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Bridgestone Indy Japan 300

 

Location: Twin Ring Motegi
1.5 Mile Paved Oval
200 Laps/300 Miles
Pole Position: Helio Castroneves 26.6416 seconds, 205.393 mph (330.548 km/h)
April 21, 2007
Time of race: 1:52:23.2574
Average speed of winner: 162.295
Margin of victory: 0.4828
Lead changes: 9 among 5 leaders
Cautions: 3 for 30 laps
Lap leaders: Castroneves 1-43, Wheldon 44-83, Kanaan 84-86, Wheldon 87-121, Kanaan 122-134, Wheldon 135-185, Kanaan 186-190, Hornish 191-193, Dixon 194-195, Kanaan 196-200

 

IRL Results at Twin Ring Motegi
IRL Race Results 2007
IRL Information
IRL Drver Champions

 

Finish
Start
Driver
Car #
Sponsor/Name
Chassis
Engine
Laps
Status
Points
1
3
Tony Kanaan
11
7-Eleven
Dallara
Honda
200
1:52:23.2574 162.295
50
2
2
Dan Wheldon
10
Target
Dallara
Honda
200
1:52:23.7402
43
3
7
Dario Franchitti
27
Canadian Club
Dallara
Honda
200
Finished
35
4
6
Scott Dixon
9
Target
Dallara
Honda
200
Finished
32
5
5
Sam Hornish, Jr.
6
Team Penske
Dallara
Honda
199
Flagged
30
6
12
Scott Sharp
8
Patron
Dallara
Honda
199
Flagged
28
7
1
Helio Castroneves
3
Team Penske
Dallara
Honda
199
Flagged
26
8
17
Jeff Simmons
17
Ethanol
Dallara
Honda
199
Flagged
24
9
8
Tomas Scheckter
2
Joost
Dallara
Honda
199
Flagged
22
10
11
Buddy Rice
15
Roll Coater
Dallara
Honda
199
Flagged
20
11
4
Danica Patrick
7
Motorola
Dallara
Honda
198
Flagged
19
12
18
Darren Manning
14
ABC Supply
Dallara
Honda
198
Flagged
18
13
14
A. J. Foyt IV
22
Vision Racing
Dallara
Honda
197
Flagged
17
14
15
Sarah Fisher
5
Aamco
Dallara
Honda
197
Flagged
16
15
16
Ed Carpenter
20
Vision Racing
Dallara
Honda
192
Flagged
15
16
10
Marco Andretti
26
NYSE Group
Dallara
Honda
134
Wrecked
14
17
13
Vitor Meira
4
Delphi
Dallara
Honda
50
Handling
13
18
9
Kosuke Matsuura
55
Panasonic
Dallara
Honda
0
Wrecked
12

Race Summary: For the second time in two oval races this season, Dan Wheldon dominated much of the race. However, unlike at Homestead, he would not be victorious, and even lost use of his two-way radio. With about 15 laps to go, the final sequence of pit stops for fuel began, and threatened to shuffle the field. Tony Kanaan's AGR team used a late-pit strategy, which saw him take on less fuel and a shorter stop. With four laps to go, Kannan took the lead and held off Wheldon to claim his first victory of the season. With Kanaan's win, the first three races of the season have produced three different winners representing three different teams. During practice, both Kosuke Matsuura and Danica Patrick turned in some of their best on-track performances thus far this season. Neither were factors during the race however, and Matsuura, in fact, crashed out on the first lap in front of his home country. (Wikipedia)