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Drivers pleased with Sunday action

Updated: November 3, 2002, 11:01 PM ET
By Robin Miller | ESPN.com

FONTANA, Calif. -- A week following the Disgrace Down Under, Championship Auto Racing Teams had a chance to be California cool and do the right thing late in its final race of 2002 in the United States.

When Dario Franchitti's engine expired and caught fire on lap 245 of the 250-lap Toyota 500, CART officials faced two options:

1. Scramble to clean up the mess and try to squeeze in one more lap of racing but take a chance on another finish under caution.

2. Throw the red flag ...

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