2000 Molson Indy Vancouver
The 2000 Molson Indy Vancouver was a Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) motor race held on September 3, 2000 at Concord Pacific Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was the 15th round of the 2000 CART season. Paul Tracy won the race by less than half a second over his teammate Dario Franchitti with Adrian Fernández taking third place.
|Race 15 of 20 in the 2000 CART season|
|Date||September 3, 2000|
|Official name||2000 Molson Indy Vancouver|
|Location||Concord Pacific Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Course||Temporary Street Course|
1.780 mi / 2.865 km
160.20 mi / 257.85 km
|Weather||Temperatures reaching up to 19.2 °C (66.6 °F)|
|Driver||Dario Franchitti (Team Green)|
|Driver||Juan Pablo Montoya (Chip Ganassi Racing)|
|Time||104.189 (on lap of 90)|
|First||Paul Tracy (Team Green)|
|Second||Dario Franchitti (Team Green)|
|Third||Adrian Fernández (Patrick Racing)|
The race was an emotional affair, as it was former CART driver Greg Moore's home event and the first since his death at the 1999 Marlboro 500. His number, #99, was retired before the start of the race while Canadian sports legend Wayne Gretzky (who also sported #99 during his NHL career) gave the command to start engines.
Franchitti was handily leading the race until he stalled the car during a pitstop under caution, allowing Tracy to streak by in the pitlane and into first place. While the race did not see a lot of on-track passing, multiple cars were taken out as a result of crashes and on-track incidents. A total of 63,677 fans attended the event.
- Lead changes: 3 among 3 drivers
Standings after the raceEdit
- "2000 Molson Indy Vancouver weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
- "Tracy claims Vancouver Molson Indy". CBC News. September 3, 2000. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
- "2000 Molson Indy Vancouver". Race-databse.com. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
- "Molson Indy Vancouver Race Results". Rauzulu's Street. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
- Championship Auto Racing Teams (March 2001). "CART FedEx Championship Series - 2001 Rule Book". Archived from the original on 2016-05-28. Retrieved 2017-05-22.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
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