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Pike's Peak International Raceway
PPIRlogo.JPG
Pikes Peak International Raceway Logo
Location 16650 Midway Ranch Road, Fountain, Colorado, 80817
Coordinates 38.590959, -104.678201
Capacity Grandstands: 10,000; 40,000 maximum [1]
Owner Pikes Peak International Raceway, LLC
Opened 1997
Construction cost $50 million
Major events (former: IRL, NASCAR Busch Series and Craftsman Truck Series)
Oval & Road Course
Surface Asphalt
Length 1.000 mi (1.610 km)
Turns 4
Banking 10°
Road Course
Surface Asphalt
Length 1.300 mi (2.090 km)
Turns 9
Banking varying
Short Oval
Surface Asphalt
Length 0.250 mi (0.400 km)
Turns 4

Pikes Peak International Raceway, also known as PPIR, is a racetrack located in Fountain, Colorado, 20 miles (32 km) south of Colorado Springs and 25 miles (40 km) north of Pueblo. Before its closure in 2005, the track hosted races in several series including the Indy Racing League and NASCAR's Busch (now Nationwide) Series and Craftsman Truck Series.

In addition to its 1 mile (1.6 km), D-shaped oval, the infield forms part of a 1.3-mile (2.1 km) road course and a 1/4-mile (0.4 km) short oval. Its grandstand capacity is 10,000.

On September 30, 2005, it was announced that the track had been bought by the International Speedway Corporation. ISC shut the facility down in November of that year and petitioned NASCAR to move the track's Busch Series date to Martinsville Speedway for 2006.

PPIR reopened September 2008 with a focus on participant motorsports events. A wide variety of amateur racing groups use PPIR for racing, testing and training. Due to NASCAR's ban on testing at tracks with NASCAR races, many NASCAR teams run test sessions at PPIR.

Plans call for the construction of additional road courses, trackside lots and motorsports business related shops.

Contents

IRL Series race history

Season Date Winning Driver Chassis Engine Team
1997 June 29 United States Tony Stewart G-Force Oldsmobile Team Menard
1998 August 16 Sweden Kenny Bräck Dallara Oldsmobile A.J. Foyt Enterprises
1999 June 27 United States Greg Ray Dallara Oldsmobile Team Menard
1999 August 29 United States Greg Ray Dallara Oldsmobile Team Menard
2000 June 18 United States Eddie Cheever Dallara Infiniti Team Cheever
2001 June 17 United States Buddy Lazier Dallara Oldsmobile Hemelgarn Racing
2002 June 16 Brazil Gil de Ferran Dallara Chevrolet Team Penske
2003 June 15 New Zealand Scott Dixon G-Force Toyota Chip Ganassi Racing
2004 August 22 Scotland Dario Franchitti Dallara Honda Andretti Green Racing
2005 August 21 England Dan Wheldon Dallara Honda Andretti Green Racing

NASCAR Busch Series race history

Season Winning Driver Manufacturer
1998 Matt Kenseth Chevrolet
1999 Andy Santerre Chevrolet
2000 Jeff Green Chevrolet
2001 Jeff Purvis Chevrolet
2002 Hank Parker Jr. Dodge
2003 Scott Wimmer Chevrolet
2004 Greg Biffle Ford
2005 David Green Ford

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race history

Season Winning Driver Manufacturer
1998 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet
1999 Mike Wallace Ford
2000 Greg Biffle Ford
2001 Joe Ruttman Dodge
2002 Mike Bliss Chevrolet

NASCAR Camping World West Series race history

Season Winning Driver Manufacturer
1997 Michael Waltrip Ford
1998 Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
1999 Mike Wallace Ford
2005 Steve Portenga Chevrolet

References

  1. ^ PPIR Website Facilities Description Page

External links

Coordinates: 38°35′29.85″N 104°40′34.39″W / 38.591625°N 104.6762194°W / 38.591625; -104.6762194








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