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Pep Boys Indy Racing League Radisson 200 At Pikes Peak International Raceway June 27, 1999 Car Driver Residence Car Name C/E/T ...

Pep Boys Indy Racing League Radisson 200 At Pikes Peak International Raceway June 27, 1999 Car Driver Residence Car Name C/E/T Entrant Chief Mechanic 2 Greg Ray Plano, Texas Glidden/Menards D/A/F Team Menard, Inc. John O'Gara 2T Greg Ray Plano, Texas Glidden/Menards D/A/F Team Menard, Inc. John O'Gara 3 Raul Boesel Curitiba, Brazil Brant Racing R&S MKV R/A/G Brant Racing Tony Kenter 3T Raul Boesel Curitiba, Brazil Brant Racing R&S MKV R/A/G Brant Racing Tony Kenter 4 Scott Goodyear Carmel, Ind. Pennzoil Panther G Force G/A/G Panther Racing Kevin Blanch 4T Scott Goodyear Carmel, Ind. Pennzoil Panther G Force G/A/G Panther Racing Kevin Blanch 6 Eliseo Salazar Santiago, Chile Nienhouse Motorsports Racing Special G/A/F Nienhouse Motorsports Don Basala 6T Eliseo Salazar Santiago, Chile Nienhouse Motorsports Racing Special G/A/F Nienhouse Motorsports Don Basala 7 Stephan Gregoire Indianapolis Mexmil/Tokheim/G Force G/A/F Dick Simon Racing Rich Simon 7T Stephan Gregoire Indianapolis Mexmil/Tokheim/G Force G/A/F Dick Simon Racing Rich Simon 8 Scott Sharp Carmel, Ind. Delphi Automotive Systems D/A/G Kelley Racing Mike Horvath 8T Scott Sharp Carmel, Ind. Delphi Automotive Systems D/A/G Kelley Racing Mike Horvath 9 Davey Hamilton Las Vegas Galles Racing Spinal Conquest D/A/G Galles Racing Darren Russell 9T Davey Hamilton Las Vegas Galles Racing Spinal Conquest D/A/G Galles Racing Darren Russell 11 Billy Boat Phoenix Harrah's A.J. Foyt Racing D/A/G A.J. Foyt Enterprises Craig Baranouski 11T Billy Boat Phoenix Harrah's A.J. Foyt Racing D/A/G A.J. Foyt Enterprises Craig Baranouski 12 Buzz Calkins Denver Bradley Food Marts/Sav-O-Mat G/A/F Bradley Motorsports Todd Tapply 12T Buzz Calkins Denver Bradley Food Marts/Sav-O-Mat D/A/F Bradley Motorsports Todd Tapply 14 Kenny Brack Karlstad, Sweden A.J. Foyt Power Team Racing D/A/G A.J. Foyt Enterprises Bill Spencer 14T Kenny Brack Karlstad, Sweden A.J. Foyt Power Team Racing D/A/G A.J. Foyt Enterprises Bill Spencer 20 Tyce Carlson Indianapolis Blueprint-Immke Racing D/A/F Blueprint-Immke Racing Jimmy Pinkley 20T Tyce Carlson Indianapolis Blueprint-Immke Racing D/A/F Blueprint-Immke Racing Jimmy Pinkley 21 Jeff Ward San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Yahoo!/MerchantOnline.com/Dallara/Olds D/A/G Pagan Racing Mitch Davis 21T Jeff Ward San Juan Capistrano, Calif. Yahoo!/MerchantOnline.com/Dallara/Olds D/A/G Pagan Racing Mitch Davis 22 TBA TBA ADT Security Systems D/A/G Tri Star Motorsports, Inc. Rob Grossman 22T TBA TBA ADT Security Systems D/A/G Tri Star Motorsports, Inc. Rob Grossman 28 Mark Dismore Greenfield, Ind. MCI WorldCom D/A/G Kelley Racing Ron Heck 28T Mark Dismore Greenfield, Ind. MCI WorldCom D/A/G Kelley Racing Ron Heck 30 Jimmy Kite Stockbridge, Ga. McCormack Motorsports G/A/F McCormack Motorsports Brad McCanless 30T Jimmy Kite Stockbridge, Ga. McCormack Motorsports G/A/F McCormack Motorsports Brad McCanless 33 Jaques Lazier (R) Vail, Colo. Truscelli Team Racing/Warner Bros. Studio Stores G/A/G Truscelli Team Racing Joe Wanninger 35 Steve Knapp Salem, Wis. Delco Remy/Microphonics/ThermoTech/ISM Racing G/A/G ISM Racing Chuck Buckman Jr. 35T Steve Knapp Salem, Wis. Delco Remy/Microphonics/ThermoTech/ISM Racing G/A/G ISM Racing Chuck Buckman Jr. 42 John Hollansworth Jr. (R) Dallas pcsave.com/Lycos D/A/F TeamXtreme Racing, LLC Rob Stark 42T John Hollansworth Jr. (R) Dallas pcsave.com/Lycos D/A/F TeamXtreme Racing, LLC Rob Stark 51 Eddie Cheever Jr. Orlando, Fla. The Children's Beverage Group/Team Cheever/Infiniti D/I/G Team Cheever Owen Snyder III 51T Eddie Cheever Jr. Orlando, Fla. The Children's Beverage Group/Team Cheever/Infiniti D/I/G Team Cheever Owen Snyder III 55 Robby McGehee (R) St. Louis Energizer Advanced Formula D/A/F Conti Racing Steve Fried 55T Robby McGehee (R) St. Louis Energizer Advanced Formula D/A/F Conti Racing Steve Fried 66 Scott Harrington (R) Indianapolis The CertainTeed Building Products Special D/A/F Harrington Motorsports Darrell Soppe 66T Scott Harrington (R) Indianapolis The CertainTeed Building Products Special D/I/F Harrington Motorsports Darrell Soppe 81 Robby Unser Albuquerque, N.M. PetroMoly/Team Pelfrey D/A/F Team Pelfrey John King 81T Robby Unser Albuquerque, N.M. PetroMoly/Team Pelfrey D/A/F Team Pelfrey John King 91 Buddy Lazier Vail, Colo. Delta Faucet/Coors Light/Hemelgarn Racing D/A/G Hemelgarn Racing Dennis LaCava 91T Buddy Lazier Vail, Colo. Delta Faucet/Coors Light/Hemelgarn Racing D/A/G Hemelgarn Racing Dennis LaCava 92 Johnny Unser Hailey, Idaho Tae-Bo/Delta Faucet/Hemelgarn Racing D/A/G Hemelgarn Racing Dennis LaCava 92T Johnny Unser Hailey, Idaho Tae-Bo/Delta Faucet/Hemelgarn Racing D/A/G Hemelgarn Racing Dennis LaCava 98 Donnie Beechler Springfield, Ill. Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce and Spices D/A/F Cahill Auto Racing, Inc. Kevin Hertle 98T Donnie Beechler Springfield, Ill. Big Daddy's BBQ Sauce and Spices D/A/F Cahill Auto Racing, Inc. Kevin Hertle 99 Sam Schmidt Las Vegas Sprint PCS G/A/F Treadway Racing, LLC Rick Hurford 99T Sam Schmidt Las Vegas Sprint PCS G/A/F Treadway Racing, LLC Rick Hurford

Legend: Chassis: D=Dallara, G=G Force, R=Riley & Scott. Engine: A=Oldsmobile Aurora, I=Nissan Infiniti. Tire: F=Firestone, G=Goodyear. R=Rookie. Issued: 06/16/99

Radisson 200 FAST FACTS WHAT: Third annual RADISSON 200 Fifth of 10 events in 1999 Pep Boys Indy Racing League season WHERE: Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, Colo. 1-mile tri-oval superspeedway WHEN: Noon (MDT) Sunday, June 27, 1999 DISTANCE: 200 miles/200 laps POSTED AWARDS: More than $1 million

CARS: Dallara, G Force and Riley & Scott chassis; Oldsmobile Aurora and Nissan Infiniti Indy engines; Firestone and Goodyear tires 1998 RACE WINNER: Kenny Brack 1998 PEP BOYS Kenny Brack INDY RACING LEAGUE CHAMPION: 1999 POINTS LEADER: Scott Goodyear TV: (Race) FOX Sports Net (live), 2 p.m. (EDT), June 27 Announcers: Jack Arute, Dave Calabro, Arie Luyendyk Pit reporters: Calvin Fish, Vince Welch (Qualifying) SpeedVision (live), 3 p.m. (EDT), June 26 Announcers: Jack Arute, Dave Calabro, Arie Luyendyk Pit reporters: Calvin Fish, Vince Welch RADIO: (Race) Indy Racing Radio Network (live), 2 p.m. (EDT) June 27. Pre-race show starts at 1:30 p.m. Area affiliates are KRDO-AM 1240, Colorado Springs, Colo., and KKFN-AM 950, Denver. Host: Mike King Analyst: Jim Guthrie Pit reporters: Mark Jaynes, Doug Rice. Backstretch reporter: Jerry Baker (Qualifying) Indy Racing Radio Network (taped), 5:30 p.m. (EDT) June 26. Area affiliates are KRDO-AM 1240, Colorado Springs, Colo.,and KKFN-AM 950, Denver. Host: Mike King Analyst: Jim Guthrie Pit reporters: Mark Jaynes, Doug Rice Backstretch reporter: Jerry Baker SCHEDULE (all times local): (Friday, June 25) 7 a.m.: Pep Boys Indy Racing League garage opens 10 a.m.-12:10 p.m.: Pep Boys Indy Racing League practice (Two groups) 3-4:45 p.m.: Pep Boys Indy Racing League practice (Two groups) 5-6 p.m.: Pep Boys Indy Racing League autograph session (Garage area) (Saturday, June 26) 7 a.m.: Pep Boys Indy Racing League garage opens 10:30 a.m.-noon: Pep Boys Indy Racing League practice (Two groups) 1-2:30 p.m.: Pep Boys Indy Racing League qualifications 5-5:30 p.m.: Pep Boys Indy Racing League final practice (Sunday, June 27) 7 a.m.: Pep Boys Indy Racing League garage opens 11 a.m.: Pep Boys Indy Racing League cars to grid Noon: Radisson 200 (200 miles/200 laps) TRACK RECORDS: (Qualifying) Billy Boat, 20.160 seconds, 178.571 mph, Aug. 15, 1998 (Race) Kenny Brack, 1 hour, 29 minutes, 52.649 seconds, Aug. 16, 1998 Average speed: 133.515 mph THE TRACK: 1-mile paved tri-oval Elevation of facility: 5,357 feet Frontstraight: 1,510 feet long, 65 feet wide, 7 degrees banking Backstraight: 1,350 feet long, 60 feet wide, 3 degrees banking Turns: 1,210 feet long, 71 feet wide, 10 degrees banking Pikes Peak International Raceway opened in the shadow of 14,110-foot Pikes Peak in June 1997. The 1,000-acre facility features a 1-mile oval and a 1.38-mile road course. There are 42,787 permanent grandstand seats. The facility also includes 31 luxury VIP suites and the Pikes Peak Club, a private club. Sanctioning bodies that conduct races at the scenic facility include the Pep Boys Indy Racing League, NASCAR, USAC and the AMA.

THE RACE: This Pep Boys Indy Racing League event has taken place annually at Pikes Peak International Raceway since 1997. 1996-97 Pep Boys Indy Racing League champion Tony Stewart earned the first victory of his Pep Boys Indy Racing League career at this event on June 29, 1997. Scott Sharp won the PPG Pole. 1998 Pep Boys Indy Racing League and 1999 Indianapolis 500 champion Kenny Brack won this event on August 16, 1998. Brack's teammate Billy Boat won the PPG Pole for the 1998 Radisson 200, the third of six poles Boat won on his way to claiming the 1998 PPG Pole Master award. RACE NOTES: All Pep Boys Indy Racing League drivers are hoping to win the Radisson 200, not only for the victory but more so for the road ahead. All previous Radisson 200 winners have gone on to claim the Pep Boys Indy Racing League championship in the same year as their win at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Tony Stewart won the inaugural Radisson 200 on June 29, 1997 and was crowned the 1996-97 series champion later that year. 1998 Pep Boys Indy Racing League champion Kenny Brack finished first in the Radisson 200 on August 16, 1998, the second of three victories that led to his season title. 1998 Radisson 200 PPG Pole winner Billy Boat hopes to hit the jackpot at Pikes Peak International Raceway in the Harrah's A.J. Foyt Racing Dallara/Aurora/Goodyear. Harrah's Entertainment Inc. recently announced a three-year, exclusive multimillion-dollar agreement with A.J. Foyt Enterprises, Inc., becoming the first casino company to serve as a title sponsor in professional motorsports. Harrah's Entertainment, the most recognized and respected name in the casino entertainment industry, operates 18 casinos nationwide under the Harrah's, Showboat and Rio brand names, and Star City casino in Sydney, Australia. This race has a strong Colorado connection. 1998 Indianapolis 500 winner Eddie Cheever Jr. formerly lived in Aspen. 1996 Indianapolis 500 winner Buddy Lazier lives in Vail, along with his brother Jaques, a Pep Boys Indy Racing League rookie. Jaques will drive the Warner Bros. Studio Stores entry for Truscelli Team Racing, based in Colorado Springs, Colo. Joe Truscelli, team owner, lives in Colorado Springs and is the president and chief executive officer of Electronic Data Submission Systems, a healthcare electronic data interchange company. Buzz Calkins, winner of the inaugural Pep Boys Indy Racing League event in January 1996 at Orlando, Fla., lives in Denver and is a graduate of the University of Colorado with degrees in economics and history.

Three Indianapolis 500 winners are entered in this event: 1999 champion Kenny Brack, 1998 champion Eddie Cheever Jr. and 1996 champion Buddy Lazier. One of the most famous names in Pikes Peak racing history will return to compete in this area, this time at PPIR. Robby Unser, son of three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser, will drive the PetroMoly-Team Pelfrey entry in this year's Radisson 200. Unser, 1998 Sprint PCS Rookie of the Year, is an eight-time winner of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Robby's cousin, Johnny Unser, also is driving in this event. Four Pep Boys Indy Racing League Rookies are entered in this event: Scott Harrington, John Hollansworth Jr., Jaques Lazier and Robby McGehee. Hollansworth was the fastest rookie to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 this year. McGehee was named Bank One Rookie of the Year at the Indianapolis 500 after finishing fifth. SERIES NOTES: Scott Goodyear enters the Radisson 200 as the Pep Boys Indy Racing League points leader. Goodyear regained the lead after his victory in the Longhorn 500 presented by MCI WorldCom at Texas Motor Speedway in the Pennzoil Panther G Force/Aurora/Goodyear. Goodyear took the points lead for the first time after winning the MCI WorldCom 200 at Phoenix International Raceway in March. Goodyear has proven himself as a leader throughout the 1999 season, leading in three of the four league events this season for a total of 213 laps, the most of any driver. All engines in the Pep Boys Indy Racing League are required to operate at a maximum of 10,000 rpm. Leo Mehl, executive director of the Pep Boys Indy Racing League, made this announcement at a press conference during the Indianapolis 500. The rule was instituted for the Longhorn 500 presented by MCI WorldCom on June 12 at Texas Motor Speedway and continues throughout the remainder of the 1999 season. This follows the reduction in rpm from 10,500 in 1998 to 10,300 at the beginning of 1999. The required reduction in rpm, controlled by a "rev limiter," will result in reduced speeds produced by the Indy Racing cars without jeopardizing handling. Engine revs are controlled electronically by Pep Boys Indy Racing League technical officials. Teams are not capable of manipulating the "rev limiters." One official can program an engine's electronic control unit in approximately five minutes.

Source: IMS/IRL

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Tony Stewart , Buzz Calkins , Robby McGehee , Greg Ray , Eddie Cheever , Eliseo Salazar , Buddy Lazier , Stephan Gregoire , Jeff Ward , Davey Hamilton , Scott Sharp , Arie Luyendyk , Billy Boat , Mark Dismore , Jim Guthrie , Scott Goodyear , Jaques Lazier  , Jimmy Kite , Raul Boesel , Donnie Beechler , Kenny Brack , Calvin Fish , Sam Schmidt , Bobby Unser , Steve Knapp , Tyce Carlson , Scott Harrington , Johnny Unser , Robby Unser , Dick Simon , A.J. Foyt , John King
Teams A.J. Foyt Enterprises , Panther Racing