WHAT: CART Grand Prix of Chicago WHERE: Chicago Motor Speedway, Cicero, Illinois, USA. WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, June 29-30. SUPPORT EVENTS: CART Toyota Atlantic Championship. CART SCHEDULE (All times local): SATURDAY, JUNE 29 Atlantic...
WHAT: CART Grand Prix of Chicago
WHERE: Chicago Motor Speedway, Cicero, Illinois, USA.
WHEN: Saturday-Sunday, June 29-30.
SUPPORT EVENTS: CART Toyota Atlantic Championship.
CART SCHEDULE (All times local):
SATURDAY, JUNE 29
Atlantic practice, 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Champ Car practice, 9:15 - 11:30 a.m.
Atlantic practice, 12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Champ Car qualifying, 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Atlantic qualifying, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, JUNE 30
Atlantic warm-up, 9:45 - 10:00 a.m.
Champ Car warm-up, 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Atlantic race, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
CART Grand Prix of Chicago, 2:30 p.m.
U.S. TELEVISION SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, JUNE 28 - SPEED Channel, CART Friday Night, 10:30 p.m. ET.
SATURDAY, JUNE 29 - SPEED Channel, CART FedEx Championship Series qualifying, 1:45 p.m. ET (Live). SUNDAY, JUNE 30 - CBS Sports, CART FedEx Championship Series CART Grand Prix of Chicago, 2:30 p.m., ET (Live).
LIVE INTERNET AUDIO SCHEDULE: Live audio of the CART FedEx Championship Series is available for qualifying on SATURDAY, JUNE 29 - 1:45 p.m. ET, as well as the CART Grand Prix of Chicago on SUNDAY, JUNE 30 - 2:30 p.m. ET on the official web site of the CART FedEx Championship Series, www.cart.com.
2001 CHAMPION: Kenny Brack.
2001 POLESITTER: Tony Kanaan.
TRACK LAYOUT: 1.029-mile oval.
RACE LENGTH: 250 laps, 257.250 miles.
RACE ROUND: 7 of 20 in the 2002 CART FedEx Championship Series.
CART FEDEX CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINTS LEADERS: 1, Cristiano da Matta, Newman/Haas Racing, 74; 2, Michel Jourdain Jr., Team Rahal, 54; 2, Bruno Junqueira, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, 54; 4, Dario Franchitti, Team KOOL Green, 49, 5, Christian Fittipaldi, Newman/Haas Racing, 43.
NEXT EVENT: July 7, Molson Indy Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
INSTANT REPLAY: Kenny Brack became the first three-time winner of the 2001 CART FedEx Championship Series campaign by claiming the Round 11 victory on the Chicago Motor Speedway oval, taking the lead with 19 laps to go and holding a pack of five cars at bay on a late restart to claim the third oval track win of his career. Brack used a block from his Team Rahal stablemate Max Papis to slide by Helio Castroneves on Lap 121 to assume the race lead, and would hold it for 59 of the remaining laps, taking the point for the final time after Scott Dixon and Alex Tagliani pitted on Lap 206. Patrick Carpentier benefited from a bit of confusion during the final caution to finish second as the Michigan winner was supposed to pit along with Tagliani but did not get the word, and then stayed out and stretched his fuel to the end to take the runner-up spot ahead of Gil de Ferran, giving Carpentier the first back-to-back podium finishes of his career. Tony Kanaan and Helio Castroneves each led more than 50 laps on the day, Kanaan pacing the first 47 circuits of the day after winning Mo Nunn Racing's first-ever Champ Car pole.