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<pre> FAST FACTS FOR THE HONDA GRAND PRIX OF MONTEREY FEATURING THE SHELL 300 WHAT: Honda Grand Prix of Monterey Featuring the Shell 300. WHERE: Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, Calif. WHEN: Friday-Sunday, October 12-14 SUPPORT EVENTS:...

<pre> FAST FACTS FOR THE HONDA GRAND PRIX OF MONTEREY FEATURING THE SHELL 300

WHAT: Honda Grand Prix of Monterey Featuring the Shell 300. WHERE: Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, Calif. WHEN: Friday-Sunday, October 12-14 SUPPORT EVENTS: Dayton Indy Lights Championship, Toyota Atlantic Championship, Barber Dodge Pro Series, Star Mazda Series.

Friday - Oct 12th Spectator Gates Open 7:00am Practice: Barber Dodge Pro Series 8:00am - 8:30am CART Toyota Atlantic 8:45am - 9:15am FedEx Championship Series - CART 9:30am - 11:15am Dayton Indy Lights 11:30am - 12:10pm Pace Car On Track Activities 12:20pm - 12:50pm Qualifying: Barber Dodge Pro Series 1:00pm - 1:30pm Practice: FedEx Championship Series - CART 1:45pm - 3:15pm Qualifying: Dayton Indy Lights 3:30pm - 4:00pm CART Toyota Atlantic 4:15pm - 4:45pm CART Fan Appreciation Activity (Team Transporters/Paddock Area) 4:15pm - 4:45pm Practice: Star Mazda Series 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday - Oct 13th Spectator Gates Open 7:00am Practice: Dayton Indy Lights 8:00am - 8:40am Qualifying: CART Toyota Atlantic 9:00am - 9:35am Practice: FedEx Championship Series - CART 10:00am - 11:15am Qualifying: Barber Dodge Pro Series 11:30am - 12:00pm Dayton Indy Lights 12:15pm - 12:45pm Pace Car On Track Activities 1:00pm - 1:30pm Qualifying: FedEx Championship Series - CART 1:45pm - 3:00pm CART TOYOTA ATLANTIC RACE (30 laps) 3:15pm Pace Car On Track Activities 4:20pm - 4:50pm Qualifying: Star Mazda Series 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Sunday - Oct 14th Spectator Gates Open 7:00am Warm-up: Dayton Indy Lights 8:00am - 8:15am Barber Dodge Pro Series 8:30am - 8:45am FedEx Championship Series - CART 9:00am - 9:30am Star Mazda Series 9:45am - 9:55am Pace Car On Track Activities 10:00am - 10:30am YAHOO! SPORTS MONTEREY CHALLENGE RACE 10:30am (DAYTON INDY LIGHTS) (34 laps) Pace Car On Track Activities 11:45am - 12:15pm GRID CHAMP CARS 12:15pm SHELL 300 RACE (83 laps) 1:00pm (RACE NUMBER 19 OF THE 2001 FEDEX CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES) Barber Dodge Pro SerieS RACE (45 minutes) 3:30pm STAR MAZDA SERIES RACE (45 minutes) 4:30pm

BROADCAST: TV-ESPN (Live, 4 p.m., ET). RADIO-CART Radio Network. INTERNET - www.cart.com . PRE-RACE PROGRAMMING: Shell 300 pole qualifying, 2 a.m. ET Sunday, ESPN2; CART 2Day, 11 a.m. ET Sunday, ESPN2.

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Helio Castroneves.

DEFENDING POLESITTER: Helio Castroneves.

TRACK LAYOUT: 2.238-mile permanent road course.

RACE LENGTH: 83 laps, 185.754 miles.

TRACK RECORDS: Qualifying (one lap) - 2000, Helio Castroneves, 118.969 mph (1 minute, 7.722 seconds); Race - 1997, Jimmy Vasser, 109.647 mph.

RACE ROUND: 19 of 21 in the FedEx Championship Series.

FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINTS LEADERS: 1. Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, 163 points; 2. Kenny Brack, Team Rahal, 153; 3. Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske. 133; 4. Michael Andretti, Team Motorola, 125; 5. Dario Franchitti, Team KOOL Green, 105.

INSTANT REPLAY

Helio Castroneves of Marlboro Team Penske drove to his third victory of the season to lead a Marlboro Team Penske sweep of the top two positions in the 2000 Shell 300, featured event of the Honda Grand Prix of Monterey at Laguna Seca Raceway. Castroneves (Marlboro Honda Reynard), the polesitter, finished 0.954 seconds ahead of Marlboro Team Penske teammate Gil de Ferran (Marlboro Honda Reynard), who took the FedEx Championship Series points lead on the strength of his runner-up result. Castroneves averaged 104.969 miles per hour for the 83-lap, 185.754-mile event. Dario Franchitti (KOOL Honda Reynard) of Team KOOL Green finished third for his second consecutive podium performance. De Ferran, whose runner-up result was his fourth top-five finish in five events, exited Monterey with 132 points and the FedEx Championship Series lead, followed by Michael Andretti (Big Kmart/Texaco/Havoline Ford Lola) with 126 and Paul Tracy (KOOL Honda Reynard), with 122.

Vital Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour, 46 minutes, 11.800 seconds. Average Speed: 104.949 mph Margin of Victory: 0.954 seconds. Caution Flags: 1 for 7 laps. Lap Leaders: Helio Castroneves 81, Juan Montoya 2. Honda Grand Prix of Monterey Featuring the Shell 300 Fast Facts

LAGUNA SECA RACE HISTORY (18 Events)

Year    Race Winner             Pole Winner
1983    Teo Fabi                Teo Fabi
1984    Bobby Rahal             Mario Andretti
1985    Bobby Rahal             Bobby Rahal
1986    Bobby Rahal             Mario Andretti
1987    Bobby Rahal             Mario Andretti
1988    Danny Sullivan          Danny Sullivan
1989    Rick Mears              Rick Mears
1990    Danny Sullivan          Danny Sullivan
1991    Michael Andretti        Michael Andretti
1992    Michael Andretti        Michael Andretti
1993    Paul Tracy              Emerson Fittipaldi
1994    Paul Tracy              Paul Tracy
1995    Gil de Ferran           Jacques Villeneuve
1996    Alex Zanardi            Alex Zanardi
1997    Jimmy Vasser            Bryan Herta
1998    Bryan Herta             Bryan Herta
1999    Bryan Herta             Bryan Herta
2000    Helio Castroneves       Helio Castroneves

Total Victories

Bobby Rahal             4
Danny Sullivan          2
Michael Andretti        2
Paul Tracy.             2
Bryan Herta             2
Teo Fabi                1
Rick Mears              1
Gil de Ferran           1
Alex Zanardi            1
Jimmy Vasser            1
Helio Castroneves       1

Total Pole Positions

Mario Andretti          3
Bryan Herta             3
Danny Sullivan          2
Michael Andretti        2
Teo Fabi                1
Bobby Rahal             1
Rick Mears              1
Emerson Fittipaldi      1
Paul Tracy              1
Jacques Villeneuve      1
Alex Zanardi            1
Helio Castroneves       1

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Bobby Rahal , Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti , Alex Zanardi , Bryan Herta , Kenny Brack , Mario Andretti , Rick Mears , Danny Sullivan , Emerson Fittipaldi , Teo Fabi
Teams Team Penske