CHAMPCAR/CART: Road America Fact Sheet

Texaco/Havoline 200 WHAT: Texaco/Havoline 200 WHERE: Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin WHEN: Friday-Sunday, Aug. 14-16 SUPPORT EVENTS: KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship, Barber Dodge Pro Series, NTB Trans-Am Championship ...

Texaco/Havoline 200

WHAT: Texaco/Havoline 200

WHERE: Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

WHEN: Friday-Sunday, Aug. 14-16

SUPPORT EVENTS: KOOL/Toyota Atlantic Championship, Barber Dodge Pro Series, NTB Trans-Am Championship

SCHEDULE:(All times CDT)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14 Atlantic practice,. 9:40-10:10 a.m. CART practice, 10:30 a.m.-noon CART qualifying, 2:30-3:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 CART practice, 9-10:15 a.m. Atlantic qualifying, 11:15-11:45 a.m. CART qualifying, 12:45-2 p.m.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 Atlantic warm up, 8:50-9:15 a.m. CART warm up, 10:30-11 a.m. Atlantic race, 12:15-1:15 p.m. Texaco/Havoline 200, 2:30 p.m.

BROADCAST:TV-(ESPN, live, 3:30 p.m. EDT, and in 195 countries worldwide). RADIO-CART Radio Network (WCUB, 980 AM).

PRE-RACE PROGRAMMING:: Texaco/Havoline 200 pole qualifying, 5 p.m. ET Saturday, ESPN2; CART 2Day, 3 p.m. ET Sunday, ESPN2

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Alex Zanardi

DEFENDING POLESITTER: Mauricio Gugelmin

TRACK LAYOUT: 4.048-mile permanent road course

RACE LENGTH: 50 laps, 202.4 miles

TRACK RECORDS: Qualifying (one lap) - 1997, Mauricio Gugelmin, 142.342 mph (1 minute, 42.540 seconds). Race (202.4 miles) - 1997, Alex Zanardi, 102.995 mph

RACE ROUND: 14 of 19 in the FedEx Championship Series.

PPG CUP POINT LEADERS: 1. Alex Zanardi, 190 points; 2. Jimmy Vasser, 122; 3. Greg Moore, 118; 4. Adrian Fernandez, 110; 5. Michael Andretti, 92; 6. Scott Pruett, 92

LAST YEARS RACE

Alex Zanardi (Target Reynard Honda) earned his third consecutive victory and his fourth in the previous five FedEx Championship Series events when he drove to victory in the 1997 Texaco/Havoline 200 at Road America. Zanardi took the lead from Mark Blundell (Motorola PacWest Mercedes) on the 36th of 50 laps and finished 6.148 seconds ahead of polesitter Mauricio Gugelmin (Hollywood PacWest Mercedes), Blundell's PacWest Racing Group teammate.

Zanardi averaged 102.995 miles per hour en route to victory in the event, the start of which was delayed more than two hours by rain. Gil de Ferran (Valvoline/Cummins Special Reynard Honda) finished third, 10.748 seconds behind Zanardi, whose three consecutive victories marked the ninth time in CART history that a driver had accomplished that feat. Zanardi's victory added to his PPG Cup points lead, which stood at 168-130 over de Ferran exiting the event. Paul Tracy (Marlboro Penske Mercedes) was third with 121 points.

Vital Race Statistics

Time of Race: 1 hour, 57 minutes, 54.544 seconds

Average Speed: 102.995 mph

Margin of Victory: 6.148 seconds

Caution Flags: 6 for 13 laps

Lap Leaders: Mark Blundell, 23 laps; Alex Zanardi, 15; Mauricio Gugelmin, 8; Bryan Herta 4

Texaco/Havoline 200 Race History

(16 Events)

Year   Race Winner           Pole Winner
1982   Hector Rebaque        Rick Mears
1983   Mario Andretti        Mario Andretti
1984   Mario Andretti        Mario Andretti
1985   Jacques Villeneuve*   Danny Sullivan
1986   Emerson Fittipaldi    Bobby Rahal
1987   Mario Andretti        Mario Andretti
1988   Emerson Fittipaldi    Danny Sullivan
1989   Danny Sullivan        Danny Sullivan
1990   Michael Andretti      Danny Sullivan
1991   Michael Andretti      Bobby Rahal
1992   Emerson Fittipaldi    Paul Tracy
1993   Paul Tracy            Paul Tracy
1994   Jacques Villeneuve    Paul Tracy
1995   Jacques Villeneuve    Jacques Villeneuve
1996   Michael Andretti      Alex Zanardi
1997   Alex Zanardi          Mauricio Gugelmin

*Uncle of 1995 PPG Cup champion Jacques Villeneuve

TOTAL VICTORIES

Mario Andretti 3 Emerson Fittipaldi 3 Michael Andretti 3 Jacques Villeneuve 2 Hector Rebaque 1 Jacques Villeneuve* 1 Danny Sullivan 1 Paul Tracy 1 Alex Zanardi 1

TOTAL POLE POSITIONS

Danny Sullivan      4
Mario Andretti      3
Paul Tracy          3
Bobby Rahal         2
Rick Mears          1
Jacques Villeneuve  1
Alex Zanardi        1
Mauricio Gugelmin   1

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Adrian Fernandez , Bobby Rahal , Paul Tracy , Alex Zanardi , Mauricio Gugelmin , Bryan Herta , Scott Pruett , Mark Blundell , Mario Andretti , Rick Mears , Danny Sullivan , Emerson Fittipaldi , Hector Rebaque , Greg Moore