1999 Miller Lite 225

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United States   1999 Milwaukee
Race details
Race 7 of 20 in the 1999 CART season
Milwaukee Mile
Milwaukee Mile
Date June 6, 1999
Official name 1999 Miller Lite 225
Location Milwaukee Mile
West Allis, Wisconsin, West Allis, United States
Course Permanent oval course
1 mi / 1.6 km
Distance 225 laps, 225 mi / 362.102 km
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 89.6 °F (32.0 °C); wind speeds up to 25.1 miles per hour (40.4 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver Brazil Hélio Castro-Neves Hogan Racing
Time 21.931
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Hélio Castro-Neves Hogan Racing
Time 23.517 (on lap 10 of 225)
Podium
First Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green
Second Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing
Third Brazil Gil de Ferran Walker Racing

The 1999 Miller Lite 225 was the seventh round of the 1999 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on June 6, 1999 on the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin.

Report[edit]

Race[edit]

After taking his first career pole, Hélio Castro-Neves[2] led the early stages of the race but he then began to slow due to a boost failure and dropped back down the field and eventually retired. The lead went to Jimmy Vasser, but when he got stuck up behind traffic, he was passed by Dario Franchitti. Michael Andretti was charging up through the field, and soon took the lead for himself, until he ran over a crew member at the first round of pitstops. The crew member suffered minor injuries, but Andretti lost two laps in getting his car restarted, and another lap due to black flag. With Franchitti also penalized for running over an airhose and being sent to the back of the cars on the lead lap, Paul Tracy led, but before the stint was over, the Ganassi cars of Vasser and Juan Pablo Montoya both passed him. Montoya jumped Vasser at the next round of stops. They dominated most of the race after that, but Montoya had to pit for fuel with 15 laps left, and Vasser had to do the same 4 laps later. Tracy, helped by a caution period, was able to stretch his fuel and win ahead of Greg Moore, who was also able to do the same, and Gil de Ferran.

Classification[edit]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 225 1:48:49.169 6 20
2 99 Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 225 +5.880 3 16
3 5 Brazil Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 225 +6.456 16 14
4 12 United States Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 225 +7.937 2 12
5 40 Mexico Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 225 +9.929 18 10
6 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 225 +11.251 13 8
7 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 225 +12.578 4 6
8 17 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 225 +15.223 12 5
9 33 Canada Patrick Carpentier* Forsythe Racing 224 +1 Lap 8 4
10 4 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya* Chip Ganassi Racing 224 +1 Lap 5 3+1
11 25 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Arciero-Wells Racing 224 +1 Lap 7 2
12 18 Brazil Roberto Moreno PacWest Racing 223 +2 Laps 9 1
13 7 Italy Max Papis Team Rahal 222 +3 Laps 17
14 36 United States Alex Barron All American Racing 222 +3 Laps 10
15 6 United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 222 +3 Laps 11
16 19 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 222 +3 Laps 21
17 24 United States Scott Pruett Arciero-Wells Racing 222 +3 Laps 15
18 44 Brazil Tony Kanaan Forsythe Racing 221 +4 Laps 20
19 2 United States Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro Team Penske 221 +4 Laps 22
20 20 United States P. J. Jones Patrick Racing 219 +6 Laps 14
21 10 United States Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 219 +6 Laps 19
22 34 United States Dennis Vitolo Payton/Coyne Racing 212 +13 Laps 26
23 16 Japan Shigeaki Hattori Bettenhausen Racing 118 Contact 24
24 22 United States Robby Gordon Team Gordon 83 Electrical 23
25 8 United States Bryan Herta Team Rahal 81 Handling 25
26 9 Brazil Hélio Castro-Neves Hogan Racing 30 Turbo boost 1 1

Notes

  1. ^Patrick Carpentier and Juan Pablo Montoya were both penalized one lap for passing under yellow. This demoted Carpentier from 4th to 9th and Montoya from 6th to 10th.

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1 Field not aligned
2-7 Jones (20) spin
62-73 Debris on track
121-130 Hattori (16) contact
211-220 Moreno (18) spin

Lap Leaders[edit]

Laps Leader
1-14 Hélio Castro-Neves
15-46 Jimmy Vasser
47-49 Dario Franchitti
50-65 Michael Andretti
66-105 Paul Tracy
106-124 Jimmy Vasser
125-208 Juan Pablo Montoya
209-212 Jimmy Vasser
213-225 Paul Tracy
 
Driver Laps led
Juan Pablo Montoya 84
Jimmy Vasser 55
Paul Tracy 53
Michael Andretti 16
Hélio Castro-Neves 14
Dario Franchitti 3

Point standings after race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 73
2 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 71
3 Canada Greg Moore 69
4 United States Michael Andretti 61
5 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 61

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1999 Miller Lite 225 weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  2. ^ The hyphen was dropped in 2000.