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The Firestone Indy 225 was an IndyCar racing event held at Nazareth Speedway from 1987-2004. From 1987-2001, the event was sanctioned by CART. In 2002, the race switched to the Indy Racing League.

From 1987-1996, the race was scheduled for 200 laps. In 1997, the race was lengthened to 225 laps. Rising speeds had led to the races being completed very quickly, and CART officials worried that the fans were not getting their money's worth.

The race was discontinued after the track closed permanently in 2004.

Nazareth also hosted the Marlboro Challenge all-star event in 1990 and 1992.

Past winnersEdit

Season Date Driver Team Chassis Engine Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
USAC Champ Car history
1968 July 13 USAflagsmall Al Unser Dunlop Offy 100 100 (160.934) 1:00:21 100.068 Report
1969 July 12 USAflagsmall Mario Andretti Kuzma Offy 100 100 (160.934) 0:56:45 105.719 Report
1970

1981
Not held
1982 Dec 4 USAflagsmall Keith Kauffman Gambler Chevrolet 54* 54 (86.904) Report
1983

1986
Not held
CART Champ Car history
1987 Sept 20 USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing March Cosworth 200 200 (321.868) 1:33:02 129.026 Report
1988 Sept 25 USAflagsmall Danny Sullivan Penske Racing Penske Chevrolet-Ilmor 200 200 (321.868) 1:20:47 148.526 Report
1989 Sept 24 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Patrick Racing Penske Chevrolet-Ilmor 200 200 (321.868) 1:29:02 134.767 Report
1990 Oct 7 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Penske Racing Penske Chevrolet-Ilmor 200 200 (321.868) 1:46:28 112.17 Report
1991 Oct 6 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Arie Luyendyk Granatelli Racing Team Lola Chevrolet-Ilmor 200 200 (321.868) 1:31:23 131.31 Report
1992 Oct 4 USAflagsmall Bobby Rahal Rahal/Hogan Racing Lola Chevrolet-Ilmor 200 200 (321.868) 1:33:07 128.848 Report
1993 Sept 19 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Newman/Haas Racing Lola Ford-Cosworth 200 200 (321.868) 1:15:37 158.686 Report
1994 Sept 18 25px-Canadaflag Paul Tracy Penske Racing Penske Ilmor 200 200 (321.868) 1:31:30 131.141 Report
1995 April 23 25px-Brazilflag Emerson Fittipaldi Penske Racing Penske Mercedes-Benz-Ilmor 200 200 (321.868) 1:31:23 131.305 Report
1996 April 28 USAflagsmall Michael Andretti Newman/Haas Racing Lola Ford-Cosworth 200 200 (321.868) 1:25:08 140.953 Report
1997 April 27 25px-Canadaflag Paul Tracy Penske Racing Penske Mercedes-Benz-Ilmor 225 225 (362.102) 1:53:31 118.919 Report
1998 April 26 USAflagsmall Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing Reynard Honda 225 225 (362.102) 1:57:20 108.839 Report
1999 May 2 22px-Flag of Colombia Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing Reynard Honda 225 225 (362.102) 1:46:13 120.225 Report
2000 May 27* 25px-Brazilflag Gil de Ferran Penske Racing Reynard Honda 225 225 (362.102) 2:06:10 101.219 Report
2001 May 6 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon PacWest Racing Reynard Toyota 225 225 (362.102) 1:51:12 114.84 Report
IRL IndyCar Series history
2002 April 21 USAflagsmall Scott Sharp Kelley Racing Dallara Chevrolet 225 225 (362.102) 2:14:35 93.789 Report
2003 Aug 24 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara Toyota 225 225 (362.102) 1:42:07 123.606 Report
2004 Aug 29 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Andretti Green Racing Dallara Honda 225 225 (362.102) 1:46:11 118.874 Report
  • 1982: Race shortened due to rain.
  • 2000: Originally scheduled for April 9; postponed due to snow.

Lights & Atlantics winnersEdit

Season Date Winning Driver Season Date Winning Driver
CART Indy Lights SCCA & CART Atlantic Championship
1987 September 20 USAflagsmall Mike Groff
1988 September 25 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Calvin Fish
1989 September 24 USAflagsmall Mike Groff
1990 October 7 USAflagsmall Robbie Groff
1991 October 6 USAflagsmall Robbie Buhl 1991 October 6 [[Image:Template:Country flag alias PHL22x20px}}|Template:Country alias PHL]] Jovy Marcelo
1992 October 4 USAflagsmall Robbie Buhl 1992 October 3 22px-Flag of Norway Harald Huysman
1993 September 19 USAflagsmall Bryan Herta 1993 September 18 25px-Canadaflag Claude Bourbonnais
1994 September 18 25px-Canadaflag Greg Moore 1994 September 17 USAflagsmall Mark Dismore
1995 April 23 25px-Canadaflag Greg Moore 1995 April 22 25px-Canadaflag Patrick Carpentier
1996 April 28 USAflagsmall David DeSilva 1996 April 27 25px-Canadaflag Patrick Carpentier
1997 April 27 25px-Brazilflag Cristiano da Matta 1997 April 26 USAflagsmall Alex Barron
1998 April 27 25px-Brazilflag Cristiano da Matta 1998 April 25 USAflagsmall Buddy Rice
1999 May 2 25px-Brazilflag Airton Daré 1999 May 1 USAflagsmall Anthony Lazzaro
2000* No race 2000* No race
2001 May 5 USAflagsmall Tony Ave
  • 2000: Originally scheduled for April 9, postponed due to snow. Indy Lights and Atlantic races were not made up.[1]

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Template:IndyCar Series races

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