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The 1999 Miller Lite 225 was the seventh round of the 1999 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on June 6, 1999, on the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin.

United States 1999 Milwaukee
Race details
Race 7 of 20 in the 1999 CART season
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Milwaukee Mile
DateJune 6, 1999
Official name1999 Miller Lite 225
LocationMilwaukee Mile
West Allis, Wisconsin, West Allis, United States
CoursePermanent oval course
1 mi / 1.6 km
Distance225 laps
225 mi / 362.102 km
WeatherTemperatures reaching up to 89.6 °F (32.0 °C); wind speeds up to 25.1 miles per hour (40.4 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverHélio Castro-Neves (Hogan Racing)
Time21.931
Fastest lap
DriverHélio Castro-Neves (Hogan Racing)
Time23.517 (on lap 10 of 225)
Podium
FirstPaul Tracy (Team KOOL Green)
SecondGreg Moore (Forsythe Racing)
ThirdGil de Ferran (Walker Racing)

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After taking his first career pole, Hélio Castro-Neves[2] led the early stages of the race but he then began to slow due to a boost failure and dropped back down the field and eventually retired. The lead went to Jimmy Vasser, but when he got stuck up behind traffic, he was passed by Dario Franchitti. Michael Andretti was charging up through the field, and soon took the lead for himself, until he ran over a crew member at the first round of pitstops. The crew member suffered minor injuries, but Andretti lost two laps in getting his car restarted, and another lap due to black flag. With Franchitti also penalized for running over an airhose and being sent to the back of the cars on the lead lap, Paul Tracy led, but before the stint was over, the Ganassi cars of Vasser and Juan Pablo Montoya both passed him. Montoya jumped Vasser at the next round of stops. They dominated most of the race after that, but Montoya had to pit for fuel with 15 laps left, and Vasser had to do the same 4 laps later. Tracy, helped by a caution period, was able to stretch his fuel and win ahead of Greg Moore, who was also able to do the same, and Gil de Ferran.

ClassificationEdit

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26   Paul Tracy Team Green 225 1:48:49.169 6 20
2 99   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 225 +5.880 3 16
3 5   Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 225 +6.456 16 14
4 12   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 225 +7.937 2 12
5 40   Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 225 +9.929 18 10
6 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 225 +11.251 13 8
7 27   Dario Franchitti Team Green 225 +12.578 4 6
8 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 225 +15.223 12 5
9 33   Patrick Carpentier* Forsythe Racing 224 +1 Lap 8 4
10 4   Juan Pablo Montoya* Chip Ganassi Racing 224 +1 Lap 5 3+1
11 25   Cristiano da Matta Arciero-Wells Racing 224 +1 Lap 7 2
12 18   Roberto Moreno PacWest Racing 223 +2 Laps 9 1
13 7   Max Papis Team Rahal 222 +3 Laps 17
14 36   Alex Barron All American Racing 222 +3 Laps 10
15 6   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 222 +3 Laps 11
16 19   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 222 +3 Laps 21
17 24   Scott Pruett Arciero-Wells Racing 222 +3 Laps 15
18 44   Tony Kanaan Forsythe Racing 221 +4 Laps 20
19 2   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske 221 +4 Laps 22
20 20   P. J. Jones Patrick Racing 219 +6 Laps 14
21 10   Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 219 +6 Laps 19
22 34   Dennis Vitolo Payton/Coyne Racing 212 +13 Laps 26
23 16   Shigeaki Hattori Bettenhausen Racing 118 Contact 24
24 22   Robby Gordon Team Gordon 83 Electrical 23
25 8   Bryan Herta Team Rahal 81 Handling 25
26 9   Hélio Castro-Neves Hogan Racing 30 Turbo boost 1 1

Notes

  1. ^Patrick Carpentier and Juan Pablo Montoya were both penalized one lap for passing under yellow. This demoted Carpentier from 4th to 9th and Montoya from 6th to 10th.

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1 Field not aligned
2-7 Jones (20) spin
62-73 Debris on track
121-130 Hattori (16) contact
211-220 Moreno (18) spin

Lap LeadersEdit

Point standings after raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1999 Miller Lite 225 weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  2. ^ The hyphen was dropped in 2000.