CHAMPCAR/CART: Mid-Ohio fast facts

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.

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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

All-time victories

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

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