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SPORTS EXTRA / FOCUS ON MOTOR SPORTS: LONG BEACH GRAND
PRIX

The Drivers

A look at the entrants in this weekend's 25th Long Beach Grand Prix

April 15, 1999

2 TARSO MARQUEZ

Home: Curitiba, Brazil

Sponsor: 99 Marlboro Mercedes Penske

Car: Mercedes-Benz E3-Penske [G]

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4 JUAN MONTOYA

Home: Bogota, Colombia

Sponsor: Target Honda

Car: Honda Turbo V8-Reynard

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5 GIL de FERRAN

Home: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Sponsor: Valvoline/Cummins Special

Car: Honda Turbo V8-Reynard

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6 MICHAEL ANDRETTI

Home: Allentown, Pa.

Sponsor: Kmart/Texaco/Havoline/Ford-Cosworth Swift

Car: 99 Ford Cosworth-Swift

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7 MAX PAPIS

Home: Miami Beach

Sponsor: Miller Lite

Car: 99 Ford Cosworth-Reynard

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8 BRYAN HERTA

Home: Valencia

Sponsor: Shell

Car: 99 Ford Cosworth-Reynard

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9 HELIO CASTRO-NEVES

Home: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sponsor: Hogan Motor Leasing, Inc.

Car: Mercedes-Benz E3-Lola

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10 RICHIE HEARN

Home: Henderson, Nev.

Sponsor: Budweiser

Car: Toyota-Swift

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11 CHRISTIAN FITTIPALDI

Home: Key Biscayne, Fla.

Sponsor: Big Kmart Ford-Cosworth Swift

Car: 99 Ford Cosworth-Swift

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12 JIMMY VASSER

Home: Las Vegas

Sponsor: Target Honda

Car: Honda Turbo V8-Reynard

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16 SHIGEAKI HATTORI

Home: Laguna Niguel

Sponsor: Epson/Bettenhausen Motorsports

Car: Mercedes-Benz E3-Reynard

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17 MAURICIO GUGELMIN

Home: Coral Gables, Fla.

Sponsor: Hollywood PacWest Mercedes-Benz

Car: Mercedes-Benz E3-Reynard

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18 MARK BLUNDELL

Home: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Sponsor: Motorola PacWest Mercedes-Benz

Car: Mercedes-Benz E3-Reynard

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19 MICHAEL JOURDAIN

Home: Mexico City

Sponsor: The Herdez/Viva Mexico! Car

Car: 99 Ford Cosworth-Reynard

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20 PJ JONES

Home: Scottsdale, Ariz.

Sponsor: Visteon Patrick Racing

Car: 99 Ford Cosworth-Swift

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22 ROBBY GORDON

Home: Orange

Sponsor: Johns Manville/Panasonic/Menards

Car: Toyota-Reynard

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24 SCOTT PRUETT

Home: Loomis, Calif.

Sponsor: Pioneer/MCI WorldCom Toyota Reynard

Car: Toyota-Reynard

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25 CRISTIANO da MATTA

Home: Brush Prairie, Wash.

Sponsor: MCI WorldCom Toyota Reynard

Car: Toyota-Reynard

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26 PAUL TRACY

Home: Las Vegas

Sponsor: KOOL

Car: Honda Turbo V8-Reynard

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27 DARIO FRANCHITTI

Home: Pompano Beach, Fla.

Sponsor: KOOL

Car: Honda Turbo V8-Reynard

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33 PATRICK CARPENTIER

Home: Indianapolis

Sponsor: Player's/Indeck

Car: Mercedes-Benz E3-Reynard

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34 GUALTER SALLES

Home: Miami

Sponsor: Payton Coyne Racing/Refrigicentro

Car: Ford Cosworth-Lola

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36 ALEX BARRON

Home: Menifee, Calif.

Sponsor: AAR Denso Toyota

Car: Toyota-Eagle

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40 ADRIAN FERNANDEZ

Home: Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Sponsor: Tecate/Quaker State/Patrick Racing

Car: 99 Ford Cosworth-Swift

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44 TONY KANAAN

Home: Miami

Sponsor: McDonald's Championship Racing Team

Car: Honda Turbo V8-Reynard

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71 LUIZ GARCIA

Home: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sponsor: The Tang Car

Car: 99 Ford Cosworth-Reynard

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99 GREG MOORE

Home: Maple Ridge, Canada

Sponsor: Player's/Indeck

Car: Mercedes-Benz E3-Reynard

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