OCTOBER 7, 2002
Da Matta wins CART title
The victory marks a fourth CART title for the Newman Haas team, following in the footsteps of Mario Andretti (1984), Michael Andretti (1991) and Nigel Mansell (1993).
The event was a hive of activity at the weekend with visiting F1 stars Juan Pablo Montoya and Jacques Villeneuve going back to see their old friends. Montoya gave the start while Villeneuve's appearance restarted rumours that his future might still be in CART.