<pre> WHAT: Target Grand Prix Presented by Energizer. WHERE: Chicago Motor Speedway, Cicero, Illinois. WHEN: Friday-Sunday, July 28-30. SUPPORT EVENTS: PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship, Celebrity Challenge. CART SCHEDULE (All...
<pre> WHAT: Target Grand Prix Presented by Energizer.
WHERE: Chicago Motor Speedway, Cicero, Illinois.
WHEN: Friday-Sunday, July 28-30.
SUPPORT EVENTS: PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship, Celebrity Challenge.
CART SCHEDULE (All times CDT): FRIDAY, JULY 28 - Indy Lights practice, 9:15-9:55 a.m.; Champ Car practice (Two groups, 45 minutes each), 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Indy Lights practice, 1:15-1:45 p.m.; Champ Car practice, 2:45-4:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, JULY 29 - Indy Lights practice, 8:15-8:55 a.m.; Champ Car practice, 9:45-11:30 a.m.; Indy Lights qualifying, 12:15-1:15 p.m.; Champ Car qualifying, 1:30-3 p.m.;
SUNDAY, JULY 30 - Indy Lights warm-up, 9:45-10 a.m.; Champ Car warmup, 11-11:30 a.m.; Grid Champ Cars, 2:15 p.m.; Target Grand Prix Presented by Energizer, 3 p.m.
BROADCAST: TV - (ABC-TV, live, 4 p.m. ET and in 208 countries worldwide).
RADIO - CART Radio Network. INTERNET - www.cart.com .
PRE-RACE PROGRAMMING: Target Grand Prix Presented by Energizer pole qualifying, 5 p.m. ET Saturday, ESPN2; "CART 2Day," 11 a.m. ET Sunday, ESPN2.
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Juan Montoya.
DEFENDING POLESITTER: Max Papis.
TRACK LAYOUT: 1.029-mile oval.
RACE LENGTH: 225 laps, 231.525 miles.
TRACK RECORDS: Qualifying (one lap) - 1999, Max Papis, 162.559 mph (22.788 seconds); Race (231.525 miles) - 199, Juan Montoya, 122.236 mph.
RACE NUMBER: 12 of 20 in the FedEx Championship Series.
FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINTS LEADERS: 1. Michael Andretti, 104 points; 2. Roberto Moreno, 90; 3. Paul Tracy, 80; 4. Gil de Ferran, 75; 5. Juan Montoya, 74.
Juan Montoya of Target Chip Ganassi Racing established a CART rookie record for victories and regained the FedEx Championship Series points lead when he claimed his sixth triumph of the season in the inaugural Target Grand Prix Presented by Shell before a sellout crowd of 67,000 at the new Chicago Motor Speedway. Montoya's (Target Honda Reynard) sixth victory of the season eclipsed the CART record of five established by Nigel Mansell in 1993. Montoya led a race-high 132 of 225 laps while finishing .783 seconds ahead of Dario Franchitti (KOOL Honda Reynard), who had entered the event as the championship leader. Jimmy Vasser (Target Honda Reynard), Montoya's Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, finished third to round out a happy day for the event sponsor. Max Papis (Miller Lite Ford Reynard), who had earned his first career FedEx Championship Series pole position a day earlier, finished fourth. The victory enabled Montoya to exit with 172 points and the championship lead, followed by Franchitti with 168 and Michael Andretti (Kmart/Texaco/Havoline Ford Swift) with 124.
Vital Race Statistics
Time of race: 1 hour, 53 minutes, 38.704 seconds . Average speed: 122.236 mph. Margin of victory: 0.783 seconds. Caution flags: 6 for 41 laps. Lap leaders: Juan Montoya 132, Max Papis 63, Dario Franchitti 30.
TARGET GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY ENERGIZER HISTORY (1 Event)
Year Race Winner Pole Winner
1999 Juan Montoya Max Papis