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Coordinates: 40°41′21.46″N 82°38′10.94″W / 40.6892944°N 82.6363722°W / 40.6892944; -82.6363722

United States 2001 Miller Lite 200
Race details
Race 13 of 21 in the 2001 CART season
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DateAugust 12, 2001
Official name2001 Miller Lite 200
LocationMid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio, United States
CourseRoad course
2.258 mi / 3.634 km
Distance83 laps
187.414 mi / 301.613 km
Pole position
DriverBrazil Gil de Ferran (Team Penske)
Time1:05.442
Fastest lap
DriverBrazil Hélio Castroneves (Team Penske)
Time1:07.669 (on lap 51 of 83)
Podium
FirstBrazil Hélio Castroneves (Team Penske)
SecondBrazil Gil de Ferran (Team Penske)
ThirdCanada Patrick Carpentier (Forsythe Racing)

The 2001 Miller Lite 200 was a Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) motor race held on August 12, 2001 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, USA. It was the 13th round of the 2001 CART FedEx Championship Series season. Team Penske dominated the event, with Gil de Ferran taking pole position and Hélio Castroneves finishing ahead of de Ferran in the race itself. Patrick Carpentier finished 3rd.

Castroneves had earned his third win of the season and the last of his CART career by taking advantage of a faster pitstop during the first half of the race and staying ahead the rest of the way. Castroneves was now within one point of championship leader Kenny Bräck, who collided with his teammate in the race and ended up three laps down in 20th place. de Ferran was also continuing a streak of high points-paying positions, and his podium at the race put him 3rd overall. Carpentier scored his third consecutive podium and continued a run of good results for Forsythe Racing.

The race hinged on pitstops and fuel strategy, as many drivers gambled on off-schedule stops to try and make up positions on a track that was notoriously difficult to pass on. Nevertheless, it was Team Penske's conventional strategy that allowed both drivers to finish 1-2.

QualifyingEdit

August 11, 2001 - Qualifying Speeds
Rank Driver Time Leader Speed (mph) Team
1   Gil de Ferran 1:05.442 124.214 Team Penske
2   Hélio Castroneves 1:05.877 +0.435 123.394 Team Penske
3   Patrick Carpentier 1:05.905 +0.463 123.341 Forsythe Racing
4   Jimmy Vasser 1:05.931 +0.489 123.293 Patrick Racing
5   Dario Franchitti 1:06.012 +0.570 123.141 Team Green
6   Alex Tagliani 1:06.093 +0.651 122.990 Forsythe Racing
7   Tony Kanaan 1:06.196 +0.754 122.799 Mo Nunn Racing
8   Paul Tracy 1:06.361 +0.919 122.494 Team Green
9   Christian Fittipaldi 1:06.364 +0.922 122.488 Newman-Haas Racing
10   Bruno Junqueira (R) 1:06.395 +0.953 122.431 Chip Ganassi Racing
11   Cristiano da Matta 1:06.469 +1.027 122.295 Newman-Haas Racing
12   Scott Dixon (R) 1:06.480 +1.038 122.274 PacWest Racing
13   Kenny Bräck 1:06.494 +1.052 122.249 Team Rahal
14   Bryan Herta 1:06.510 +1.068 122.219 Forsythe Racing
15   Roberto Moreno 1:06.550 +1.108 122.146 Patrick Racing
16   Adrian Fernández 1:06.649 +1.207 121.964 Fernandez Racing
17   Memo Gidley 1:06.776 +1.334 121.732 Chip Ganassi Racing
18   Michael Andretti 1:06.806 +1.364 121.678 Team Motorola
19   Max Papis 1:06.939 +1.497 121.436 Team Rahal
20   Alex Zanardi 1:07.068 +1.626 121.202 Mo Nunn Racing
21   Maurício Gugelmin 1:07.105 +1.664 121.134 PacWest Racing
22   Tora Takagi (R) 1:07.168 +1.726 121.022 Walker Motorsport
23   Shinji Nakano 1:07.235 +1.793 120.901 Fernandez Racing
24   Max Wilson (R) 1:07.508 +2.066 120.412 Arciero Racing
25   Michel Jourdain, Jr. 1:07.678 +2.236 120.110 Bettenhausen Racing
26   Oriol Servià 1:08.364 +2.922 120.110 Sigma Autosport
Source:[1]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/retired Grid Points
1 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 83 1:44:54.931 2 211
2 1   Gil de Ferran Team Penske 83 +1.568 1 172
3 32   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 83 +2.548 3 14
4 26   Paul Tracy Team Green 83 +5.326 8 12
5 55   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 83 +6.155 7 10
6 20   Roberto Moreno Patrick Racing 83 +6.703 15 8
7 33   Alex Tagliani Forsythe Racing 83 +7.537 6 6
8 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 83 +11.322 9 5
9 22   Oriol Servià Sigma Autosport 83 +14.561 26 4
10 6   Cristiano da Matta Newman-Haas Racing 83 +15.247 11 3
11 12   Memo Gidley Chip Ganassi Racing 83 +15.938 17 2
12 18   Scott Dixon (R) PacWest Racing 83 +16.336 12 1
13 4   Bruno Junqueira (R) Chip Ganassi Racing 83 +17.001 10
14 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 83 +21.843 21
15 25   Max Wilson (R) Arciero Racing 83 +23.739 24
16 27   Dario Franchitti Team Green 83 +49.669 5
17 16   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Bettenhausen Racing 82 +1 Lap 25
18 52   Shinji Nakano Fernandez Racing 82 +1 Lap 23
19 66   Alex Zanardi Mo Nunn Racing 80 +3 Laps 20
20 8   Kenny Bräck Team Rahal 80 +3 Laps 13
21 5   Tora Takagi (R) Walker Motorsport 72 Off course 22
22 51   Adrian Fernández Fernandez Racing 50 Contact 16
23 40   Jimmy Vasser Patrick Racing 34 Contact 4
24 7   Max Papis Team Rahal 30 Contact 19
25 77   Bryan Herta Forsythe Racing 14 Engine 14
26 39   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 5 Engine 18
Source:[2]
Notes
  • 1– Includes one bonus point for leading the most laps.[3]
  • 2– Includes one bonus point for being the fastest qualifier.[3]

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 3 among 3 drivers

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2001 Miller Lite 200 Qualifying Results". Championship Auto Racing Teams. August 11, 2001. Archived from the original on July 2, 2003. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "2001 Miller Lite 200 Race Results". Championship Auto Racing Teams. August 12, 2001. Archived from the original on May 4, 2003. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  3. ^ a b 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)
  4. ^ a b c "2001 Miller Lite 200". Racing-Reference.com. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  5. ^ "2001 Miller Lite 200 Sunday Press Notes". Championship Auto Racing Teams. August 12, 2001. Archived from the original on March 25, 2003. Retrieved June 2, 2017.
  6. ^ "Toyota Elkhart Lake Preview". Championship Auto Racing Teams. August 14, 2001. Archived from the original on March 25, 2003. Retrieved June 2, 2017.


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