IRL: Richmond: Fast facts

SunTrust Indy Challenge FAST FACTS WHAT: SunTrust Indy Challenge; eighth race in 15-race 2002 Indy Racing League season WHERE: Richmond International Raceway, 3/4-mile paved oval WHEN: 7:30 p.m. (EDT) Saturday, June 29 DISTANCE: 187.5 ...

SunTrust Indy Challenge

FAST FACTS

WHAT:
SunTrust Indy Challenge; eighth race in 15-race 2002 Indy Racing League season

WHERE:
Richmond International Raceway, 3/4-mile paved oval

WHEN:
7:30 p.m. (EDT) Saturday, June 29

DISTANCE:
187.5 miles/250 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

2002 POINTS LEADER:
Helio Castroneves

TV:
(Pre-Race)
ESPN2 (live), 7 p.m. (EDT), June 29
"Indy Racing 2Day"

(Race)
ESPN (live), 7:30 p.m. (EDT), June 29

RADIO:
(Race)
IMS Radio Network (live), 7:30 p.m. (EDT), June 29
Pre-race show starts at 7 p.m. (EDT)

SCHEDULE (all times local):

Friday, June 28
Noon-1:30 p.m.: Practice (Two groups)
2:15-3:45 p.m.: Practice (Two groups)
6:30 p.m.: MBNA Pole Qualifying

Saturday, June 29
2:30 p.m.: Final practice (all cars)
6:30 p.m.: Cars to grid
7:30 p.m.: SunTrust Indy Challenge

THE TRACK:
3/4-mile D-shaped oval
Frontstraight: 1,290 feet
Backstraight: 860 feet
Width: 60 feet
Banking: Turns: 14 degrees; Frontstraight: 8 degrees; Backstraight: 2 degrees

-- Richmond International Raceway was originally a half-mile oval that began playing host to dirt races in the 1940s. The surface was paved in 1968 and the present racing facility was redesigned in September 1988 and reconstructed on the site of the half-mile track. The raceway has played host to the NASCAR Winston Cup Series since 1953 and has 94,030 permanent grandstand seats and 34 skybox suites.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves