CHAMPCAR/CART: Vancouver fast facts

Fast Facts For The Molson Indy Vancouver WHAT: Molson Indy Vancouver. WHERE: Concord Pacific Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. WHEN: Friday-Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2. SUPPORT EVENTS: CART Toyota Atlantic Championship; Barber Dodge ...

Fast Facts For The Molson Indy Vancouver

WHAT: Molson Indy Vancouver.
WHERE: Concord Pacific Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
WHEN: Friday-Sunday, Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

SUPPORT EVENTS: CART Toyota Atlantic Championship; Barber Dodge Pro Series; CASCAR, SCCBC Invitational.

CART SCHEDULE (All times PDT):

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31:
Barber Dodge practice, 8-8:30 a.m.
Atlantic practice, 8:45-9:15 a.m.
Champ Car practice, 9:30-11:15 a.m.
Champ Car practice, 1:45-3 p.m.
Atlantic qualifying, 3:15-3:45 p.m.
Barber Dodge qualifying, 4-4:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1:
Barber Dodge qualifying, 8:30-8:55 a.m.
Atlantic practice, 9:10-9:40 a.m.
Champ Car practice, 10-11:15 a.m.
Atlantic qualifying, 1-1:30 p.m.
Champ Car qualifying, 1:45-3 p.m.
Barber Dodge race, 3:15-4 p.m.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2:
Atlantic warm-up, 9:20-9:35 a.m.
Champ Car warm-up, 10-10:30 a.m.
Atlantic race, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Grid Champ Cars, 1:15 p.m.
Molson Indy Vancouver, 2 p.m.

BROADCAST:
TV-(ESPN2, tape delay, 6 p.m. ET).
RADIO-CART Radio Network. #INTERNET - www.cart.com .

PRE-RACE PROGRAMMING:
Molson Indy Vancouver pole qualifying, 1 a.m. ET Sunday, ESPN2
CART 2Day, 11 a.m. ET Sunday, ESPN2.

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Paul Tracy.
DEFENDING POLESITTER: Dario Franchitti.

TRACK LAYOUT: 1.781-mile temporary street circuit.
RACE LENGTH: To be determined.

TRACK RECORDS: Qualifying (one lap) - 2000, Dario Franchitti, 106.144 mph (1 minute, 0.405 seconds)
Race - 2000, Paul Tracy, 85.034 mph.

RACE NUMBER: 15 of 21 in the FedEx Championship Series.

FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINTS LEADERS:
1. Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, 110 points
2. Kenny Brack, Team Rahal, 105
3. Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, 99
4. Michael Andretti, Team Motorola 89,
5. Scott Dixon, PacWest Racing Group, 82

INSTANT REPLAY

Paul Tracy of Team KOOL Green claimed his series-leading third victory of the season and his second in succession when he captured the 2000 Molson Indy Vancouver before a crowd of 63,677 at Concord Pacific Place. Tracy (KOOL Honda Reynard), whose earlier victories had come at Long Beach and Road America, posted a 0.384-second triumph over Team KOOL Green teammate Dario Franchitti. Tracy took the lead on the 53rd of 90 laps when Franchitti's car stalled while exiting the pits. He held the advantage for the remainder of the event to become the first Canadian to drive to victory in the 11-year history of the Molson Indy Vancouver. Adrian Fernandez (Tecate/Quaker State/Patrick Racing Ford Reynard) finished third for his second consecutive podium finish. Tracy's victory moved him from sixth to second place in the battle for the FedEx Championship Series championship. He exited Vancouver six points (126-120) behind championship leader Michael Andretti (Kmart/Texaco/Havoline Ford Lola) of Newman/Haas Racing, while Fernandez stood third with 117 points.

Vital Race Statistics

Time of race: 1 hour, 53 minutes, 6.024 seconds.
Average speed: 85.034 miles per hour.
Margin of victory: 0.384 seconds.
Caution flags: 6 for 22 laps.
Lap leaders: Dario Franchitti, 50 laps; Paul Tracy, 38; Gil de Ferran, 2

VANCOUVER RACE HISTORY (11 Events)

Year    Race Winner             Pole Winner

1990 Al Unser Jr. Michael Andretti
1991 Michael Andretti Michael Andretti
1992 Michael Andretti Michael Andretti
1993 Al Unser Jr. Scott Goodyear
1994 Al Unser Jr. Robby Gordon
1995 Al Unser Jr. Jacques Villeneuve
1996 Michael Andretti Alex Zanardi
1997 Mauricio Gugelmin Alex Zanardi
1998 Dario Franchitti Dario Franchitti
1999 Juan Montoya Juan Montoya
2000 Paul Tracy Dario Franchitti

All-time victories
Al Unser Jr. 4
Michael Andretti 3
Mauricio Gugelmin 1
Dario Franchitti 1
Juan Montoya 1
Paul Tracy 1

All-time pole positions
Michael Andretti 3
Alex Zanardi 2
Dario Franchitti 2
Scott Goodyear 1
Robby Gordon 1
Jacques Villeneuve 1
Juan Montoya 1

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Robby Gordon , Al Unser Jr. , Scott Goodyear , Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Adrian Fernandez , Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti , Scott Dixon , Alex Zanardi , Mauricio Gugelmin , Kenny Brack
Teams Team Penske