The Inside Track
Autocourse CART Yearbook 1999-2000
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Other's by Dan
After weeks of preparation, CART and IMG brings us the Detroit Grand Prix on the streets of Belle Isle with Tenneco as the title sponsor again for the second year. This year's race was preceded by an inordinate amount of rumors and political banter as to where the race will be held after the current contract runs out after next year's event. That is, I assure you, another story that will only get bigger as the year progresses.
Today's media activities were certainly more relaxed than the hustle of a race weekend. A handful of drivers were seen chatting and kidding eachother. Tracey and Andretti at the same table? Whoa that's a good one. Then of course there is Jimmy Vasser challenging Tracy to try to win this weekend's race from a 17th place starting position. Roberto Moreno who is always available for a few thoughts had these thoughts about his chances in this weekend's race and CART expanding to possibly a 22-race season and racing in Europe.
Give us some thoughts on this weekend's race.
With everyone on the Firestone tires do you think there will be
more passing on these tight streets?
heard reports that point to a 22-race schedule and the chance to
race in Europe, what are your thoughts?
I like Moreno's coolness with the public and media. His interaction is always genuine and animated.
had a chance to talk with Jimmy Vasser
about taking the Lola/Toyota racing on the street and road
circuits. He had this to say:
Andrew Craig, Speaking about the Canadian GP - "There are 2 events in North America this weekend, theirs is an event ours is a race."
Castroneves, "It would be great to get number 101 this weekend."
Fittipaldi, "This race was going great for me in 96. Unfortunately, I handed the race to Michael. That's part of racing" "If we can finish 1-2 like 96 but the other way around would be a very good result"
Franchitti, "My friend Helio ran in the back of Juan at the yellow flag so Juan didn't score any points and we scored 20 points and took the lead in the championship. So, I owe a lot to my friend Helio.
us at Team Kool Green, getting back to the street courses, I think
that is where our strong point is. We're looking forward to getting
on the Belle Isle circuit and getting another 1-2 finish.
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