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2002 Michigan Indy 400


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Firestone Indy Racing League race number 11 of 15
Sunday, July 28, 2002 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:14:03
Average Speed: 179.044 mph
Pole Speed: 221.868 mph
Cautions: 5 for 25 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.704 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 25

Glossary    2002 Firestone Indy Racing League results   /   2002 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1 152   Tomas Scheckter Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F200124,700running12252
2 253   Buddy Rice Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F20060,450running1540
22 351   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F16532,600crash08
7 44   Sam Hornish, Jr. Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/C/F20045,000running1026
18 52   Mark Dismore Johns Manville / Menards / Pittsburgh Paints   (John Menard)D/C/F19434,800running012
6 63   Helio Castroneves Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/C/F20046,200running528
12 744   Alex Barron Rayovac   (Blair Racing)D/C/F19840,500running018
8 823   Sarah Fisher Team Smart Blade   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)G/I/F20021,900running424
19 911   Eliseo Salazar Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/C/F19233,700running011
4107   Tony Renna Corteco / Bryant   (Tom Kelley)D/C/F20056,400running332
241124   Robbie Buhl Team Purex / Aventis   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)G/I/F9532,600engine06
31221   Felipe Giaffone Hollywood Cigarettes   (Mo Nunn)G/C/F20084,150running2435
231314   Airton Dare Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/C/F12734,600mechanical07
111434   Laurent Redon Mi-Jack   (Eric Bachelart)D/I/F20041,600running019
131591   Buddy Lazier Coors Light / Life Fitness / Tae-Bo / Delta   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/C/F19839,400running017
9168   Scott Sharp Delphi   (Tom Kelley)D/C/F20043,900running522
5176   Gil de Ferran Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/C/F20051,800running1230
151912   Raul Boesel Bradley Motorsports   (Brad Calkins)D/I/F19737,100running015
141998   Billy Boat Curb Records   (Greg Beck / Curb-Agajanian)D/I/F19838,200running016
162055   Arie Luyendyk Meijer Indy Racing   (Fred Treadway)G/C/F19714,000running014
102120   Richie Hearn Meijer / Coca Cola   (Sam Schmidt)D/C/F20042,800running020
25229   Jeff Ward Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/C/F9132,600crash05
172341   Greg Ray Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/C/F19612,800running013
202431   George Mack 310 Racing   (310 Racing)G/C/F18332,600running010
212537   Scott Harrington Rhino Cleaning Products   (Lee Brayton)D/C/F17110,600running09
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
ReasonFree
Pass
14545  
46505   debris backstretch 
51566  
57582   debris backstretch 
599436  
951017   #9 accident turn 4 
10214645  
1471493   debris turn 3 
15016516  
1661738   #51 accident turn 2 
17420027  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.5%             Average green flag run: 29.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tomas Scheckter13636
  Buddy Rice37382
  Helio Castroneves39413
  Tony Renna42443
  Tomas Scheckter456925
  Felipe Giaffone70701
  Tomas Scheckter718010
  Felipe Giaffone81877
  Scott Sharp88925
  Gil de Ferran93975
  Tomas Scheckter9812225
  Buddy Rice1231297
  Felipe Giaffone1301345
  Sam Hornish, Jr.1351395
  Gil de Ferran1401412
  Helio Castroneves1421432
  Tomas Scheckter14416219
  Buddy Rice1631686
  Sam Hornish, Jr.1691735
  Gil de Ferran1741785
  Felipe Giaffone1791846
  Sarah Fisher1851851
  Felipe Giaffone1861861
  Sarah Fisher1871893
  Felipe Giaffone1901934
  Tomas Scheckter1942007

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Gil de Ferran 377    
2   Helio Castroneves 365   -12  
3   Sam Hornish, Jr. 359   -18  
4   Felipe Giaffone 330   -47  
5   Alex Barron 261   -116  
6   Airton Dare 246   -131  
7   Scott Sharp 230   -147  
8   Jeff Ward 223   -154  
9   Al Unser, Jr. 207   -170  
10   Tomas Scheckter 202   -175  
11   Richie Hearn 198   -179  
12   Buddy Lazier 194   -183  
13   Billy Boat 190   -187  
14   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 187   -190  
15   Laurent Redon 186   -191  
16   George Mack 139   -238  
17   Robbie Buhl 107   -270  
18   Robby McGehee 107   -270  
19   Sarah Fisher 100   -277  
20   Eliseo Salazar 99   -278