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Indy Racing League race number 3 of 15
Sunday, March 24, 2002 at California Speedway, Fontana, CA
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:13:49
Average speed: 179.345 mph
Pole speed: 221.422 mph
Cautions: 4 for 23 laps
Margin of victory: .028 sec
Attendance: 20000
Lead changes: 39

Glossary    2002 Indy Racing League results   /   2002 standings

PosSt#DriverC/E/TLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 44   Sam Hornish, Jr. Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/C/F200121500running7352
2 22   Jaques Lazier Menards / Johns Manville   (John Menard)D/C/F20080550running4540
3 534   Laurent Redon Mi-Jack   (Eric Bachelart)D/I/F20072750running035
4116   Gil de Ferran Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/C/F20055100running632
5143   Helio Castroneves Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/C/F20050700running430
6 821   Felipe Giaffone Hollywood Cigarettes   (Mo Nunn)G/C/F20045300running028
72691   Buddy Lazier Coors Light / Life Fitness / Tae-Bo / Delta   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/C/F20044200running026
8 98   Scott Sharp Delphi   (Tom Kelley)D/C/F20023100running1024
91619   Jimmy Vasser Miller Lite   (Bobby Rahal)D/C/F20021100running022
10 69   Jeff Ward Chip Ganassi Racing   (Chip Ganassi)G/C/F20042000running120
11 77   Al Unser, Jr. Corteco / Bryant   (Tom Kelley)D/C/F19950900running019
121844   Alex Barron Blair Racing   (Blair Racing)D/C/F19939800running018
132014   Airton Dare Harrah's   (A.J. Foyt)D/C/F19938800running017
141799   Richie Hearn Sam Schmidt Motorsports   (Sam Schmidt)D/C/F19837600running016
151511   Eliseo Salazar Banco Chile   (A.J. Foyt)D/C/F19736600running015
161931   George Mack 310 Racing   (310 Racing)G/C/F19735500running014
172210   Robby McGehee Scottrade   (Larry Cahill)D/C/F19734300running013
181398   Billy Boat Curb Records   (Greg Beck / Curb-Agajanian)D/C/F19634300running012
192416   Jon Herb Star Registry / WeberGrills.com   (Jon Herb)G/C/F19511300running011
20 151   Eddie Cheever, Jr. Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F19022700engine3310
212724   Memo Gidley Team Purex / Aventis   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)G/I/F18432200running09
221055   Rick Treadway Airlink Enterprises / Spade Motorsports   (Fred Treadway)G/C/F17932200running08
232137   John de Vries Pit Bull Energy Drink / Rhino Cleaning Prod.   (Lee Brayton)D/C/F17810200running07
24 352   Tomas Scheckter Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/I/F16332200crash286
252520   Hideki Noda Adventure RV Rentals / 866-RVs-ToGo   (Convergent Racing)G/C/F15832200crash05
261212   Shigeaki Hattori Epson   (Brad Calkins)D/I/F14610200engine04
272318   Jeret Schroeder Immke Auto Group   (Paul Diatlovich)D/C/F1510200fuel pump03
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; G - G Force
  Engine: C - Chevrolet; I - Nissan Infiniti
  Tires: F - Firestone

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
DCRobbie Buhl24Team Purex / AventisDreyer & Reinbold Racing

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
18484  
85895   debris 
9013849  
1391446   debris 
1451462  
1471493   #12 engine spray turn 2 
15016415  
1651739   #20,52 accident turn 4 
17420027  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.5%             Average green flag run: 35.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Jeff Ward111
  Sam Hornish, Jr.232
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.41613
  Sam Hornish, Jr.17182
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.19213
  Sam Hornish, Jr.22221
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.23242
  Sam Hornish, Jr.25284
  Tomas Scheckter29357
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.36361
  Jaques Lazier37404
  Sam Hornish, Jr.417131
  Tomas Scheckter72732
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.74741
  Jaques Lazier75784
  Helio Castroneves79824
  Sam Hornish, Jr.83875
  Tomas Scheckter88936
  Jaques Lazier94952
  Tomas Scheckter96961
  Jaques Lazier97982
  Tomas Scheckter9911012
  Jaques Lazier11112010
  Sam Hornish, Jr.12114121
  Scott Sharp14215110
  Sam Hornish, Jr.1521543
  Jaques Lazier1551562
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.1571582
  Jaques Lazier1591591
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.1601601
  Jaques Lazier1611611
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.1621676
  Jaques Lazier1681681
  Gil de Ferran1691746
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.1751773
  Sam Hornish, Jr.1781792
  Jaques Lazier1801812
  Eddie Cheever, Jr.1821821
  Jaques Lazier18319816
  Sam Hornish, Jr.1992002

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Sam Hornish, Jr. 141    
2   Helio Castroneves 115   -26  
3   Gil de Ferran 112   -29  
4   Jaques Lazier 80   -61  
5   Eliseo Salazar 77   -64  
6   Laurent Redon 66   -75  
7   Felipe Giaffone 65   -76  
8   Jeff Ward 64   -77  
9   Buddy Lazier 60   -81  
9   Al Unser, Jr. 60   -81  
11   Airton Dare 55   -86  
12   Billy Boat 50   -91  
13   Alex Barron 49   -92  
14   Scott Sharp 48   -93  
15   George Mack 41   -100  
16   Tomas Scheckter 40   -101  
17   Robby McGehee 38   -103  
18   Rick Treadway 36   -105  
19   Robbie Buhl 35   -106  
19   Anthony Lazzaro 35   -106