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2011 American Championship Car season
Series  : IndyCar
Champion : 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti
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Dario Franchitti 2009 Indy 500 Carb Day

Dario Franchitti defended his series championship in 2011, clinching his fourth series title, and his third straight.

The 2011 Izod IndyCar Series season was the 100th recognized season of American open wheel motor racing. The season was sanctioned by IndyCar and was part of the Mazda Road to Indy. The season began in March and concluded in October, consisting of seventeen events.

It was the final season running the IR–05 Dallara spec cars, which has been the series' sole chassis supplier since 2007. The events took place in twelve states of the United States, as well as Canada, Brazil, and Japan. The schedule featured ten street/road courses and eight on oval tracks. The premier event was the 95th Indianapolis 500, won by Dan Wheldon.

Dario Franchitti claimed his fourth IndyCar title. Franchitti went into the final race of the season leading Will Power by 18 points. The race, and the season, was marred by a 15-car pile-up early in the race that claimed the life of two-time Indy 500 winner and 2005 champion Dan Wheldon. The race was canceled, and the final points total reverted to the previous event, with Franchitti claiming the title.

Rookie of the Year honors went to Canadian James Hinchcliffe, who led American J. R. Hildebrand in the rookie standings by 6 points going into the final race. Hildebrand's season was highlighted by a nearly winning the Indianapolis 500. His second place finish at Indy earned him top rookie honors for that event.

Series news Edit

  • The 95th Indianapolis 500 marked the third race of the three-year long Centennial era, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the 100th anniversary of the first Indianapolis 500-mile race.
  • Sunoco would become the official fuel of the series starting in 2011 and running through 2014. Sunoco would work with APEX–Brasil and UNICA to provide ethanol for the series.[1]
  • On January 11, the series made several announcements with regards to the upcoming season:
    • The governing body adopted the doing business as name of INDYCAR (all capital letters). The legal entity remains Indy Racing League, LLC, and is specifically mentioned in the INDYCAR Rule Book.
    • The "restart zone" on ovals were moved from turn 3 to just before the start/finish line.
    • Restart procedures would mimic those of NASCAR, including double-file restarts, separate pitting for lead lap and non-lead lap cars, and the waving around of lapped cars that did not pit. The "free pass" rule would not be implemented.
    • Pit stall selection for each race would be determined by the qualifying order of the previous round at the track of the same type (e.g., road course or oval). Exceptions to this will be the season opener at St. Petersburg, which would be set by final entrants' points from 2010, and the Indy 500, which carries its own pit selection process.
  • On March 6, the series announced that the maximum field size for every IndyCar event this season would be limited to 26 cars, except for the Indianapolis 500 (which remains at the traditional 33) and the Las Vegas finale (34 cars).[2]
  • Firestone has signed an extension to remain as the series' sole tire supplier through 2013.[3]

2011 IndyCar Series schedule Edit

  • The series schedule was announced on September 10, 2010, with the season finale and start times released on February 22.
Rnd Date Race name Track Location
1 March 27 USAflagsmall Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida
2 April 10 USAflagsmall Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by Legacy Credit Union Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama
3 April 17 USAflagsmall Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California
4 May 1
May 2
25px-Brazilflag Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestlé Streets of São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil
5 May 29 USAflagsmall 95th Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana
6 June 11 USAflagsmall Firestone Twin 275s Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas
7 June 19 USAflagsmall The Milwaukee 225 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin
8 June 25 USAflagsmall Iowa Corn Indy 250 Presented by Pioneer Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa
9 July 10 25px-Canadaflag Honda Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario
10 July 24 25px-Canadaflag Edmonton Indy Edmonton City Centre Airport Edmonton, Alberta
11 August 7 USAflagsmall Honda 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by Westfield Insurance Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio
12 August 14 USAflagsmall MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, New Hampshire
13 August 28 USAflagsmall Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma Infineon Raceway Sonoma, California
14 September 4 USAflagsmall Grand Prix of Baltimore Streets of Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland
15 September 18 Flag-of-japansmall Indy Japan: The Final Twin Ring Motegi (Road Course) Motegi, Japan
16 October 2 USAflagsmall Kentucky Indy 300 Kentucky Speedway Sparta, Kentucky
17 October 16 USAflagsmall IZOD IndyCar World Championship Presented by Honda Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nevada

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  • The São Paulo Indy 300 was started on Sunday, May 1, and was completed on Monday, May 2 following torrential rain.[4]
  • The Indy Japan 300 was moved from the oval to the road course at Twin Ring Motegi following damage to the oval caused by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.[5]

Schedule development Edit

Existing contracts Edit

  • The São Paulo Indy 300 has a contract through 2019.[6]
  • The Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will continue through 2013.[7] City officials look to extend the contract through 2014.[8]
  • Iowa Speedway has been finalized a two-year extension through 2011.[9]
  • Infineon Raceway signed an extension through the 2011 season.
  • An agreement has been signed with the city of Long Beach to extend the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach to 2015 with an option through 2020.[10]
  • Barber Motorsports Park signed a three-year deal through 2012.[11]
  • Mid-Ohio has a contract through 2011.[12]
  • The Octane Racing Group, who promotes the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Canada and the NASCAR Nationwide race at Circuit Gilles Villenueve, will take over as promoters of the Honda Edmonton Indy, having agreed a three-year extension. The race was announced as "cancelled" on November 3, 2010 due to an impasse in negotiations between the race promoters and the city of Edmonton.[13] However, negotiations to revive the race restarted the next week.[14] On November 26, 2010, the Edmonton, Alberta city council voted to restore the Honda Edmonton Indy using extra funding from private sources and new parking revenue.[15] INDYCAR officially announced the race's return to the schedule on January 11, 2011.[16]

New or returning races Edit

Discontinued races Edit

Team and driver chart Edit

  • This chart reflects confirmed participants only. All drivers competed in Honda-powered, Firestone-shod, Dallara chassis. (R) reflects an IZOD IndyCar Series rookie.
Team # Drivers Sponsor(s) Notes
USAflagsmall Chip Ganassi Racing 9 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon Target
10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Target
38 USAflagsmall Graham Rahal Service Central
83 USAflagsmall Charlie Kimball (R) Novo Nordisk
USAflagsmall Team Penske 3 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves Shell/AAA/Penske Truck Rental/Cerveja Itaipava/GuidePoint Systems/Hitachi
6 25px-AustraliaFLAG Ryan Briscoe Izod/PPG/Penske Truck Rental/GuidePoint Systems/Hitachi
12 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power Verizon Wireless
USAflagsmall Andretti Autosport 7 USAflagsmall Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com
26 USAflagsmall Marco Andretti Venom Energy Drink/Dr. Pepper
27 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Mike Conway Buffalo Wild Wings/Dr. Pepper/7-Eleven/GoDaddy.com/DHL
28 USAflagsmall Ryan Hunter-Reay DHL/Sun Drop/Circle K/GoDaddy.com
43 USAflagsmall John Andretti Window World Indy 500 only; in conjunction with Richard Petty Motorsports
USAflagsmall Panther Racing 4 USAflagsmall J. R. Hildebrand (R) U.S. National Guard
44 USAflagsmall Buddy Rice Fuzzy's Vodka 3 races: Indy 500, Kentucky, and Las Vegas only[23]
USAflagsmall Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 11 USAflagsmall Davey Hamilton Hewlett Packard 3 races: Indy 500, Texas and Las Vegas only[24]
22 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Justin Wilson Z-Line Designs/Dad's Root Beer/Walmart Wilson suffered a season-ending back injury during practice at Mid-Ohio.
22px-Flag of France Simon Pagenaud (R) Roll Coater Replaced Wilson at Mid-Ohio.
Flag of South Africasmall Tomas Scheckter MoveThatBlock.com Replaced Wilson at Loudon.
22px-Flag of Italy Giorgio Pantano (R) Tran Systems/Z-Line Designs/Dad's Root Beer/WIX Filters Replaced Wilson at Infineon, Baltimore, and Motegi.[25]
USAflagsmall Townsend Bell Valspar/Dad's Root Beer Replacing Wilson at Kentucky and Las Vegas.[26]
23 25px-Canadaflag Paul Tracy WIX Filters Indy 500 only[27]
24 25px-Brazilflag Ana Beatriz (R) Petroleo Ipiranga/Lubrizol Pagenaud filled in for Beatriz at Barber due to a wrist injury.
22px-Flag of France Simon Pagenaud (R) Team Ipiranga/BlazeMaster
USAflagsmall A. J. Foyt Enterprises 14 25px-Brazilflag Vitor Meira ABC Supply Company / DHL
41 25px-Brazilflag Bruno Junqueira Indy 500 only—Junqueira qualified car, replaced by Hunter-Reay after negotiations with Andretti Autosport.
USAflagsmall Ryan Hunter-Reay
USAflagsmall Sam Schmidt Motorsports 17 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin Plowman (R) Snowball Express/Magnum Boots/Advantica/Freem/K.E.P. 3 races: Mid-Ohio, Sonoma and Baltimore; in conjunction with AFS Racing and Kingdom Racing
Flag-of-japansmall Hideki Mutoh Formula Dream Motegi only; in conjunction with AFS Racing
25px-Newzealand flag Wade Cunningham (R) Creatherm Kentucky and Las Vegas only; in conjunction with AFS Racing
77 25px-Canadaflag Alex Tagliani Bowers & Wilkins All races except Kentucky and Las Vegas
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon 2 races: Kentucky[28] and Las Vegas only
88 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jay Howard Service Central 2 races: Indy 500 and Texas only; in conjunction with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
99 USAflagsmall Townsend Bell Herbalife/Schmidt Pelfrey Racing Indy 500 only
25px-Newzealand flag Wade Cunningham (R) Creatherm Texas only
USAflagsmall HVM Racing 78 20px-Flag of Switzerland Simona de Silvestro Entergy/Purdue University Missed Sonoma.
22px-Flag of France Simon Pagenaud (R) Replaced de Silvestro at Sonoma.
USAflagsmall KV Racing TechnologyLotus 5 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato Lotus Cars/Panasonic/MonaVie
59 22px-Flag of Venezuela E. J. Viso Lotus Cars/PDVSA
82 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan Lotus Cars/GEICO/Cerveja Itaipava
USAflagsmall Dale Coyne Racing 18 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Jakes (R) Acorn Stairlifts/Boy Scouts of America
19 22px-Flag of France Sébastien Bourdais Boy Scouts of America Road & Street courses only
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lloyd Ovals only
USAflagsmall Newman/Haas Racing 2 22px-Flag of Spain Oriol Servià Telemundo/CDW Used the #02 at St. Petersburg only
06 25px-Canadaflag James Hinchcliffe (R) Eric Sprott & Sprott Inc. All races except St. Petersburg
USAflagsmall Conquest Racing 34 22px-Flag of Colombia Sebastián Saavedra (R) Bogotá es Mundial All races except Motegi and Kentucky
25px-Brazilflag João Paulo de Oliveira (R) Ceremony Group Motegi only
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dillon Battistini (R) Michelangelo Search/KCMG Kentucky only[29]
36 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Pippa Mann (R) Loctite/Armando Montelongo Indy 500 only
Part-time entries
USAflagsmall AFS Racing 17 25px-Brazilflag Raphael Matos Automatic Fire Sprinklers 5 races: St. Petersburg, Barber, Long Beach, São Paulo and Indy 500 only
USAflagsmall Sarah Fisher Racing 57 Flag of South Africasmall Tomas Scheckter Angie's List Las Vegas only[30]
67 USAflagsmall Ed Carpenter Dollar General 10 races: Indy 500, Texas, Milwaukee, Iowa, Mid-Ohio, Loudon, Sonoma, Baltimore, Kentucky and Las Vegas only
USAflagsmall Dragon Racing 8 25px-Canadaflag Paul Tracy Ralphs/Motegi Wheels/Make-A-Wish Foundation/ARMA Energy SNX 5 races: Long Beach, Texas, Toronto, Edmonton and Las Vegas only
22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Ho-Pin Tung (R) Mouser Electronics Indy 500 only; in conjunction with Sam Schmidt Motorsports
20 USAflagsmall Scott Speed (R) Fuzzy's Vodka/Vizio Indy 500 only
Carpentier attempted to qualify the #20 at the Indy 500 after Speed couldn't get the car up to speed in time for Pole Day.
25px-Canadaflag Patrick Carpentier
88 22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Ho-Pin Tung (R) Mouser Electronics Sonoma only; in conjunction with Sam Schmidt Motorsports
USAflagsmall SH Racing 07 Flag of South Africasmall Tomas Scheckter REDLINE Xtreme Energy Drink 2 races: Indy 500 and Baltimore only; in conjunction with KV Racing TechnologyLotus at Indy and with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing at Baltimore.
USAflagsmall Bryan Herta Autosport 98 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon William Rast/Curb Records Indy 500 only
25px-Canadaflag Alex Tagliani Las Vegas only
USAflagsmall Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 15 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jay Howard Service Central Las Vegas only
30 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Bertrand Baguette Royal Automobile Club of Belgium Indy 500 only
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Pippa Mann (R) National Tire and Battery/Big O Tires 3 races: Loudon, Kentucky and Las Vegas only

Team and driver movements Edit

Race resultsEdit

Rd. Race Pole position Fastest lap Most laps led Winning driver Winning team Report
1 USAflagsmall St. Petersburg 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti USAflagsmall Chip Ganassi Racing Report
2 USAflagsmall Barber 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power USAflagsmall Team Penske Report
3 USAflagsmall Long Beach 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 25px-AustraliaFLAG Ryan Briscoe 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Mike Conway USAflagsmall Andretti Autosport Report
4 25px-Brazilflag São Paulo 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power 20px-Flag of Switzerland Simona de Silvestro 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power USAflagsmall Team Penske Report
5 USAflagsmall Indianapolis 25px-Canadaflag Alex Tagliani 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon USAflagsmall Bryan Herta Autosport Report
6A USAflagsmall Texas 25px-Canadaflag Alex Tagliani 22px-Flag of Venezuela E. J. Viso 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti USAflagsmall Chip Ganassi Racing Report
6B USAflagsmall Texas 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power USAflagsmall Team Penske
7 USAflagsmall Milwaukee 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti USAflagsmall Chip Ganassi Racing Report
8 USAflagsmall Iowa Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato 25px-Canadaflag Alex Tagliani 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti USAflagsmall Marco Andretti USAflagsmall Andretti Autosport Report
9 25px-Canadaflag Toronto 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Justin Wilson 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti USAflagsmall Chip Ganassi Racing Report
10 25px-Canadaflag Edmonton Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato 22px-Flag of France Sébastien Bourdais 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power USAflagsmall Team Penske Report
11 USAflagsmall Mid-Ohio 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon USAflagsmall Chip Ganassi Racing Report
12 USAflagsmall New Hampshire 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti USAflagsmall Ryan Hunter-Reay USAflagsmall Andretti Autosport Report
13 USAflagsmall Sonoma 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power USAflagsmall Team Penske Report
14 USAflagsmall Baltimore 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power USAflagsmall Team Penske Report
15 Flag-of-japansmall Motegi 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon 22px-Flag of Italy Giorgio Pantano 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon USAflagsmall Chip Ganassi Racing Report
16 USAflagsmall Kentucky 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power USAflagsmall Ed Carpenter 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti USAflagsmall Ed Carpenter USAflagsmall Sarah Fisher Racing Report
17 USAflagsmall Las Vegas 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan Abandoned after 12 laps Report

Race summaries Edit

Round 1: Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Edit

Podium Finishers
Template:Abbr Template:Abbr Template:Abbr Driver Team Laps Time Template:Abbr
1 2 10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 100 2:00:59.6886 94
2 1 12 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power Team Penske 100 +7.1612 6
3 8 82 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan KV Racing TechnologyLotus 100 +16.1045 0
Race average speed: Template:Convert/mi/h
Lead changes: 3 between 2 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 13 laps

Round 2: Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by Legacy Edit

Podium Finishers
Template:Abbr Template:Abbr Template:Abbr Driver Team Laps Time Template:Abbr
1 1 12 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power Team Penske 90 2:14:42.9523 90
2 3 9 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 90 +3.3828 0
3 7 10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 90 +15.5243 0
Race average speed: Template:Convert/mi/h
Lead changes: None
Cautions: 6 for 20 laps

Round 3: Toyota Grand Prix of Long BeachEdit

Podium Finishers
Template:Abbr Template:Abbr Template:Abbr Driver Team Laps Time Template:Abbr
1 3 27 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Mike Conway Andretti Autosport 85 1:53:11.1000 14
2 12 6 25px-AustraliaFLAG Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 85 +6.3203 35
3 7 10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 85 +6.7163 0
Race average speed: Template:Convert/mi/h
Lead changes: 7 between 6 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 12 laps

Round 4: Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by NestleEdit

Podium Finishers
Template:Abbr Template:Abbr Template:Abbr Driver Team Laps Time Template:Abbr
1 1 12 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power Team Penske 55 2:04:05.2964 32
2 5 38 USAflagsmall Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing 55 +4.6723 0
3 4 6 25px-AustraliaFLAG Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 55 +7.9037 0
Race average speed: Template:Convert/mi/h
Lead changes: 2 between 2 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 21 laps

Round 5: 95th Indianapolis 500Edit

Top Three Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 6 98 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Bryan Herta Autosport 200 2:56:11.7267 1
2 12 4 USAflagsmall J. R. Hildebrand Panther Racing 200 +2.1086 7
3 29 38 USAflagsmall Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing 200 +5.5949 6
Race average speed: Template:Convert/mi/h
Lead changes: 23 between 10 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 40 laps

Round 6: Firestone Twin 275sEdit

Race One – Top Three Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 2 10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 114 54:47.2787 110
2 7 9 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 114 +0.0527 1
3 3 12 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power Team Penske 114 +0.2064 0
Race average speed: Template:Convert/mi/h
Lead changes: 6 between 5 drivers
Cautions: 1 for 10 laps

Race Two – Top Three Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 3 12 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power Team Penske 114 48:08.9739 68
2 18 9 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 114 +0.9466 1
3 12 6 25px-AustraliaFLAG Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 114 +4.6524 3
Race average speed: Template:Convert/mi/h
Lead changes: 8 between 6 drivers
Cautions: None

Round 7: Milwaukee 225Edit

Top Three Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 225 1:56:43.5877 161
2 12 38 USAflagsmall Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing 225 +1.4271 0
3 10 2 22px-Flag of Spain Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 225 +2.7703 0
Race average speed: Template:Convert/mi/h
Lead changes: 5 between 3 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 62 laps

Round 8: Iowa Corn Indy 250Edit

Top Three Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 17 26 USAflagsmall Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 250 1:53:00.1074 42
2 3 82 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan KV Racing TechnologyLotus 250 +0.7932 25
3 23 9 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 250 +1.1067 0
Race average speed: Template:Convert/mi/h
Lead changes: 9 between 5 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 72 laps

Round 9: Honda Indy TorontoEdit

Podium Finishers
Template:Abbr Template:Abbr Template:Abbr Driver Team Laps Time Template:Abbr
1 3 10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 85 1:56:32.1501 30
2 2 9 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 85 +0.7345 0
3 8 28 USAflagsmall Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 85 +6.0144 0
Race average speed: Template:Convert/mi/h
Lead changes: 3 between 3 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 32 laps

Round 10: Edmonton IndyEdit

Podium Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 2 12 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power Team Penske 80 1:57:22.5177 57
2 9 3 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 80 +0.8089 1
3 4 10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 80 +1.1735 2
Race average speed: Template:Convert/mi/h
Lead changes: 6 between 5 drivers
Cautions: 2 for 8 laps

Round 11: Honda Indy 200Edit

Top Three Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 9 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 85 1:48:46.9509 50
2 3 10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 85 +7.6508 4
3 5 28 USAflagsmall Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 85 +9.0784 0
Race average speed: Template:Convert/mi/h
Lead changes: 7 between 5 drivers
Cautions: 2 for 9 laps

Round 12: MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225Edit

Indy car racing returned to New Hampshire after a 13-year sabbatical. Dario Franchitti dominated the first half, but on a restart on lap 118, he touched wheels with Takuma Sato and crashed into the inside wall. On lap 206, the caution came out for rain, with Ryan Hunter-Reay leading. Despite the drivers pleading to their crews that the track was too wet to continue, officials decided to bring the green flag out with 7 laps to go. As the field accelerated, Danica Patrick spun on the frontstretch due to the wet conditions, which led to a controversial five-car pileup, involving championship contender Will Power among others. During the restart attempt, Oriol Servià passed Hunter-Reay as the restart began but before the caution was signaled, leading to controversy when the decision was made to abort the restart, a move common in USAC when a false start occurs, which typically means the cars return to their starting order for another start attempt. Officials accepted blame for the decision and red flagged the race. Scoring was reverted back to the standings prior to the restart attempt.
Within 30 minutes of the end of the race, Newman/Haas Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing filed protests regarding the finish of the race because of Servià's pass of Hunter-Reay on the aborted restart. The results of the race were not made official, and as a result of the protest, the finish was under review. Indy Racing League, LLC announced on August 16 that a hearing was scheduled for the week of August 22 on both protests filed, and the hearing would also include Andretti Autosport, as the results of the hearing may have resulted in the finishing order being changed.[92] The hearing took place on August 23, with the finishing positions being upheld.[93]
Top Three Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 5 28 USAflagsmall Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 215 1:58:01.5843 71
2 2 2 22px-Flag of Spain Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 215 +0.2361* 0
3 7 9 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 215 +1.4839 2
* Under caution
Race average speed: Template:Convert/mi/h
Lead changes: 7 between 6 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 66 laps

Round 13: Indy Grand Prix of SonomaEdit

Top Three Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 12 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power Team Penske 75 1:47:29.7619 71
2 2 3 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 75 +3.2420 0
3 3 6 25px-AustraliaFLAG Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 75 +6.4494 4
Race average speed: Template:Convert/mi/h
Lead changes: 4 between 2 drivers
Cautions: 1 for 3 laps

Round 14: Baltimore Grand PrixEdit

Top Three Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 12 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power Team Penske 75 2:02:19.4998 70
2 14 2 22px-Flag of Spain Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 75 +10.2096 0
3 27 82 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan KV Racing TechnologyLotus 75 +10.8557 0
Race average speed: Template:Convert/mi/h
Lead changes: 7 between 5 drivers
Cautions: 2 for 16 laps

Round 15: Indy Japan: The FinalEdit

Top Three Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 9 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 63 1:56:41.0107 62
2 2 12 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power Team Penske 63 +3.4375 1
3 10 26 USAflagsmall Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 63 +4.4782 0
Race average speed: Template:Convert/mi/h
Lead changes: 2 between 2 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 8 laps

Round 16: Kentucky Indy 300Edit

Top Three Finishers
Template:Abbr Template:Abbr Template:Abbr Driver Team Laps Time Template:Abbr
1 4 67 USAflagsmall Ed Carpenter Sarah Fisher Racing 200 1:42:02.7825 8
2 11 10 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 200 +0.0098 143
3 7 9 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 200 +0.1048 0
Race average speed: Template:Convert/mi/h
Lead changes: 7 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 32 laps

Round 17: IZOD IndyCar World ChampionshipEdit

Final driver standingsEdit

Pos Driver STP
USAflagsmall
ALA
USAflagsmall
LBH
USAflagsmall
SAO
25px-Brazilflag
INDY USAflagsmall TXS USAflagsmall MIL
USAflagsmall
IOW
USAflagsmall
TOR
25px-Canadaflag
EDM
25px-Canadaflag
MDO
USAflagsmall
NHA
USAflagsmall
SNM
USAflagsmall
BAL
USAflagsmall
MOT
Flag-of-japansmall
KTY
USAflagsmall
LSVTemplate:Smallsup
USAflagsmall
Pts
QL 500 R1 R2
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 1* 3 3 4 9 12 1* 7 1* 5* 1 3 2 20* 4 4 8 2* C 573
2 25px-AustraliaFLAG Will Power 2 1* 10 1* 5 14 3 1* 4 21 24* 1* 14 5 1* 1* 2 19 C 555
3 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon 16 2 18 12 2 5* 2 2 7 3 2 23 1* 3 5 5 1* 3 C 518
4 22px-Flag of Spain Oriol Servià 9 5 6 5 3 6 21 15 3 14 12 22 8 2 11 2 5 6 C 425
5 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan 3 6 8 22 23 4 11 5 19 2 26 4 5 22 28 3 17 17 C 366
6 25px-AustraliaFLAG Ryan Briscoe 18 21 2* 3 27 27 6 3 11 6 7 10 16 8 3 14 20 8 C 364
7 USAflagsmall Ryan Hunter-Reay 21 14 23 18 DNQTemplate:Smallsup 23 19 9 26 8 3 7 3 1 10 8 24 5 C 347
8 USAflagsmall Marco Andretti 24 4 26 14 28 9 13 6 13 1 4 14 7 24 24 25 3 27 C 337
9 USAflagsmall Graham Rahal 17 18 13 2 30 3 9 30 2 15 13 25 24 26 8 10 12 12 C 320
10 USAflagsmall Danica Patrick 12 17 7 23 26 10 16 8 5 10 19 9 21 6 21 6 11 10 C 314
11 25px-Brazilflag Hélio Castroneves 20 7 12 21 16 17 10 4 9 7 17 2 19 17 2 17 22 29 C 312
12 25px-Canadaflag James Hinchcliffe 24 4 9 13 29 20 19 6 9 14 15 20 4 7 24 15 4 C 302
13 Flag-of-japansmall Takuma Sato 5 16 21 8 10 33 5 12 8 19 20 21 4 7 18 18 10 15 C 297
14 USAflagsmall J. R. Hildebrand 11 13 17 10 12 2 23 18 21 4 8 11 25 21 23 19 7 20 C 296
15 25px-Canadaflag Alex Tagliani 6 15 5 19 1 28 4 14 18 16 23 17 6 19 20 7 4 C 296
16 25px-Brazilflag Vitor Meira 8 12 9 17 11 15 8 11 24 18 5 12 10 10 22 9 25 16 C 287
17 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Mike Conway 23 22 1 6 DNQ 24 17 12 24 22 8 26 25 16 23 9 18 C 260
18 22px-Flag of Venezuela E. J. Viso 19 23 25 13 18 32 7 10 20 17 9 20 15 12 9 15 21 23 C 241
19 USAflagsmall Charlie Kimball 22 10 24 16 29 13 30 23 14 22 21 19 11 9 26 21 23 13 C 233
20 [[Image:Template:Country flag alias SWI22x20px}}|Template:Country alias SWI]] Simona de Silvestro 4 9 20 20 24 31 26 27 25 DNS 10 24 12 16 12 14 25 C 225
21 25px-Brazilflag Ana Beatriz 14 19 24 33 21 22 22 17 23 11 13 17 14 13 16 19 24 C 212
22 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom James Jakes 15 25 15 15 DNQ 25 28 15 25 18 18 23 18 19 27 13 21 C 189
23 22px-Flag of France Sébastien Bourdais DNS 11 27 26 6 6 9 6 28 6 188
24 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Justin Wilson 10 19 22 7 20 16 17 21 10 12 15 5 Wth 183
25 22px-Flag of Colombia Sebastián Saavedra 13 26 14 11 DNQ 28 29 23 20 25 16 27 15 14 13 C 178
26 USAflagsmall Ed Carpenter 8 11 18 16 16 11 22 11 25 20 1 C 175
27 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Alex Lloyd 31 19 14 24 22 13 13 26 C 85
28 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dan Wheldon 6 1 14 CTemplate:Smallsup 75
29 25px-Canadaflag Paul Tracy 16 25 25 12 13 16 26 C 68
30 25px-Brazilflag Raphael Matos 7 20 11 25 DNQ 67
31 22px-Flag of France Simon Pagenaud 8 13 15 56
32 Flag of South Africasmall Tomas Scheckter 22 8 23 22 C 52
33 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Martin Plowman 18 12 11 49
34 USAflagsmall Buddy Rice 7 18 9 C 42
35 USAflagsmall Townsend Bell 4 26 11 C 40
36 22px-Flag of Italy Giorgio Pantano 17 26 16 37
37 25px-Newzealand flag Wade Cunningham 29 26 7 C 36
38 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Pippa Mann 32 20 DNS 22 C 32
39 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Bertrand Baguette 14 7 30
40 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jay Howard 21 30 15 20 C 27
41 USAflagsmall Davey Hamilton 15 24 27 25 C 26
42 USAflagsmall John Andretti 17 22 16
43 Flag-of-japansmall Hideki Mutoh 18 12
44 25px-Brazilflag João Paulo de Oliveira 26 10
45 22px-Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Ho-Pin Tung DNQ 27 10
46 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dillon Battistini 28 10
47 25px-Brazilflag Bruno Junqueira 19 WthTemplate:Smallsup 4
25px-Canadaflag Patrick Carpentier DNQ 0
USAflagsmall Scott Speed DNQ 0
Pos Driver STP
USAflagsmall
ALA
USAflagsmall
LBH
USAflagsmall
SAO
25px-Brazilflag
QL 500 R1 R2 MIL
USAflagsmall
IOW
USAflagsmall
TOR
25px-Canadaflag
EDM
25px-Canadaflag
MDO
USAflagsmall
NHA
USAflagsmall
SNM
USAflagsmall
BAL
USAflagsmall
MOT
Flag-of-japansmall
KTY
USAflagsmall
LSV
USAflagsmall
Pts
INDY USAflagsmall TXS USAflagsmall
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
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did Not Start
(DNS)
Race abandoned
(C)
Blank Did not
participate
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
(1 point)
Exception: Indianapolis 500
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
(2 points)</span>
DNS Any driver who qualifies
but does not start (DNS),
earns half the points
had they taken part.
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

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
All races (except Texas) 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
Texas[98] 25 20 18 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 9 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Indy qualifying 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
  • Extra points awarded for qualifying at Indianapolis based on drivers performance.
  • Texas is split into two races on the same day. Each one awards half points.
  • 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.
Notes

Template:Smallsup After qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 had concluded, Bruno Junqueira was replaced by Ryan Hunter-Reay, who did not qualify for the 500. Junqueira received full qualifying points for a 19th place qualification.
Template:Smallsup At the Las Vegas Indy 300, Dan Wheldon died from injuries sustained in a 15-car crash on lap 11. The race was abandoned, the results were stricken from the record book, and the statistics did not count.

See also Edit

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