85th Indianapolis 500

Date?Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Distance?500 miles; Course?2.5 mile oval; Field?33 cars; Winner's average speed?141.574 mph; Margin of victory?1.737 seconds; Time of race?3 hours, 31 minutes, 54.180 seconds; Caution flags?8 for 56 laps; Lead changes?13 by 8 drivers; Lap leaders?Castroneves (52), Ray (40), Dismore (29), de Ferran (27), Gordon (22), Andretti (16), Stewart (13), Luyendyk (1); Pole Sitter?Scott Sharp at 226.037 mph; Attendance?400,000 (est.); TV Rating?5.3/14 share (ABC). Note that (r) indicates rookie driver.

Driver (start pos.) CountryCar Laps Ended Earnings
1r-Helio Castroneves (11)BrazilD/A/F200Running$1,270,475
2Gil de Ferran (5)BrazilD/A/F200Running482,775
3Michael Andretti (21)United StatesD/A/F200Running346.225
4Jimmy Vasser (12)United StatesG/A/F200Running233,325
5r-Bruno Junqueira (20)BrazilG/A/F200Running255,825
6Tony Stewart (7)United StatesG/A/F200Running 218.850
7Eliseo Salazar (28)ChileD/A/F199Running355,300
8Airton Dar (30)BrazilG/A/F199Running319.325
9Billy Boat (32)United StatesD/A/F199Running336,325
10r-Felipe Giaffone (33)BrazilG/A/F199Running211.575
11Robby McGehee (14)United StatesD/A/F199Running290,825
12Buzz Calkins (24)United StatesD/A/F198Running285,025
13Arie Luyendyk (6)NetherlandsG/A/F198Running182,275
14Sam Hornish Jr. (13)United StatesD/A/F196Running307,825
15Robbie Buhl (9)United StatesG/I/F196Running300,325
16Mark Dismore (4)United StatesD/A/F195Running287,375
17Greg Ray (2)United StatesD/A/F192Running335,325
18Buddy Lazier (10)United StatesD/A/F192Running262,325
19r-Cory Witherill (31)United StatesG/A/F187Running159,575
20Jeret Schroeder (23)United StatesD/A/F187Running256,325
21Robby Gordon (3)United StatesD/A/F184Running173,225
22Jaques Lazier (17)United StatesG/A/F183Running161,325
23Davey Hamilton (26)United StatesD/A/F182Engine255,325
24Jeff Ward (8)United StatesG/A/F168Running248,325
25Donnie Beechler (27)United StatesD/A/F160Oil Leak172,325
26Eddie Cheever Jr. (25)United StatesD/I/F108Electrical247,325
27r-Jon Herb (18)United StatesD/A/F104Accident245,575
28Stephan Gregoire (29)FranceG/A/F86Oil Leak154,325
29r-Nicolas Minassian (22)FranceG/A/F74Gearbox149,575
30Al Unser Jr. (19)United StatesG/A/F16Accident255,825
31Sarah Fisher (15)United StatesD/A/F7Accident247,325
32Scott Goodyear (16)CanadaD/I/F7Accident143,325
33Scott Sharp (1)United StatesD/A/F0Accident 427,325
Car Legend: Chassis/Engine/Tires. D?Dallara; G?G Force (chassis); A?Oldsmobile Aurora V-8; I?Nissan Infiniti V-8 (engine); F?Firestone (tires).

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