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1999 Toronto Thoughts

TRACK: The three best street circuits on the CART schedule are Long Beach, Surfer's Paradise, and Toronto. But, they are still street circuits. And like the others, you attend Toronto for the social offerings. Not necessarily the racing action.

RACE: But the racing action wasn't too bad this time around. Behind first place that is. A number of exciting passes entertained the crowd.

MOLSON INDY: I am convinced that if Canada ever enacted prohibition, their economy would collapse to a level below that of Chad.

FRANCHITTI: Three consecutive years starting from the front row. Complete domination last year before brake problems and brain fade put him out. Absolute control this year. Dario simply owns Toronto.

TRACY: The natives definitely love their local son. And Paul didn't disappoint them with a near perfect run.

FITTIPALDI: Don't look now, but Christian is one of the hottest drivers on the circuit.

FERNANDEZ: With all due respect to Franchitti, the drive of the day may have been put in by Adrian. His drive from the back which consisted of banzai passes, calculated moves, and sheer speed was brilliant.

KANAAN: The result didn't show it, but Tony's two best races have been on street circuits.

PRUETT: Scott has always had the ability to make a lesser car go well, but one has to wonder why he couldn't do more when he had the right package.

de FERRAN: As it often happens in racing, one mistake leads to larger problems, and ultimately a DNF.

MONTOYA: Juan finally has a bad hair day. He starts out making a bonehead move in the first practice session by attempting to pass Gualter Salles -- in the pit lane. He gets outpaced all weekend by his teammate. And he ends the affair by forgetting that when a car is next to you, you cannot turn for the apex. And then complains about everything under the sun.

MOORE: Did Greg have some kind of anti-American slogan on the back of his car?

ANDRETTI: El Punto.

UNSER: I can't figure this guy out. All weekend, he, the car, the combination, whatever was diabolical. Even at the beginning of the race. By the end of the race, even with attrition, he finally runs somewhat competitively.

CASTRO-NEVES: Would someone please buy this guy a rabbit's foot. Four leaf clover. Horseshoe. Lucky penny. Anything!

TEAM GORDON: This team needs to make some drastic changes immediately. And not the sort of moves they made earlier in the season that have turned a promising year into a disaster.

VITOLO: Did he get into an Indy Lights car by mistake?

SCHEDULE: Sixty-two lead changes. And that was just the official ones. Will we see that again? Even if we only see half of those, it will be a thriller of a US 500.

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