if he couldn't even find the line."

KNEIFEL: Wow! What a penalty on Takagi. "We will not tolerate such actions." Chris means business.

ZANARDI: Alex is still difficult to figure out. He's starting to get back into the groove of things -- turned the third fastest race lap. But, he is making way too many mistakes for a driver of his caliber. Consistency seems to be totally lacking.

HERTA: Actually doing fairly well on ovals this year. If only his car would be reliable enough for the task.

PLAYERS: They scored a point! They scored a point! Break out the champagne!

ABC: Once again, they missed virtually all the key moments of the race.

DOVER: Did you catch the NASCAR race? There is living proof that when Winston Cup visits a track that rewards driving skill (in this case Jeff Gordon) and nailing the setup, all the rule manipulations, drafting, and so-called parity cannot prevent a runaway, single-file, no passing parade. There was only one on track pass for the lead in 400 laps of racing. That's less, way less, than Milwaukee which had almost half the distance.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: Lola wins their 100th race, the first to do so in CART history, just a few years after the company was all but dead in the water. And the Andretti's accounted for 47% of those victories -- Michael has 28, Mario had 18, and John got one.

HISTORICAL FACT OF THE WEEKEND: In 1991, the Andretti's swept the Milwaukee podium. Michael was first, John second, and father Mario took third.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Morris Nunn on the debate about whether they need to slow the cars down for the upcoming Michigan race, "If they want to slow the cars down by 10mph, I've got an easy fix -- go buy an IRL car. That'll do it."

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: After listening to the president of Lola talk about how he hoped more and more teams would recognize the strength of their chassis, Kenny Brack chimed in, "I hope not."

Copyright 2001 by Deep Throttle. All Rights Reserved.


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RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Brack 225
2. Andretti 225
3. Dixon(R) 225
4. Junqueira(R) 225
5. Fernandez 225
6. Kanaan 225
7. de Ferran 225
8. Papis 225
9. Franchitti 224
10. Gugelmin 224
11. Zanardi 224
12. Tagliani 224
13. Jourdain 224
14. Servia 224
15. Moreno 224
16. Nakano 224
17. Carpentier 223
18. Fittipaldi 204
19. Minassian(R) 203
20. Takagi(R) 134
21. Vasser 132
22. Herta 73
23. Wilson(R) 43
24. Tracy 11
25. da Matta 1
26. Castroneves 0

Time of Race
1:54:08.097

Winner's Speed
122.066 mph

Margin of Victory
1.307 sec.

Caution Flags
5 for 48 laps

Lead Changes
12 among 9 drivers

Most Laps Led
Kenny Brack

Pole Position
None. Qualifying Rained Out. Field Set By Point Standings.

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Brack 70
2. Castroneves 47
3. da Matta 40
  Tracy 40
  Vasser 40
6. Dixon(R) 38
7. de Ferran 36
  Andretti 36
9. Kanaan 34
10. Junqueira(R) 23
11. Fittipaldi 22
12. Franchitti 21
13. Papis 14
14. Fernandez 10
15. Zanardi 8
16. Minassian(R) 7
17. Nakano 6
  Moreno 6
19. Servia 4
  Gugelmin 4
21. Takagi(R) 3
  Herta 3
23. Jourdain 2
24. Tagliani 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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