2002 CART Grand Prix of Chicago

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United States 2002 Chicago
Race details
Race 7 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
Chicago Motor Speedway.svg
DateJune 30, 2002
Official name2002 CART Grand Prix of Chicago
LocationChicago Motor Speedway, Cicero, Illinois, United States
Course1 Mile Oval
1.029 mi / 1.656 km
Distance250 laps
257.250 mi / 414.000 km
WeatherPartly cloudy and hot
Pole position
DriverDario Franchitti (Team Green)
Time23.428
Fastest lap
DriverPaul Tracy (Team Green)
Time24.192 (on lap 230 of 250)
Podium
FirstCristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondBruno Junqueira (Chip Ganassi Racing)
ThirdDario Franchitti (Team Green)

The 2002 CART Grand Prix of Chicago was the seventh round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on June 30, 2002 at the Chicago Motor Speedway in Cicero, Illinois,[1] this was the fourth and final running of the event.[2] 26,000 attended the race.[3] Cristiano da Matta of Newman/Haas Racing, the championship leader going into the event,[4] won the race from the third position. Chip Ganassi Racing's Bruno Junqueira finished in second and Team Green driver Dario Franchitti came in third after winning the eleventh pole position of his career in qualifying.[5][6]

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Time
1 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team Green 23.428
2 Canada Alex Tagliani Forsythe Racing 23.434
3 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 23.443
4 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 23.526
5 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Chip Ganassi Racing 23.545
6 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 23.611
7 Canada Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 23.629
8 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 23.674
9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 23.723
10 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 23.732
11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 23.785
12 Sweden Kenny Bräck Chip Ganassi Racing 23.791
13 Canada Paul Tracy Team Green 23.847
14 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 23.884
15 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 23.890
16 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 23.905
17 United States Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 24.174
18 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 24.319

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Brazil Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 250 2:07:00.698 3 21
2 4 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Chip Ganassi Racing 250 +0.639 5 16
3 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Team Green 250 +3.444 1 15
4 5 Japan Tora Takagi Walker Racing 250 +11.992 8 12
5 52 Japan Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 250 +12.458 16 10
6 44 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 250 +12.970 9 8
7 33 Canada Alex Tagliani Forsythe Racing 249 + 1 Lap 2 6
8 10 Brazil Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 249 + 1 Lap 4 5
9 26 Canada Paul Tracy Team Green 249 + 1 Lap 13 4
10 9 Mexico Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 249 + 1 Lap 18 3
11 55 Mexico Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 249 + 1 Lap 15 2
12 20 United States Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 248 + 2 Laps 17 1
13 51 Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 241 + 9 Laps 6 0
14 11 Brazil Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 141 Lost wheel 11 0
15 39 United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola 79 Engine 14 0
16 32 Canada Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 48 Gearbox 7 0
17 8 United States Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 0 Contact 10 0
18 12 Sweden Kenny Bräck Chip Ganassi Racing 0 Contact 12 0

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1-12 Vasser (8) & Bräck (12) contact
13 No restart
142-155 Fittipaldi (11) lost wheel
157-161 Tracy (26) & Tagliani (33) contact, spin
163-167 Bell (20) & Jourdain, Jr. (9) contact

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-67 Dario Franchitti
68 Alex Tagliani
69-72 Michel Jourdain, Jr.
73-75 Christian Fittipaldi
76-133 Alex Tagliani
134-136 Cristiano da Matta
137-141 Christian Fittipaldi
142-204 Cristiano da Matta
205-214 Shinji Nakano
215-234 Alex Tagliani
235-250 Cristiano da Matta
 
Driver Laps led
Cristiano da Matta 82
Alex Tagliani 79
Dario Franchitti 67
Shinji Nakano 10
Christian Fittipaldi 8
Michel Jourdain, Jr. 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2002 CART schedule". USA Today. November 4, 2001. Archived from the original on September 2, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "CART to Promote 2002 Race at Chicago Motor Speedway; Self-Promotion a First for CART of an Existing Event". PR Newswire. March 4, 2002. Retrieved January 21, 2017 – via Infotrac Newstand.
  3. ^ E. Whitaker, Sigur (2015). The Indy Car Wars: The 30-Year Fight for Control of American Open-Wheel Racing. McFarland & Company. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-7864-9832-1.
  4. ^ "CHAMPCAR/CART: Standings after Portland". motorsport.com. June 18, 2002. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  5. ^ "2002 Grand Prix of Chicago". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  6. ^ Phillips, David (June 29, 2002). "David Phillips' Chicago CART Notebook". Speed. Archived from the original on November 1, 2002. Retrieved January 21, 2017.

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