CHAMPCAR/CART: Firestone Milwaukee post-race

CART FedEx Championship Series Miller Lite 225, Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wis. Sunday, June 3, 2001 - Post-Race Notes Brack Takes Second Consecutive Victory of 2001 Team Rahal's Kenny Brack held off Michael Andretti during the final laps ...

CART FedEx Championship Series
Miller Lite 225, Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wis.
Sunday, June 3, 2001 - Post-Race Notes

Brack Takes Second Consecutive Victory of 2001

Team Rahal's Kenny Brack held off Michael Andretti during the final laps of the Miller Lite 225 to take his second consecutive win of the 2001 CART FedEx Championship Series.

The 100th anniversary of racing at the Milwaukee Mile was marked by lower-than-normal temperatures. Track temperatures hovered at 60 degrees and ambient temperatures remained near 58 degrees throughout the race. The cool track temperatures created a special challenge for all 26 drivers who started the race on Firestone Firehawk racing tires.

Quote from Joe Barbieri, Firestone Motorsports Project Supervisor:
"Congratulations to Kenny Brack and Team Rahal on their second consecutive win. Anytime you can pass five-time Milwaukee Mile winner Michael Andretti for the lead and hold him at bay, you've had a terrific day. I'd also like to commend the drivers for coping with unseasonably chilly conditions here in Milwaukee. The weather today required the drivers to be patient during the first few laps as the tires warmed. Once the Firestone Firehawks were up to temperature, they performed flawlessly."

Quote from Kenny Brack, Team Rahal:
"The Firestone tires held up very well. On a green track, it's always difficult because the tires wear more. But the tires stayed consistent throughout the race. Maybe they were too good - nobody's tires went off."

Firestone also participated a check presentation prior to the race. Firestone donated $2,500 to a local Milwaukee hospital today through CARA Charities. The donation represents $82,500 from the Bridgestone/Firestone Trust Fund to CARA Charities to underwrite the "Buckle Up Baby" campaign for 2001.

-Firestone-

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Kenny Brack