EDMONTON - It was one and done for Paul Tracy at the Edmonton Indy.
Not even one, actually, as the Thrill from West Hill didn’t even turn a lap before a three-car wreck ended his afternoon.
“It’s just been a horrible weekend for us,” said the crowd favourite. “It’s frustrating that we got taken out on the first lap.”
It started with Alex Tagliani bumping with Graham Rahal on turn 5 of the 13-turn airport circuit. “I didn’t see exactly what happened, but Graham said he got hit by Tag and I came around the corner at 130 miles per hour and he rolled right out in front of me and Danica and I had nowhere to go.”
The crash caps a weekend that seemed doomed from the start. Tracy and the team struggled mightily trying to find a workable set-up and wound up starting 25th in a field of 26 cars. Then, one lap in, it’s over.
“It’s frustrating,” said Tracy. “We want to run well, show well in Canada. The last three or four years we’ve always run well here. It’s just disappointing.”