Brack ends Friday fastest

Kenny Brack ended Friday's free practice sessions at the top of the lists. To emphasise the competitiveness of the 2000 series, all four engine manufacturers are represented in the top four fastest times

Brack ends Friday fastest

Brack was fastest in both Friday's sessions, on the day that Team Rahal confirmed he would be driving the Shell Reynard-Ford in 2001.

Cristiano da Matta was second fastest in the PPI Reynard-Toyota, Helio Castroneves third in the Penske Reynard-Honda, and Tony Kanaan completed the top four in the Nunn Racing Reynard-Mercedes.

Paul Tracy crashed his Green Reynard-Honda in the closing stages of the day, damaging the front of his car, but the Canadian emerged unhurt.

Championship leader Michael Andretti -- Newman-Haas's only representative follwing Christian Fittipaldi's crash -- also had a day to forget, suffering poor handling which left him down in 18th position.

CART round 12, Chicago, Second Practice, July 28

1, Kenny Brack (Rahal), 22.557s
2, Cristiano da Matta (PPI) , 22.677s
3, Helio Castroneves (Penske), 22.691s
4, Tony Kanaan (Mo Nunn) , 22.722s
5, Mauricio Gugelmin (PacWest) , 22.797s
6, Juan Montoya (Ganassi) , 22.816s
7, Roberto Moreno (Patrick), 22.846s
8, Oriol Servia (PPI Motorsports) , 22.880s
9, Adrian Fernandez (Patrick) , 22.890s
10, Alex Tagliani (Forsythe) , 22.901s
11, Paul Tracy (Green) , 22.947s
12, Jimmy Vasser (Ganassi) , 22.961s
13, Patrick Carpentier (Forsythe) , 22.989s
14 Gil De Ferran (Penske) , 23.004s
15, Memo Gidley (Della Penna) , 23.022s
16, Dario Franchitti (Green), 23.080s
17, Mark Blundell (PacWest) , 23.175s
18, Michael Andretti (Newman-Haas) , 23.206s
19, Michel Jourdain Jr (Bettenhausen) , 23.320s
20, Max Papis (Rahal) , 23.439s
21, Tarso Marques (Coyne) , 23.617s
22, Shinji Nakano (Walker Racing) , 23.722s
23, Gualter Salles (Coyne) , 25.533s
24, Luiz Garcia Jr (Fast Racing) , 27.127s

NS, Christian Fittipaldi (Newman-Haas), accident

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