Watkins Glen Sunday Notebook – 1


Tony Kanaan uses his BlackBerry while walking with an ice pack on his wrist
The AGR team works on Kanaan's damaged car
Gail Miller/AutoRacing1

Tony Kanaan injured his left wrist in the accident this morning and as can be seen in the photo to the right, he has an ice pack on it. We believe it is only a sprain but that has not been confirmed yet. His team is working to fix the damaged car rather than going with his backup car.

07/06/08 It's sunny and warm this morning at Watkins Glen, much warmer than previous days and some drivers said after morning warm-up that their cars were loose……..There were two incidences during the morning warm-up, Milka Duno spun out in Turn 11 but came out of it unscathed. Tony Kanaan crashed trying to keep up with Bruno Junqueira and did enough damage that he will likely have to go to his backup car……..Dan Wheldon turned the fastest lap followed by Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan (before he crashed), Scott Dixon and Bruno Junqueira……Junqueira told us after the session his car is fast but a bit too loose for the race. "It was very good on old tires," said Junqueira……Graham Rahal is still struggling a bit and the lack of time to test is really hurting him and his team. "I feel bad for my guys having to repair my crash damage," said Rahal. "Two of them were here until 3 AM last night. There is no time to test because we are always racing (referring to the 6 races in a row). We will have to wait until the off-season to find the time we need to test."……..Rahal's NHLR teammate Justin Wilson was much happier after the warm-up. "We ran full tanks during the session and the car was getting better and better. I am confident we can give the big teams a run for their money today."……..Spoke to Conquest Racing team boss Eric Bachelart who expressed disappointment with the weekend so far. "We had high hopes for this race but we have not been able to find the sweet spot with the setup so far. We have not had the time to test and that is hurting plus the crash damage is costing us a lot of money in parts. But overall I am very happy to be part of this series." ……Mark C. reporting from Watkins Glen

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