<pre> FAST FACTS FOR THE MOLSON INDY WHAT: Molson Indy. WHERE: Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. WHEN: Friday-Sunday, July 13-15. SUPPORT EVENTS: Dayton Indy Lights Championship, Toyota Atlantic Championship, Barber Dodge...
<pre> FAST FACTS FOR THE MOLSON INDY
WHAT: Molson Indy.
WHERE: Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
WHEN: Friday-Sunday, July 13-15.
SUPPORT EVENTS: Dayton Indy Lights Championship, Toyota Atlantic Championship, Barber Dodge Pro Series, CASCAR.
CART SCHEDULE (All times local):
FRIDAY, JULY 13
Barber Dodge practice, 8-8:25 a.m. Indy Lights practice, 8:40-9:15 a.m. Champ Car practice, 9:30-11:15 a.m. Atlantic practice, 11:30-12:10 a.m. Champ Car practice, 1:30-3 p.m. Indy Lights qualifying, 3:15-3:45 p.m. Atlantic qualifying, 4-4:30 p.m. Barber Dodge qualifying, 4:45-5:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, JULY 14 - Atlantic qualifying, 8:45-9:15 a.m. Indy Lights practice, 9:30-10 a.m. Champ Car practice, 10:15-11:30 a.m. Barber Dodge qualifying, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Indy Lights qualifying, 1-1:30 p.m. Champ Car qualifying (2 groups/30 minutes each), 1:45-3 p.m. Atlantic race, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
SUNDAY, JULY 15 - Indy Lights warm-up, 8-8:15 a.m. Barber Dodge warm-up, 8:30-8:45 a.m. Champ Car warm-up, 9-9:30 a.m. Indy Lights race, 10:15-11:30 a.m. Grid Champ Cars, 12:15 p.m. Molson Indy, 1 p.m.
BROADCAST: TV-ESPN (live, 1 p.m. ET) RADIO-CART Radio Network INTERNET-www.cart.com .
PRE-RACE PROGRAMMING: Molson Indy pole qualifying, 5 p.m. ET Saturday, ESPN2 CART 2Day, 11 a.m. ET Sunday, ESPN2.
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Michael Andretti. DEFENDING POLESITTER: Helio Castroneves.
TRACK LAYOUT: 1.755-mile temporary road course. RACE LENGTH: 95 laps, 166.725 miles.
TRACK RECORDS: Qualifying (one lap) - 1999, Gil de Ferran, 110.565 mph (57.143 seconds) Race - 1999, Dario Franchitti, 85.897 mph.
RACE NUMBER: 10 of 21 in the FedEx Championship Series.
FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINTS LEADERS: 1. Kenny Brack, Team Rahal, 84 points 2. Helio Castroneves, Marlboro Team Penske, 70 3. Dario Franchitti, Team KOOL Green, 65 4. Gil de Ferran, Marlboro Team Penske, 56 5. Cristiano da Matta, Newman/Haas Racing, 55. </pre> INSTANT REPLAY
Michael Andretti of Newman/Haas Racing moved into sole possession of third place on the all-time Champ Car victory list when he captured the 2001 Molson Indy before a record-setting crowd of 72,976 at Toronto's Exhibition Place. Andretti (Big Kmart/Texaco/Havoline Ford Lola) snapped a tie with Al Unser by claiming his 40th Champ Car win overall, leaving him behind only A.J. Foyt (67) and Mario Andretti (52) on the career list. It was also his sixth win at Toronto, joining previous victories in 1989, '91, '92, '94 and '95. Andretti finished a comfortable 6.527 seconds ahead of runner-up Adrian Fernandez (Tecate/Quaker State/Patrick Racing Ford Reynard) while native Canadian Paul Tracy (KOOL Honda Reynard) of Team KOOL Green finished third. Andretti led 34 of 112 laps en route to the victory and trimmed 20 points off his 22-point deficit to series leader Roberto Moreno (Visteon Ford Reynard) of Patrick Racing when Moreno finished a scoreless 13th. Moreno left Toronto with a series-leading 90 points, followed by Andretti with 88 and Gil de Ferran (Marlboro Honda Reynard) of Marlboro Team Penske with 75. <pre> Vital Race Statistics
Time of Race: 2 hours, 2.313 seconds. Average Speed: 98.248 miles per hour. Margin of Victory: 6.527 seconds. Caution Flags: 2 for 7 laps. Lap Leaders: Cristiano da Matta, 73 laps; Michael Andretti, 34; Adrian Fernandez, 3; Roberto Moreno, 2.
TORONTO CART RACE HISTORY (15 EVENTS)
Year Race Winner Pole Winner 1986 Bobby Rahal Emerson Fittipaldi 1987 Emerson Fittipaldi Bobby Rahal 1988 Al Unser Jr. Danny Sullivan 1989 Michael Andretti Emerson Fittipaldi 1990 Al Unser Jr. Danny Sullivan 1991 Michael Andretti Michael Andretti 1992 Michael Andretti Bobby Rahal 1993 Paul Tracy Emerson Fittipaldi 1994 Michael Andretti Robby Gordon 1995 Michael Andretti Jacques Villeneuve 1996 Adrian Fernandez Andre Ribeiro 1997 Mark Blundell Dario Franchitti 1998 Alex Zanardi Dario Franchitti 1999 Dario Franchitti Gil de Ferran 2000 Michael Andretti Helio Castroneves
Michael Andretti 6 Al Unser Jr. 2 Bobby Rahal 1 Emerson Fittipaldi 1 Paul Tracy 1 Adrian Fernandez 1 Mark Blundell 1 Alex Zanardi 1 Dario Franchitti 1
All-time pole positions
Emerson Fittipaldi 3 Danny Sullivan 2 Bobby Rahal 2 Dario Franchitti 2 Michael Andretti 1 Robby Gordon 1 Jacques Villeneuve 1 Andre Ribeiro 1 Gil de Ferran 1 Helio Castroneves 1