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1999 Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland

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Date  June 27, 1999
Weather  Rain
1999 Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland
Official name  1999 Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland
Location  Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Course  Temporary airport course 2.369 mi / 3.790 km
Distance  90 laps 213.21 mi / 341.1 km

The 1999 Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland was the ninth round of the 1999 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on June 27, 1999, at the Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland, Ohio.

Race

Polesitter and championship leader Juan Pablo Montoya led the early stages of the race until it was struck by a heavy rainshower on lap 33. Multiple cars crashed into the wall or spun, and the race ran under caution while the rain stopped, with Montoya leading from Paul Tracy and Gil de Ferran. When the race went green, de Ferran passed Tracy and then Montoya to take the lead. After the drivers changed to slick tyres, Montoya came back at de Ferran and passed him on a restart on lap 69. He was able to pull away and win, the race being stopped on the 2-hour time limit. De Ferran finished second, and Michael Andretti third after a slow second pitstop for Tracy.

References

1999 Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland Wikipedia


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