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The 1999 Texaco/Havoline 200 was the tenth round of the 1999 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on July 11, 1999, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Michael Andretti won his 32nd and final Pole Position of his career.

United States 1999 Road America
Race details
Race 10 of 20 in the 1999 CART season
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Road America
DateJuly 11, 1999
Official name1999 Texaco/Havoline 200
LocationRoad America
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, United States
CoursePermanent road course
4.048 mi / 6.515 km
Distance55 laps
222.64 mi / 358.325 km
WeatherDry
Pole position
DriverMichael Andretti (Newman-Haas Racing)
Time1:40.206
Fastest lap
DriverHélio Castro-Neves (Hogan Racing)
Time1:41.984 (on lap 24 of 55)
Podium
FirstChristian Fittipaldi (Newman-Haas Racing)
SecondMichael Andretti (Newman-Haas Racing)
ThirdAdrián Fernández (Patrick Racing)

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RaceEdit

The race was red-flagged on the first lap as the start saw six drivers being taken out in two separate incidents at different locations of the track. The race was restarted entirely, with the drivers involved being in their spare cars. Michael Andretti got a jump on the others from pole, but Juan Pablo Montoya simply drove around him at the first corner and took the lead. Andretti ran second early on, but he lost the spot to teammate Christian Fittipaldi at the first round of pitstops. Andretti wasted no time in passing his teammate for second, with Adrián Fernández doing the same soon after and then attacking Andretti. That did not work out as Adrián Fernández spun and dropped back to fifth. By now, Montoya had a 12-second lead, but he started suffering from gearbox problems and started to lose time. Fittipaldi got the better of Andretti on the second pit stop as well, and kept the place this time, before closing Montoya down. He closed to within 1.5 seconds to Montoya, but the latter was able to nurse the car and maintain the gap. The third round of stops changed nothing, and Montoya was able to keep Fittipaldi at arm's length and nurse the car, but the gearbox broke entirely with seven laps left. Fittipaldi was handed the lead and took his first career win ahead of teammate Andretti, with Fernández completing the podium.

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RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 55 1:37:00.799 4 20
2 6   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 55 +1.060 1 16+1
3 40   Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 55 +17.427 5 14
4 99   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 55 +19.397 8 12
5 7   Max Papis Team Rahal 55 +34.493 14 10
6 44   Tony Kanaan Forsythe Racing 55 +58.434 10 8
7 19   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 54 +1 Lap 18 6
8 22   Robby Gordon Team Gordon 54 +1 Lap 23 5
9 2   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske 54 +1 Lap 19 4
10 10   Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 54 +1 Lap 24 3
11 26   Paul Tracy Team Green 54 +1 Lap 9 2
12 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 54 +1 Lap 13 1
13 4   Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing 49 Transmission 2 1
14 5   Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 41 Engine 3
15 8   Bryan Herta Team Rahal 41 Electrical 12
16 9   Hélio Castro-Neves Hogan Racing 38 Suspension 20
17 20   P. J. Jones Patrick Racing 36 Contact 21
18 27   Dario Franchitti Team Green 34 Turbo 7
19 18   Roberto Moreno PacWest Racing 31 Engine 16
20 36   Gualter Salles All American Racing 31 Engine 25
21 25   Cristiano da Matta Arciero-Wells Racing 19 Transmission 11
22 33   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 17 Engine 17
23 12   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 15 Spun off 6
24 71   Luiz Garcia, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 13 Engine 26
25 24   Scott Pruett Arciero-Wells Racing 6 Engine 22
26 15   Memo Gidley Walker Racing 3 Engine 15

Caution flagsEdit

No cautions.

Lap LeadersEdit

Point standings after raceEdit

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