2002 Bridgestone Potenza 500

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Japan 2002 Motegi
Race details
Race 3 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
Twin Ring Motegi map.svg
Twin Ring Motegi track layout
Date April 27, 2002
Official name 2002 Bridgestone Potenza 500
Location Twin Ring Motegi
Motegi, Tochigi, Japan
Course 1.5-mile oval
1.548 mi / 2.491 km
Distance 201 laps
311.148 mi / 500.691 km
Pole position
Driver Bruno Junqueira (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time 25.907
Fastest lap
Driver Tony Kanaan (Mo Nunn Racing)
Time 26.425 (on lap 31 of 201)
Podium
First Bruno Junqueira (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
Second Alex Tagliani (Team Player's)
Third Dario Franchitti (Team KOOL Green)

The 2002 Bridgestone Potenza 500 was the third round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on April 27, 2002, on the oval at Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Japan.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Time
1 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 25.907
2 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 26.051
3 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 26.059
4 Sweden Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 26.133
5 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 26.173
6 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 26.206
7 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 26.292
8 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 26.300
9 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 26.337
10 United States Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 26.376
11 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 26.398
12 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Player's 26.412
13 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 26.430
14 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 26.485
15 New Zealand Scott Dixon PWR Championship Racing 26.502
16 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 26.594
17 Italy Max Papis Sigma Autosport 26.655
18 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 26.791
19 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 26.847
20 Spain Oriol Servià PWR Championship Racing 26.951

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Target Chip Ganassi Racing 201 2:00:05.882 1 21
2 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Player's 201 +12.282 secs 12 16
3 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team KOOL Green 200 + 1 Lap 5 14
4 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 199 + 2 Laps 6 12
5 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 199 + 2 Laps 13 10
6 17 Spain Oriol Servià PWR Championship Racing 199 + 2 Laps 20 8
7 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 199 + 2 Laps 14 6
8 5 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 199 + 2 Laps 11 5
9 7 New Zealand Scott Dixon PWR Championship Racing 198 + 3 Laps 15 4
10 52 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 198 + 3 Laps 18 3
11 16 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 197 + 4 Laps 19 2
12 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 193 + 8 Laps 16 1
13 6 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 186 Pulled in 8 0
14 20 United States Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 136 Contact 10 0
15 10 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 121 Engine 2 1
16 39 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 115 Gearbox 7 0
17 12 Sweden Kenny Bräck Target Chip Ganassi Racing 101 Engine 4 0
18 22 Italy Max Papis Sigma Autosport 94 Brakes 17 0
19 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team KOOL Green 84 Wheel bearing 3 0
20 8 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 38 Fire 9 0

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
40-45 Vasser (8) tow-in
90-97 Debris
139-155 Bell (20) contact
157-161 Nakano (52) lost wheel

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-38 Tony Kanaan
39-76 Paul Tracy
77-80 Kenny Bräck
81-83 Michael Andretti
84-100 Tony Kanaan
101 Bruno Junqueira
102-118 Tony Kanaan
119-143 Bruno Junqueira
144-166 Alex Tagliani
167-190 Bruno Junqueira
191-197 Dario Franchitti
198-201 Bruno Junqueira
 
Driver Laps led
Tony Kanaan 72
Bruno Junqueira 54
Paul Tracy 38
Alex Tagliani 23
Dario Franchitti 7
Kenny Bräck 4
Michael Andretti 3
  • Average Speed 155.447 mph

External links[edit]


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