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Brazilian Bruno Junqueira delivered team owners Paul Newman and Carl Haas top honours in the team's 350th Champ Car start on Sunday afternoon in Denver.

The second running of the Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver saw Junqueira beat Newman/Haas Racing teammate and Rookie of The Year frontrunner Sebastien Bourdais to the stripe by 0.335 seconds in a staged photo finish to complete the sweep and maintain his undefeated record in the city.

With the win Junqueira scored his second straight victory in The Mile High City after leading 100 laps from pole en route to the win a year ago.

Junqueira started from the pole for the second time this season and nipped second place starter Oriol Servia heading into to Turn 1 to take the point on the tricky 1.647-mile street circuit after two starts were negated by series starter J.D. Wilbur for misalignment at the front of the pack.

After shaking free of Servia into single file fashion, six time winner this season Paul Tracy of Player's/Forsythe Racing stole the show in the early stages of the event, powering up three positions from his ninth starting spot after overtaking the rookie trio of Mario Haberfeld, Darren Manning and Tiago Monteiro.

The 106-lap race was slowed after just four laps at speed when Rodolfo Lavin of Walker Racing became the concrete jungle's first victim when he came to a halt against the Turn 5 wall after being sandwiched between the Herdez Competition machines of Mario Dominguez and the shifty Champ Car veteran Roberto Moreno.

When the green flag flew again on Lap 7, Junqueira built his lead up to over two seconds as the field approached the first rounds of stops on Lap 32, but it would be Servia's Visteon/Patrick Racing crew that got his machine off pit lane just in front of the Newman/Haas duo of Junqueira and Bourdais.

By Lap 57, Tracy had moved up to fifth after passing Player's/Forsythe Racing teammate Patrick Carpentier and set the race's fastest lap three times in a seven-lap span. Shortly after, Carpentier would slow the race pace after brake problems sent him into the Turn 1 tire wall, ending the Canadian's afternoon.

With Servia showing the way, the field was sent into a pit stop frenzy as a result of the Carpentier incident when the frontrunners all made a dash for service on Lap 61. The second stop of the race would prove to be devastating for Servia who was in search of his first Champ Car World Series win, as a slow stop opened the door for the lingering Newman/Haas duo to sneak though and inherit the top two spots.



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