1999 Budweiser/G.I. Joe's 200

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United States   1999 Portland
Race details
Race 8 of 20 in the 1999 CART season
Portland International Raceway
Portland International Raceway
Date June 20, 1999
Official name 1999 Budweiser/G.I. Joe's 200
Location Portland International Raceway
Portland, Oregon, United States
Course Permanent road course
1.967 mi / 3.17 km
Distance 98 laps, 192.766 mi / 310.66 km
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing
Time 58.193
Fastest lap
Driver United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing
Time 59.749 (on lap 91 of 98)
Podium
First Brazil Gil de Ferran Walker Racing
Second Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing
Third United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green

The 1999 Budweiser/G.I. Joe's 200 was the eighth round of the 1999 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on June 20, 1999 on the Portland International Raceway in Portland, Oregon.

Report[edit]

Race[edit]

Searching for his first career win, Hélio Castro-Neves took the lead at the start by going around the outside of polesitter Juan Pablo Montoya in Turn 1. Castro-Neves and Montoya built a gap to the rest of the field and raced on their own in the first stint, with Montoya taking the lead at the first round of pit stops. Castro-Neves stayed with him until an electrical failure slowed him down and ultimately made him retire. This left Montoya with a big lead, but a caution due to Richie Hearn's spin erased it, and Montoya then threw away the lead entirely by spinning at the restart. Gil de Ferran took the lead, but Montoya soon passed him and regained it back, but a slower second pit stop handed the lead back to de Ferran, with Montoya third behind Paul Tracy. Montoya immediately took second from Tracy, with Dario Franchitti coming up to third. While Montoya, Franchitti, Tracy and others were conserving fuel, de Ferran went flat out and built up a big enough lead to make a third pit stop for fuel and come out in front of Montoya. He took his first win in three years, with Montoya holding off Franchitti for second.

Classification[edit]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Brazil Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 98 1:47:44.560 3 20+1
2 4 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing 98 +4.393 1 16+1
3 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 98 +4.996 12 14
4 40 Mexico Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 98 +13.568 5 12
5 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 98 +20.293 6 10
6 8 United States Bryan Herta Team Rahal 98 +27.931 4 8
7 18 Brazil Roberto Moreno PacWest Racing 98 +28.450 11 6
8 7 Italy Max Papis Team Rahal 98 +30.068 10 5
9 33 Canada Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 98 +30.388 8 4
10 6 United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 98 +41.911 14 3
11 25 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Arciero-Wells Racing 98 +41.917 15 2
12 12 United States Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 98 +43.385 7 1
13 99 Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 98 +44.888 13
14 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 98 +52.044 9
15 44 Brazil Tony Kanaan Forsythe Racing 98 +59.048 17
16 2 United States Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro Team Penske 98 +59.689 26
17 22 United States Robby Gordon Team Gordon 98 +59.973 20
18 3 Brazil Tarso Marques Marlboro Team Penske 97 +1 Lap 18
19 15 United States Memo Gidley Walker Racing 97 +1 Lap 25
20 19 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 96 +2 Laps 24
21 20 United States P. J. Jones Patrick Racing 95 +3 Laps 23
22 10 United States Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 95 +3 Laps 21
23 71 Brazil Luiz Garcia, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 95 +3 Laps 27
24 24 United States Scott Pruett Arciero-Wells Racing 43 Engine 19
25 17 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 42 Turbo 16
26 9 Brazil Hélio Castro-Neves Hogan Racing 40 Electrical 2
27 36 Brazil Gualter Salles All American Racing 10 Engine 22
28 16 Japan Shigeaki Hattori Bettenhausen Racing 8 Retired 28

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
47-50 Hearn (10) spin
51-53 Montoya (4) spin
59-61 Jones (20) spin

Lap Leaders[edit]

Laps Leader
1-30 Hélio Castro-Neves
31-50 Juan Pablo Montoya
51-54 Gil de Ferran
55-59 Juan Pablo Montoya
60-98 Gil de Ferran
 
Driver Laps led
Gil de Ferran 43
Hélio Castro-Neves 30
Juan Pablo Montoya 25

Point standings after race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 90
2 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 85
3 Brazil Gil de Ferran 71
4 Canada Greg Moore 69
5 Mexico Adrián Fernández 65

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