IPS: IRL: Indy Racing League's connections to The Milwaukee Mile

Participants well-connected to "The Mile" WEST ALLIS, Wis., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003 -- Several drivers, owners, officials and teams in the IRL IndyCara Series and Infiniti Pro Series have had success at the historic Milwaukee Mile. Names like...

Participants well-connected to "The Mile"

WEST ALLIS, Wis., Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2003 -- Several drivers, owners, officials and teams in the IRL IndyCara Series and Infiniti Pro Series have had success at the historic Milwaukee Mile.

Names like Foyt, Rutherford, Unser, Andretti, Mears, Brack, Penske and Ganassi have won Indy-style events at the famous 1-mile oval.

A brief summary of IRL participant accomplishments at The Milwaukee Mile:

MICHAEL ANDRETTI (Co-owner, Andretti Green Racing):
* Scored Indy-style victories as a driver in 1986, '87, '91 and '92.
* Won poles for Indy-style events in 1986 and 1988.
* Won CART event in 1996.

KENNY BRACK (No. 15 Pioneer/Miller Lite Dallara/Honda/Firestone):
* Won CART event from the pole driving for Team Rahal in 2001.

A.J. FOYT (Owner, A.J. Foyt Racing; fields car for grandson A.J. Foyt IV):
* Won Indy-style races as a driver 1962, '64, '75 and '79.
* Wins in 1975 and 1979 came in cars Foyt owned.
* Won Indy-style poles in 1962, '65 (twice), '74 (twice) and '75.

CHIP GANASSI (Owner, Target Chip Ganassi Racing):
* Team scored CART wins with Jimmy Vasser (1998) and Juan Montoya (2000).
* Ganassi finished 11th in Indy-style event in 1984.

RICK MEARS (Infiniti Pro Series Driver Coach and Consultant):
* Scored Indy-style wins for Penske Racing in 1978, '88 and '89.
* Won Indy-style poles in 1982, '84, '89, '90 '91.

ROGER PENSKE (Owner, Penske Racing):
* Team has scored five Indy-style wins with Rick Mears (1978, '88, and '89), Bobby Unser (1980) and Al Unser Jr. (1994).
* Won five Indy-style poles with Rick Mears in 1982, '84, '89, '90 '91.
* Team won CART poles with Paul Tracy in 1997 and Helio Castroneves in 1999.

JOHNNY RUTHERFORD (IRL Special Projects):
* Won Indy-style events in 1974, '77 (twice) and '80.
* Won Indy-style poles in 1975, '76, '80, and '81.

AL UNSER (IRL Driver Coach and Consultant):
* Won Indy-style events in 1969, '70, '71 and '76.
* Won Indy-style poles in 1969 and '70.

AL UNSER JR. (No. 31 Corteco Dallara/Toyota/Firestone):
* Won Indy-style events in 1990 and '94.

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Series IndyCar , Indy Lights
Drivers Al Unser Jr. , Helio Castroneves , Jimmy Vasser , A.J. Foyt IV , Paul Tracy , Rick Mears , Bobby Unser , Chip Ganassi , A.J. Foyt
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , Team Penske