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2002 Firestone Indy 200


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Firestone Indy Racing League race number 10 of 15
Saturday, July 20, 2002 at Nashville Superspeedway, Nashville, TN
200 laps on a 1.333 mile paved track (266.6 miles)

Time of race: 2:01:53
Average Speed: 127.997 mph
Pole Speed: 203.774 mph
Cautions: 8 for 57 laps
Margin of Victory: .424 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    2002 Firestone Indy Racing League results   /   2002 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
3 34   Sam Hornish, Jr. Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/C/F20076,950running9537
10147   Tony Renna Corteco / Bryant   (Tom Kelley)D/C/F19546,100running3520
6 951   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F20068,200running2228
8118   Scott Sharp Delphi   (Tom Kelley)D/C/F19945,700running1624
14 198   Billy Boat Curb Records   (Greg Beck / Curb-Agajanian)D/I/F17049,200crash1216
1 544   Alex Barron Rayovac   (Blair Racing)D/C/F200113,800running1150
171814   Airton Dare Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/C/F12735,600crash913
2136   Gil de Ferran Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/C/F20085,650running040
4 620   Richie Hearn BG Products   (Sam Schmidt)D/C/F20059,900running032
51512   Raul Boesel Bradley Motorsports   (Brad Calkins)D/I/F20053,600running030
7 821   Felipe Giaffone Hollywood Cigarettes   (Mo Nunn)G/C/F20046,400running026
9 23   Helio Castroneves Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/C/F19945,200running022
11219   Jeff Ward Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/C/F19342,800running019
121291   Buddy Lazier Coors Light / Life Fitness / Tae-Bo / Delta   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/C/F18141,600crash018
13 452   Tomas Scheckter Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F17040,500crash017
152031   George Mack 310 Racing   (310 Racing)G/C/F15238,000running015
162234   Laurent Redon Mi-Jack   (Eric Bachelart)D/I/F13336,900running014
18162   Mark Dismore Johns Manville / Menards / Pittsburgh Paints   (John Menard)D/C/F10735,600engine012
191711   Eliseo Salazar Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/C/F10634,400crash011
201941   Greg Ray Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/C/F5711,300crash010
211024   Robbie Buhl Team Purex / Aventis   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)G/I/F2333,300engine09
22 723   Sarah Fisher Team Smart Blade   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)G/I/F1911,300engine08
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'
12323  
24329   #24 fire backstretch 
335826  
596911   #12,41 accident turn 4 
708011  
81833   debris frontstretch 
8410926  
1101167   #11 accident turn 2 
11712711  
1281369   #14 accident turn 4 
13717034  
1711788   #52,98,4,31 accident turns 2/4 
1791813  
1821887   #91 accident turn 2 
1891946  
1951973   #9 spun turn 4 
1982003  
  Percent of race run under caution: 28.5%             Average green flag run: 15.9 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Billy Boat11212
  Sam Hornish, Jr.132614
  Tony Renna276135
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.627716
  Sam Hornish, Jr.7811235
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.1131186
  Airton Dare1191279
  Sam Hornish, Jr.12817346
  Scott Sharp17418916
  Alex Barron19020011

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Gil de Ferran 347    
2   Helio Castroneves 337   -10  
3   Sam Hornish, Jr. 333   -14  
4   Felipe Giaffone 295   -52  
5   Alex Barron 243   -104  
6   Airton Dare 239   -108  
7   Jeff Ward 218   -129  
8   Scott Sharp 208   -139  
9   Al Unser, Jr. 207   -140  
10   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 179   -168  
11   Richie Hearn 178   -169  
12   Buddy Lazier 177   -170  
13   Billy Boat 174   -173  
14   Laurent Redon 167   -180  
15   Tomas Scheckter 150   -197  
16   George Mack 129   -218  
17   Robby McGehee 107   -240  
18   Robbie Buhl 101   -246  
19   Jaques Lazier 90   -257  
20   Eliseo Salazar 88   -259