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The 1999 Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami was the first and opening round of the 1999 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held March 21, 1999, on the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida.

United States 1999 Marlboro Grand Prix Miami
Race details
Race 1 of 20 in the 1999 CART season
Homestead-Miami Speedway track map--Speedway.svg
Homestead-Miami Speedway
DateMarch 21, 1999
Official nameMarlboro Grand Prix of Miami
LocationHomestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Florida, United States
CoursePermanent oval course
1.5 mi / 2.4 km
Distance150 laps
225 mi / 360 km
WeatherDry
Pole position
DriverGreg Moore (Forsythe Racing)
Time24.886
Fastest lap
DriverDario Franchitti (Team KOOL Green)
Time26.825 (on lap 149 of 150)
Podium
FirstGreg Moore (Forsythe Racing)
SecondMichael Andretti (Newman-Haas Racing)
ThirdDario Franchitti (Team KOOL Green)

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ReportEdit

RaceEdit

Greg Moore won the opening race of the season from pole, leading 96 out of the 150 laps, winning comfortably ahead of Michael Andretti and Dario Franchitti. It would turn out of be Moore's final pole and win.

ClassificationEdit

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 99   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 150 1:38:54.535 1 20+1+1
2 6   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 150 +1.110 5 16
3 27   Dario Franchitti Team Green 150 +2.146 7 14
4 12   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 150 +9.178 9 12
5 7   Max Papis Team Rahal 150 +21.411 15 10
6 5   Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 150 +21.700 24 8
7 33   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 150 +21.922 3 6
8 18   Mark Blundell PacWest Racing 150 +24.862 13 5
9 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 150 +25.467 16 4
10 4   Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing 149 +1 Lap 8 3
11 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 149 +1 Lap 10 2
12 8   Bryan Herta Team Rahal 149 +1 Lap 11 1
13 20   P. J. Jones Patrick Racing 149 +1 Lap 19
14 25   Cristiano da Matta Arciero-Wells Racing 148 +2 Laps 6
15 36   Alex Barron All American Racers 148 +2 Laps 23
16 34   Dennis Vitolo Payton/Coyne Racing 142 +8 Laps 26
17 9   Hélio Castro-Neves Hogan Racing 138 Electrical 4
18 19   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 136 +14 Laps 27
19 22   Robby Gordon Team Gordon 112 Engine 18
20 40   Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 110 Contact 2
21 44   Tony Kanaan Forsythe Racing 98 Fuel system 17
22 24   Scott Pruett Arciero-Wells Racing 79 Contact 22
23 10   Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 36 Suspension 19
24 71   Luiz Garcia, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 1 Contact 25
25 15   Naoki Hattori Walker Racing 0 Contact 12
26 2   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske 0 Contact 14
27 26   Raul Boesel Team Green 0 Contact 20
DNS 16   Shigeaki Hattori Bettenhausen Racing Injury
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Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
2-17 Hattori (15), Unser, Jr. (2), Hearn (10), Boesel (26), Garcia, Jr. (71) contact
82-92 Pruett (24) contact
111-121 Fernández (40) contact

Lap LeadersEdit

Point standings after raceEdit

Pos Driver Points
1   Greg Moore 22
2   Michael Andretti 16
3   Dario Franchitti 14
4   Jimmy Vasser 12
5   Max Papis 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1999 Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami Presented by Toyota". Champ Car Stats. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Marlboro Grand Prix of Miami". Ultimate Racing History. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2012.
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