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The 1999 Budweiser/G.I. Joe's 200 was the eighth round of the 1999 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on June 20, 1999, on the Portland International Raceway in Portland, Oregon.

United States 1999 Portland
Race details
Race 8 of 20 in the 1999 CART season
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Portland International Raceway
DateJune 20, 1999
Official name1999 Budweiser/G.I. Joe's 200
LocationPortland International Raceway
Portland, Oregon, United States
CoursePermanent road course
1.967 mi / 3.17 km
Distance98 laps
192.766 mi / 310.66 km
WeatherDry
Pole position
DriverJuan Pablo Montoya (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time58.193
Fastest lap
DriverMichael Andretti (Newman-Haas Racing)
Time59.749 (on lap 91 of 98)
Podium
FirstGil de Ferran (Walker Racing)
SecondJuan Pablo Montoya (Chip Ganassi Racing)
ThirdDario Franchitti (Team KOOL Green)

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RaceEdit

Searching for his first career win, Hélio Castro-Neves took the lead at the start by going around the outside of polesitter Juan Pablo Montoya in Turn 1. Castro-Neves and Montoya built a gap to the rest of the field and raced on their own in the first stint, with Montoya taking the lead at the first round of pit stops. Castro-Neves stayed with him until an electrical failure slowed him down and ultimately made him retire. This left Montoya with a big lead, but a caution due to Richie Hearn's spin erased it, and Montoya then threw away the lead entirely by spinning at the restart. Gil de Ferran took the lead, but Montoya soon passed him and regained it back, but a slower second pit stop handed the lead back to de Ferran, with Montoya third behind Paul Tracy. Montoya immediately took second from Tracy, with Dario Franchitti coming up to third. While Montoya, Franchitti, Tracy and others were conserving fuel, de Ferran went flat out and built up a big enough lead to make a third pit stop for fuel and come out in front of Montoya. He took his first win in three years, with Montoya holding off Franchitti for second.

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RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5   Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 98 1:47:44.560 3 20+1
2 4   Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing 98 +4.393 1 16+1
3 27   Dario Franchitti Team Green 98 +4.996 12 14
4 40   Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 98 +13.568 5 12
5 26   Paul Tracy Team Green 98 +20.293 6 10
6 8   Bryan Herta Team Rahal 98 +27.931 4 8
7 18   Roberto Moreno PacWest Racing 98 +28.450 11 6
8 7   Max Papis Team Rahal 98 +30.068 10 5
9 33   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 98 +30.388 8 4
10 6   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 98 +41.911 14 3
11 25   Cristiano da Matta Arciero-Wells Racing 98 +41.917 15 2
12 12   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 98 +43.385 7 1
13 99   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 98 +44.888 13
14 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 98 +52.044 9
15 44   Tony Kanaan Forsythe Racing 98 +59.048 17
16 2   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske 98 +59.689 26
17 22   Robby Gordon Team Gordon 98 +59.973 20
18 3   Tarso Marques Team Penske 97 +1 Lap 18
19 15   Memo Gidley Walker Racing 97 +1 Lap 25
20 19   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 96 +2 Laps 24
21 20   P. J. Jones Patrick Racing 95 +3 Laps 23
22 10   Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 95 +3 Laps 21
23 71   Luiz Garcia, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 95 +3 Laps 27
24 24   Scott Pruett Arciero-Wells Racing 43 Engine 19
25 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 42 Turbo 16
26 9   Hélio Castro-Neves Hogan Racing 40 Electrical 2
27 36   Gualter Salles All American Racing 10 Engine 22
28 16   Shigeaki Hattori Bettenhausen Racing 8 Retired 28

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
48-51 Hearn (10) spin
52-54 Montoya (4) spin
60-62 Jones (20) spin

Lap LeadersEdit

Point standings after raceEdit

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