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Indy Racing Northern Light Series race number 4 of 13
Sunday, May 27, 2001 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:31:54
Average speed: 141.574 mph
Pole speed: 226.037 mph
Cautions: 8 for 57 laps
Margin of victory: 1.737 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    2001 Indy Racing Northern Light Series results   /   2001 standings

PosSt#DriverC/E/TLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
11168   Helio Castroneves Team Penske   (Roger Penske)D/A/F2001270475running5252
2 566   Gil de Ferran Team Penske   (Roger Penske)D/A/F200482775running2740
32139   Michael Andretti Motorola / Archipelago   (Team KOOL Green)D/A/F200346225running1635
41244   Jimmy Vasser Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/A/F200233325running032
52050   Bruno Junqueira Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/A/F200255825running030
6 733   Tony Stewart Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/A/F200218850running1328
72814   Eliseo Salazar Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/F199356300running026
83088   Airton Dare 1-800-BAR-NONE   (Team Xtreme Racing)G/A/F199320325running024
93298   Billy Boat Curb Records   (Greg Beck / Curb-Agajanian)D/A/F199337325running022
103321   Felipe Giaffone Hollywood Cigarettes   (Treadway / Hubbard Racing)G/A/F199211575running020
111410   Robby McGehee Olympus Cameras / Cure Autism Now   (Larry Cahill)D/A/F199290825running019
122412   Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts / Save-O-Mat   (Brad Calkins)D/A/F198286025running018
13 65   Arie Luyendyk Meijer   (Treadway / Hubbard Racing)G/A/F198182275running117
14134   Sam Hornish, Jr. Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/A/F196308825running016
15 924   Robbie Buhl Team Purex   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)G/I/F196300325running015
16 428   Mark Dismore Delphi Automotive Systems / Bryant H & C   (Tom Kelley)D/A/F195287375running2914
17 22   Greg Ray Johns Manville / Menards   (John Menard)D/A/F192335325running4013
181091   Buddy Lazier Tae-Bo / Coors Light / Life Fitness / Delta   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/A/F192262325running012
193116   Cory Witherill Radio Shack   (Sal Incandela)G/A/F187159575running011
20239   Jeret Schroeder Amvets   (Paul Diatlovich)D/A/F187256325running010
21 341   Robby Gordon Team Conseco   (A.J. Foyt / Richard Childress)D/A/F184173225running229
221777   Jaques Lazier Classmates.com / Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria   (Byrd Motorsports)G/A/F183161325running08
232699   Davey Hamilton Mi-Jack   (Sam Schmidt)D/A/F182280325valve07
24 835   Jeff Ward Aerosmith   (Heritage Motorsports)G/A/F168248325running06
252784   Donnie Beechler Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/F160154325oil leak05
262551   Eddie Cheever, Jr. #51 Excite@Home Indy Race Car   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F108247325alternator04
27186   Jon Herb Epson   (Tri-Star Motorsports)D/A/F104245575crash03
282936   Stephan Gregoire Delco Remy   (Heritage Motorsports)G/A/F86154325oil leak02
292249   Nicolas Minassian Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/A/F74149575gearbox01
30193   Al Unser, Jr. Starz SuperPak / Budweiser   (Rick Galles)G/A/F16255825crash01
311515   Sarah Fisher Kroger   (Derrick Walker)D/A/F7247325crash01
321652   Scott Goodyear #52 Thermos / Grill2Go / Cheever Indy Racing   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F7143325crash01
33 18   Scott Sharp Delphi Automotive Systems   (Tom Kelley)D/A/F0427325crash01
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; G - G Force
  Engine: A - Oldsmobile Aurora; I - Nissan Infiniti
  Tires: F - Firestone

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Stephan Gregoire7Yellow TransportationDick Simon
Roberto Guerrero7Yellow TransportationDick Simon
Jim Guthrie27Blueprint RacingBlueprint Racing
Brandon Erwin30WorldBestBuy.comDennis McCormack
Jimmy Kite30WorldBestBuy.comDennis McCormack
Casey Mears31Sportsline.comRick Galles
Didier Andre32PlayStation2Rick Galles
Steve Knapp37Brayton EngineeringLee Brayton
Shigeaki Hattori55EpsonVertex-Cunningham Racing
Tyce Carlson60Tri-Star RacingTri-Star Racing
Richie Hearn60Tri-Star RacingTri-Star Racing
Memo Gidley61Cure Autism NowLee Brayton
John Paul, Jr.81Zali RacingZali Racing
Steve Knapp93Hemelgarn RacingRon Hemelgarn
Stan Wattles94Hemelgarn RacingRon Hemelgarn
WDJack Miller11Olympus / OpalescenceLarry Cahill
WDRoberto Guerrero17Dick Simon RacingDick Simon
WDJohnny Unser18Truscelli RacingTruscelli Team Racing
WD?20Kelley Racing
WD?23Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
WD?25Walker Racing SpecialDerrick Walker
WD?38Nienhouse Motorsports

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155   #8 accident turn 1 
672  
8169   #15,52 accident turn 2 
17171  
18214   #3 accident turn 4 
228968  
90956   oil on track 
9610611  
10711812   rain 
11913315  
1341385   #16 accident turn 4 
1391479  
14815710   rain 
1581658  
1661705   #24 accident turn 2 
17120030  
  Percent of race run under caution: 28.0%             Average green flag run: 18.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Robby Gordon12222
  Greg Ray234523
  Tony Stewart46461
  Arie Luyendyk47471
  Michael Andretti48525
  Mark Dismore537422
  Greg Ray75806
  Michael Andretti81844
  Mark Dismore85917
  Greg Ray9210211
  Michael Andretti1031097
  Gil de Ferran11013627
  Tony Stewart13714812
  Helio Castroneves14920052

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Sam Hornish, Jr. 152    
2   Eliseo Salazar 131   -21  
3   Felipe Giaffone 100   -52  
4   Scott Sharp 97   -55  
5   Buzz Calkins 89   -63  
6   Jeff Ward 88   -64  
7   Buddy Lazier 85   -67  
7   Billy Boat 85   -67  
9   Greg Ray 82   -70  
10   Sarah Fisher 73   -79  
10   Airton Dare 73   -79  
12   Robby McGehee 70   -82  
13   Helio Castroneves 64   -88  
14   Shigeaki Hattori 56   -96  
15   Robbie Buhl 50   -102  
16   Al Unser, Jr. 49   -103  
16   Mark Dismore 49   -103  
18   Davey Hamilton 48   -104  
19   Gil de Ferran 46   -106  
20   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 43   -109