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Junqueira would like to ditch runner-up status

...Runner-up is where the Brazilian driver has finished the past two seasons in the Champ Car World Series, losing to Cristiano da Matta in 2002 and Paul Tracy last year. And second place is where Junqueira has finished in four of the first five races...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/09/nas_421609.shtml
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Carpentier wins, ends da Matta's CART streak

...finally got some luck and his second career victory, winning the Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland on Sunday to end Cristiano da Matta's CART winning streak at four races. "For once, we had everything going our way," said Carpentier, who took...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/15/nas_348694.shtml
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Mario Andretti might become car owner

...Andretti said. "We would run three cars." Newman-Haas currently fields entries for series points leader Cristiano da Matta and Christian Fittipaldi. The 62-year-old Andretti said the idea of becoming involved in team ownership has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/07/10/nas_347720.shtml
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Bourdais gets first CART win, ends Tracy's streak

...first four events. Three have had winning streaks that long since CART began in 1979, but not to start a season: Cristiano da Matta (2002), Alex Zanardi (1998) and Al Unser Jr. (1990). Tracy started from the pole but relinquished the lead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/06/nas_371842.shtml
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Racing fuels actor's passion

...share Saturday and today with reigning Champ Car World Series champion Sebastien Bourdais, former series champion Cristiano da Matta and car owner Michael Brockman. Newman didn't want to talk about his effort, but the 24-year-old Bourdais...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/06/nas_441998.shtml
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Lilly sponsors racing team in wake of Viagra deal

...But after Viagra, sex and prescription drugs are being linked as never before. For now, the CART cars driven by Cristiano da Matta and Christian Fittipaldi sport the company's cursive "Lilly" logo. But it may not be long before the cars replace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/23/oth_340182.shtml
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Junqueira goes from pole to victory

...I'm not going to push anymore. I drove careful to the end." The victory, combined with CART series leader Cristiano da Matta's third-place finish, pulled Junqueira into second place - 52 points behind his Brazilian countryman and boyhood...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/02/nas_350455.shtml
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Driver takes pole under new team

...by switching to his alternate tires, which are softer and provide better grip that the standard tires. Brazilian Cristiano da Matta, the defending Portland winner and the 2002 series champion, joined RuSport last week after the team let go of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/17/nas_85724.shtml
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Rookie wins rainy, accident-filled Surfers Paradise race

...Vasser from having a chance of winning, while Dominguez was able to stay on the track to the end. CART champion Cristiano da Matta was eighth, Andretti ninth, and Vasser 12th. "I just feel like the luckiest guy in the world," said Dominguez...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/10/28/nas_361033.shtml
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Track's record could be trouble

...we'll see what happens." Tracy, who has won two poles this season and 24 in his career, will start alongside Cristiano da Matta (57.424), who won his first Champ Car race in three years last week at Portland, Ore. Two-time defending...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/26/nas_457078.shtml
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