Bourdais' day ruined by uncharacteristic engine failure

Points leader Sebastien Bourdais appeared to be on his way to another fine finish until his engine gave out in the Grand Prix of Cleveland, writes John Schwarb.

Updated: June 24, 2007, 7:36 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

CLEVELAND -- Early signs pointed toward another dominant day for points leader Sebastien Bourdais at the Grand Prix of Cleveland.

The pole-sitter and winner of the past three events in the Champ Car World Series jumped out quickly, building a two-second lead after 17 laps and leading the first 27 in all.

He surrendered the lead to Will Power in the pits, but continued to lurk through the middle of the race. On Lap 56, he clocked the fastest lap of the day, covering the ...

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