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2002 Chevy 500


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Firestone Indy Racing League race number 15 of 15
Sunday, September 15, 2002 at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:46:29
Average Speed: 163.981 mph
Pole Speed: 221.594 mph
Cautions: 4 for 34 laps
Margin of Victory: .010 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    2002 Firestone Indy Racing League results   /   2002 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
5 844   Alex Barron Rayovac   (Blair Racing)D/C/F20050,200running230
241498   Billy Boat Curb Records   (Greg Beck / Curb-Agajanian)D/I/F10932,000engine06
222312   Raul Boesel Bradley Motorsports   (Brad Calkins)D/I/F15232,000engine08
181224   Robbie Buhl Team Purex / Aventis   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)G/I/F17334,100engine012
2103   Helio Castroneves Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/C/F20083,850running9242
8 551   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F19943,200running024
121514   Airton Dare Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/C/F19739,500running018
11 923   Sarah Fisher Team Smart Blade   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)G/I/F19818,500running019
171321   Felipe Giaffone Hollywood Cigarettes   (Mo Nunn)G/C/F18434,100engine013
1 34   Sam Hornish, Jr. Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/C/F200125,400running7950
262618   Cory Kruseman Agromin / Village Marine / Ventura Raceway   (Paul Diatlovich)D/C/F7410,000gearbox04
232255   Will Langhorne Grill 2 Go / Sam Schmidt Motorsports   (Fred Treadway)G/C/F13510,000gearbox07
72091   Buddy Lazier Coors Light / Life Fitness / Tae-Bo / Delta   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/C/F20043,800running026
282431   George Mack 310 Racing   (310 Racing)G/C/F2332,000engine02
131153   Robby McGehee Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F19716,500running1317
3 12   Vitor Meira Johns Manville / Menards / Pittsburgh Paints   (John Menard)D/C/F20081,650running835
272128   Hideki Noda Eikoh / Tomoe / Indy Regency Racing   (Sal Incandela)G/C/F7310,000crash03
21186   Max Papis Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/C/F16332,000engine09
141920   Greg Ray Young Chevrolet   (Sam Schmidt)D/C/F19637,300running016
101734   Laurent Redon Mi-Jack   (Eric Bachelart)D/I/F19941,700running020
9 678   Tony Renna Kruse Special   (Tom Kelley)D/C/F19920,700running022
6 452   Buddy Rice Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F20045,400running028
161611   Eliseo Salazar Harrah's / Banco Chile   (A.J. Foyt)D/C/F18635,300engine014
4 78   Scott Sharp Delphi   (Tom Kelley)D/C/F20055,900running132
192567   Rick Treadway Samsung / Radio Shack   (Fred Treadway)D/I/F17311,100running011
20 27   Al Unser, Jr. Corteco / Bryant   (Tom Kelley)D/C/F17132,000engine510
25279   Jeff Ward Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/C/F8632,000crash05
152815   Dan Wheldon Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/C/F19514,300running015
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
11212  
13164   debris turn 3 
17237  
243512   #31 spun turn 1 
368853  
8910214   #28,9 accident turn 2 
10311210  
1131164   debris backstretch 
11720084  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.0%             Average green flag run: 33.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Vitor Meira122
  Al Unser, Jr.364
  Sam Hornish, Jr.71711
  Alex Barron18181
  Sam Hornish, Jr.193012
  Robby McGehee314313
  Sam Hornish, Jr.448542
  Alex Barron86861
  Helio Castroneves8714559
  Sam Hornish, Jr.1461461
  Helio Castroneves1471493
  Sam Hornish, Jr.1501501
  Helio Castroneves1511577
  Al Unser, Jr.1581581
  Scott Sharp1591591
  Vitor Meira1601656
  Helio Castroneves16617611
  Sam Hornish, Jr.1771804
  Helio Castroneves18119111
  Sam Hornish, Jr.1921943
  Helio Castroneves1951951
  Sam Hornish, Jr.1962005

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Sam Hornish, Jr. 531    
2   Helio Castroneves 511   -20  
3   Gil de Ferran 443   -88  
4   Felipe Giaffone 432   -99  
5   Alex Barron 366   -165  
6   Scott Sharp 332   -199  
7   Al Unser, Jr. 311   -220  
8   Buddy Lazier 305   -226  
9   Airton Dare 304   -227  
10   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 280   -251  
11   Jeff Ward 268   -263  
12   Laurent Redon 229   -302  
13   Billy Boat 225   -306  
14   Tomas Scheckter 210   -321  
15   Richie Hearn 204   -327  
16   George Mack 184   -347  
17   Robbie Buhl 177   -354  
18   Sarah Fisher 161   -370  
19   Raul Boesel 158   -373  
20   Eliseo Salazar 157   -374