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2005 American Championship Car season
Series  : IndyCar
Champion : 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon
Previous: 2004 Next: 2006

The 2005 IRL IndyCar Series season began on Sunday, March 6 and ended on Sunday, October 16. The season, which consisted of 17 races, was the 10th season of the IRL since it split from CART in 1995.

Dan Wheldon was the dominant driver in the series in 2005, winning six races, including the 89th running of the Indianapolis 500, setting the record for most victories in an IRL season. However, the big story of the season was that of Rahal Letterman Racing's Danica Patrick, the fourth woman to compete in the Indy 500 and the first to lead a lap. She would eventually wind up in fourth. Danica's presence was a boost to the IRL's television ratings. The Indy 500's ratings were up 40% from the year before and subsequent races also saw a boost in ratings.

The season was the first ever to introduce road courses and street circuits when the series held races at the Streets of St. Petersburg, Infineon Raceway and Watkins Glen International, where the series previously known to have held events exclusively on oval tracks.

The season was also the last for Chevrolet in the series, who confirmed in August that they would not return to the IRL. At the start of the season, only Panther Racing's Tomas Scheckter and Tomáš Enge raced Chevrolet powered cars (although A. J. Foyt IV also started racing for Chevy beginning with the AMBER Alert Portal Indy 300 at Kentucky). The manufacturer situation within the IRL was the hot issue during the second half of the season and continued into the off-season. Toyota announced that they would leave the series shortly after the 2005 season ended, leaving Honda as the only remaining manufacturer in the IRL. Honda extended their engine supply contract through 2009 despite expressly saying that they did not wish to be the IRL's only supplier. The IRL announced that they extended their chassis supply contract with Panoz and Dallara through 2006.

2005 IndyCar Series schedule Edit

Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Pole position Fastest lap Most Laps Led Winner
1 March 6 USAflagsmall Toyota Indy 300 Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead, Florida Flag of South Africasmall Tomas Scheckter USAflagsmall Buddy Rice 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon
2 March 19 USAflagsmall XM Satellite Radio Indy 200 Phoenix International Raceway Phoenix, Arizona USAflagsmall Bryan Herta 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon USAflagsmall Sam Hornish, Jr.
3 April 3 USAflagsmall Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida USAflagsmall Bryan Herta 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 25px-AustraliaFLAG Ryan Briscoe 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon
4 April 30 Flag-of-japansmall Indy Japan 300 Twin Ring Motegi Motegi, Japan USAflagsmall Sam Hornish, Jr. 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon
5 May 29 USAflagsmall 89th Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan USAflagsmall Sam Hornish, Jr. 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon
6 June 11 USAflagsmall Bombardier Learjet 500 Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas Flag of South Africasmall Tomas Scheckter 22px-Flag of the Czech Republic Tomáš Enge Flag of South Africasmall Tomas Scheckter Flag of South Africasmall Tomas Scheckter
7 June 25 USAflagsmall SunTrust Indy Challenge Richmond International Raceway Richmond, Virginia USAflagsmall Sam Hornish, Jr. Flag-of-japansmall Kosuke Matsuura 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves
8 July 3 USAflagsmall Argent Mortgage Indy 300 Kansas Speedway Kansas City, Kansas USAflagsmall Danica Patrick 25px-AustraliaFLAG Ryan Briscoe 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan
9 July 16 USAflagsmall Firestone Indy 200 Nashville Superspeedway Lebanon, Tennessee Flag of South Africasmall Tomas Scheckter USAflagsmall Scott Sharp 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti
10 July 24 USAflagsmall ABC Supply Company A.J. Foyt 225 The Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin USAflagsmall Sam Hornish, Jr. Flag of South Africasmall Tomas Scheckter USAflagsmall Sam Hornish, Jr. USAflagsmall Sam Hornish, Jr.
11 July 31 USAflagsmall Firestone Indy 400 Michigan International Speedway Brooklyn, Michigan USAflagsmall Bryan Herta USAflagsmall Townsend Bell USAflagsmall Bryan Herta USAflagsmall Bryan Herta
12 August 14 USAflagsmall AMBER Alert Portal Indy 300 Kentucky Speedway Sparta, Kentucky USAflagsmall Danica Patrick USAflagsmall Danica Patrick 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon USAflagsmall Scott Sharp
13 August 21 USAflagsmall Honda Indy 225 Pikes Peak International Raceway Fountain, Colorado 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti USAflagsmall Sam Hornish, Jr. 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon
14 August 28 USAflagsmall Argent Mortgage Indy Grand Prix Infineon Raceway Sonoma, California 25px-AustraliaFLAG Ryan Briscoe 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan
15 September 11 USAflagsmall Peak Antifreeze Indy 300 Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, Illinois USAflagsmall Danica Patrick 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon
16 September 25 USAflagsmall Watkins Glen Indy Grand Prix Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, New York 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon
17 October 16 USAflagsmall Toyota Indy 400 California Speedway Fontana, California 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Flag of South Africasmall Tomas Scheckter 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti

Template:Legend Template:Legend BOLD indicates a Superspeedways.

Team and Driver ChartEdit

Team Chassis Engine No Drivers Sponsor(s) Notes
USAflagsmall Panther Racing Dallara Chevrolet 2 22px-Flag of the Czech Republic Tomáš Enge ROCKSTAR Missed 2 races due to injury at Nashville
USAflagsmall Buddy Lazier Stood in for Enge at Milwaukee
USAflagsmall Townsend Bell Stood in for Enge at Michigan
4 Flag of South Africasmall Tomas Scheckter Pennzoil
95 USAflagsmall Buddy Lazier 950 ESPN AM/Pennzoil Indy 500, Nashville, Michigan, Kentucky and Chicagoland only
USAflagsmall Marlboro Team Penske Dallara Toyota 3 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves Marlboro/Mobil 1
6 USAflagsmall Sam Hornish, Jr. Marlboro/Mobil 1
25px-Mexicoflag/Flag-of-japansmall Aguri-Fernández Racing Panoz Honda 5 25px-Mexicoflag Adrián Fernández Investment Properties of America Indy 500 Only
8 USAflagsmall Scott Sharp Delphi
55 Flag-of-japansmall Kosuke Matsuura Panasonic/ARTA
USAflagsmall Andretti Green Racing Dallara Honda 7 USAflagsmall Bryan Herta XM Satellite Radio
11 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan 7-Eleven  
26 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Klein Tools/Jim Beam
27 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti ArcaEx
USAflagsmall Target Chip Ganassi Racing Panoz Toyota 9 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon Target Dallara chassis used Motegi
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Darren Manning Target Lazier replaced Manning after he was released before Michigan; Pantano replaced Lazier on road courses
USAflagsmall Jacques Lazier
22px-Flag of Italy Giorgio Pantano
33 25px-AustraliaFLAG Ryan Briscoe Target Missed Milwaukee race due to practice crash. Was injured during Chicagoland race and missed final 2 races
USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt Enterprises Dallara Toyota 14 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt IV Conseco/ABC Supply Company Panoz chassis used St.Pete. Chevrolet engine used the last six races
Chevrolet USAflagsmall Jeff Bucknum ABC Supply Company Sonoma and Watkins Glen only
Toyota 41 USAflagsmall Larry Foyt ABC Supply Company Indy 500 only
Panoz 48 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Giaffone ABC Supply Company Indy 500 only
48 USAflagsmall Scott Mayer Failed to complete Indy 500 Rookie Orientation; replaced by Giaffone
USAflagsmall Rahal Letterman Racing Panoz Honda 15 USAflagsmall Buddy Rice ArgentTemplate:Dn/Pioneer Bräck replaced Rice for Indy 500 Only after he was injured in practice
22px-Flag of Sweden Kenny Brack
16 USAflagsmall Danica Patrick ArgentTemplate:Disambiguation needed/Pioneer
17 25px-Brazilflag Vitor Meira Centrix Financial/Menards/Johns Manville
USAflagsmall Vision Racing Dallara Toyota 20 USAflagsmall Ed Carpenter United Auto Insurance
22 USAflagsmall Jeff Ward Indy 500 Only
USAflagsmall Playa del Racing Panoz Toyota 21 USAflagsmall Jacques Lazier Action Gaming Indy 500 Only
USAflagsmall Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Dallara Honda 24 USAflagsmall Roger Yasukawa Roll Coater
44 USAflagsmall Jeff Bucknum Investment Properties of America Motegi and Indy 500 only
25px-Brazilflag Thiago Medeiros Roll Coater Crashed in Practice at California; Did not Start
25px-Canadaflag Roth Racing Dallara Chevrolet 25 25px-Canadaflag Marty Roth Indy 500 Only
USAflagsmall Newman/Haas Racing Panoz Honda 36 25px-Brazilflag Bruno Junqueira Centrix Financial Indy 500 Only
37 22px-Flag of France Sébastien Bourdais Indy 500 Only
USAflagsmall Cheever Racing Dallara Toyota 51 USAflagsmall Alex Barron Red Bull
83 25px-Canadaflag Patrick Carpentier
USAflagsmall Sam Schmidt Motorsports Panoz Chevrolet 70 USAflagsmall Richie Hearn Meijer/Coca-Cola Indy 500 Only
USAflagsmall Hemelgarn Racing Dallara Toyota 91 USAflagsmall Paul Dana Ethanol/REMY/LifeFitness Kite replaced Dana for the rest of the season after he fractured his spine in Indy 500 Practice
USAflagsmall Jimmy Kite Ethanol
USAflagsmall CURB/Agajanian/Beck Motorsports Dallara Chevrolet 98 [[Image:Template:Country flag alias NLD22x20px}}|Template:Country alias NLD]] Arie Luyendyk, Jr. CURB Records Failed to qualify for Indy 500

Race SummariesEdit

Toyota Indy 300Edit

On March 6, at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Dan Wheldon led 158 of 200 laps to get the victory. Tomas Scheckter sat on the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 26- Dan Wheldon
  2. 6- Sam Hornish, Jr.
  3. 11- Tony Kanaan
  4. 17- Vitor Meira
  5. 3- Hélio Castroneves
  6. 10- Darren Manning
  7. 83- Patrick Carpentier
  8. 51- Alex Barron
  9. 14- A. J. Foyt IV
  10. 91- Paul Dana

XM Satellite Radio Indy 200Edit

On March 19, at Phoenix International Raceway, Sam Hornish, Jr. won his first race of the season. Bryan Herta sat on the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6- Sam Hornish, Jr.
  2. 3- Hélio Castroneves
  3. 11- Tony Kanaan
  4. 27- Dario Franchitti
  5. 8- Scott Sharp
  6. 26- Dan Wheldon
  7. 7- Bryan Herta
  8. 10- Darren Manning
  9. 83- Patrick Carpentier
  10. 55- Kosuke Matsuura

Honda Grand Prix of St. PetersburgEdit

On April 3 on the Streets of St. Petersburg (Florida) marked the first non-oval event for the Indycar Series. Dan Wheldon won his second race of the year. Bryan Herta sat on the pole. Andretti Green Racing drivers swept the top 4 finishing positions.

Top Ten Results

  1. 26- Dan Wheldon
  2. 11- Tony Kanaan
  3. 27- Dario Franchitti
  4. 7- Bryan Herta
  5. 17- Vitor Meira
  6. 9- Scott Dixon
  7. 15- Buddy Rice
  8. 83- Patrick Carpentier
  9. 10- Darren Manning
  10. 51- Alex Barron

Indy Japan 300Edit

On April 30, at Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Tochigi, Japan, Dan Wheldon won his third race of the season. Sam Hornish, Jr. sat on the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 26- Dan Wheldon
  2. 8- Scott Sharp
  3. 15- Buddy Rice
  4. 16- Danica Patrick
  5. 7- Bryan Herta
  6. 11- Tony Kanaan
  7. 6- Sam Hornish, Jr.
  8. 10- Darren Manning
  9. 55- Kosuke Matsuura
  10. 4- Tomas Scheckter

89th Indianapolis 500Edit

On May 29, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Dan Wheldon won his first Indy 500 and his fourth race of the season. However, the focus of the race was on Danica Patrick who led 19 laps, the first time a woman has ever led a lap at Indy. Tony Kanaan sat on the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 26- Dan Wheldon
  2. 17- Vitor Meira
  3. 7- Bryan Herta
  4. 16- Danica Patrick
  5. 95- Buddy Lazier
  6. 27- Dario Franchitti
  7. 8- Scott Sharp
  8. 11- Tony Kanaan
  9. 3- Hélio Castroneves
  10. 33- Ryan Briscoe

Bombardier Learjet 500Edit

On June 11, at Texas Motor Speedway, Tomas Scheckter won his first race of the season, sitting on the pole and leading for 119 of 200 laps.

Top Ten Results

  1. 4- Tomas Scheckter
  2. 6- Sam Hornish, Jr.
  3. 11- Tony Kanaan
  4. 8- Scott Sharp
  5. 3- Hélio Castroneves
  6. 26- Dan Wheldon
  7. 55- Kosuke Matsuura
  8. 27- Dario Franchitti
  9. 17- Vitor Meira
  10. 7- Bryan Herta

SunTrust Indy ChallengeEdit

On June 25, at Richmond International Raceway, Hélio Castroneves won his first race of the season. Sam Hornish, Jr. sat on the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 3- Hélio Castroneves
  2. 27- Dario Franchitti
  3. 83- Patrick Carpentier
  4. 4- Tomas Scheckter
  5. 26- Dan Wheldon
  6. 51- Alex Barron
  7. 2- Tomáš Enge
  8. 7- Bryan Herta
  9. 55- Kosuke Matsuura
  10. 16- Danica Patrick

Argent Mortgage Indy 300Edit

On July 3, at Kansas Speedway, Tony Kanaan won by a fraction of a second over Dan Wheldon and Vitor Meira. Danica Patrick won her first pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 11- Tony Kanaan
  2. 26- Dan Wheldon
  3. 17- Vitor Meira
  4. 27- Dario Franchitti
  5. 4- Tomas Scheckter
  6. 8- Scott Sharp
  7. 10- Darren Manning
  8. 3- Hélio Castroneves
  9. 16- Danica Patrick
  10. 15- Buddy Rice

Firestone Indy 200Edit

On July 16 at Nashville Speedway, Dario Franchitti won, leading 74 of 200 laps. Tomas Scheckter sat on the pole.

Top Ten Results

  1. 27- Dario Franchitti
  2. 6- Sam Hornish, Jr.
  3. 83- Patrick Carpentier
  4. 8- Scott Sharp
  5. 3- Hélio Castroneves
  6. 9- Scott Dixon
  7. 16- Danica Patrick
  8. 33- Ryan Briscoe
  9. 95- Buddy Lazier
  10. 20- Ed Carpenter

ABC Supply Company A.J. Foyt 225Edit

On July 24 at The Milwaukee Mile, Sam Hornish, Jr. won from the pole, leading 123 of 225 laps.

Top Ten Results

  1. 6- Sam Hornish, Jr.
  2. 27- Dario Franchitti
  3. 4- Tomas Scheckter
  4. 11- Tony Kanaan
  5. 26- Dan Wheldon
  6. 7- Bryan Herta
  7. 83- Patrick Carpentier
  8. 51- Alex Barron
  9. 17- Vitor Meira
  10. 8- Scott Sharp

Firestone Indy 400Edit

On July 31 at Michigan International Speedway, Bryan Herta won from the pole, leading 159 of 200 laps.

Top Ten Results

  1. 7- Bryan Herta
  2. 26- Dan Wheldon
  3. 4- Tomas Scheckter
  4. 11- Tony Kanaan
  5. 6- Sam Hornish, Jr.
  6. 15- Buddy Lazier
  7. 8- Scott Sharp
  8. 27- Dario Franchitti
  9. 83- Patrick Carpentier
  10. 33- Ryan Briscoe

AMBER Alert Portal Indy 300Edit

On August 14 at Kentucky Speedway, Scott Sharp won for the first time since 2003 at Twin Ring Motegi, holding off Vitor Meira for the last laps to win. Danica Patrick sat on the pole for the second time in the season after rain washed out qualifying and the starting grid was determined by the fastest times in practice.

Top Ten Results

  1. 8- Scott Sharp
  2. 17- Vitor Meira
  3. 26- Dan Wheldon
  4. 51- Alex Barron
  5. 3- Hélio Castroneves
  6. 95- Buddy Lazier
  7. 6- Sam Hornish, Jr.
  8. 55- Kosuke Matsuura
  9. 14- A. J. Foyt IV
  10. 91- Jimmy Kite

Honda Indy 225Edit

On August 21 at Pikes Peak International Raceway, Penske Racing teammates Hélio Castroneves and Sam Hornish, Jr. started 1-2. Dan Wheldon won his fifth race of the season, tying Sam Hornish Jr.'s record for most victories in a season. This was the final IRL race at PPIR as the track was sold to International Speedway Corporation for intent to be shut down as ISC looked for a new Denver-area circuit, but plans failed and the track was sold for testing but cannot be used for competition per ISC regulation.

Top Ten Results

  1. 26- Dan Wheldon
  2. 6- Sam Hornish, Jr.
  3. 11- Tony Kanaan
  4. 3- Hélio Castroneves
  5. 17- Vitor Meira
  6. 2- Tomáš Enge
  7. 27- Dario Franchitti
  8. 16- Danica Patrick
  9. 8- Scott Sharp
  10. 83- Patrick Carpentier

Argent Mortgage Indy Grand PrixEdit

On August 28 at the circuit's inaugural race at Infineon Raceway, Tony Kanaan won the race, taking the lead on lap 52 from points leader Dan Wheldon, who was hampered by fuel problems all day and finished out of the race in 18th. Ryan Briscoe sat on the pole, but caused a three-car accident on lap 20 that also eliminated Hélio Castroneves and Danica Patrick from the race.

Top Ten Results

  1. 11- Tony Kanaan
  2. 15- Buddy Rice
  3. 51- Alex Barron
  4. 83- Patrick Carpentier
  5. 2- Tomáš Enge
  6. 55- Kosuke Matsuura
  7. 9- Scott Dixon
  8. 27- Dario Franchitti
  9. 17- Vitor Meira
  10. 14- Jeff Bucknum

Peak Antifreeze Indy 300Edit

On September 11 at Chicagoland Speedway, Dan Wheldon won his sixth race, breaking the all-time record for most wins in an IRL season. Ryan Briscoe was involved in a fiery crash with Alex Barron on lap 20. Briscoe was taken by helicopter to a Chicago-area hospital with head and back pain, but was alert. He suffered a concussion, two broken collarbones, a bruised lung and contusions to his arms and legs. The accident resulted in a 16-minute red flag.

Top Ten Results

  1. 26- Dan Wheldon
  2. 3- Hélio Castroneves
  3. 6- Sam Hornish, Jr.
  4. 4- Tomas Scheckter
  5. 11- Tony Kanaan
  6. 16- Danica Patrick
  7. 17- Vitor Meira
  8. 8- Scott Sharp
  9. 83- Patrick Carpentier
  10. 95- Buddy Lazier

Watkins Glen Indy Grand PrixEdit

On September 25 at Watkins Glen International, Scott Dixon won his first race since his 2003 IndyCar Series Championship season. Hélio Castroneves sat on the pole. This was the first major open-wheeled race at Watkins Glen since 1981.

Top Ten Results

  1. 9- Scott Dixon
  2. 11- Tony Kanaan
  3. 27- Dario Franchitti
  4. 10- Giorgio Pantano
  5. 26- Dan Wheldon
  6. 55- Kosuke Matsuura
  7. 6- Sam Hornish, Jr.
  8. 7- Bryan Herta
  9. 8- Scott Sharp
  10. 83- Patrick Carpentier

Toyota Indy 400Edit

On October 16 at California Speedway, Dario Franchitti won his second race of the year over Tony Kanaan by 0.111 s. Chevrolet powered cars finished 7th and 8th in their final IRL race while Toyota powered cars had a best finish of 5th in theirs.

Top Ten Results

  1. 27- Dario Franchitti
  2. 11- Tony Kanaan
  3. 17- Vitor Meira
  4. 8- Scott Sharp
  5. 6- Sam Hornish, Jr.
  6. 26- Dan Wheldon
  7. 4- Tomas Scheckter
  8. 2- Tomáš Enge
  9. 3- Hélio Castroneves
  10. 9- Scott Dixon

Final driver standingsEdit

Pos Driver HMS
USAflagsmall
PHX
USAflagsmall
STP
USAflagsmall
MOT
Flag-of-japansmall
INDY
USAflagsmall
TXS
USAflagsmall
RIR
USAflagsmall
KAN
USAflagsmall
NSH
USAflagsmall
MIL
USAflagsmall
MIS
USAflagsmall
KTY
USAflagsmall
PIK
USAflagsmall
SNM
USAflagsmall
CHI
USAflagsmall
WGL
USAflagsmall
FON
USAflagsmall
Pts
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon 1* 6* 1 1 1 6 5 2* 21 5 2 3* 1 18 1* 5 6 628
2 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan 3 3 2 6 8 3 19 1 19* 4 4 20 3 1* 5 2 2 548
3 USAflagsmall Sam Hornish, Jr. 2 1 15 7 23* 2 18 12 2 1* 5 7 2* 17 3 7 5 512
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 22 4 3 17* 6 8 2 4 1 2 8 18 7 8 12 3 1 498
5 USAflagsmall Scott Sharp 13 5 18 2 7 4 17 6 4 10 7 1 9 12 8 9 4 444
6 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves 5 2 20 11 9 5 1* 8 5 16 21 5 4 21 2 12 9 440
7 25px-Brazilflag Vitor Meira 4 11 5 15 2 9 20 3 16 9 14 2 5 9 7 18 3 422
8 USAflagsmall Bryan Herta 14 7 4 5 3 10 8 15 22 6 1* 19 12 13 14 8 11 397
9 Flag of South Africasmall Tomas Scheckter 11 17 17 10 20 1* 4 5 17 3 3 21 14 16 4 20 7* 390
10 25px-Canadaflag Patrick Carpentier 7 9 8 13 21 16 3 14 3 7 9 12 10 4 9 10 15 376
11 USAflagsmall Alex Barron 8 13 10 19 13 14 6 13 15 8 11 4 18 3 21 17 14 329
12 USAflagsmall Danica Patrick 15 15 12 4 4 13 10 9 7 19 20 16 8 20 6 16 18 325
13 25px-Newzealandflag Scott Dixon 16 12 6 21 24 11 22 18 6 13 19 23 16 7 19 1* 10 321
14 Flag-of-japansmall Kosuke Matsuura 12 10 13 9 17 7 9 20 14 11 16 8 13 6 23 6 19 320
15 USAflagsmall Buddy Rice 19 22 7 3 21 11 10 18 17 22 14 11 2 13 19 12 295
16 22px-Flag of the Czech Republic Tomáš Enge 21 20 16 DNS 19 19 7 11 23 11 6 5 20 13 8 261
17 USAflagsmall Roger Yasukawa 17 18 11 18 18 15 16 22 11 15 18 17 15 11 15 15 16 246
18 USAflagsmall Ed Carpenter 18 16 19 16 11 20 12 17 10 12 23 22 19 15 17 14 20 244
19 25px-AustraliaFLAG Ryan Briscoe 20 19 14* 12 10 12 21 21 8 DNS 10 13 20 19 22 232
20 USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt IV 9 14 21 14 28 18 14 16 12 21 12 9 21 11 21 231
21 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Darren Manning 6 8 9 8 29 17 15 7 20 20 186
22 USAflagsmall Jimmy Kite 32 22 13 19 13 14 13 10 17 18 13 163
23 USAflagsmall Buddy Lazier 5 9 18 6 6 10 140
24 USAflagsmall Jacques Lazier 16 17 15 DNS 16 17 81
25 USAflagsmall Jeff Bucknum 22 22 10 11 63
26 22px-Flag of Italy Giorgio Pantano 14 4 48
27 USAflagsmall Paul Dana 10 21 20 44
28 22px-Flag of France Sébastien Bourdais 12 18
29 25px-Mexicoflag Adrián Fernández 14 16
30 USAflagsmall Townsend Bell 15 15
31 25px-Brazilflag Felipe Giaffone 15 15
32 25px-Brazilflag Thiago Medeiros DNS 12
33 USAflagsmall Richie Hearn 25 10
34 22px-Flag of Sweden Kenny Brack 26 10
35 USAflagsmall Jeff Ward 27 10
36 25px-Brazilflag Bruno Junqueira 30 10
37 25px-Canadaflag Marty Roth 31 10
38 USAflagsmall Larry Foyt 33 10
[[Image:Template:Country flag alias NLD22x20px}}|Template:Country alias NLD]] Arie Luyendyk, Jr. DNQ 0
Pos Driver HMS
USAflagsmall
PHX
USAflagsmall
STP
USAflagsmall
MOT
Flag-of-japansmall
INDY
USAflagsmall
TXS
USAflagsmall
RIR
USAflagsmall
KAN
USAflagsmall
NSH
USAflagsmall
MIL
USAflagsmall
MIS
USAflagsmall
KTY
USAflagsmall
PIK
USAflagsmall
SNM
USAflagsmall
CHI
USAflagsmall
WGL
USAflagsmall
FON
USAflagsmall
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
(Ret)
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
(3 points)</span>
DNS Any driver who qualifies
but does not start (DNS),
earns all the points
had they taken part.
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

In every race, points are awarded to drivers on the following basis:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
Points 50 40 35 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
  • Ties in points broken by number of wins, followed by number of 2nds, 3rds, etc., and then by number of pole positions, followed by number of times qualified 2nd, etc.

Engine manufacturersEdit

Pos. Manufacturer Points Gap
1 Honda 153 Leader
2 Toyota 125 -28
3 Chevrolet 96 -57

Chassis manufacturersEdit

Pos. Manufacturer Points Gap
1 Dallara 164 Leader
2 Panoz 125 -39

See also Edit

External linksEdit

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