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[NOTE: This race fact sheet was used during the CART/Champ Car years. They have not been updated since then. However, we left them up for the historical information.]

Grand Prix of Houston

Track: Speedway at Reliant Park
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: 1.683-mile street circuit (9-turn flat layout)

Lap Record (up to 2007)
Will Power (2007) - 0:57.405 (105.545 mph) -- in the current configuration.

Race Record (up to 2007)
Sebastien Bourdais (2007) - 1:45:32.136 (88.986 mph).

Past Race Winners
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1998 Dario Franchitti 70 106.89 1:36:30.979 66.051
1999 Paul Tracy 100 152.7 1:55:31.263 78.960
2000 Jimmy Vasser 100 152.7 1:59:02.370 76.626
2001 Gil de Ferran 100 152.7 1:54:42.336 79.874
2006 Sebastien Bourdais 96 162.24 1:59:57.021 81.154
2007 Sebastien Bourdais 93 156.519 1:45:32.136 88.986

Other Texas Area Venues and Results

Galveston - 5-mile Beach Course
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1913 Louis Disbrow 20 100 1:23:59.48 71.436
1913 Armour Ferguson 20 100 1:23:57.0 71.458
1913 Billy Chandler 20 100 1:26:44 69.177
1914 Ralph Mulford 10 50 0:39:44 75.50
1914 Ralph Mulford 10 50 0:50:02.8 59.94
1914 Ralph Mulford 10 50 0:47:29.6 63.16

Arlington - 1.062-mile Dirt Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1947 Ted Horn 95 100.89 1:10:25.20 86.001
1948 Ted Horn 95 100.89 1:17:00.56 78.644
1949 Johnnie Parsons 95 100.89 No Time N/A

College Station - 2-mile Paved Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
4/73 Al Unser, Sr. 100 200 1:18:19 153.224
10/73 Gary Bettenhausen 100 200 1:05:58 181.910
8/76 A.J. Foyt 75 150 0:52:03.96 172.885
10/76 Johnny Ruthorford 100 200 1:19:50 150.315
4/77 Tom Sneva 100 200 1:16:05.30 157.711
7/77 Johnny Ruthorford 100 200 1:13:05.14 164.191
4/78 Danny Ongais 100 200 1:09:07.62 173.594
8/78 A.J. Foyt 100 200 1:15:26.59 159.060
4/79 A.J. Foyt 100 200 1:32:36.63 129.574
8/79 A.J. Foyt 100 200 1:13:38.96 162.934

Texas Motor Speedway - 1.455-mile Paved Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
2001 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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Houston Happenings

1913-14: One race per day over a three day period. 1947: Postponed one week due to rain. 1948: Horn wins by three laps. 8/76: Only yellow flag was caused by rabbit on track. 4/77: Starting positions determined by draw due to rained out qualifying. 8/78: Drivers of 4-cylinder engines (Offy and DGS) qualified at slow speeds to protest alledged unequal rules. 1998: Race red flagged on lap 13 due to torrential downpour. Race eventually cut short due to rain. 2001 (Texas): Race postponed due to physical illness experienced by the drivers caused by excessive g-forces. 2006: Race returned after leaving Houston after 2001 with a new course configuration and location. First night street race in Champ Car history.
 
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