Junqueira's runner-up finish bolsters hopes for 'rest' of field

Sebastien Bourdais wins races often enough it's mundane. Bruno Junqueira on the podium after finishing second for Dale Coyne Racing? Now that's practically unheard of, writes John Oreovicz.

Updated: August 26, 2007, 9:13 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

BOLDERBURG, Belgium -- Sebastien Bourdais has won so many races in the Champ Car World Series that it has become passť. Rookie Graham Rahal's third-place finish two spots behind his team leader in the Champ Car Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit Zolder only emphasized Newman/Haas/Lanigan's superiority.

But the second-place finisher in Sunday's 73-lap race was certainly newsworthy. Bruno Junqueira was the runner-up in Belgium, matching the best result in the 24-year history of Dale Coyne ...

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