<pre> FAST FACTS FOR THE MILLER LITE 225 WHAT: Miller Lite 225. WHERE: The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wis. WHEN: Thursday-Sunday, June 1-4. SUPPORT EVENTS: Dayton Indy Lights Championship, Toyota Atlantic Championship. CART ...
<pre> FAST FACTS FOR THE MILLER LITE 225
WHAT: Miller Lite 225.
WHERE: The Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wis.
WHEN: Thursday-Sunday, June 1-4.
SUPPORT EVENTS: Dayton Indy Lights Championship, Toyota Atlantic Championship.
CART SCHEDULE (All times Central): THURSDAY, JUNE 1 -
Atlantic Open Test,9-9:55 a.m.; Atlantic Open Test, 11:30 a.m.-12:25 p.m.; Indy Lights Open Test, 1:30-2:25 p.m.; Atlantic Open Test, 2:45-3:40 p.m.; Indy Lights Open Test, 4-4:55 p.m.
FRIDAY, JUNE 2 -
Atlantic practice, 8:30-9 a.m.; Indy Lights practice, 9:20-10 a.m.; CART practice (2 groups, 45 minutes each), 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Indy Lights practice, 1:10-1:40 p.m.; Atlantic practice, 2-2:30 p.m.; CART practice 2:45-4:15 p.m.; Atlantic qualifying,5:05-6 p.m.
SATURDAY, JUNE 3 - Indy Lights practice, 8:05-8:45 a.m.; Atlantic warm-up, 9-9:15 a.m.; CART practice (2 groups, 45 minutes each), 9:30-11:15 a.m.; Indy Lights qualifying, 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.; CART qualifying, 1:30-3 p.m.; Atlantic race, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, JUNE 4 - Indy Lights warm-up, 9:45-10 a..m; CART warm-up, 11-11:30 a.m.; Indy Lights race, 12:30.-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, 5:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, ESPN2; CART 2Day, 10:30 a.m. ET Sunday, ESPN2.
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Paul Tracy.
DEFENDING POLESITTER: Helio Castro-Neves.
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 - 1999, Paul Tracy, 128.029 miles per hour.
RACE ROUND: 6 of 20 in the FedEx Championship Series. FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINTS LEADERS: To be updated following Nazareth event..
NEXT EVENT: June 18, Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit, Detroit, Mich.
Paul Tracy of Team KOOL Green recorded his first FedEx Championship Series victory since 1997 when he recorded his 14th career triumph in the 1999 Miller Lite 225 at The Milwaukee Mile. Tracy (KOOL Honda Reynard) scored his second career victory at Milwaukee by finishing 5.880 seconds ahead of Greg Moore (Player's Forsythe Racing Team Mercedes Reynard). Tracy averaged 128.029 miles per hour while claiming his fourth podium finish in the past six events at Milwaukee. Third-place went to Gil de Ferran (Valvoline/Cummins Special Honda Reynard) following final resolution of a post-race review conducted by CART Stewards surrounding an incident on Lap 210. Both rookie Juan Montoya (Target Honda Reynard) and Patrick Carpentier (Player's Forsythe Racing Team Mercedes Reynard) were penalized one lap for passing under caution during the same incident. With 73 points, Montoya maintained the FedEx Championship Series championship lead following the seventh of 20 events. He was followed by Tracy's Team KOOL Green teammate, Dario Franchitti (KOOL Honda Reynard) with 71 and Moore with 69.
Vital Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour, 48 minutes, 49.169 seconds. Average Speed: 128.029 mph Margin of Victory: 5.880 seconds. Caution Flags: 6 for 39 laps. Lap Leaders: Juan Montoya 84, Jimmy Vasser 55, Paul Tracy 53, Michael Andretti 16, Helio Castroneves 14, Dario Franchitti 3.
MILWAUKEE RACE HISTORY (25 Events)
Year 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
Total Victories Total Pole Positions
Michael Andretti 5 Rick Mears 5 Tom Sneva 4 Gordon Johncock 3 Rick Mears 2 Johnny Rutherford 3 Al Unser Jr. 2 Michael Andretti 2 Paul Tracy 2 Raul Boesel 2 A.J. Foyt 1 Paul Tracy 2 Roger McCluskey 1 Teo Fabi 2 Bobby Unser 1 A.J. Foyt 1 Johnny Rutherford 1 Tom Bigelow 1 Mike Mosley 1 Roberto Guerrero 1 Gordon Johncock 1 Bobby Rahal 1 Mario Andretti 1 Patrick Carpentier 1 Nigel Mansell 1 Helio Castroneves 1 Greg Moore 1 Jimmy Vasser 1