2004 Toronto Thoughts
RACE: Once in a while, there is nothing wrong with a race like this. Let's face it, it's entertaining.
TRACK: Toronto seems to bring out the best and the worse in drivers.
BOURDAIS: It's almost becoming routine now. Which is what Sebastien's competitors are going to fear the most.
VASSER: A very strong, aggressive, clean run.
CARPENTIER: A bit lucky, but he ran hard and deserved the podium.
HABERFELD: An excellent run for the Reynard saddled Mario.
TRACY: The self destructive driving style of Paul is back in full force. Yet, that run through the field mid-race was exciting stuff.
MAZZACANE: Gaston in sixth...?
SPERAFICO: ...Alex in tenth? This sure was a crazy race.
TAGLIANI: Well, Alex didn't exactly gain much more respect from Servia and Gonzalez...
HUNTER-REAY: Absolutely deserved the penalty for hitting Allmendinger on the first lap for one reason and one reason only -- it was under yellow.
WILSON: Debatable whether Tracy deserved a penalty for hitting Justin. Wilson went in too hard, opened a door, and most likely surprised Tracy by being able to recover and regain the line so quickly.
JOURDAIN: On the other hand, Tracy absolutely deserved the penalty for hitting Michel. Coming out of the pits on cold tires, you have to yield to race traffic, especially when they are next to you.
GONZALEZ: Roberto really needs to learn how not to spin his tires coming out of Turn 3 virtually every lap.
JUNQUEIRA: Bruno, it's called racing. And, it's hard to believe a driver at your level isn't aware of what's around him on the first lap.
GIDLEY: Welcome back, Memo. Whether you drive in Vancouver or not depends on...
VALIANTE: ...whether Michael drives for Walker or Rocketsports.
FOGARTY: Speaking of Toyota Atlantics drivers, would someone please explain to us why Jon is not in Champ Cars?
CONQUEST: Rumor has Philippe going to Conquest. Advice to Eric Bachelart -- make sure you get paid before Philippe steps in the car.
PHILIPPE: "I've earned my spot in the Champ Car World Series." So much so, nobody missed you.
WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Brawl.
STAT OF THE WEEKEND: 5 -- The number of black flag penalties issued which has got to be a record.
HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: This was not the slowest race run at Toronto. In 1990, Al Unser, Jr. won with an average speed of 75.997 mph.
QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Jimmy Vasser on what he needs to improve the team, "For an old guy like me, I need to have a faster car."
QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: Patrick Carpentier on using his last two seconds of push to pass which resulted in running into the back of Ryan Hunter-Reay, "I couldn't lift, so I didn't."
SCHEDULE: From Toronto to Vancouver. Yeah, that's really going to settle everyone down...
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