CHAMPCAR/CART: Portland fast facts

<pre> FAST FACTS FOR THE FREIGHTLINER/G.I. JOE'S 200 PRESENTED BY TEXACO WHAT: Freightliner/G.I. Joe's 200 Presented by Texaco. WHERE: Portland International Raceway, Portland, Ore. WHEN: Friday-Sunday, June 22-24. SUPPORT EVENTS:...


WHAT: Freightliner/G.I. Joe's 200 Presented by Texaco. WHERE: Portland International Raceway, Portland, Ore. WHEN: Friday-Sunday, June 22-24.

SUPPORT EVENTS: Dayton Indy Lights Championship, NASCAR Raybestos Northwest Tour, Satsystems Shifter Kart Challenge.

CART SCHEDULE (All times Pacific):

FRIDAY, JUNE 22 Champ Car practice, 9:30-11:15 a.m. Indy Lights practice, 11:30-12:10 p.m. Champ Car practice, 1:45-3:15 p.m Indy Lights qualifying, 3:30-4 p.m. CART Fan Appreciation Activity, 4:15-4:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, JUNE 23 Indy Lights practice, 9-9:40 a.m. Champ Car practice, 10-11:15 a.m. Indy Lights qualifying, 12:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Champ Car qualifying (2 groups/30 minutes each), 1:45-3 p.m.

SUNDAY, JUNE 24 Indy Lights warm-up, 8:30-8:45 a.m. Champ Car warm-up, 9-9:30 a.m. Indy Lights race, 10:45 a.m. Grid Champ Cars, 12:15 p.m. Freightliner/G.I. Joe's 200 Presented by Texaco 1 p.m.

BROADCAST: TV-ESPN (Live, 4 p.m., ET). RADIO-CART Radio Network. INTERNET- .

PRE-RACE PROGRAMMING: Freightliner/G.I. Joe's 200 Presented by Texaco/Havoline pole qualifying, 7 p.m. ET Saturday, ESPN2; CART 2Day, 11 a.m. ET Sunday, ESPN2.


TRACK LAYOUT: 1.969-mile permanent road course. RACE LENGTH: 98 laps, 192.962 miles. TRACK RECORDS: Qualifying (one lap)-2000, Helio Castroneves, 122.768 mph (57.738 seconds). Race-2000, Gil de Ferran, 107.457 mph.

RACE ROUND: 8 of 21 in the FedEx Championship Series.

FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINTS LEADERS: 1. Kenny Brack, Team Rahal, 74 points 2. Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, 69 3. Michael Andretti, Team Motorola, 48 4. Cristiano da Matta, Newman/Haas Racing, 46 5. Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, 44.

NEXT EVENT: July 1, The Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by Firstar, Cleveland, Ohio.


Gil de Ferran of Marlboro Team Penske became the first FedEx Championship Series driver of the 2000 season to win two events when he successfully defended his championship in the Freightliner/G.I. Joe's 200 Presented by Texaco at Portland International Raceway. De Ferran (Marlboro Honda Reynard) coupled an earlier victory on the one-mile Nazareth Speedway oval with a win on the 1.969-mile road course to break a run which had seen a series-record seven different winners in the season's first seven events. His performance keyed the first podium sweep by Braxilian drivers in CART history as countrymen Roberto Moreno (Visteon Ford Reynard) and Christian Fittipaldi (Big Kmart/Route 66 Ford Lola) finished second and third, respectively. De Ferran led 23 laps, including the final eight, while finishing 2.625 seconds ahead of Moreno. He averaged 109.564 miles per hour for the 220.528-mile event. The runner-up finish allowed Moreno to take the FedEx Championship Series lead for the first time in his career. He exited with 68 points and a one-point advantage over de Ferran, while Paul Tracy (KOOL Honda Reynard) of Team KOOL Green stood third with 59.

Vital Race Statistics

Time of Race: 2 hours, 46.002 seconds. Average Speed: 109.564 miles per hour. Margin of Victory: 2.625 seconds. Caution Flags: 1 for 3 laps. Lap Leaders: Helio Castroneves, 85 laps; Gil de Ferran, 23; Roberto Moreno, 4.


Year    Race Winner             Pole Winner
1984    Al Unser Jr.            Mario Andretti
1985    Mario Andretti          Danny Sullivan
1986    Mario Andretti          Emerson Fittipaldi
1987    Bobby Rahal             Roberto Guerrero
1988    Danny Sullivan          Danny Sullivan
1989    Emerson Fittipaldi      Teo Fabi
1990    Michael Andretti        Danny Sullivan
1991    Michael Andretti        Emerson Fittipaldi
1992    Michael Andretti        Emerson Fittipaldi
1993    Emerson Fittipaldi      Nigel Mansell
1994    Al Unser Jr.            Al Unser Jr.
1995    Al Unser Jr.            Jacques Villeneuve
1996    Alex Zanardi            Alex Zanardi
1997    Mark Blundell           Scott Pruett
1998    Alex Zanardi            Bryan Herta
1999    Gil de Ferran           Juan Montoya
2000    Gil de Ferran           Helio Castroneves

All-time victories All-time pole positions

Michael Andretti        3       Danny Sullivan          3
Al Unser Jr.            3       Emerson Fittipaldi      3
Mario Andretti          2       Mario Andretti          1
Emerson Fittipaldi      2       Roberto Guerrero        1
Alex Zanardi            2       Teo Fabi                1
Gil de Ferran           2       Nigel Mansell           1
Bobby Rahal             1       Al Unser Jr.            1
Danny Sullivan          1       Jacques Villeneuve      1
Mark Blundell           1       Alex Zanardi            1
Scott Pruett            1       Bryan Herta             1
Juan Montoya            1       Helio Castroneves       1


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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Al Unser Jr. , Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Roberto Guerrero , Roberto Moreno , Bobby Rahal , Christian Fittipaldi , Paul Tracy , Alex Zanardi , Bryan Herta , Kenny Brack , Nigel Mansell , Scott Pruett , Mark Blundell , Mario Andretti , Danny Sullivan , Emerson Fittipaldi , Teo Fabi , Cristiano da Matta
Teams Team Penske