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1996 Miller Genuine Draft 200

The 1996 Miller Genuine Draft 200 was a CART race which happened at the Milwaukee Mile. It happened on June 2, 1996. It was the 7th round of the 1996 IndyCar season.

United States 1996 Miller Genuine Draft 200
Race details
Race 7 of 16 in the 1996 IndyCar season
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DateJune 2, 1996
Official nameMiller Genuine Draft 200
LocationMilwaukee Mile, West Allis, United States
CoursePermanent racing facility
1.000 mi / 1.609 km
Distance200 laps
200 mi / 321.868 km
WeatherTemperatures reaching up to 80.1 °F (26.7 °C); wind speeds approaching 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverPaul Tracy (Penske Racing)
Time176.058 mph
Podium
FirstMichael Andretti (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondAl Unser, Jr. (Penske Racing)
ThirdPaul Tracy (Penske Racing)

RaceEdit

Lap 1Edit

At the start of the race, Parker Johnstone spun at turn 2. The first full course caution was out.

Lap 13Edit

Top 6: Paul Tracy, Emerson Fittipaldi, Gil de Ferran, Christian Fittipaldi, Robby Gordon and Michael Andretti.

Lap 38Edit

Michael Andretti takes the lead after overtaking Paul Tracy at turn 4.

Lap 71Edit

Hiro Matsushita had a fire on the back of his car during his pitstop.

Lap 78Edit

After pitstops, Al Unser, Jr. leads, with Michael Andretti in second.

Lap 100Edit

Halfway through -> Top 6: Al Unser, Jr., Michael Andretti, Paul Tracy, Emerson Fittipaldi, Christian Fittipaldi and Greg Moore.

Lap 128Edit

Second full course caution was out after Raul Boesel had a big crash on turn 2. Green flag came out at lap 148.

Lap 177Edit

Top 6: Al Unser, Jr., Michael Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, Paul Tracy, Greg Moore and Christian Fittipaldi.

Lap 183Edit

Third full course caution came out, as Mark Blundell was the third victim of turn 2 wall.

Lap 195. 5 to goEdit

Green flag came out. Michael Andretti took the lead from Al Unser, Jr.. The Penske Racing driver also lost second place for his teammate Paul Tracy.

Lap 197. 3 to goEdit

Fourth full course caution came out, as Greg Moore nearly lost the car coming out turn 4. Restart came out at lap 199.

Lap 200. Last LapEdit

Fifth full course caution. Parker Johnstone crashed at turn 3. Michael Andretti won under yellow flag.

Final resultsEdit

Point StandingsEdit

After 7 of 16 races

  1. Jimmy Vasser 95 points
  2. Al Unser, Jr. 75 points
  3. Scott Pruett 51 points
  4. Michael Andretti 51 points
  5. Greg Moore 46 points
  6. Paul Tracy 45 points
  7. André Ribeiro 43 points
  8. Christian Fittipaldi 41 points
  9. Gil de Ferran 41 points
  10. Bobby Rahal 32 points

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1996 Miller Genuine Draft 200 weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-07-13.