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2001 Indianapolis 500


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Indy Racing Northern Lights Series race number 4 of 13
Sunday, May 27, 2001 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:31:54
Average Speed: 141.574 mph
Pole Speed: 226.037 mph
Cautions: 8 for 57 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.737 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    2001 Indy Racing Northern Lights Series results   /   2001 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
32139   Michael Andretti Motorola / Archipelago   (Team KOOL Green)D/A/F200346,225running1635
252784   Donnie Beechler Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/F160154,325oil leak05
93298   Billy Boat Curb Records   (Greg Beck / Curb-Agajanian)D/A/F199337,325running022
15 924   Robbie Buhl Team Purex   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)G/I/F196300,325running015
122412   Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts / Save-O-Mat   (Brad Calkins)D/A/F198286,025running018
11168   Helio Castroneves Team Penske   (Roger Penske)D/A/F2001,270,475running5252
262551   Eddie Cheever, Jr. #51 Excite@Home Indy Race Car   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F108247,325alternator04
83088   Airton Dare 1-800-BAR-NONE   (Team Xtreme Racing)G/A/F199320,325running024
2 566   Gil de Ferran Team Penske   (Roger Penske)D/A/F200482,775running2740
16 428   Mark Dismore Delphi Automotive Systems / Bryant H & C   (Tom Kelley)D/A/F195287,375running2914
311515   Sarah Fisher Kroger   (Derrick Walker)D/A/F7247,325crash01
103321   Felipe Giaffone Hollywood Cigarettes   (Treadway / Hubbard Racing)G/A/F199211,575running020
321652   Scott Goodyear #52 Thermos / Grill2Go / Cheever Indy Racing   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F7143,325crash01
21 341   Robby Gordon Team Conseco   (A.J. Foyt / Richard Childress)D/A/F184173,225running229
282936   Stephan Gregoire Delco Remy   (Heritage Motorsports)G/A/F86154,325oil leak02
232699   Davey Hamilton Mi-Jack   (Sam Schmidt)D/A/F182280,325valve07
27186   Jon Herb Epson   (Tri-Star Motorsports)D/A/F104245,575crash03
14134   Sam Hornish, Jr. Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/A/F196308,825running016
52050   Bruno Junqueira Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/A/F200255,825running030
181091   Buddy Lazier Tae-Bo / Coors Light / Life Fitness / Delta   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/A/F192262,325running012
221777   Jaques Lazier Classmates.com / Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria   (Byrd Motorsports)G/A/F183161,325running08
13 65   Arie Luyendyk Meijer   (Treadway / Hubbard Racing)G/A/F198182,275running117
111410   Robby McGehee Olympus Cameras / Cure Autism Now   (Larry Cahill)D/A/F199290,825running019
292249   Nicolas Minassian Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/A/F74149,575gearbox01
17 22   Greg Ray Johns Manville / Menards   (John Menard)D/A/F192335,325running4013
72814   Eliseo Salazar Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/F199356,300running026
20239   Jeret Schroeder Amvets   (Paul Diatlovich)D/A/F187256,325running010
33 18   Scott Sharp Delphi Automotive Systems   (Tom Kelley)D/A/F0427,325crash01
6 733   Tony Stewart Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/A/F200218,850running1328
30193   Al Unser, Jr. Starz SuperPak / Budweiser   (Rick Galles)G/A/F16255,825crash01
41244   Jimmy Vasser Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/A/F200233,325running032
24 835   Jeff Ward Aerosmith   (Heritage Motorsports)G/A/F168248,325running06
193116   Cory Witherill Radio Shack   (Sal Incandela)G/A/F187159,575running011
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; G - G Force
  Engine: A - Oldsmobile Aurora; I - Nissan Infiniti
  Tires: F - Firestone

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Didier Andre32PlayStation2Rick Galles
Casey Mears31Sportsline.comRick Galles
Stan Wattles94Hemelgarn RacingRon Hemelgarn
Steve Knapp93Hemelgarn RacingRon Hemelgarn
Steve Knapp37Brayton EngineeringLee Brayton
Jimmy Kite30WorldBestBuy.comDennis McCormack
Shigeaki Hattori55EpsonVertex-Cunningham Racing
Richie Hearn60Tri-Star RacingTri-Star Racing
Stephan Gregoire7Yellow TransportationDick Simon
Roberto Guerrero7Yellow TransportationDick Simon
Memo Gidley61Cure Autism NowLee Brayton
Jim Guthrie27Blueprint RacingBlueprint Racing
Brandon Erwin30WorldBestBuy.comDennis McCormack
Tyce Carlson60Tri-Star RacingTri-Star Racing
John Paul, Jr.81Zali RacingZali Racing

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
155   #8 accident turn 1 
672  
8169   #15,52 accident turn 2 
17171  
18214   #3 accident turn 4 
228968  
90956   oil on track 
9610611  
10711812   rain 
11913315  
1341385   #16 accident turn 4 
1391479  
14815710   rain 
1581658  
1661705   #24 accident turn 2 
17120030  
  Percent of race run under caution: 28.0%             Average green flag run: 18.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Robby Gordon12222
  Greg Ray234523
  Tony Stewart46461
  Arie Luyendyk47471
  Michael Andretti48525
  Mark Dismore537422
  Greg Ray75806
  Michael Andretti81844
  Mark Dismore85917
  Greg Ray9210211
  Michael Andretti1031097
  Gil de Ferran11013627
  Tony Stewart13714812
  Helio Castroneves14920052

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Sam Hornish, Jr. 152    
2   Eliseo Salazar 131   -21  
3   Felipe Giaffone 100   -52  
4   Scott Sharp 97   -55  
5   Buzz Calkins 89   -63  
6   Jeff Ward 88   -64  
7   Buddy Lazier 85   -67  
8   Billy Boat 85   -67  
9   Greg Ray 82   -70  
10   Airton Dare 73   -79  
11   Sarah Fisher 73   -79  
12   Robby McGehee 70   -82  
13   Helio Castroneves 64   -88  
14   Shigeaki Hattori 56   -96  
15   Robbie Buhl 50   -102  
16   Al Unser, Jr. 49   -103  
17   Mark Dismore 49   -103  
18   Davey Hamilton 48   -104  
19   Gil de Ferran 46   -106  
20   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 43   -109