FAST FACTS FOR THE MILLER LITE 200 WHAT: Miller Lite 200. WHERE: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio. WHEN: Friday-Sunday, Aug. 11-13. SUPPORT EVENTS: Dayton Indy Lights Championship, Barber Dodge Pro Series, American Cities ...
FAST FACTS FOR THE MILLER LITE 200
WHAT: Miller Lite 200.
WHERE: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio.
WHEN: Friday-Sunday, Aug. 11-13.
SUPPORT EVENTS: Dayton Indy Lights Championship, Barber Dodge Pro Series, American Cities Racing League.
CART SCHEDULE (All times EDT): FRIDAY, AUGUST 11 - Indy Lights practice, 9:30-10:10 a.m.; Champ Car practice, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Indy Lights qualifying, 1-1:30 p.m. CART qualifying, 2:30-3:45 p.m. SATURDAY, AUGUST 12 - Indy Lights practice, 9:15-9:45 a.m.; Champ Car practice, 10-11:15 a.m.; Indy Lights qualifying, 12:15-12:45 p.m.; CART qualifying, 1:45-3 p.m. SUNDAY, AUGUST 13 - Indy Lights warm-up, 8:45-9 a.m.; Champ Car warm-up, 10-10:30 a.m.; Indy Lights race, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Grid Champ Cars, 1:15 p.m.; Miller Lite 200, 2 p.m.
BROADCAST: TV - (ABC-TV, tape delay, 4 p.m. ET. RADIO - CART Radio Network.
INTERNET - www.cart.com .
PRE-RACE PROGRAMMING: Miller Lite 200 pole qualifying, midnight ET Sunday ,
ESPN2; CART 2Day, 10:30 a.m. ET Sunday, ESPN2.
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Juan Montoya.
DEFENDING POLESITTER: Dario Franchitti.
TRACK LAYOUT: 2.258-mile permanent road course.
RACE LENGTH: 83 laps, 187.414 miles.
TRACK RECORDS: Qualifying (one lap/2.258 miles) - 1999, Dario Franchitti, 124.394 mph (1 minute, 5.347 seconds). Race - 1994, Al Unser Jr., 110.770 miles per hour.
RACE NUMBER: 13 of 20 in the FedEx Championship Series.
FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINTS LEADERS FOR THE VANDERBILT CUP: 1. Michael Andretti, 120 points; 2. Roberto Moreno, 98; 3. Gil de Ferran, 89; 4. Cristiano da Matta, 82; 5, Paul Tracy, 80.
Last years race:
Juan Montoya of Target Chip Ganassi Racing tied the CART rookie record for most victories in a season when he claimed his fifth of the campaign in the 1999 Miller Lite 200 at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course. Montoya (Target Honda Reynard), who tied Nigel Mansell's 1993 mark of five rookie victories, led the final 28 laps and averaged 109.606 miles per hour while finishing 10.927 seconds ahead of Paul Tracy (KOOL Honda Reynard) of Team KOOL Green, who recorded his fourth consecutive podium finish. Montoya's victory allowed him to draw within one point (152-151) of FedEx Championship Series leader Dario Franchitti (KOOL Honda Reynard) of Team KOOL Green, who finished third from the pole and also led the most race laps (54) to stay atop the points race. Michael Andretti (Kmart/Texaco/Havoline Ford Swift) of Newman/Haas Racing finished eighth and held down third in the championship chase, with 124 points.
Vital Race Statistics
Time of race: 1 hour, 42 minutes, 3.808 seconds.
Average speed: 109.606 mph.
Margin of victory: 10.927 seconds.
Caution flags: 1 for 6 laps.
Lap leaders: Dario Franchitti, 54 laps; Juan Montoya, 28; Paul Tracy, 1.
MILLER LITE 200 RACE HISTORY (18 Events)
Year Race Winner Pole Winner 1980 Johnny Rutherford Al Unser Sr. 1983 Teo Fabi Bobby Rahal 1984 Mario Andretti Mario Andretti 1985 Bobby Rahal Bobby Rahal 1986 Bobby Rahal Mario Andretti 1987 Roberto Guerrero Roberto Guerrero 1988 Emerson Fittipaldi Danny Sullivan 1989 Teo Fabi Teo Fabi 1990 Michael Andretti Michael Andretti 1991 Michael Andretti Michael Andretti 1992 Emerson Fittipaldi Michael Andretti 1993 Emerson Fittipaldi Nigel Mansell 1994 Al Unser Jr. Al Unser Jr. 1995 Al Unser Jr. Jacques Villeneuve 1996 Alex Zanardi Alex Zanardi 1997 Alex Zanardi Bryan Herta 1998 Adrian Fernandez Dario Franchitti 1999 Juan Montoya Dario Franchitti
Emerson Fittipaldi 3 Bobby Rahal 2 Teo Fabi 2 Michael Andretti 2 Al Unser Jr. 2 Alex Zanardi 2 Johnny Rutherford 1 Mario Andretti 1 Roberto Guerrero 1 Adrian Fernandez 1 Juan Montoya 1
All-time pole positions
Michael Andretti 3 Bobby Rahal 2 Mario Andretti 2 Dario Franchitti 2 Al Unser 1 Roberto Guerrero 1 Danny Sullivan 1 Teo Fabi 1 Nigel Mansell 1 Al Unser Jr. 1 Jacques Villeneuve 1 Alex Zanardi 1 Bryan Herta 1