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#66 Zanardi Road America Saturday Qualifying Notes/Quotes

Contact:   Laz Denes, 256-657-6190

Alex Zanardi

#66 Pioneer-WorldCom/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard
Motorola 220 - Qualifying Notes/Quotes - Saturday, Aug. 18, 2001
Road America - Elkhart Lake, Wis. - 4.048-Mile Road Course
Round 14 of 21 on the 2001 CART FedEx Championship Series

Alex Zanardi, in the #66 Pioneer-WorldCom/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard, will
start Sunday's Motorola 220 from the inside of the 12th row after a rainy
qualifying session today.  Running under a light rain that persisted during
both 30-minute qualifying sessions today, Zanardi recorded a fast lap of 2
minutes, 12.328 seconds (an average of 110.126 mph) around the 4.048-mile
Road America circuit.  He ran in the first group today.

Teammate Tony Kanaan and his #55 Hollywood/Mo Nunn Racing Honda-Reynard will
start from the inside of the ninth row with a time of 2:09.330 (112.679
mph).  Kenny Brack earned the pole today in 2:03.531 (117.969 mph).  Alex
Tagliani qualified second in 2:03.674 (117.832 mph), with Scott Dixon third
in 2:04.631 (116.928 mph).

CART's qualifying program will be shown on a tape-delayed basis at 1:30 a.m.
EDT Sunday on ESPN2.  The Sunday-morning warm-up show CART2DAY begins at 11
a.m. EDT on ESPN2.  Race time is noon local time (1 p.m. EDT) with a live
broadcast set for ESPN.


"That was a total mess, and it was my fault.  I went off on my first lap,
and I went off on my last lap.  I apologize to the guys, but we were just
trying to do our best in not-so-good conditions.  But it was the same for
everybody.  It was a matter of staying on the track and staying out of
trouble.  The same will be the case tomorrow if the weather continues to do
what it's been doing."

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