1999 Texaco/Havoline 200

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United States   1999 Road America
Race details
Race 10 of 20 in the 1999 CART season
Road America
Road America
Date July 11, 1999
Official name 1999 Texaco/Havoline 200
Location Road America
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, United States
Course Permanent road course
4.048 mi / 6.515 km
Distance 55 laps, 222.64 mi / 358.325 km
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing
Time 1:40.206
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Hélio Castro-Neves Hogan Racing
Time 1:41.984 (on lap 24 of 55)
Podium
First Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing
Second United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing
Third Mexico Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing

The 1999 Texaco/Havoline 200 was the tenth round of the 1999 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on July 11, 1999 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Report[edit]

Race[edit]

The race was red-flagged on the first lap as the start saw six drivers being taken out in two separate incidents at different locations of the track. The race was restarted entirely, with the drivers involved being in their spare cars. Michael Andretti got a jump on the others from pole, but Juan Pablo Montoya simply drove around him at the first corner and took the lead. Andretti ran second early on, but he lost the spot to teammate Christian Fittipaldi at the first round of pitstops. Andretti wasted no time in passing his teammate for second, with Adrián Fernández doing the same soon after and then attacking Andretti. That did not work out as Adrián Fernández spun and dropped back to fifth. By now, Montoya had a 12 second lead, but he started suffering from gearbox problems and started to lose time. Fittipaldi got the better of Andretti on the second pit stop as well, and kept the place this time, before closing Montoya down. He closed to within 1.5 seconds to Montoya, but the latter was able to nurse the car and maintain the gap. The third round of stops changed nothing, and Montoya was able to keep Fittipaldi at arm's length and nurse the car, but the gearbox broke entirely with seven laps left. Fittipaldi was handed the lead and took his first career win ahead of teammate Andretti, with Fernández completing the podium.

Classification[edit]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 55 1:37:00.799 4 20
2 6 United States Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 55 +1.060 1 16+1
3 40 Mexico Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 55 +17.427 5 14
4 99 Canada Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 55 +19.397 8 12
5 7 Italy Max Papis Team Rahal 55 +34.493 14 10
6 44 Brazil Tony Kanaan Forsythe Racing 55 +58.434 10 8
7 19 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 54 +1 Lap 18 6
8 22 United States Robby Gordon Team Gordon 54 +1 Lap 23 5
9 2 United States Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro Team Penske 54 +1 Lap 19 4
10 10 United States Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 54 +1 Lap 24 3
11 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 54 +1 Lap 9 2
12 17 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 54 +1 Lap 13 1
13 4 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing 49 Transmission 2 1
14 5 Brazil Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 41 Engine 3
15 8 United States Bryan Herta Team Rahal 41 Electrical 12
16 9 Brazil Hélio Castro-Neves Hogan Racing 38 Suspension 20
17 20 United States P. J. Jones Patrick Racing 36 Contact 21
18 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 34 Turbo 7
19 18 Brazil Roberto Moreno PacWest Racing 31 Engine 16
20 36 Brazil Gualter Salles All American Racing 31 Engine 25
21 25 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Arciero-Wells Racing 19 Transmission 11
22 33 Canada Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 17 Engine 17
23 12 United States Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 15 Spun off 6
24 71 Brazil Luiz Garcia, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 13 Engine 26
25 24 United States Scott Pruett Arciero-Wells Racing 6 Engine 22
26 15 United States Memo Gidley Walker Racing 3 Engine 15

Caution flags[edit]

No cautions.

Lap Leaders[edit]

Laps Leader
1-31 Juan Pablo Montoya
32-33 Greg Moore
34-48 Juan Pablo Montoya
49-55 Christian Fittipaldi
 
Driver Laps led
Juan Pablo Montoya 46
Christian Fittipaldi 7
Greg Moore 2

Point standings after race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1 Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya 113
2 United States Michael Andretti 95
3 Brazil Gil de Ferran 87
4 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 85
5 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi 82

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