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1998 Cleveland Thoughts

TRACK: No question Cleveland is the most butt-ugly race track on the circuit, perhaps the world. But what it lacks in beauty, it makes up for in some wild racing action. The FAA just approved racing at this facility for the next five years.

RACE: Yeah, Zanardi ran away with it. Probably should have "NASCAR'd" Alex and given him a black flag for laughs. But there was a lot of other good action which saw a bunch of passing, re-passing, re-re-passing, re-re-re-passing...

ZANARDI: I believe all the rumors swirling around. Zarnardi will not be in CART next year. Better enjoy him while you can.

VASSER: Had it not been for the mechanical blunder by the team, I think it would have been a dogfight between the teammates. As it is, Jimmy did quite well for such a race long handicap.

TRACY: That's it. I'm done. I am no longer a believer in Paul Tracy. I hereby declare that Paul Tracy will never live up to the promise he had entering CART. Tracy will go down in history as one of the biggest disappointments in racing. What a waste of superb natural talent.

GREEN: Publicly, Barry Green will defend his drivers to the death. That is an admirable trait. However, Barry, look at the videotape! Then deal with your driver in private. And slap him upside the head while you're at it.

PENSKE: There is no question that the Penske chassis is now relatively competitive. But only if they get a new gearbox.

NEWMAN-HAAS: Did the Team Rahal fuel strategist switch to Newman-Haas?

MOORE: You would think that by the time you reach Champ cars, you would know to keep the brakes locked for the entire spin. His releasing the brakes causing the slight forward motion at the end of his spin was directly attributable to Joudain being out of the race.

PRUETT: Scott made his second straight solid, quiet performance. Luck seems to be turning his way.

QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Al Unser, Jr: "You never know what Paul sees. You can be right in front of him, and he doesn't see you. Paul is famous for this kind of stuff."

SCHEDULE: After three weeks off, we now have three races in a row. All on different circuits: wide open airport, tight street course, and superspeedway. Next up, the least exciting of the three -- Toronto. At least the city is neat.

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2007 Thoughts
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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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