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The Grand Prix of Denver was a Champ Car race last held on a street circuit in Denver, Colorado. A Champ Car race was first held in Denver in 1909 on a 14.5-mile (23.3-km) road circuit in nearby Brighton. Racing returned to the Centennial Park dirt oval in 1951 and 1952 under AAA sanctioning. 38 years later Champ Cars returned to Denver with a CART-sanctioned event downtown near the Civic Center. However, like the previous incarnation, that race also lasted only two years. CART returned to Denver in 2002 with a race on a 1.64-mile (2.64-km) temporary circuit around Pepsi Center. The final race was held in 2006. Champ Car initially put the race on its 2007 schedule but removed it after conflicts with other events could not be reconciled.

Grand Prix of Denver
Circuito Callejero Pepsi Center Ciudad de Denver, Colorado.png
LocationDenver, Colorado, USA
39°44′48″N 105°0′23″W / 39.74667°N 105.00639°W / 39.74667; -105.00639Coordinates: 39°44′48″N 105°0′23″W / 39.74667°N 105.00639°W / 39.74667; -105.00639
First race1990
Last race2006
Previous namesTexaco/Havoline Grand Prix of Denver (1990–1991)
Shell Grand Prix of Denver (2002)
Centrix Financial Grand Prix of Denver (2003–2006)
Most wins (driver)Al Unser, Jr. (2)
Bruno Junqueira (2)
Sébastien Bourdais (2)
Most wins (team)Newman/Haas Racing (3)
Most wins (manufacturer)Lola (7)
SurfaceAsphalt/Concrete
Length1.657 mi (2.667 km)
Turns9 (Champ Car 2006 version)

Contents

WinnersEdit

 
Paul Tracy and Sébastien Bourdais in a confrontation at the 2006 Denver Grand Prix.

AAA Championship Car resultsEdit

Season Date Winning Driver Chassis Engine
1909[NC 1] July 5   Eaton McMillan Colburn
1910–1950: not held
1951 September 23   Tony Bettenhausen Kurtis Kraft Offy
1952 September 28   Bill Vukovich Kuzma Offy
Source: [1][2]

CART/Champ Car World Series resultsEdit

Season Date Winning Driver Chassis Engine Team Report
1990 August 26   Al Unser, Jr. Lola Chevrolet-Ilmor Galles/Kraco Racing Report
1991 August 25   Al Unser, Jr. Lola Chevrolet-Ilmor Galles/Kraco Racing Report
1992–2001: Not held
2002 September 1   Bruno Junqueira Lola Toyota Chip Ganassi Racing Report
2003 August 31   Bruno Junqueira Lola Ford-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing Report
2004 August 15   Sébastien Bourdais Lola Ford-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing Report
2005 August 14   Sébastien Bourdais Lola Ford-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing Report
2006 August 13   A. J. Allmendinger Lola Ford-Cosworth Forsythe Racing Report
Source: [3][4]
  1. ^ Non-championship race.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Denver Trophy Race". Champ Car Stats. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "Centennial Park". Champ Car Stats. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  3. ^ "Denver Street Circuit". Champ Car Stats. Retrieved December 16, 2012.
  4. ^ "Pepsi Center". Champ Car Stats. Retrieved December 16, 2012.