<pre> FAST FACTS FOR THE MILLER LITE 225 WHAT: Miller Lite 225. WHERE: The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wis. WHEN: Thursday-Sunday, May 31-June 3. SUPPORT EVENTS: Dayton Indy Lights Championship, CART Toyota Atlantic ...
<pre> FAST FACTS FOR THE MILLER LITE 225
WHAT: Miller Lite 225.
WHERE: The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wis.
WHEN: Thursday-Sunday, May 31-June 3.
SUPPORT EVENTS: Dayton Indy Lights Championship, CART Toyota Atlantic Championship.
CART SCHEDULE (All times Central):
THURSDAY, MAY 31 Atlantic test, 10 a.m.-noon; Atlantic test, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, JUNE 1 Atlantic practice, 8-8:30 a.m.
Indy Lights practice, 8:45-9:25 a.m. Champ Car practice 9:45-11:30 a.m. Atlantic practice, Noon-12:30 p.m. Champ Car practice, 1:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Indy Lights practice, 3:30-4 p.m. Atlantic qualifying, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2 Indy Lights practice, 8-8:40 a.m. Atlantic warm-up, 8:55-9:10 a.m. Champ Car practice (2 groups, 45 minutes each), 9:30-11:15 a.m. Indy Lights qualifying, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Champ Car qualifying, 1:30-3 p.m. Atlantic race, 3:15-4:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, JUNE 3 - Indy Lights warm-up, 9:45-10 a.m Champ Car warm-up, 11-11:30 a.m. Indy Lights race, 12:15-1:30 p.m. Grid Champ Cars, 2:15 p.m. Miller Lite 225, 3 p.m.
BROADCAST: TV-ABC-TV (Live, 4 p.m., ET), and in 195 countries worldwide.
RADIO-CART Radio Network.
INTERNET - www.cart.com .
PRE-RACE PROGRAMMING: Miller Lite 225 pole qualifying, 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday, ESPN2 CART 2Day, 11 a.m. ET Sunday, ESPN2.
2000 CHAMPION: Juan Montoya. 2000 POLESITTER: Juan Montoya.
TRACK LAYOUT: 1.032-mile oval. RACE LENGTH: 225 laps, 232.2 miles.
TRACK RECORDS: Qualifying (one lap) - 1998, Patrick Carpentier, 185.500 mph (20.028 seconds) Race - 2000, Juan Montoya, 142.684 miles per hour.
RACE ROUND: 6 of 20 in the FedEx Championship Series.
FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINTS LEADERS:
1, Kenny Brack, Team Rahal, 49 points 2. Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, 47 3. Cristiano da Matta, Newman/Haas Racing, 40 points 4. Paul Tracy, Team KOOL Green, 40 points 5. Jimmy Vasser, Patrick Racing, 40 points
NEXT EVENT: June 17, Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit, Detroit, Mich. </pre> INSTANT REPLAY
Juan Montoya of Target Chip Ganassi Racing brought Toyota the first FedEx Championship Series win in its five-year history when he drove to victory in the rain-delayed Miller Lite 225 before an estimated crowd of 25,000 at The Milwaukee Mile. Barely a week after his dominant performance in winning the Indianapolis 500, Montoya (Target Toyota Lola) led a race-high 179 laps and became the first winner from the pole of the FedEx Championship Series season. He finished 1.015 seconds ahead of runner-up Michael Andretti (Big Kmart/Texaco/Havoline Ford Lola) of Newman/Haas Racing, who recorded his ninth podium finish in 16 career starts at Milwaukee. Third place went to Patrick Carpentier (Player's/Indeck Ford Reynard) of Player's Forsythe Racing, who claimed the third podium finish of his FedEx Championship Series career. Though Paul Tracy (KOOL Honda Reynard) of Team KOOL Green finished just 15th, he still maintained the championship lead with 59 points, followed by Roberto Moreno (Visteon Ford Reynard) of Patrick Racing, with 52 and Jimmy Vasser (Target Toyota Lola) of Target Chip Ganassi Racing, with 48. <pre> Vital Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour, 37 minutes, 38.526 seconds. Average Speed: 142.684 mph Margin of Victory: 1.015 seconds. Caution Flags: 2 for 15 laps. Lap Leaders: Juan Montoya, 179 laps; Roberto Moreno, 23; Adrian Fernandez, 16; Kenny Brack, 7.
MILWAUKEE RACE HISTORY (26 Events)
Yer Race Winner Pole Winner 1979 A.J. Foyt A.J. Foyt 1979 Roger McCluskey 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 1998 Jimmy Vasser Patrick Carpentier 1999 Paul Tracy Helio Castroneves 2000 Juan Montoya Juan Montoya