2001 Miller Lite 225

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Coordinates: 43°01′N 88°01′W / 43.02°N 88.01°W / 43.02; -88.01

United States 2001 Miller Lite 225
Race details
Race 6 of 21 in the 2001 CART season
The Milwaukee Mile.svg
DateJune 3, 2001
Official name2001 Miller Lite 225
LocationMilwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
CourseOval
1 mi / 1.6 km
Distance225 laps
225 mi / 362.102 km
Pole position
DriverSweden Kenny Bräck (Team Rahal)
TimeNo time
Fastest lap
DriverScotland Dario Franchitti (Team Green)
Time23.277 (on lap 201 of 225)
Podium
FirstSweden Kenny Bräck (Team Rahal)
SecondUnited States Michael Andretti (Team Motorola)
ThirdNew Zealand Scott Dixon (PacWest Racing)

The 2001 Miller Lite 225 was a Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) motor race held on June 3, 2001 at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin, USA. It was the 6th round of the 2001 CART FedEx Championship Series season. Team Rahal's Kenny Bräck scored his second career and second consecutive CART race win ahead of a resurgent Michael Andretti and rookie Scott Dixon.

Bräck's second win in a row cemented his status at the top of the drivers' standings, now thirty points ahead of 2nd place Hélio Castroneves. This was Andretti's first podium of the year and his first after leaving Newman/Haas Racing; his was the only car that seemed capable of challenging Bräck for the win as the race went on. Dixon, who had won at Nazareth earlier in the season, picked up his second career podium and PacWest Racing's final podium in the series.

The race saw multiple crashes take out several championship contenders, as Cristiano da Matta, in a repeat of the previous race at Motegi, crashed on Lap 1 with Castroneves; Paul Tracy then crashed a few laps later. Jimmy Vasser, who was running 3rd, was taken out by Tora Takagi while trying to lap him on Lap 132; Takagi would be disqualified two laps later for his role in the accident. Finally, Christian Fittipaldi and Nicolas Minassian collided near the end of the race, which would prompt Chip Ganassi Racing to drop the latter after the next race in Detroit.

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying was rained out; the lineup was determined by points standings.[1]

Qualifying not held — Starting lineup
Rank Driver Team
1 Sweden Kenny Bräck Team Rahal
2 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske
3 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman-Haas Racing
4 Canada Paul Tracy Team Green
5 United States Jimmy Vasser Patrick Racing
6 Brazil Gil de Ferran Team Penske
7 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing
8 New Zealand Scott Dixon (R) PacWest Racing
9 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing
10 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola
11 Scotland Dario Franchitti Team Green
12 Brazil Bruno Junqueira (R) Chip Ganassi Racing
13 Italy Max Papis Team Rahal
14 France Nicolas Minassian (R) Chip Ganassi Racing
15 Italy Alex Zanardi Mo Nunn Racing
16 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernandez Racing
17 Brazil Roberto Moreno Patrick Racing
18 Spain Oriol Servià Sigma Autosport
19 Japan Tora Takagi (R) Walker Motorsport
20 United States Bryan Herta Forsythe Racing
21 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Bettenhausen Racing
22 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing
23 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernandez Racing
24 Brazil Max Wilson (R) Arciero Racing
25 Canada Alex Tagliani Forsythe Racing
26 Canada Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing
Source:[2]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/retired Grid Points
1 8 Sweden Kenny Bräck Team Rahal 225 1:54:08.097 1 211
2 39 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 225 +1.307 10 16
3 18 New Zealand Scott Dixon (R) PacWest Racing 225 +3.001 8 14
4 4 Brazil Bruno Junqueira (R) Chip Ganassi Racing 225 +6.714 12 12
5 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernandez Racing 225 +9.702 23 10
6 55 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 225 +10.291 7 8
7 1 Brazil Gil de Ferran Team Penske 225 +12.821 6 6
8 7 Italy Max Papis Team Rahal 225 +17.780 13 5
9 27 Scotland Dario Franchitti Team Green 224 +1 Lap 11 4
10 17 Brazil Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 224 +1 Lap 22 3
11 66 Italy Alex Zanardi Mo Nunn Racing 224 +1 Lap 15 2
12 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Forsythe Racing 224 +1 Lap 25 1
13 16 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Bettenhausen Racing 224 +1 Lap 21
14 22 Spain Oriol Servià Sigma Autosport 224 +1 Lap 18
15 20 Brazil Roberto Moreno Patrick Racing 224 +1 Lap 17
16 52 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernandez Racing 224 +1 Lap 16
17 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 223 +2 Laps 26
18 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 204 Contact 9
19 12 France Nicolas Minassian (R) Chip Ganassi Racing 203 Contact 14
20 5 Japan Tora Takagi (R) Walker Motorsport 134 Disqualified[3] 19
21 40 United States Jimmy Vasser Patrick Racing 132 Contact 5
22 77 United States Bryan Herta Forsythe Racing 73 Spark plug 20
23 25 Brazil Max Wilson (R) Arciero Racing 43 Electrical 24
24 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team Green 11 Contact 4
25 6 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman-Haas Racing 1 Contact 3
26 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 0 Contact 2
Source:[2]
  • 1– Includes one bonus point for leading the most laps.[4]
  • *The bonus point for pole position was not awarded as qualifying was rained out.

Race statistics[edit]

  • Lead changes: 12 among 9 drivers

Standings after the race[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CART Saturday Qualifying Summary". Championship Auto Racing Teams. June 2, 2001. Archived from the original on March 28, 2003. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "2001 Miller Lite 225 Race Results". Championship Auto Racing Teams. June 3, 2001. Archived from the original on January 10, 2003. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "Walker Racing Report". Championship Auto Racing Teams. June 4, 2001. Archived from the original on January 25, 2003. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  4. ^ Championship Auto Racing Teams (March 2001). "CART FedEx Championship Series – 2001 Rule Book". Archived from the original on May 28, 2016. Retrieved May 22, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ a b "2001 Miller Lite 225". Racing-Reference.info. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  6. ^ "Miller Lite 225 Sunday Press Notes". Championship Auto Racing Teams. June 3, 2001. Archived from the original on January 25, 2003. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Ford Racing Detroit Preview". Motorsport.com. Retrieved June 1, 2017.


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