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Indy 500 facts

* What: 87th Indianapolis 500, fourth race in 16-race 2003 IRL IndyCar Series season.

* Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

* TV: Prerace, 8 a.m.; race, 9 a.m., Channel 7.

* Distance: 200 laps, 500 miles.

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* Cars: Dallara, Falcon and Panoz G-Force chassis; Chevrolet Indy V8, Honda Indy V8 and Toyota Indy V8 engines; Firestone tires.

* 2002 race winner: Helio Castroneves.

* 2002 IRL Series champion: Sam Hornish Jr.

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LINEUP

Lineup for Sunday’s Indianapolis 500 (No.=car number; r=rookie; speed in miles per hour; ):

*--* ROW 1 P No Driver Car Speed 1 3 Helio Castroneves Dallara-Toyota 231.725 2 11 Tony Kanaan Dallara-Honda 231.006 3 27 Robby Gordon Dallara-Honda 230.205 ROW 2 4 9 r-Scott Dixon G Force-Toyota 230.099 5 26 r-Dan Wheldon Dallara-Honda 229.958 6 15 Kenny Brack Dallara-Honda 229.509 ROW 3 7 12 r-Tora Takagi G Force-Toyota 229.358 8 32 r-Tony Renna Dallara-Toyota 228.765 9 8 Scott Sharp Dallara-Toyota 228.755 ROW 4 10 6 Gil de Ferran G Force-Toyota 228.633 11 55 r-Roger Yasukawa Dallara-Honda 228.577 12 10 Tomas Scheckter G Force-Toyota 227.769 ROW 5 13 7 Michael Andretti Dallara-Honda 227.739 14 13 Greg Ray G Force-Honda 227.288 15 54 r-Shinji Nakano Dallara-Honda 227.222 ROW 6 16 21 Felipe Giaffone G Force-Toyota 227.210 17 31T Al Unser Jr Dallara-Toyota 226.285 18 4 Sam Hornish Jr Dallara-Chevrolet 226.225 ROW 7 19 52 r-Buddy Rice Dallara-Chevrolet 226.213 20 2 Jaques Lazier Dallara-Chevrolet 225.975 21 91 Buddy Lazier Dallara-Chevrolet 224.910 ROW 8 22 24 Robbie Buhl Dallara-Chevrolet 224.369 23 14T r-A.J. Foyt IV Dallara-Toyota 224.177 24 23 Sarah Fisher Dallara-Chevrolet 224.170 ROW 9 25 20 Alex Barron G Force-Toyota 227.274 26 2T r-Vitor Meira Dallara-Chevrolet 227.158 27 19 Jimmy Vasser Dallara-Honda 226.873 ROW 10 28 99 Richie Hearn G Force-Toyota 225.863 29 98 Billy Boat Dallara-Chevrolet 225.598 30 5 Shigeaki Hattori Dallara-Toyota 224.589 ROW 11 31 44 Robby McGehee Dallara-Chevrolet 224.493 32 18 Jimmy Kite Dallara-Chevrolet 224.195 33 5T Airton Dare G Force-Toyota 223.609 Field average...227.125 Record...228.648 mph, 2002

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WINNERS

*--* YEAR DRIVER COUNTRY MPH 2002 Helio Castroneves Brazil 166.50 2001 Helio Castroneves Brazil 141.57 2000 Juan Montoya Colombia 167.61 1999 Kenny Brack Sweden 153.17 1998 Eddie Cheever Jr United States 145.15 1997 Arie Luyendyk Netherlands 145.83 1996 Buddy Lazier United States 147.96 1995 Jacques Villeneuve Canada 153.62 1994 Al Unser Jr United States 160.87 1993 Emerson Fittipaldi Brazil 157.21 1992 Al Unser Jr United States 134.48 1991 Rick Mears United States 176.46 1990 Arie Luyendyk Netherlands 185.98 1989 Emerson Fittipaldi Brazil 167.58 1988 Rick Mears United States 144.81 1987 Al Unser Sr United States 162.18 1986 Bobby Rahal United States 170.72 1985 Danny Sullivan United States 152.98 1984 Rick Mears United States 163.61 1983 Tom Sneva United States 162.12 1982 Gordon Johncock United States 162.03 1981 Bobby Unser United States 139.08 1980 Johnny Rutherford United States 142.86 1979 Rick Mears United States 158.90 1978 Al Unser Sr United States 161.36 1977 A.J. Foyt Jr United States 161.33 1976 Johnny Rutherford United States 148.73 1975 Bobby Unser United States 149.21 1974 Johnny Rutherford United States 158.59 1973 Gordon Johncock United States 159.04 1972 Mark Donohue United States 162.96 1971 Al Unser Sr United States 157.74 1970 Al Unser Sr United States 155.75 1969 Mario Andretti United States 156.87 1968 Bobby Unser United States 152.88 1967 A.J. Foyt Jr United States 151.21 1966 Graham Hill Britain 144.32 1965 Jimmy Clark Britain 150.69 1964 A.J. Foyt Jr United States 147.35 1963 Parnelli Jones United States 143.14 1962 Rodger Ward United States 140.29 1961 A.J. Foyt Jr United States 139.13 1960 Jim Rathmann United States 138.77 1959 Rodger Ward United States 135.86 1958 Jimmy Bryan United States 133.79 1957 Sam Hanks United States 135.60 1956 Pat Flaherty United States 128.49 1955 Bob Sweikert United States 128.21 1954 Bill Vukovich Sr United States 130.84 1953 Bill Vukovich Sr United States 128.74 1952 Troy Ruttman United States 128.92 1951 Lee Wallard United States 126.24 1950 Johnnie Parsons United States 124.00 1949 Bill Holland United States 121.33 1948 Mauri Rose United States 119.81 1947 Mauri Rose United States 116.34 1946 George Robson United States 114.82 1941 Floyd Davis, Mauri Rose United States 115.12 1940 Wilbur Shaw United States 114.28 1939 Wilbur Shaw United States 115.04 1938 Floyd Roberts United States 117.20 1937 Wilbur Shaw United States 113.58 1936 Louis Meyer United States 109.07 1935 Kelly Petillo United States 106.24 1934 Bill Cummings United States 104.86 1933 Louis Meyer United States 104.16 1932 Fred Frame United States 104.14 1931 Louis Schneider United States 96.63 1930 Billy Arnold United States 100.45 1929 Ray Keech United States 97.59 1928 Louis Meyer United States 99.48 1927 George Souders United States 97.55 1926 Freank Lockhart United States 95.90 1925 Pete DePalolo United States 101.13 1924 L. L. Corum, Joe Boyer United States 98.23 1923 Tommy Milton United States 90.95 1922 Jimmy Murphy United States 94.48 1921 Tommy Milton United States 89.62 1920 Gaston Chevrolet United States 88.62 1919 Howard Wilcox United States 88.05 1916 Dario Resta United States 84.00 1915 Ralph DePalma United States 89.84 1914 Rene Thomas United States 82.47 1913 Jules Goux United States 75.93 1912 Joe Dawson United States 78.72 1911 Ray Harroun United States 74.59

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Note: No races in 1917-18 because of World War I; No races in 1942-45 because of World War II.


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