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The 2002 CART Grand Prix of Chicago was the seventh round of the 2002 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on June 30, 2002 at the Chicago Motor Speedway in Cicero, Illinois,[1] this was the fourth and final running of the event.[2] 26,000 attended the race.[3] Cristiano da Matta of Newman/Haas Racing, the championship leader going into the event,[4] won the race from the third position. Chip Ganassi Racing's Bruno Junqueira finished in second and Team Green driver Dario Franchitti came in third after winning the eleventh pole position of his career in qualifying.[5][6]

United States 2002 Chicago
Race details
Race 7 of 19 in the 2002 CART season
Chicago Motor Speedway.svg
DateJune 30, 2002
Official name2002 CART Grand Prix of Chicago
LocationChicago Motor Speedway, Cicero, Illinois, United States
Course1 Mile Oval
1.029 mi / 1.656 km
Distance250 laps
257.250 mi / 414.000 km
WeatherPartly cloudy and hot
Pole position
DriverDario Franchitti (Team Green)
Time23.428
Fastest lap
DriverPaul Tracy (Team Green)
Time24.192 (on lap 230 of 250)
Podium
FirstCristiano da Matta (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondBruno Junqueira (Chip Ganassi Racing)
ThirdDario Franchitti (Team Green)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Time
1   Dario Franchitti Team Green 23.428
2   Alex Tagliani Forsythe Racing 23.434
3   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 23.443
4   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 23.526
5   Bruno Junqueira Chip Ganassi Racing 23.545
6   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 23.611
7   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 23.629
8   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 23.674
9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 23.723
10   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 23.732
11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 23.785
12   Kenny Bräck Chip Ganassi Racing 23.791
13   Paul Tracy Team Green 23.847
14   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 23.884
15   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 23.890
16   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 23.905
17   Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 24.174
18   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 24.319

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6   Cristiano da Matta Newman/Haas Racing 250 2:07:00.698 3 21
2 4   Bruno Junqueira Chip Ganassi Racing 250 +0.639 5 16
3 27   Dario Franchitti Team Green 250 +3.444 1 15
4 5   Tora Takagi Walker Racing 250 +11.992 8 12
5 52   Shinji Nakano Fernández Racing 250 +12.458 16 10
6 44   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 250 +12.970 9 8
7 33   Alex Tagliani Forsythe Racing 249 + 1 Lap 2 6
8 10   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 249 + 1 Lap 4 5
9 26   Paul Tracy Team Green 249 + 1 Lap 13 4
10 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 249 + 1 Lap 18 3
11 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 249 + 1 Lap 15 2
12 20   Townsend Bell Patrick Racing 248 + 2 Laps 17 1
13 51   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 241 + 9 Laps 6 0
14 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman/Haas Racing 141 Lost wheel 11 0
15 39   Michael Andretti Team Motorola 79 Engine 14 0
16 32   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 48 Gearbox 7 0
17 8   Jimmy Vasser Team Rahal 0 Contact 10 0
18 12   Kenny Bräck Chip Ganassi Racing 0 Contact 12 0

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1-12 Vasser (8) & Bräck (12) contact
13 No restart
142-155 Fittipaldi (11) lost wheel
157-161 Tracy (26) & Tagliani (33) contact, spin
163-167 Bell (20) & Jourdain, Jr. (9) contact

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-67 Dario Franchitti
68 Alex Tagliani
69-72 Michel Jourdain, Jr.
73-75 Christian Fittipaldi
76-133 Alex Tagliani
134-136 Cristiano da Matta
137-141 Christian Fittipaldi
142-204 Cristiano da Matta
205-214 Shinji Nakano
215-234 Alex Tagliani
235-250 Cristiano da Matta
 
Driver Laps led
Cristiano da Matta 82
Alex Tagliani 79
Dario Franchitti 67
Shinji Nakano 10
Christian Fittipaldi 8
Michel Jourdain, Jr. 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2002 CART schedule". USA Today. November 4, 2001. Archived from the original on September 2, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  2. ^ "CART to Promote 2002 Race at Chicago Motor Speedway; Self-Promotion a First for CART of an Existing Event". PR Newswire. March 4, 2002. Retrieved January 21, 2017 – via Infotrac Newstand.
  3. ^ E. Whitaker, Sigur (2015). The Indy Car Wars: The 30-Year Fight for Control of American Open-Wheel Racing. McFarland & Company. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-7864-9832-1.
  4. ^ "CHAMPCAR/CART: Standings after Portland". motorsport.com. June 18, 2002. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  5. ^ "2002 Grand Prix of Chicago". Racing-Reference. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  6. ^ Phillips, David (June 29, 2002). "David Phillips' Chicago CART Notebook". Speed. Archived from the original on November 1, 2002. Retrieved January 21, 2017.

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