Hot weather, large crowd on tap

Updated: May 20, 2004, 7:48 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

The Champ Car World Series action will heat up this weekend in Mexico, and not just because Sunday's Tecate/Telmex Grand Prix of Monterrey marks the start of the season in earnest. Five weeks after defending series champion Paul Tracy scored a commanding victory to kick off the 2004 season in Long Beach, the Monterrey event is the first of 10 Champ Car races in 17 weeks.

The weather in Monterrey is expected to be hot, with a forecasted race day high temperature of 107 F. The 18 drivers and ...

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