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2005 IRL IndyCar Series Recap

 

Driver Point Champion - Dan Wheldon- Andretti Green Racing
Rookie of the Year - Danica Patrick - Rahal Letterman Racing Team

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

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 season was also the last for Chevrolet and Toyota.

2005 IRL IndyCar Series Race Results

 

Date
Race
Track
Miles
Type
Winner
3/6/05
Homestead
300
PO
Dan Wheldon
3/19/05
Phoenix
200
PO
Sam Hornish, Jr.
4/3/05
St. Petersburg
180
SC
Dan Wheldon
4/30/05
Motegi
300
PO
Dan Wheldon
5/29/05
Indianapolis
500
PO
Dan Wheldon
6/11/05
Ft. Worth
300
PO
Tomas Scheckter
6/25/05
Richmond
187.5
PO
Helio Castroneves
7/3/05
Kansas
300
PO
Tony Kanaan
7/16/05
Nashville
260
CO
Dario Franchitti
7/24/05
Milwaukee
225
PO
Sam Hornish, Jr.
7/31/05
MIS
400
PO
Bryan Herta
8/14/05
Kentucky
300
PO
Scott Sharp
8/21/05
PPIR
225
PO
Dan Wheldon
8/28/05
Sears Point
184
RC
Tony Kanaan
9/11/05
Joliet
300
PO
Dan Wheldon
9/25/05
Watkins Glen
204
RC
Scott Dixon
10/16/05
Fontana
400
PO
Dario Franchitti

 

Standing
Driver Earnings Starts DNS/DNQ Wins 2nds 3rds 4ths 5ths Poles Points
1
Dan Wheldon $2,711,005 17 0 6 2 1 0 3 0 628
2
Tony Kanaan $1,554,105 17 0 2 3 4 2 1 1 548
3
Sam Hornish, Jr. $1,424,505 17 0 2 4 1 0 2 3 512
4
Dario Franchitti $1,299,555 17 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 498
5
Scott Sharp $1,160,055 17 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 444
6
Helio Castroneves $1,150,805 17 0 1 2 0 1 4 2 440
7
Vitor Meira $1,453,454 17 0 0 2 2 1 2 0 422
8
Bryan Herta $1,251,805 17 0 1 0 1 1 1 3 397
9
Tomas Scheckter $1,082,805 17 0 1 0 2 2 1 3 390
10
Patrick Carpentier $987,755 17 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 376
11
Alex Barron $933,055 17 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 329
12
Danica Patrick $1,037,655 17 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 325
13
Scott Dixon $919,805 17 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 321
14
Kosuke Matsuura $893,105 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 320
15
Buddy Rice $699,100 16 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 295
16
Tom Enge $778,255 14 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 261
17
Roger Yasukawa $821,805 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 246
18
Ed Carpenter $830,505 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 244
19
Ryan Briscoe $793,055 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 232
20
A.J. Foyt IV $744,605 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 231
21
Darren Manning $586,405 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 186
22
Jimmy Kite $570,405 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 163
23
Buddy Lazier $492,405 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 140
24
Jaques Lazier $386,305 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 81
25
Jeff Bucknum $325,555 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63
26
Giorgio Pantano $98,800 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 48
27
Paul Dana $119,800 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 44
28
Sbastien Bourdais $234,555 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18
29
Adrin Fernndez $226,305 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
30
Felipe Giaffone $247,305 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
31
Townsend Bell $35,100 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
32
Thiago Medeiros $31,300 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
33
Richie Hearn $202,305 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
34
Kenny Brck $275,805 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
35
Jeff Ward $194,805 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
36
Bruno Junqueira $192,205 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
37
Marty Roth $195,305 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
38
Larry Foyt $189,305 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
NR
Arie Luyendyk, Jr.   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
NR
Scott Mayer   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0