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2001 SunTrust Indy Challenge


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Indy Racing Northern Lights Series race number 7 of 13
Saturday, June 30, 2001 at Richmond International Raceway, Richmond, VA
250 laps on a .750 mile paved track (187.5 miles)

Time of race: 1:55:27
Average Speed: 97.435 mph
Pole Speed: 160.417 mph
Cautions: 9 for 89 laps
Margin of Victory: 4.883 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    2001 Indy Racing Northern Lights Series results   /   2001 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
71511   Donnie Beechler Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/F24746,900running026
101612   Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts / Save-O-Mat   (Brad Calkins)D/A/F23944,600running020
12 714   Eliseo Salazar Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/F21342,200crash2618
17 215   Sarah Fisher Kroger   (Derrick Walker)D/A/F10736,300crash013
21212   Greg Ray Johns Manville / Menards   (John Menard)D/A/F034,000did not start09
11 821   Felipe Giaffone Hollywood Cigarettes   (Treadway / Hubbard Racing)G/A/F21543,400running019
9 924   Robbie Buhl Team Purex   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)G/I/F24750,800running022
61328   Mark Dismore Delphi Automotive Systems / Bryant H & C   (Tom Kelley)D/A/F24948,450running028
3113   Al Unser, Jr. Starz SuperPak   (Rick Galles)G/A/F25072,900running035
41432   Didier Andre PlayStation2   (Rick Galles)G/A/F25069,150running032
81935   Jeff Ward Heritage Motorsports   (Heritage Motorsports)G/A/F24745,800running024
2 64   Sam Hornish, Jr. Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/A/F25086,350running040
13 351   Eddie Cheever, Jr. #51 Cheever Indy Racing   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F21341,100crash017
141855   Shigeaki Hattori Epson   (Vertex-Cunningham Racing)D/A/F19939,800crash016
16126   Jeret Schroeder Tri Star Motorsports   (Paul Diatlovich)D/A/F12637,500crash014
5108   Scott Sharp Delphi Automotive Systems   (Tom Kelley)D/A/F24954,350running030
201781   Billy Roe Zali Racing   (Zali Racing)G/A/F912,000handling010
15 588   Airton Dare 1-800-BAR-NONE   (Team Xtreme Racing)G/A/F18238,700crash015
1 491   Buddy Lazier Tae-Bo / Coors Light / Delta Faucet   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/A/F250156,300running22452
182098   Billy Boat Curb Records   (Greg Beck / Curb-Agajanian)D/A/F3136,300oil pressure012
19 199   Jaques Lazier Sam Schmidt Motorsports   (Sam Schmidt)D/A/F1347,600crash011
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
11414  
15217   #99 accident turn 4 
226443  
65728   debris 
739119  
92998   moisture 
10011011  
11112515   #15 accident turn 4 
1261272  
1281325   #6 stalled frontstretch 
1331386  
13914911   #6 accident pit exit 
15018233  
18319614   #88,21 accident turn 2 
1972059  
2062127   #55 accident turn 3 
2132131  
21422714   #14,51 accident turn 3 
22825023  
  Percent of race run under caution: 35.6%             Average green flag run: 16.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Buddy Lazier1187187
  Eliseo Salazar18821326
  Buddy Lazier21425037

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Sam Hornish, Jr. 269    
2   Buddy Lazier 219   -50  
3   Scott Sharp 201   -68  
4   Eliseo Salazar 191   -78  
5   Felipe Giaffone 185   -84  
6   Billy Boat 159   -110  
7   Jeff Ward 144   -125  
8   Buzz Calkins 139   -130  
9   Airton Dare 129   -140  
10   Al Unser, Jr. 127   -142  
11   Greg Ray 124   -145  
12   Sarah Fisher 118   -151  
13   Robbie Buhl 116   -153  
14   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 106   -163  
15   Mark Dismore 104   -165  
16   Shigeaki Hattori 101   -168  
17   Didier Andre 96   -173  
18   Robby McGehee 86   -183  
19   Donnie Beechler 73   -196  
20   Helio Castroneves 64   -205