CHAMPCAR/CART: Vancouver fast facts

<pre> FAST FACTS FOR THE MOLSON INDY VANCOUVER WHAT: Molson Indy Vancouver. WHERE: Concord Pacific Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. WHEN: Friday-Sunday, Sept. 1-3. SUPPORT EVENTS: Dayton Indy Lights Championship; Barber ...

<pre> FAST FACTS FOR THE MOLSON INDY VANCOUVER

WHAT: Molson Indy Vancouver.

WHERE: Concord Pacific Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

WHEN: Friday-Sunday, Sept. 1-3.

SUPPORT EVENTS: Dayton Indy Lights Championship; Barber Dodge Pro Series; SCCBC Invitational.

CART SCHEDULE (All times PDT):

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 - Indy Lights practice,9:30-10:10 a.m.; Champ Car practice, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Indy Lights qualifying, 12:55-1:25 p.m.; Champ Car qualifying, 2:30-3:45 p.m.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 - 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, 1:45-3 p.m.; Atlantic race, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 - Indy Lights warm-up, 8:25-8:40 a.m.; Champ Car warm-up, 9-9:30 a.m.; Indy Lights race, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Grid Champ Cars, 12:15 p.m.; Molson Indy Vancouver, 1 p.m.

BROADCAST: TV-(ABC-TV, 4 p.m. EDT and in 205 countries worldwide).

RADIO-CART Radio Network. INTERNET - www.cart.com .

PRE-RACE PROGRAMMING: Molson Indy Vancouver pole qualifying, 1:30 a.m. ET Sunday, ESPN2; CART 2Day, 10:30 a.m. ET Sunday, ESPN2.

DEFENDING CHAMPION: Juan Montoya.

DEFENDING POLESITTER: Juan Montoya.

TRACK LAYOUT: 1.781-mile temporary street circuit.

RACE LENGTH: 90 laps, 160.29 miles.

TRACK RECORDS: Qualifying (one lap) - 1999, Juan Montoya, 105.730 mph (1 minute, 0.641 seconds). Race - 1999, Juan Montoya, 65.279 mph.

RACE NUMBER: 15 of 20 in the FedEx Championship Series.

FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINTS LEADERS: 1. Michael Andretti, 125 points; 2. Roberto Moreno, 112; 3. Gil de Ferran, 106; 4. Adrian Fernandez, 103; 5. Kenny Brack, 102.

INSTANT REPLAY

Juan Montoya of Target Chip Ganassi Racing recorded his third consecutive FedEx Championship Series victory and his seventh of the season by winning the Molson Indy Vancouver before a rain-drenched crowd of 60,938 at Concord Pacific Place. Montoya (Target Honda Reynard) scored the maximum 22 championship points by winning from the pole and leading the most race laps, 73 of 74, while finishing 7.585 seconds ahead of Patrick Carpentier (Player's Forsythe Racing Team Mercedes Reynard). Carpentier's runner-up performance was the best for a Canadian driver in the 10-year history of the Molson Indy Vancouver. Inclement weather conditions held the average speed for the event to 65.279 miles per hour, and the first 10 laps were run under caution due to a rain-soaked track. Third place went to Jimmy Vasser (Target Honda Reynard), Montoya's Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, whose effort matched a season best established at Chicago. Montoya exited Vancouver with 194 points and the championship lead, followed by Dario Franchitti (KOOL Honda Reynard) of Team KOOL Green, with 171 and Michael Andretti (Kmart/Texaco/Havoline Ford Lola) of Newman/Haas Racing, with 124.

Vital Race Statistics

Time of race: 2 hours, 1 minute, 8.183 seconds. Average speed: 65.279 miles per hour. Margin of victory: 7.585 seconds. Caution flags: 7 for 34 laps. Lap leaders: Juan Montoya, 73 laps; Paul Tracy, 1.

VANCOUVER RACE HISTORY (10 Events)

Year    Race Winner                     Pole Winner
1990    Al Unser Jr                     Michael Andretti
1991    Michael Andretti                Michael Andretti
1992    Michael Andretti                Michael Andretti
1993    Al Unser Jr.                    Scott Goodyear
1994    Al Unser Jr.                    Robby Gordon
1995    Al Unser Jr.                    Jacques Villeneuve 
1996    Michael Andretti                Alex Zanardi
1997    Mauricio Gugelmin               Alex Zanardi
1998    Dario Franchitti                Dario Franchitti
1999    Juan Montoya                    Juan Montoya

All-time victories

Al Unser Jr.                            4
Michael Andretti                        3
Mauricio Gugelmin                       1
Dario Franchitti                        1
Juan Montoya                            1

All-time pole positions

Michael Andretti                        3
Alex Zanardi                            2
Scott Goodyear                          1
Robby Gordon                            1
Jacques Villeneuve                      1
Dario Franchitti                        1
Juan Montoya                            1
                                                

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Jacques Villeneuve , Robby Gordon , Al Unser Jr. , Scott Goodyear , Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Adrian Fernandez , Roberto Moreno , Patrick Carpentier , Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti , Alex Zanardi , Mauricio Gugelmin , Kenny Brack , Al Unser Sr. , Chip Ganassi
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing