CHAMPCAR/CART: Cleveland fast facts

{TB FAST FACTS FOR THE MARCONI GRAND PRIX OF CLEVELAND PRESENTED BY FIRSTAR WHAT: Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by Firstar Bank. WHERE: Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, Ohio. WHEN: Friday-Sunday, June 30-July 2. SUPPORT EVENTS:...


WHAT: Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by Firstar Bank. WHERE: Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, Ohio. WHEN: Friday-Sunday, June 30-July 2. SUPPORT EVENTS: Toyota Atlantic Championship, BF Goodrich Trans-Am Championship, Barber Dodge Pro Series. CART SCHEDULE (All times ET): FRIDAY, JUNE 30 - Champ Car practice, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.; Atlantic practice, 1:40-2:20 p.m.; Champ Car qualifying, 3:15-4:30 p.m.; Atlantic qualifying, 5:25-5:55 p.m. SATURDAY, JULY 1 - Atlantic practice, 9-9:40 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. SUNDAY, JULY 2 - Atlantic warm-up, 8:30-8:45 a.m.; Champ Car warm-up, 9-9:30 a.m.; Atlantic race, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Grid Champ Cars, 12:15 p.m.; Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by Firstar, 1 p.m. BROADCAST: TV-ABC-TV (live, 1 p.m., ET) and in 208 countries worldwide. RADIO-CART Radio Network (WKNR, 1220 AM). INTERNET - . PRE-RACE PROGRAMMING: Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by Firstar pole qualifying, 6:30 p.m. ET Saturday, ESPN2; "CART 2Day," 11 a.m. ET Sunday, ESPN2. DEFENDING CHAMPION: Juan Montoya. DEFENDING POLESITTER: Juan Montoya. TRACK LAYOUT: 2.106-mile temporary road course. RACE LENGTH: 100 laps, 210.6 miles. TRACK RECORDS: Qualifying (one lap) - 1998, Jimmy Vasser, 134.385 mph (56.417 seconds); Race - 1998, Alex Zanardi, 112.449 mph. RACE NUMBER: Nine of 20 in the FedEx Championship Series.. FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINTS LEADERS: 1. Roberto Moreno, 68; 2. Gil de Ferran, 67; 3. Paul Tracy, 59; 4. Michael Andretti, 56; 5. Jimmy Vasser, 54. INSTANT REPLAY

Juan Montoya (Target Honda Reynard) claimed the second victory from the pole of his rookie season and extended his FedEx Championship Series points lead when he captured the 1999 Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by Firstar at Burke Lakefront Airport. Montoya mastered tricky weather conditions brought on by an early-race rainstorm which caused competitors to switch from racing slicks to rain tires and then back again before the conclusion of the 90-lap, timed event. He averaged 93.931 miles per hour and led a race-high 76 laps en route to his fourth victory of the season, finishing 10.604 seconds ahead of Gil de Ferran (Valvoline/Cummins Special Honda Reynard). Michael Andretti (Kmart/Texaco/Havoline Ford Swift) was third, 12.697 seconds off the pace. By sweeping the maximum 22 points for winning from the pole and leading the most laps, Montoya became the first FedEx Championship Series driver of the season to top the 100-point mark. He exited Cleveland with a 112-87 championship lead over de Ferran, while Dario Franchitti (KOOL Honda Reynard), who finished 25th, was third with85.

Vital Race Statistics

Time of race: 2 hours, 1 minute, 4.277 seconds. Average speed: 93.931 miles per hour. Margin of victory: 10.604 seconds. Caution flags: 2 for 20 laps. Lap leaders: Juan Montoya, 76 laps; Gil de Ferran, 9; Roberto Moreno, 3; Paul Tracy, 1; Michael Andretti, 1.


Year            Race Winner         Pole Winner
1982            Bobby Rahal         Kevin Cogan
1983            Al Unser            Mario Andretti
1984            Danny Sullivan      Mario Andretti
1985            Al Unser Jr.        Bobby Rahal
1986            Danny Sullivan      Danny Sullivan
1987            Emerson Fittipaldi  Roberto Guerrero
1988            Mario Andretti      Danny Sullivan
1989            Emerson Fittipaldi  Michael Andretti
1990            Danny Sullivan      Rick Mears
1991            Michael Andretti    Emerson Fittipaldi 
1992            Emerson Fittipaldi  Emerson Fittipaldi
1993            Paul Tracy          Paul Tracy
1994            Al Unser Jr.        Al Unser Jr.
1995            Jacques Villeneuve  Gil de Ferran
1996            Gil de Ferran       Jimmy Vasser
1997            Alex Zanardi        Alex Zanardi
1998            Alex Zanardi        Jimmy Vasser
1999            Juan Montoya        Juan Montoya

All-time victories

Danny Sullivan         3          
Emerson Fittipaldi     3
Al Unser Jr.           2
Alex Zanardi           2
Bobby Rahal            1
Al Unser               1
Mario Andretti         1
Michael Andretti       1
Paul Tracy             1
Jacques Villeneuve     1
Gil de Ferran          1
Juan Montoya           1

All-time pole positions

Mario Andretti         2
Danny Sullivan         2
Emerson Fittipaldi     2
Jimmy Vasser           2
Kevin Cogan            1
Bobby Rahal            1
Roberto Guerrero       1
Michael Andretti       1
Rick Mears             1
Paul Tracy             1
Al Unser Jr.           1
Gil de Ferran          1
Alex Zanardi           1
Juan Montoya           1

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Al Unser Jr. , Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Roberto Guerrero , Roberto Moreno , Bobby Rahal , Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti , Alex Zanardi , Mario Andretti , Rick Mears , Danny Sullivan , Emerson Fittipaldi , Kevin Cogan , Al Unser