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2005 Milwaukee Thoughts

RACE: We simply love watching these cars go around the flat one-mile oval of Milwaukee. So, it doesn't matter how the race is. Which is why...

TRACK: ...it's a crying shame that nobody shows up anymore to watch it.

TRACY: A perfectly run race from start to finish. Especially the start!

ALLMENDINGER: Forget Danica. A.J. is the driver America should be excited about.

SERVIA: No surprise he ran a great race. But, will it be his last?

WILSON: Even without considering how poorly Justin did last year at Milwaukee, he ran a great race this year.

RUSPORT: This is no longer a team of the future. It is a team of the present.

VASSER: It started out just great. But the race, along with the car's handling, slipped away from Jimmy.

BOURDAIS: Could have had the runner-up spot if he didn't forget he had no brakes.

BREMER: A quiet, but strong run for the rookie.

GLOCK: Stayed far away from the walls most of the weekend.

TAGLIANI: Surprisingly, had the fastest time in the warm-ups. Not surprisingly, Alex didn't back it up in the race.

DA MATTA: Like his teammate, Cristiano went slip sliding towards the back.

PHILIPPE: Still hasn't gotten the knack for ovals.

MARSHALL: Looked lost out there all day. Maybe as an Australian, he expected the direction to go the other way.

SPERAFICO: We thought Ricardo was the talented Sperafico...

RANGER: A rookie mistake. And Andrew was doing so well his first time at The Mile.

HUNTER-REAY: One year after complete domination, Ryan returns for a back crunching blow. Racing truly is a cruel sport.

CHASSIS: What a stark contrast. Hunter-Reay backs into a non SAFER barrier wall at 178 G's. In slow motion, you can clearly see the back end of the car collapse and break away. Ryan was bruised but did not break anything. This firmly points out just how unsafe the IRL cars are. Sadly, the IRL chassis never needed to be designed like that.

JUNQUEIRA Speaking of which, get well soon Bruno!!

YELLOW A little NASCAR-like yellow there at the end?

UNVEILING Just because Deep Throat came out, doesn't mean Deep Throttle is going to pull the balaclava off.

WORD OF THE WEEKEND: Sparse.

STAT OF THE WEEKEND: To show how dominate the top two teams have been in Champ Car for so long, this was the first race since Miami in 2002 that a Newman/Haas Racing and Forsythe Championship Racing car did not qualify in the first two rows.

HISTORICAL STAT OF THE WEEKEND: The first driver to win four races at Milwaukee was Rodger Ward who went on to win a record seven times (once in each of the years 1957 through 1963 when two races a year were held).

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Paul Tracy's reaction to the "debris" yellow at the end, "What the f--- is that all about?" Umm, Paul, you better get used to it if you want to go to NASCAR next year.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND RUNNERUP: ARCA champion and current points leader, Frank Kimmel, on his observation while watching the Champ Cars warm-up, "If I went as deep into Turn One as these guys do, I'd end up in Waukeshaw..."

SCHEDULE: Will Portland be like Milwaukee and continue to disappoint with the attendance figure?

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Courtesy of the Champ Car World Series

RACE RESULTS
  Driver Laps
1. Tracy 221
2. Allmendinger 221
3. Servia 221
4. Wilson 221
5. Vasser 221
6. Bourdais 220
7. Dominguez 220
8. Bremer(R) 220
9. Glock(R) 219
10. Tagliani 218
11. da Matta 217
12. Philippe 216
13. Marshall(R) 216
14. Sperafico(R) 211
15. Wirdheim(R) 174
16. Ranger(R) 125
17. Hunter-Reay 5

Time of Race
1:45:01.259

Winner's Speed
130.301 mph

Margin of Victory
3.370 sec.

Caution Flags
3 for 30 laps

Lead Changes
6 among 4 drivers

Lap Leaders
Paul Tracy, Jimmy Vasser, Ronnie Bremer, Mario Dominguez

Fastest Race Lap
Paul Tracy

Most Positions Improved
Ronnie Bremer

Friday Pole
Paul Tracy

CURRENT STANDINGS
  Driver Pts.
1. Bourdais 77
2. Wilson 70
3. Tracy 69
4. Junqueira 59
5. Allmendinger 53
6. Servia 48
  Dominguez 48
8. Vasser 44
9. Glock(R) 43
10. Tagliani 42
11. da Matta 40
12. Ranger(R) 37
  Bremer(R) 37
14. Wirdheim(R) 31
15. Hunter-Reay 29
16. Philippe 22
17. Marshall(R) 20
18. Sperafico(R) 13
19. del Monte(R) 5
20. Goeters(R) 3
 
 
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2006 Thoughts
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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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