IPS: IRL: Nashville: Fast facts

WHAT: Firestone Indy 200 Indy Racing League: 10th race in 15-race 2002 season Infiniti Pro Series: Second race in seven-race 2002 season WHERE: Nashville Superspeedway, 1.33-mile concrete oval WHEN: Indy Racing League: 7:30 p.m. (CDT), ...

WHAT:
Firestone Indy 200

Indy Racing League:
10th race in 15-race 2002 season

Infiniti Pro Series:
Second race in seven-race 2002 season

WHERE:
Nashville Superspeedway, 1.33-mile concrete oval

WHEN:
Indy Racing League:
7:30 p.m. (CDT), Saturday, July 20

Infiniti Pro Series:
3:30 p.m. (CDT), Saturday, July 20

DISTANCE:
Indy Racing League:
200 laps/266 miles

Infiniti Pro Series:
77 laps/102 miles

POSTED AWARDS:
Indy Racing League:
More than $1 million

Infiniti Pro Series:
$100,000

CARS:
Indy Racing League:
Dallara and G Force chassis; Chevy Indy V8 and Infiniti Indy V8 engines; Firestone tires

Infiniti Pro Series:
Dallara chassis; Infiniti Q45 engines; Firestone tires

2001 RACE WINNER:
Indy Racing League:
Buddy Lazier

Infiniti Pro Series:
Inaugural event

2001 SERIES CHAMPION:
Indy Racing League:
Sam Hornish Jr.

Infiniti Pro Series:
First season

2002 POINTS LEADER:
Indy Racing League:
Helio Castroneves

Infiniti Pro Series:
A.J. Foyt IV

TV:
Indy Racing League:
Pre-race: ESPN2 (live), "Indy Racing 2Day," 8 p.m. (EDT), July 20
Race: ESPN2 (live), 8:30 p.m. (EDT), July 20

Infiniti Pro Series:
Highlights: ESPN2, 6 p.m. (EDT), Aug. 8; ESPN2

RADIO:
Indy Racing League:
Pre-race: IMS Radio Network (live), 8 p.m. (EDT), July 20
Race: IMS Radio Network (live), 8:30 p.m. (EDT), July 20
Area affiliate: WAKM-AM 950, Franklin, Tenn.

SCHEDULE (all times local):

Friday, July 19
11-11:45 a.m. Infiniti Pro Series practice
Noon-1:30 p.m. Indy Racing League practice (two groups)
1:45-2:15 p.m. Infiniti Pro Series practice
2:30-4 p.m. Indy Racing League practice (two groups)
4:15 p.m. Infiniti Pro Series qualifying
5:30 p.m. Indy Racing League MBNA Pole Qualifying
9-9:20 p.m. Final Infiniti Pro Series practice

Saturday, July 20
2:30 p.m. Indy Racing League final practice (all cars)
3:15 p.m. Grid Infiniti Pro Series cars
3:30 p.m. Infiniti Pro Series race (77 laps/102 miles)
6:30 p.m. Grid IRL cars
7:30 p.m. Firestone Indy 200 (200 laps/266 miles) ESPN2 (live)

THE TRACK:
1.33-mile concrete oval; 55 feet wide (minimum)
Frontstraight: 2,494 feet banked at 9 degrees
Backstraight: 2,203 feet banked at 6 degrees
Turns: 1,220 feet banked at 14 degrees

Ground was broken on Nashville Superspeedway in August 1999, and the facility includes 3,000 acres of which 1,200 have been developed. The track, owned by Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc., is one of three concrete ovals in the United States, the others being Dover Downs and Bristol Motor Speedway. The facility has 50,000 seats (25,000 permanent, 25,000 temporary) and 24 luxury suites. Ken Schrader won an ARCA event on April 13, 2001, the first race at the new facility.

-irl-

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series IndyCar , Indy Lights
Drivers Ken Schrader , Buddy Lazier , Helio Castroneves , A.J. Foyt IV , Sam Hornish Jr.