Miller Lite 200 WHAT: Miller Lite 200 WHERE: The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wis. WHEN: Friday-Sunday, May 29-31 SUPPORT EVENTS: PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship, KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship. SCHEDULE:(All times ...
Miller Lite 200
WHAT: Miller Lite 200
WHERE: The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wis.
WHEN: Friday-Sunday, May 29-31
SUPPORT EVENTS: PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship, KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship.
SCHEDULE:(All times Central)
FRIDAY, MAY 29 - Atlantic practice, 8:45-9:15 a.m.; Indy Lights practice, 9:30-10:10 a.m. CART practice, 10:30 a.m.-Noon Indy Lights practice, 1-1:30 p.m. Atlantic practice, 1:45-2:15 p.m. CART practice (2 groups/45 minutes each), 2:30-4:15 p.m. Atlantic qualifying, 5:15-6 p.m.
SATURDAY, MAY 30 - Indy Lights practice, 8-8:40 a.m. CART practice, 9-10:15 a.m. Indy Lights qualifying, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Atlantic warm-up, 12:30-12:45 p.m. CART qualifying, 1:15-2:45 p.m. Atlantic race, 3-4 p.m.
SUNDAY, MAY 31 - CART warm-up, 9-9:30 a.m. Indy Lights warm-up, 10:30-10:45 a.m. Grid Champ Cars, 11:45 a.m. Miller Lite 200, 12:30 p.m. Indy Lights race, 3:15 p.m.
BROADCAST: TV-ESPN (Live, 1:30 p.m., ET). RADIO-CART Radio Network.
PRE-RACE PROGRAMMING: Miller Lite 200 pole qualifying, 6 p.m. ET Saturday, ESPN2; CART 2Day, 1 p.m. ET Sunday, ESPN2.
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Greg Moore.
DEFENDING POLESITTER: Paul Tracy.
TRACK LAYOUT: 1.032-mile oval.
RACE LENGTH: 206.4 miles, 200 laps.
TRACK RECORDS: Qualifying (one lap) - 1997, Paul Tracy, 184.286 mph (20.160 seconds); Race - 1997, Greg Moore, 119.597 mph.
RACE ROUND: 7 of 19 in the FedEx Championship Series.
PPG CUP POINT LEADERS: 1. Alex Zanardi, 87 points; 2. Greg Moore, 85; 3. Adrian Fernandez, 55; 4. Jimmy Vasser, 51; 5. Michael Andretti, 49.
NEXT EVENT: June 7, ITT Automotive Detroit Grand Prix, Detroit, Mich.
Greg Moore (Player's/Indeck Reynard Mercedes) became the youngest race winner in CART history when he drove to victory in the 1997 Miller 200 at The Milwaukee Mile. Moore's victory, at age 22 year, 1 month and 10 days, allowed him to eclipse Al Unser Jr. who was 22 years, 1 month and 29 days old when he won at Portland in 1984. Moore achieved the victory by staying on track for the final 92 laps of the 200-lap event. He led the final 66 laps and a race-high 104 laps in all while finishing 0.348 seconds ahead of Michael Andretti (Kmart/Texaco/Havoline Swift Ford), CART's all-time victory leader and a five-time winner at The Milwaukee Mile. Jimmy Vasser (Target Reynard Honda) finished third, followed by Raul Boesel (Brahma Reynard Ford) and Mauricio Gugelmin (Hollywood PacWest Mercedes). Paul Tracy (Marlboro Penske Mercedes), who finished sixth, exited Milwaukee with the PPG Cup lead, holding a 94-70 points lead over second-place Andretti with Alex Zanardi (Target Reynard Honda) in third place with 67 points.
Vital Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour, 43 minutes, 32.873 seconds.
Average Speed: 119.597 mph.
Margin of Victory: 0.348 seconds.
Caution Flags: 4 for 52 laps.
Lap Leaders: Greg Moore, 104 laps; Paul Tracy, 96.
MILWAUKEE RACE HISTORY
Year Race Winner Pole Winner 1979 A.J. Foyt A.J. Foyt 1979 Roger McClusky Tom Bigelow 1980 Bobby Unser Gordon Johncock 1980 Johnny Rutherford Johnny Rutherford 1981 Mike Mosley Gordon Johncock 1981 Tom Sneva Johnny Rutherford 1982 Gordon Johncock Gordon Johncock 1982 Tom Sneva Rick Mears 1983 Tom Sneva Teo Fabi 1984 Tom Sneva Rick Mears 1985 Mario Andretti Mario Andretti 1986 Michael Andretti Michael Andretti 1987 Michael Andretti Roberto Guerrero 1988 Rick Mears Michael Andretti 1989 Rick Mears Rick Mears 1990 Al Unser Jr. Rick Mears 1991 Michael Andretti Rick Mears 1992 Michael Andretti Bobby Rahal 1993 Nigel Mansell Raul Boesel 1994 Al Unser, Jr. Raul Boesel 1995 Paul Tracy Teo Fabi 1996 Michael Andretti Paul Tracy 1997 Greg Moore Paul Tracy
Michael Andretti 5 Tom Sneva 4 Rick Mears 2 Al Unser, Jr. 2 A.J. Foyt 1 Roger McCluskey 1 Bobby Unser 1 Johnny Rutherford 1 Mike Mosley 1 Gordon Johncock 1 Mario Andretti 1 Nigel Mansell 1 Paul Tracy 1 Greg Moore 1
TOTAL POLE POSITIONS
Rick Mears 5 Gordon Johncock 3 Johnny Rutherford 3 Michael Andretti 2 Raul Boesel 2 Paul Tracy 2 Teo Fabi 2 A.J. Foyt 1 Tom Bigelow 1 Roberto Guerrero 1 Bobby Rahal 1
Source: CART Online