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The Firestone Indy 200 was an Indy Racing League IndyCar Series race held at Nashville Superspeedway in Lebanon, Tennessee.

In 2001, it marked the first American open wheel event in the Nashville area. In later years it was held as a Saturday night race. The 2007 event was postponed until Sunday after a series of rain showers at the track. It marked the track's first postponement and was only the second time in series history an event had to be postponed due to weather.

Following the 2008 event, Indy Racing League officials decided to end their association with Nashville Superspeedway. The event was removed from the 2009 schedule, and it is not expected to return, as the track's owners discontinued most operations in 2011.

Past winnersEdit

As is a Nashville-area racing tradition, the winner wins a hand-made and painted Gibson Les Paul guitar (trophies in short-track racing are traditionally guitars).

Season Date Driver Team Chassis Engine Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
2001 July 21 USAflagsmall Buddy Lazier Hemelgarn Racing Dallara Oldsmobile 200 266.6 (429.051) 1:44:44 144.809 Report
2002 July 20 USAflagsmall Alex Barron Blair Racing Dallara Chevrolet 200 266.6 (429.051) 2:01:53 127.997 Report
2003 July 19 25px-Brazilflag Gil de Ferran Team Penske Dallara Toyota 200 266.6 (429.051) 1:53:18 137.679 Report
2004 July 17 25px-Brazilflag Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing Dallara Honda 200 266.6 (429.051) 1:55:35 134.975 Report
2005 July 16 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Andretti Green Racing Dallara Honda 200 266.6 (429.051) 1:57:13 133.089 Report
2006 July 15 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda 200 266.6 (429.051) 1:36:46 161.205 Report
2007 July 15* 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda 200 266.6 (429.051) 1:35:06 164.03 Report
2008 July 12 25px-Newzealand flag Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda 171* 227.943 (366.838) 1:30:05 148.072 Report
  • 2007: Race postponed from Saturday night to Sunday afternoon due to rain.
  • 2008: Race shortened due to rain.
Indy Lights winners
2002 July 20 USAflagsmall Cory Witherill
2003 July 18 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Mark Taylor
2004 July 17 25px-Brazilflag Thiago Medeiros
2005 July 16 25px-Brazilflag Jaime Camara
2006 July 15 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jay Howard
2007 July 14 USAflagsmall Robbie Pecorari
2008 July 12 25px-Brazilflag Ana Beatriz


ReferencesEdit

Template:IndyCar Series races

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