IRL: Pikes Peak: Fast facts

Radisson Indy 225 Fast Facts WHAT: Radisson Indy 225; seventh race in 15-race 2002 Indy Racing League season WHERE: Pikes Peak International Raceway, 1-mile paved oval WHEN: 2 p.m. (MDT) Sunday, June 16 DISTANCE: 225 miles/225...

Radisson Indy 225
Fast Facts

WHAT:
Radisson Indy 225; seventh race in 15-race 2002 Indy Racing League season

WHERE:
Pikes Peak International Raceway, 1-mile paved oval

WHEN:
2 p.m. (MDT) Sunday, June 16

DISTANCE:
225 miles/225 laps

POSTED AWARDS:
More than $1 million

CARS:
Dallara and G Force chassis; Chevy Indy V8 and Infiniti Indy V8 3.5-liter engines; Firestone tires

2001 RACE WINNER:
Buddy Lazier

2001 INDY RACING LEAGUE CHAMPION:
Sam Hornish Jr.

2002 POINTS LEADER:
(as of June 1)
Helio Castroneves

TV:
(Pre-Race)
ESPN2 (live), Noon (EDT), June 16 "Indy Racing 2Day"

(Race)
ABC (live), 4 p.m. (EDT), June 16

RADIO:
(MBNA Pole Qualifying)
IMS Radio Network, 5:30 p.m. (EDT), June 15

(Race)
IMS Radio Network (live), 4 p.m. (EDT), June 16
Pre-race show starts at 3:30 p.m. (EDT)

SCHEDULE (all times local):

(Saturday, June 15)
10-11:30 a.m.: Practice (Two groups)
12:45-2:15 p.m.: Practice (Two groups)
3:45 p.m.: MBNA Pole Qualifying
5 p.m.: Autograph session

(Sunday, June 16)
9:30 a.m.: Final practice (all cars)
1 p.m.: Cars to grid
2 p.m.: Radisson Indy 225

THE TRACK:
1-mile tri-oval
Frontstraight: 1,510 feet
Backstraight: 1,350 feet
Turns: 1,209 feet
Width: 60-71 feet
Banking: Turns: 10 degrees; Frontstraight: 7 degrees; Backstraight: 3 degrees
Facility elevation: 5,357 feet above sea level

Pikes Peak International Raceway is located just south of Colorado Springs, Colo., near the community of Fountain. The facility includes 42,787 permanent grandstands seats along with 32 VIP suites. Construction began in April 1996, and the track plays hosts to NASCAR, USAC and AMA events throughout the year on both the tri-oval and 1.38-mile infield road course.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Buddy Lazier , Helio Castroneves , Sam Hornish Jr.