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Indy Racing League race number 15 of 15
Sunday, September 15, 2002 at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
200 laps on a 1.455 mile paved track (291.000 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: 86000
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    2002 Indy Racing League results   /   2002 standings

PosSt#DriverC/E/TLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 34   Sam Hornish, Jr. Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/C/F200125400running7950
2103   Helio Castroneves Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/C/F20083850running9242
3 12   Vitor Meira Johns Manville / Menards / Pittsburgh Paints   (John Menard)D/C/F20081650running835
4 78   Scott Sharp Delphi   (Tom Kelley)D/C/F20055900running132
5 844   Alex Barron Rayovac   (Blair Racing)D/C/F20050200running230
6 452   Buddy Rice Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F20045400running028
72091   Buddy Lazier Coors Light / Life Fitness / Tae-Bo / Delta   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/C/F20043800running026
8 551   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F19943200running024
9 678   Tony Renna Kruse Special   (Tom Kelley)D/C/F19920700running022
101734   Laurent Redon Mi-Jack   (Eric Bachelart)D/I/F19941700running020
11 923   Sarah Fisher Team Smart Blade   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)G/I/F19818500running019
121514   Airton Dare Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/C/F19739500running018
131153   Robby McGehee Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F19716500running1317
141920   Greg Ray Young Chevrolet   (Sam Schmidt)D/C/F19637300running016
152815   Dan Wheldon Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/C/F19514300running015
161611   Eliseo Salazar Harrah's / Banco Chile   (A.J. Foyt)D/C/F18635300engine014
171321   Felipe Giaffone Hollywood Cigarettes   (Mo Nunn)G/C/F18434100engine013
181224   Robbie Buhl Team Purex / Aventis   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)G/I/F17334100engine012
192567   Rick Treadway Samsung / Radio Shack   (Fred Treadway)D/I/F17311100running011
20 27   Al Unser, Jr. Corteco / Bryant   (Tom Kelley)D/C/F17132000engine510
21186   Max Papis Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/C/F16332000engine09
222312   Raul Boesel Bradley Motorsports   (Brad Calkins)D/I/F15232000engine08
232255   Will Langhorne Grill 2 Go / Sam Schmidt Motorsports   (Fred Treadway)G/C/F13510000gearbox07
241498   Billy Boat Curb Records   (Greg Beck / Curb-Agajanian)D/I/F10932000engine06
25279   Jeff Ward Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/C/F8632000crash05
262618   Cory Kruseman Agromin / Village Marine / Ventura Raceway   (Paul Diatlovich)D/C/F7410000gearbox04
272128   Hideki Noda Eikoh / Tomoe / Indy Regency Racing   (Sal Incandela)G/C/F7310000crash03
282431   George Mack 310 Racing   (310 Racing)G/C/F2332000engine02
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