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The 1999 Miller Lite 200 was the fourteenth round of the 1999 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on August 15, 1999, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

United States 1999 Mid-Ohio
Race details
Race 14 of 20 in the 1999 CART season
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Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
DateAugust 15, 1999
Official name1999 Miller Lite 200
LocationMid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Lexington, Ohio, United States
CoursePermanent road course
2.258 mi / 3.634 km
Distance83 laps
187.414 mi / 301.622 km
WeatherDry
Pole position
DriverDario Franchitti (Team KOOL Green)
Time1:05.347
Fastest lap
DriverJuan Pablo Montoya (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time1:06.788 (on lap 76 of 83)
Podium
FirstJuan Pablo Montoya (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondPaul Tracy (Team KOOL Green)
ThirdDario Franchitti (Team KOOL Green)

ReportEdit

RaceEdit

Dario Franchitti, the championship leader took his first pole of the season after the Saturday qualifying was washed out due to rain, which meant that the grid was decided by Friday qualifying times. Franchitti led away at the start followed by Bryan Herta, although Paul Tracy soon passed Herta and took second. The Team Green duo of Franchitti and Tracy then pulled away from the field, building a lead of 12 seconds. After the first round of pitstops, Franchitti and Tracy stayed 1-2, but Juan Pablo Montoya was up to third after a quick stop. He was 15 seconds behind the Team Green cars, but he was unfazed by that and set about closing it down, and did so rapidly such that the top three cars were nose to tail before the second round of pitstops. Franchitti pitted, handing Tracy the lead, but that did not last for long as he was immediately passed by Montoya. Montoya and Tracy both made their second pitstops and both rejoined ahead of Franchitti, before a caution due to Luiz Garcia, Jr.'s spin bunched the field up. Tracy and Franchitti were quicker than anyone else on the track, but both were absolutely no match for Montoya, who set a stunning pace in the final stint once the track went green, and won by over 10 seconds. Tracy finished second and Franchitti third, which was enough for him to keep his championship lead, although it was down to 1 point.

ClassificationEdit

Race[1]Edit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4   Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing 83 1:42:03.808 8 20
2 26   Paul Tracy Team Green 83 +10.927 3 16
3 27   Dario Franchitti Team Green 83 +12.313 1 14+1+1
4 12   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 83 +14.728 5 12
5 7   Max Papis Team Rahal 83 +19.899 9 10
6 5   Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 83 +23.682 6 8
7 9   Hélio Castro-Neves Hogan Racing 83 +25.097 7 6
8 6   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 83 +31.299 11 5
9 25   Cristiano da Matta Arciero-Wells Racing 83 +31.877 14 4
10 22   Robby Gordon Team Gordon 83 +32.822 10 3
11 99   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 83 +33.262 25 2
12 10   Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 83 +35.317 12 1
13 18   Mark Blundell PacWest Racing 83 +35.775 26
14 20   Jan Magnussen Patrick Racing 83 +43.215 15
15 40   P. J. Jones Patrick Racing 83 +43.694 21
16 11   Roberto Moreno Newman-Haas Racing 83 +44.565 19
17 24   Scott Pruett Arciero-Wells Racing 82 +1 Lap 20
18 36   Gualter Salles All American Racing 82 +1 Lap 16
19 15   Naoki Hattori Walker Racing 82 +1 Lap 23
20 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 76 Engine 17
21 8   Bryan Herta Team Rahal 72 Engine 2
22 71   Memo Gidley Payton/Coyne Racing 69 Fire 13
23 44   Tony Kanaan Forsythe Racing 58 Fuel system 4
24 21   Luiz Garcia, Jr. Hogan Racing 56 Clutch 24
25 2   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske 54 Contact 22
26 19   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 54 Transmission 18

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
60-65 Garcia, Jr. (21) spin

Lap LeadersEdit

Laps Leader
1-54 Dario Franchitti
55 Paul Tracy
56-83 Juan Pablo Montoya
 
Driver Laps led
Dario Franchitti 54
Juan Pablo Montoya 28
Paul Tracy 1

Point standings after raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "08/15/1999 race: Miller Lite 200 (CART) - Racing-Reference.info". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2017-11-29.


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