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2001 zMAX Atlanta 500 Classic


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Indy Racing Northern Lights Series race number 3 of 13
Saturday, April 28, 2001 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA
200 laps on a 1.540 mile paved track (308.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:14:41
Average Speed: 133.647 mph
Pole Speed: 218.265 mph
Cautions: 4 for 55 laps
Margin of Victory: 19.857 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    2001 Indy Racing Northern Lights Series results   /   2001 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1 12   Greg Ray Johns Manville / Menards   (John Menard)D/A/F200124,100running18452
2138   Scott Sharp Delphi Automotive Systems   (Tom Kelley)D/A/F20095,600running540
3 812   Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts / Save-O-Mat   (Brad Calkins)D/A/F20068,600running035
4 64   Sam Hornish, Jr. Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/A/F19955,350running132
5 714   Eliseo Salazar Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/F19950,700running030
6 991   Buddy Lazier Tae-Bo / Coors Light / Delta Faucet   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/A/F19945,550running028
7 235   Jeff Ward Heritage Motorsports   (Heritage Motorsports)G/A/F19946,450running1026
8 555   Shigeaki Hattori Epson   (Vertex-Cunningham Racing)D/A/F19843,350running024
91188   Airton Dare 1-800-BAR-NONE   (Team Xtreme Racing)G/A/F19743,100running022
101521   Felipe Giaffone Hollywood Cigarettes   (Treadway / Hubbard Racing)G/A/F18242,000running020
111815   Sarah Fisher Kroger   (Derrick Walker)D/A/F17840,900running019
121692   Stan Wattles Hemelgarn Racing   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/A/F14717,800running018
132032   Didier Andre PlayStation2   (Rick Galles)G/A/F13938,800clutch017
141798   Billy Boat Curb Records   (Greg Beck / Curb-Agajanian)D/A/F10937,600running016
15217   Stephan Gregoire Tokheim / Jack K. Elrod Co. / NADA Guides   (Dick Simon)D/A/F9514,600mechanical015
16256   Jon Herb Tri Star Motorsports   (Tri-Star Motorsports)D/A/F7713,500engine014
17143   Al Unser, Jr. Starz SuperPak   (Rick Galles)G/A/F5234,300crash013
181299   Davey Hamilton Sam Schmidt Motorsports   (Sam Schmidt)D/A/F5234,300crash012
19229   Jeret Schroeder Purity Products / Summit Packaging   (Paul Diatlovich)D/A/F5211,300crash011
201924   Robbie Buhl Team Purex   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)G/I/F5237,200crash010
211010   Robby McGehee Cahill Racing   (Larry Cahill)D/A/F5232,200crash09
222416   Cory Witherill WSA / MOTORS / Indy Regency Racing   (Sal Incandela)G/A/F5110,200crash08
232731   Casey Mears Sportsline.com   (Rick Galles)G/A/F5132,200crash07
24 351   Eddie Cheever, Jr. #51 Excite@Home Indy Race Car   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F3432,200engine06
252311   Jack Miller Olympus / Opalescence   (Larry Cahill)D/A/F2810,200crash05
26 428   Mark Dismore Delphi Automotive Systems / Bryant H & C   (Tom Kelley)D/A/F1532,200engine04
272630   Brandon Erwin WorldBestBuy.com   (Dennis McCormack)G/A/F332,200crash03
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; G - G Force
  Engine: A - Oldsmobile Aurora; I - Nissan Infiniti
  Tires: F - Firestone

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
584   #30 accident turn 3 
94537  
46505   debris 
51533  
548835   #3,6,9,10,11,15,16,24,31,98,99 accident turn 4 
89902  
9110111   #6 stopped on track 
10220099  
  Percent of race run under caution: 27.5%             Average green flag run: 29.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Ward122
  Greg Ray34745
  Sam Hornish, Jr.48481
  Greg Ray498234
  Jeff Ward83908
  Greg Ray9114656
  Scott Sharp1471515
  Greg Ray15220049

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Sam Hornish, Jr. 136    
2   Eliseo Salazar 105   -31  
3   Scott Sharp 96   -40  
4   Jeff Ward 82   -54  
5   Felipe Giaffone 80   -56  
6   Buddy Lazier 73   -63  
7   Sarah Fisher 72   -64  
8   Buzz Calkins 71   -65  
9   Greg Ray 69   -67  
10   Billy Boat 63   -73  
11   Shigeaki Hattori 56   -80  
12   Robby McGehee 51   -85  
13   Airton Dare 49   -87  
14   Al Unser, Jr. 48   -88  
15   Davey Hamilton 41   -95  
16   Didier Andre 40   -96  
17   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 39   -97  
18   Stan Wattles 36   -100  
19   Casey Mears 36   -100  
20   Robbie Buhl 35   -101