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Cart Toyota 500 Facts

November 03, 2002

* Site: California Speedway, Fontana.

* Schedule: Today, race (Speed Channel, 12:30 p.m.).

* Track: D-shaped oval, two miles, 14 degrees banking in turns.

* Race distance: 500 miles, 250 laps.

* Last week: Rookie Mario Dominguez won the rain-shortened Honda Indy 300 in Australia, a race that was marred by a 10-car wreck on the opening lap that landed Adrian Fernandez and Toranosuke Takagi in the hospital. The race was restarted 1 1/2 hours later with the intention of running 50 laps, but rain stopped the race at Lap 40.

* Last year: Cristiano da Matta held off Max Papis by inches to win one of the most competitive events in CART history, taking the season-ending Toyota 500 at California Speedway. Da Matta, who finished the CART season with consecutive victories, passed Papis seven laps from the end of the darkness-shortened event for the CART-record 73rd lead change.

CART TOYOTA 500 LINEUP

*--* PP NO DRIVER CAR LAP TIME MPH 1 (10) Tony Kanaan Honda 31.483 232.011 2 (4) Bruno Junqueira Toyota 31.601 231.145 3 (1) Cristiano da Matta Toyota 31.679 230.575 4 (39) Michael Andretti Honda 31.685 230.532 5 (26) Paul Tracy Honda 31.734 230.176 6 (8) Jimmy Vasser Ford 31.736 230.161 7 (33) Alex Tagliani Ford 31.737 230.154 8 (32) Patrick Carpentier Ford 31.740 230.132 9 (27) Dario Franchitti Honda 31.759 229.995 10 (51) Max Papis Honda 31.798 229.713 11 (9) Michel Jourdain Jr Ford 31.804 229.669 12 (52) Shinji Nakano Honda 31.836 229.438 13 (11) Christian Fittipaldi Toyota 31.877 229.143 14 (44) Scott Dixon Toyota 31.923 228.813 15 (12) Kenny Brack Toyota 31.981 228.398 16 (5) Tora Takagi Toyota 32.050 227.906 17 (55) Mario Dominguez Ford 32.087 227.644 18 (20) Oriol Servia Toyota 32.277 226.304

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CART SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Winners in parentheses:

March 10 Tecate Telmex Grand Prix, Monterrey (Da Matta)

April 14 Toyota Grand Prix, Long Beach (Andretti)

April 27 Bridgestone Potenza 500, Motegi, Japan (Junqueira)

June 2 Miller Lite 225, West Allis, Wis. (Tracy)

June 9 Grand Prix of Monterey (Da Matta)

June 16 G.I. Joe's 200, Portland, Ore. (Da Matta)

June 30 Grand Prix of Chicago (Da Matta)

July 7 Molson Indy, Toronto (Da Matta)

July 14 Marconi Grand Prix, Cleveland (Carpentier)

July 28 Molson Indy, Vancouver, B.C. (Franchetti)

August 11 Mid-Ohio Grand Prix, Lexington (Carpentier)

August 18 Motorola 220, Elkhart Lake, Wis. (Da Matta)

August 25 Molson Indy, Montreal (Franchitti)

Sept. 1 Shell Grand Prix, Denver (Junqueira).

Sept. 14 Rockingham 500, Corby, England (Franchitti)

Oct. 6. Grand Prix of the Americas, Miami (Da Matta)

Oct. 27 Honda Indy 300, Australia (Dominguez)

Today Toyota 500, California Speedway, Fontana

Nov. 17 Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City

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NASCAR TRUCK SERIES

American Racing Wheels 200. Distance: 200 miles, 100 laps

*--* NO DRIVER TRUCK LAPS MONEY 1 (11) Ted Musgrave Dodge 100 $51,835 2 (8) Jason Leffler Dodge 100 $36,175 3 (9) Brendan Gaughan Dodge 100 $28,015 4 (7) Travis Kvapil Chevrolet 100 $18,125 5 (10) Rick Crawford Ford 100 $17,125 6 (2) Coy Gibbs Chevrolet 100 $14,525 7 (5) Robert Pressley Dodge 100 $14,450 8 (14) Dennis Setzer Chevrolet 100 $14,150 9 (4) Mike Bliss Chevrolet 100 $13,700 10 (13) Terry Cook Ford 100 $14,800 11 (1) David Starr Chevrolet 100 $14,500 12 (12) Andy Houston Ford 100 $13,015 13 (15) Jon Wood Ford 100 $12,965 14 (3) Bill Lester Dodge 100 $12,715 15 (25) Bobby Dotter Chevrolet 99 $12,865 16 (21) Lance Norick Chevrolet 99 $12,340 17 (17) Matt Crafton Chevrolet 99 $12,215 18 (20) Carlos Contreras Dodge 99 $12,190 19 (30) Jerry Hill Dodge 98 $10,915 20 (35) Randy MacDonald Chevrolet 97 $12,615 21 (29) Ricky Sanders Ford 95 $9,865 22 (23) Eric Jones Chevrolet 84 $9,840 23 (26) Stan Boyd Chevrolet 80 $9,815 24 (24) Jason Small Chevrolet 65 $9,790 25 (16) Chris Horn Chevrolet 62 $9,765 26 (19) Steve Portenga Chevrolet 53 $9,740 27 (32) Brian Rose Dodge 36 $9,715 28 (18) Morgan Shepherd Ford 23 $9,690 29 (28) Aaron Daniel Chevrolet 17 $9,665 30 (36) David Hall Chevrolet 9 $9,645 31 (34) Phil Bonifield Chevrolet 8 $9,635 32 (33) Wayne Edwards Chevrolet 8 $9,625 33 (31) Lonnie Cox Ford 6 $9,615 34 (27) Lance Hooper Chevrolet 5 $9,605 35 (22) Michael Dokken Chevrolet 3 $9,570 36 (6) Rick Bogart Dodge 2 $9,535

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RACE STATISTICS

* Winner's speed: 140.296 mph. Time of race: 1 hour 25 minutes 32 seconds. Margin of victory: 1.603.

* Caution flags: 2 for 12 laps. Lead changes: 14 among 8 drivers.

* Lap leaders: Starr 1-12; Leffler 13-21; Bliss 22-23; Crawford 24-25; Musgrave 26-36; Pressley 37; Musgrave 38-42; Pressley 43; Musgrave 44-47; Pressley 48; Musgrave 49; Pressley 50-63; Kvapil 64-65; Gaughan 66-70; Musgrave 71-100.

* Top 10 in points (unofficial): 1. Bliss, 3,065; 2. Crawford, 2,997; 3. Musgrave, 2,958; 4. Starr, 2,888; 5. Leffler, 2,876; 6. Setzer, 2,840; 7. Pressley, 2,811; 8. Cook, 2,781; 9. Kvapil, 2,756; 10. Gibbs, 2,733.

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