2002 CART FedEx Championship Series Milwaukee Mile Fast Facts Miller Lite 250 WHAT: Miller Lite 250. WHERE: The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wisconsin USA. WHEN: Friday-Sunday, May 31- June 2. SUPPORT EVENTS: CART Toyota Atlantic ...
2002 CART FedEx Championship Series
Miller Lite 250
WHAT: Miller Lite 250.
WHERE: The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wisconsin USA.
WHEN: Friday-Sunday, May 31- June 2.
SUPPORT EVENTS: CART Toyota Atlantic Championship, Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship
CART SCHEDULE (All times local):
FRIDAY, MAY 31
Atlantic practice, 9:00 - 9:40 a.m.
Champ Car practice, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Atlantic practice, 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.
Champ Car practice, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
Atlantic practice, 8:30 - 9:15 a.m.
Champ Car practice group 1, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Champ Car practice group 2, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Atlantic qualifying, 12:00 - 12:55 p.m.
Champ Car qualifying, 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, JUNE 2
Champ Car warm-up, 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Atlantic warm-up, 10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Miller Lite 250, 11:45 a.m.
Atlantic race, 3:00 p.m.
U.S. TELEVISION SCHEDULE:
FRIDAY, MAY 31 - SPEED Channel, CART FedEx Championship Series practice, 3:00 p.m. ET; CART Friday Night, 10:30 p.m. ET.
SATURDAY, JUNE 1 - SPEED Channel, CART FedEx Championship Series qualifying, 2:00 p.m. ET (Live).
SUNDAY, JUNE 2 - CBS Sports, CART FedEx Championship Series Miller Lite 250, 12:30 p.m., ET (Live).
LIVE INTERNET AUDIO SCHEDULE: Live audio of the CART FedEx Championship Series is available for qualifying on SATURDAY, JUNE 1 - 2:00 p.m. ET. and the Miller Lite 250 SUNDAY, JUNE 2 - 12:30 p.m. ET. on the official web site of the CART FedEx Championship Series, www.cart.com.
2001 CHAMPION: Kenny Brack.
2001 POLESITTER: Kenny Brack.
TRACK LAYOUT: 1.032-mile oval.
RACE LENGTH: 250 laps, 258.000 miles.
Qualifying (one lap) - 1998, Patrick Carpentier, 185.500 mph (20.028 seconds).
Race - 2000, Juan Montoya, 142.684 mph (1:37:38.526), based on 225 laps (232.200 miles).
RACE ROUND: 4 of 20 in the 2002 CART FedEx Championship Series.
CART FEDEX CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINTS LEADERS: 1, Dario Franchitti, Team KOOL Green, 34; 2, Michel Jourdain Jr., Team Rahal, 32; 3, Cristiano da Matta, Newman/Haas Racing, 27; 4, Alex Tagliani, Player's/Forsythe Racing, 26; 5, Bruno Junqueira, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, 23.
NEXT EVENT: June 9, Grand Prix of Monterey Featuring the Shell 300, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, Calif.
INSTANT REPLAY: Kenny Brack of Team Rahal, who went 23 starts before claiming his first career CART FedEx Championship Series victory in Japan two weeks before, made it two in a row and added to his championship points lead Sunday by claiming the Miller Lite 225 at The Milwaukee Mile. Brack led a race-high 130 laps from the pole and took the lead for good on lap 183 of 225 with a pass of Michael Andretti in Turn 2 on the 1.032-mile oval. Brack went on to a 1.307-second victory over Andretti in the sixth round of the 2001 CART FedEx Championship Series and became the first multiple winner of the season. Brack collected 21 points for the effort - 20 for the win and one for leading the most race laps - and added substantially to his championship lead when his four closest pursuers all experienced early exits as a result of contact. Rookie Scott Dixon of the PacWest Racing Group rounded out the podium with a third-place finish, his second podium performance of the season following a victory in Nazareth. Fourth place went to Bruno Junqueira of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, a career-best performance in his fifth CART start. Adrian Fernandez, runner-up in the 2000 CART FedEx Championship Series championship, finished fifth to earn his first FedEx Championship Series points of the season after forming Fernandez Racing with former Target Chip Ganassi Racing team manager Tom Anderson at the end of the 2000 campaign.
<pre> VITAL RACE STATISTICS: Time of Race: 1:54:08.097 Average Speed: 122.066 mph Margin of Victory: 1.307 seconds. Caution Flags: 5 for 48 laps. Lap Leaders: Kenny Brack, 130 laps; Michael Andretti, 75; Tony Kanaan, 8; Adrian Fernandez, 5; Jimmy Vasser, 2; Scott Dixon, 2; Patrick Carpentier, 1; Alex Tagliani, 1; Michel Jourdain Jr., 1.
THE MILWAUKEE MILE CART RACE HISTORY (27 events in CART ERA, 1979 - Present) Year Race winner Pole winner 1979 (6-10) A J Foyt A J Foyt 1979 (8-12) Roger McCluskey Tom Bigelow 1980 (6-8) Bobby Unser Gordon Johncock 1980 (8-10) Johnny Rutherford Johnny Rutherford 1981 (6-7) Mike Mosley Gordon Johncock 1981 (9-5) Tom Sneva Johnny Rutherford 1982 (6-13) Gordon Johncock Gordon Johncock 1982 (8-1) 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 1998 Jimmy Vasser Patrick Carpentier 1999 Paul Tracy Helio Castroneves 2000 Juan Montoya Juan Montoya 2001 Kenny Brack Kenny Brack**
*Won the pole with best practice time after qualifying was rained out. **Won the pole based on championship point standings after qualifying was rained out.
Total Victories Michael Andretti 5 Tom Sneva 4 Rick Mears 2 Al Unser Jr 2 Paul Tracy 2 Mario Andretti 1 Kenny Brack 1 A J Foyt 1 Gordon Johncock 1 Nigel Mansell 1 Roger McCluskey 1 Juan Montoya 1 Greg Moore 1 Mike Mosley 1 Johnny Rutherford 1 Bobby Unser 1 Jimmy Vasser 1
Total Pole Positions Rick Mears 5 Gordon Johncock 3 Michael Andretti 2 Raul Boesel 2 Teo Fabi 2 Johnny Rutherford 2 Paul Tracy 2 Mario Andretti 1 Tom Bigelow 1 Kenny Brack 1 Patrick Carpentier 1 Helio Castroneves 1 A J Foyt 1 Roberto Guerrero 1 Juan Montoya 1 Bobby Rahal 1