1999 Nazareth Thoughts
TRACK: Was it the track or superspeedway wings that made this a one lane race? Maybe
a combination of both.
RACE: It built up to a crescendo, and the stage was set, but the climax came
too early causing a way too long aftermath.
MONTOYA: Game, set, match? Already?
CASTRO-NEVES: Nobody, and I mean nobody, was as fast through turns three and four
throughout the weekend as Helio was.
JONES: All you naysayers to PJ (yours truly included)
PRUETT: Gotta wonder whether Scott was thinking, "Damn." However, considering da Matta's
performance, Pruett knows his turn may come very soon.
ARCIERO-WELLS: Speaking of Pruett's team -- best results in team history. They probably
wish the next race were tomorrow.
BARRON: Not only was Alex not holding up Pruett, he was pulling away at such a rate that
Barron registered the sixth fastest lap of the race. Pruett got the tenth fastest lap.
Just imagine if Barron hadn't lost a lap earlier in the race.
ANDRETTI: Slowly but surely made his way up to a solid points paying position. Michael
continues to run smart, and is poised to make a major move up the standings when he gets hot.
FERNANDEZ: A quiet race, but effective, and he too came away with a good number of points.
HOGAN: There was no way this team was going to outdo Team Target in the pits.
Which meant that Castro-Neves was handicapped from the start.
TOYOTA: Three, count them, three Toyota's were in the top ten. And zero
Mercedes. In fact, other than Castro-Neves, which was mostly chassis not engine, the Mercedes
didn't have a prayer all day. Who would have ever predicted that?
VASSER: Where oh where has our Chimmy gone?
GORDON: The second dismal weekend in a row for this team. The second weekend since
team manager Laurie Gerrish left.
PENSKE: Roger, it's real simple. BUY A LOLA!!
UNSER: Wins the Shigeaki Hattori first-one-into-the-wall award.
TRACY: From goat to near hero.
SPINS: Would you ever have thought that on a bullring, 60% of the spins would result in
no wall contact? And that two of the four drivers that spun would continue to finish on
QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND: Adrian Fernandez on his contribution to the team's performance:
"...we tested with the Swift, so PJ should give me half of his prize money."
SCHEDULE: Well, here we go again -- Rio. Another chance to hear how the Brazilians just
love Champ Car racing. Only to once again see nobody show to back it up. Then the IRL-type
excuses and changes inevitably follow. Well CART, this should be their last chance. No
fans. No more Brazil.
Copyright © 1999 by Deep Throttle. All Rights Reserved.
Read what others said.