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IRL - Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

 

Location: St. Petersburg Street Circuit
1.8 Mile Street Course
100 Laps/180 Miles
Pole Position: Helio Castroneves- 1:01.6839, 105.052 mph (169.065 km/h)
April 1, 2007
Time of race: 2:01:07.3512
Average speed of winner: 89.166
Margin of victory: 0.6007
Lead changes: 4 among 3 leaders
Cautions: 5 for 20 laps
Lap leaders: Castroneves 1-31, Wheldon 32-33, Castroneves 34-68, Andretti 69-71, Castroneves 72-100

 

IRL Results at St. Petersburg Street Circuit
IRL Race Results 2007
IRL Information
IRL Drver Champions

 

Finish
Start
Driver
Car #
Sponsor/Name
Chassis
Engine
Laps
Status
Points
1
1
Helio Castroneves
3
Team Penske
Dallara
Honda
100
2:01:07.3512 89.166
53
2
4
Scott Dixon
9
Target
Dallara
Honda
100
2:01:07.9519
40
3
6
Tony Kanaan
11
7-Eleven
Dallara
Honda
100
Finished
35
4
2
Marco Andretti
26
NYSE Group
Dallara
Honda
100
Finished
32
5
3
Dario Franchitti
27
Canadian Club
Dallara
Honda
100
Finished
30
6
8
Tomas Scheckter
2
Joost
Dallara
Honda
100
Finished
28
7
7
Sam Hornish, Jr.
6
Team Penske
Dallara
Honda
100
Finished
26
8
11
Danica Patrick
7
Motorola
Dallara
Honda
100
Finished
24
9
14
Dan Wheldon
10
Target
Dallara
Honda
100
Finished
22
10
13
Buddy Rice
15
Roll Coater
Dallara
Honda
100
Finished
20
11
15
Scott Sharp
8
Patron
Dallara
Honda
100
Finished
19
12
5
Darren Manning
14
ABC Supply
Dallara
Honda
99
Flagged
18
13
17
A. J. Foyt IV
22
Vision Racing
Dallara
Honda
98
Flagged
17
14
12
Jeff Simmons
17
Ethanol
Dallara
Honda
97
Flagged
16
15
18
Sarah Fisher
5
Energy From Europe
Dallara
Honda
97
Flagged
15
16
9
Vitor Meira
4
Delphi
Dallara
Honda
96
Flagged
14
17
10
Kosuke Matsuura
55
Panasonic
Dallara
Honda
83
Flagged
13
18
16
Ed Carpenter
20
Vision Racing
Dallara
Honda
45
Wrecked
12

Race Summary: Pole winner Helio Castroneves led 95 of the 100 laps, holding off Scott Dixon for the win by 0.6007 seconds, the closest finish on a road circuit in IRL history. On the first lap, five cars were involved in a spin, including Tony Kanaan. In practice, Kanaan had crashed his qualified car, but the team made repairs so he could start in the 6th position rather than using a backup. The spin dropped him to the rear of the field. After a series of pit stops under yellow, Dan Wheldon took the lead. On a lap 35 restart, Castroneves bumped Wheldon from behind, and slipped by to take the lead for good. In the best run by a Foyt team in a few season, Darren Manning ran as high as third until a late spin dropped him to 13th. After the first lap spin, Tony Kanaan recovered to finish third. (Wikipedia)