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2004 IRL IndyCar Series Recap

 

Driver Point Champion - Tony Kanaan - Andretti Green Racing
Rookie of the Year - Kosuke Matsuura Super Aguri Fernandez Racing

Indy Racing League (IRL) Information
Indy Racing League (IRL) Drver Champion

The 2004 Indy Racing League IndyCar Series season was dominated by two teams, Andretti Green Racing and Rahal Letterman Racing. While there was great parity in 2003 between Honda and Toyota powered teams, in 2004 Honda began to outperform Toyota.

2004 IRL IndyCar Series Race Results

 

Date
Race
Track
Miles
Type
Winner
2/29/04
Homestead
300
PO
Sam Hornish, Jr.
3/21/04
Phoenix
200
PO
Tony Kanaan
4/17/04
Motegi
300
PO
Dan Wheldon
5/30/04
Indianapolis
450
PO
Buddy Rice
6/12/04
Ft. Worth
300
PO
Tony Kanaan
6/26/04
Richmond
187.5
PO
Dan Wheldon
7/4/04
Kansas
300
PO
Buddy Rice
7/17/04
Nashville
260
CO
Tony Kanaan
7/25/04
Milwaukee
225
PO
Dario Franchitti
8/1/04
MIS
400
PO
Buddy Rice
8/15/04
Kentucky
300
PO
Adrin Fernndez
8/22/04
PPIR
225
PO
Dario Franchitti
8/29/04
Nazareth
225
PO
Dan Wheldon
9/12/04
Joliet
300
PO
Adrin Fernndez
10/3/04
Fontana
400
PO
Adrin Fernndez
10/17/04
Ft. Worth
300
PO
Helio Castroneves

 

2004 IRL IndyCar Series Driver Points

 

Rank
Driver
Points
Behind
Starts
Poles
Wins
Top 5
Top 10
Winnings
1
Tony Kanaan
618
Leader
16
2
3
15
16
$2,931,990
2
Dan Wheldon
533
-85
16
2
3
12
13
$1,650,790
3
Buddy Rice
485
-133
16
5
3
7
12
$2,699,040
4
Helio Castroneves
446
-172
16
5
1
6
13
$1,314,790
5
Adrian Fernandez
445
-173
15
0
3
6
12
$1,159,540
6
Dario Franchitti
409
-209
16
1
2
5
8
$1,100,890
7
Sam Hornish Jr.
387
-231
16
0
1
6
8
$1,042,140
8
Vitor Meira
376
-242
14
1
0
6
11
$1,044,340
9
Bryan Herta
362
-256
16
0
0
4
10
$1,057,740
10
Scott Dixon
355
-263
16
0
0
2
10
$975,890
11
Darren Manning
323
-295
14
0
0
4
8
$872,990
12
Alex Barron
310
-308
16
0
0
2
5
$931,990
13
Scott Sharp
282
-336
16
0
0
0
6
$870,940
14
Kosuke Matsuura
280
-338
16
0
0
1
4
$951,540
15
Tora Takagi
263
-355
16
0
0
1
4
$838,790
16
Ed Carpenter
245
-373
16
0
0
0
1
$779,085
17
Mark Taylor
232
-386
15
0
0
0
3
$746,890
18
A.J. Foyt IV
232
-386
16
0
0
0
1
$776,435
19
Tomas Scheckter
230
-388
16
0
0
1
1
$790,040
20
Felipe Giaffone
214
-404
13
0
0
0
3
$711,140
21
Townsend Bell
193
-425
10
0
0
1
5
$398,600
22
Jaques Lazier
104
-514
7
0
0
0
1
$250,400
23
Greg Ray
99
-519
6
0
0
0
2
$452,585
24
Robbie Buhl
44
-574
3
0
0
0
1
$128,000
25
Al Unser Jr.
44
-574
3
0
0
0
0
$292,740
26
Roger Yasukawa
39
-579
2
0
0
0
1
$322,840
27
Tomas Enge
31
-587
2
0
0
0
0
$74,500
28
Bruno Junqueira
30
-588
1
0
0
1
1
$296,240
29
Jeff Simmons
26
-592
2
0
0
0
0
$258,090
30
Richie Hearn
12
-606
1
0
0
0
0
$207,740
31
Sarah Fisher
12
-606
1
0
0
0
0
$208,740
32
Robby McGehee
12
-606
1
0
0
0
0
$202,740
33
Buddy Lazier
12
-606
1
0
0
0
0
$212,240
34
Marty Roth
12
-606
1
0
0
0
0
$203,990
35
P.J. Jones
10
-608
1
0
0
0
0
$195,490
36
Robby Gordon
10
-608
1
0
0
0
0
$192,420
37
Larry Foyt
10
-608
1
0
0
0
0
$192,485