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2002 Gateway Indy 250


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Firestone Indy Racing League race number 13 of 15
Sunday, August 25, 2002 at Gateway International Raceway, Madison, IL
200 laps on a 1.250 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:44:23
Average Speed: 143.711 mph
Pole Speed: 175.12 mph
Cautions: 4 for 24 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.102 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    2002 Firestone Indy Racing League results   /   2002 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
31444   Alex Barron Rayovac   (Blair Racing)D/C/F20079,750running2935
231298   Billy Boat Curb Records   (Greg Beck / Curb-Agajanian)D/I/F7432,600gearbox07
81212   Raul Boesel Bradley Motorsports   (Brad Calkins)D/I/F20043,900running324
6 824   Robbie Buhl Team Purex / Aventis   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)G/I/F20046,200running028
2 33   Helio Castroneves Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/C/F20087,050running8542
101751   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F19843,300running020
111914   Airton Dare Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/C/F19741,600running019
1 16   Gil de Ferran Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/C/F200131,600running8150
20 923   Sarah Fisher Team Smart Blade   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)G/I/F10910,600mechanical010
21 721   Felipe Giaffone Hollywood Cigarettes   (Mo Nunn)G/C/F10632,600engine29
5 24   Sam Hornish, Jr. Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/C/F20051,800running030
151891   Buddy Lazier Coors Light / Life Fitness / Tae-Bo / Delta   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/C/F19137,100running015
252520   Anthony Lazzaro Casino Queen / BG Products   (Sam Schmidt)D/C/F032,600did not start05
162331   George Mack 310 Racing   (310 Racing)G/C/F18436,000running014
122155   Robby McGehee Atlas Van Lines / Sam Schmidt Motorsports   (Fred Treadway)G/C/F19718,500running018
9 42   Vitor Meira Johns Manville / Menards / Pittsburgh Paints   (John Menard)D/C/F19845,900running022
172428   Hideki Noda Nimo Corporation / Tomoe   (Sal Incandela)G/C/F18412,800running013
192241   Greg Ray Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/C/F13811,700handling011
22 634   Laurent Redon Mi-Jack   (Eric Bachelart)D/I/F9832,600crash08
241178   Tony Renna Kruse Special   (Tom Kelley)D/C/F910,600electrical06
41552   Buddy Rice Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F20057,800running032
142011   Eliseo Salazar Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/C/F19638,200running016
18108   Scott Sharp Delphi   (Tom Kelley)D/C/F16434,800running012
7167   Al Unser, Jr. Corteco / Bryant   (Tom Kelley)D/C/F20045,500running026
13 59   Jeff Ward Energizer / Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/C/F19739,400running017
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
11111  
12165   debris 
176246  
63686   #8 slow on track 
699830  
991057   #2,34 accident turn 2 
10614439  
1451506   #41 accident turn 2 
15120050  
  Percent of race run under caution: 12.0%             Average green flag run: 35.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Gil de Ferran15757
  Helio Castroneves58603
  Felipe Giaffone61622
  Raul Boesel63653
  Gil de Ferran66694
  Helio Castroneves709829
  Gil de Ferran991013
  Helio Castroneves10211817
  Alex Barron11914729
  Helio Castroneves14818336
  Gil de Ferran18420017

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Helio Castroneves 437    
2   Gil de Ferran 436   -1  
3   Sam Hornish, Jr. 429   -8  
4   Felipe Giaffone 391   -46  
5   Alex Barron 318   -119  
6   Scott Sharp 274   -163  
7   Airton Dare 272   -165  
8   Al Unser, Jr. 261   -176  
9   Jeff Ward 254   -183  
10   Buddy Lazier 244   -193  
11   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 226   -211  
12   Tomas Scheckter 210   -227  
13   Billy Boat 208   -229  
14   Laurent Redon 204   -233  
15   Richie Hearn 204   -233  
16   George Mack 166   -271  
17   Robbie Buhl 155   -282  
18   Sarah Fisher 134   -303  
19   Eliseo Salazar 131   -306  
20   Raul Boesel 131   -306