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2002 SunTrust Indy Challenge


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Firestone Indy Racing League race number 8 of 15
Saturday, June 29, 2002 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA
250 laps on a .750 mile paved track (187.5 miles)

Time of race: 1:53:30
Average Speed: 99.124 mph
Pole Speed: 168.705 mph
Cautions: 8 for 94 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.832 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    2002 Firestone Indy Racing League results   /   2002 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1 34   Sam Hornish, Jr. Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/C/F250111,550running250
2 16   Gil de Ferran Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/C/F250112,050running16842
31021   Felipe Giaffone Hollywood Cigarettes   (Mo Nunn)G/C/F25071,850running035
41852   Tomas Scheckter Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F25058,500running032
5137   Al Unser, Jr. Corteco / Bryant   (Tom Kelley)D/C/F22553,400running030
61914   Airton Dare Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/C/F25047,700running028
7 920   Richie Hearn Motor Auction Group   (Sam Schmidt)D/C/F25046,400running026
8 79   Jeff Ward Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/C/F24945,300running024
91654   Robby McGehee Norwalk Furniture / Parsons Motorsports   (Greg Beck)D/C/F24730,650running022
10 844   Alex Barron Rayovac   (Blair Racing)D/C/F24644,200running020
11122   Mark Dismore Johns Manville / Menards / Pittsburgh Paints   (John Menard)D/C/F24642,900running019
121411   Greg Ray Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/C/F22841,800valve train4118
132024   Robbie Buhl Team Purex / Aventis   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)G/I/F20840,700running017
141751   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F18039,400crash016
15 434   Laurent Redon Mi-Jack   (Eric Bachelart)D/I/F18038,300crash3915
161523   Sarah Fisher Dreyer & Reinbold Racing   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)G/I/F15822,550crash014
17 23   Helio Castroneves Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/C/F10336,000running013
18 591   Buddy Lazier Coors Light / Life Fitness / Tae-Bo / Delta   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/C/F9138,000fire012
192116   Jon Herb Star Registry / WeberGrills.com   (Jon Herb)D/C/F8020,150crash011
202231   George Mack 310 Racing   (310 Racing)G/C/F5433,700crash010
21 68   Scott Sharp Delphi   (Tom Kelley)D/C/F4033,700crash09
221198   Billy Boat Curb Records   (Greg Beck / Curb-Agajanian)D/C/F2933,700crash08
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; G - G Force
  Engine: C - Chevrolet; I - Nissan Infiniti
  Tires: F - Firestone

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
177  
8169   #3 accident 
172913  
30378   #98 accident 
38403  
415313   #8 accident 
54541  
55628   #31 accident 
639432  
9511521   #91 fire in pits 
11614934  
1501589   #16 accident 
1591613  
16217312   #23 accident 
1741818  
18219514   #51,34 accident 
19625055  
  Percent of race run under caution: 37.6%             Average green flag run: 17.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Gil de Ferran18383
  Laurent Redon8411128
  Gil de Ferran1121121
  Greg Ray11315341
  Laurent Redon15416411
  Gil de Ferran16524884
  Sam Hornish, Jr.2492502

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Helio Castroneves 280    
2   Gil de Ferran 277   -3  
3   Sam Hornish, Jr. 256   -24  
4   Felipe Giaffone 237   -43  
5   Al Unser, Jr. 194   -86  
6   Jeff Ward 181   -99  
7   Airton Dare 176   -104  
8   Alex Barron 169   -111  
9   Scott Sharp 156   -124  
10   Laurent Redon 145   -135  
11   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 137   -143  
12   Billy Boat 136   -144  
13   Buddy Lazier 133   -147  
14   Richie Hearn 126   -154  
15   Tomas Scheckter 116   -164  
16   George Mack 102   -178  
17   Robby McGehee 90   -190  
18   Jaques Lazier 90   -190  
19   Robbie Buhl 83   -197  
20   Shigeaki Hattori 78   -202