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Long Beach Grand Prix Facts

April 04, 2001

* When: Sunday, 1 p.m. * TV: Channel 7.

Long Beach Grand Prix Entries

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Driver No. Country Racing Team Michael Andretti 39 USA Team Motorola Kenny Brack 8 Sweden Team Rahal Patrick Carpentier 32 Canada Player's/Forsythe Racing Helio Castroneves 3 Brazil Marlboro Team Penske Cristiano da Matta 6 Brazil Newman/Haas Racing Gil de Ferran 1 Brazil Marlboro Team Penske Scott Dixon 18 New Zealand PacWest Racing Group Adrian Fernandez 51 Mexico Fernandez Racing Christian Fittipaldi 11 Brazil Newman/Haas Racing Dario Franchitti 27 Scotland Team KOOL Green Luiz Garcia Jr. 21 Brazil Dale Coyne Racing Mauricio Gugelmin 17 Brazil PacWest Racing Group Bryan Herta 77 USA Zakspeed/Forsythe Racing Michel Jourdain Jr. 16 Mexico Herdez Bettenhausen Bruno Junqueira 4 Brazil Target Chip Ganassi Racing Tony Kanaan 55 Brazil Mo Nunn Racing Michael Krumm 19 Germany Dale Coyne Racing Nicolas Minassian 12 France Target Chip Ganassi Racing Roberto Moreno 20 Brazil Patrick Racing Shinji Nakano 52 Japan Fernandez Racing Max Papis 7 Italy Team Rahal Oriol Servia 22 Spain Sigma Autosport Alex Tagliani 33 Canada Player's/Forsythe Racing Tora Takagi 5 Japan Walker Racing Paul Tracy 26 Canada Team KOOL Green Jimmy Vasser 40 USA Patrick Racing Max Wilson 25 Brazil Arciero Brooke Racing Alex Zanardi 66 Italy Mo Nunn Racing

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Last Year

Canadian Paul Tracy roared back from his 17th starting position to win. Driving a Team KOOL Green Honda/Reynard, the 31-year-old took the lead from surprisingly competitive rookie Takuya Kurosawa on lap 62 and led to the checkered flag. It was Tracy's 16th championship car victory, and came at the same circuit at which he logged his first in 1993. Tracy finished 3.191 seconds ahead of Helio Castroneves, who held off Jimmy Vasser after a series of late-race challenges. Vasser's third-place finish in Chip Ganassi's Toyota-powered Lola was Toyota's best finish in championship car racing.

Long Beach Champions

1975: Brian Redman

1976: Clay Regazzoni

1977: Mario Andretti

1978: Carlos Reutemann

1979: Gilles Villeneuve

1980: Nelson Piquet

1981: Alan Jones

1982: Niki Lauda

1983: John Watson

1984: Mario Andretti

1985: Mario Andretti

1986: Michael Andretti

1987: Mario Andretti

1988: Al Unser Jr.

1989: Al Unser Jr.

1990: Al Unser Jr.

1991: Al Unser Jr.

1992: Danny Sullivan

1993: Paul Tracy

1994: Al Unser Jr.

1995: Al Unser Jr.

1996: Jimmy Vasser

1997: Alex Zanardi

1998: Alex Zanardi

1999: Juan Montoya

2000: Paul Tracy

Cart Result, Schedules

March 11: Tecate Telmex Grand Prix (Cristiano da Matta)

Sunday: Toyota Grand Prix, Long Beach.

April 29: Texas 600, Fort Worth.

May 6: Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix, Nazareth, Pa.

May 19: Firestone Firehawk 500, Motegi, Japan.

June 3: Miller Lite 225, West Allis, Wis.

June 17: Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix, Detroit.

June 24: Freightliner-G.I. Joe's 200, Portland, Ore.

July 1: Marconi Grand Prix, Cleveland.

July 15: Molson Indy, Toronto.

July 22: Michigan 500, Brooklyn, Mich.

July 29: Target Grand Prix, Cicero, Ill.

Aug. 12: Miller Lite 200, Lexington, Ohio.

Aug. 19: Motorola 220, Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Sept. 2: Molson Indy, Vancouver, Canada.

Sept. 15: German 500, Lausitz.

Sept. 22: Rockingham 500, Corby, England.

Oct. 7: Texaco-Havoline Grand Prix, Houston.

Oct. 14: Honda Grand Prix, Monterey, Calif.

Oct. 28: Honda Indy 300, Surfers Paradise, Australia.

Nov. 4: Marlboro, 500, Fontana.

Cart Point Leaders

1. Cristiano da Matta 21

2. Gil de Ferran 16

3. Paul Tracy 14

4. Michael Andretti 12

5. Kenny Brack 11

6. Jimmy Vasser 8

7. Tony Kanaan 6

8. Helio Castroneves 5

9. Dario Franchitti 4

10. Tora Takagi 3

11. Nicolas Minassian 2

12. Max Papis 1

Cart Lap Leaders

1. Cristiano da Matta 32

2. Kenny Brack 28

3. Scott Dixon 14

4. Dario Franchitti 4

Cart Laps Completed

1. Cristiano da Matta 78

2. Gil de Ferran 78

3. Paul Tracy 78

4. Michael Andretti 78

5. Kenny Brack 78

6. Jimmy Vasser 78

7. Tony Kanaan 78

8. Helio Castroneves 78

9. Dario Franchitti 78

10. Tora Takagi 78.

11. Nicolas Minassian 78

12. Max Papis 78

13. Scott Dixon 78

14. Oriol Servia 78

15. Mauricio Gugelmin 78

16. Bryan Herta 78

17. Michel Jourdain Jr. 78

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