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IRL - Indianapolis 500-Mile Race

 

Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
2.5 Mile Paved Oval
166 Laps/415 Miles
Pole Award: Hélio Castroneves - 2:42.3336, 225.817 mph (363.417 km/h)
May 27, 2007
Time of race: 2:44:03.5608
Average speed of winner: 151.774
Margin of victory: caution
Lead changes: 24 among 9 leaders
Cautions: 11 for 55 laps
Lap leaders: Castroneves pole, Kanaan 1-2, Castroneves 3, Kanaan 4-13, Castroneves 14-17, Kanaan 18-26, Castroneves 27-40, Ma. Andretti 41-46, Dixon 47-53, Kanaan 54-68, Dixon 69-71, Hornish 72-73, Franchitti 74-88, Dixon 89, Mi. Andretti 90, Kanaan 91-100, Simmons 101, Ma. Andretti 102-107, Kanaan 108-116, Ma. Andretti 117, Kanaan 118-136, Franchitti 137-143, J. Lazier 144-145, Kanaan 146-154, Franchitti 155-166

 

IRL Results at Indianapolis Speedway
IRL Race Results 2007
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Finish
Start
Driver
Car #
Sponsor/Name
Chassis
Engine
Laps
Status
Points
1
3
Dario Franchitti
27
Canadian Club
Dallara
Honda
166
2:44:03.5608 151.774
50
2
4
Scott Dixon
9
Target
Dallara
Honda
166
Finished
40
3
1
Helio Castroneves
3
Team Penske
Dallara
Honda
166
Finished
35
4
5
Sam Hornish, Jr.
6
Team Penske
Dallara
Honda
166
Finished
32
5
7
Ryan Briscoe
12
Symantec
Dallara
Honda
166
Finished
30
6
12
Scott Sharp
8
Patron
Dallara
Honda
166
Finished
28
7
10
Tomas Scheckter
2
Joost
Dallara
Honda
166
Finished
26
8
8
Danica Patrick
7
Motorola
Dallara
Honda
166
Finished
24
9
20
Davey Hamilton
02
Hewlett-Packard
Dallara
Honda
166
Finished
22
10
19
Vitor Meira
4
Delphi
Dallara
Honda
166
Finished
20
11
13
Jeff Simmons
17
Ethanol
Dallara
Honda
166
Finished
19
12
2
Tony Kanaan
11
7-Eleven
Dallara
Honda
166
Finished
21
13
11
Michael Andretti
39
Motorola/Jim Beam
Dallara
Honda
166
Finished
17
14
18
A. J. Foyt IV
22
Vision Racing
Dallara
Honda
165
Finished
16
15
26
Alex Barron
98
Lenovo/CURB Records
Dallara
Honda
165
Flagged
15
16
17
Kosuke Matsuura
55
Panasonic
Dallara
Honda
165
Flagged
14
17
14
Ed Carpenter
20
Hitachi Power Tools
Dallara
Honda
164
Wrecked
13
18
21
Sarah Fisher
5
Aamco
Dallara
Honda
164
Flagged
12
19
22
Buddy Lazier
99
Sanitec
Dallara
Honda
164
Flagged
12
20
15
Darren Manning
14
ABC Supply
Dallara
Honda
164
Flagged
12
21
23
Roger Yasukawa
24
Wellman-Corbier Custom Homes
Dallara
Honda
164
Flagged
12
22
6
Dan Wheldon
10
Target
Dallara
Honda
163
Wrecked
12
23
32
Richie Hearn
91
Go Fast Sports
Dallara
Honda
163
Flagged
12
24
9
Marco Andretti
26
NYSE Group
Dallara
Honda
162
Wrecked
12
25
16
Buddy Rice
15
A1 Team USA
Dallara
Honda
162
Wrecked
10
26
25
Al Unser, Jr.
50
ABC Supply
Dallara
Honda
161
Flagged
10
27
28
Jaques Lazier
21
Indiana Ice/Venture Logistics
Panoz
Honda
155
Wrecked
10
28
30
Marty Roth
25
Skjodt-Barrett Foods
Dallara
Honda
148
Wrecked
10
29
33
Phil Giebler
31
Ethos Fuel Reformulator
Panoz
Honda
106
Wrecked
10
30
24
John Andretti
33
Camping World
Dallara
Honda
95
Wrecked
10
31
29
Milka Duno
23
CITGO
Dallara
Honda
65
Wrecked
10
32
27
Jon Herb
19
AERCON/Dad's Root Beer
Dallara
Honda
51
Wrecked
10
33
31
Roberto Moreno
77
Z-Line Designs/Miller Eads
Panoz
Honda
36
Wrecked
10
--
--
Jimmy Kite
18
PDM Racing
Panoz
Honda
--
DNS, too slow
--
--
Stephan Gregoire
77
Z-Line Designs/Miller Eads
Panoz
Honda
--
Wrecked practice
--
--
P. J. Jones
40
Direct Diversified
Dallara
Honda
--
Did not qualify
--
--
Michael Andretti
26
NYSE Group
Dallara
Honda
--
Did not qualify
--
--
Tony Kanaan
26
NYSE Group
Dallara
Honda
--
Did not qualify
--
--
Tony Kanaan
39
Motorola/Jim Beam
Dallara
Honda
--
Did not qualify
--
--
Vitor Meira
33
Camping World
Dallara
Honda
--
Did not qualify
--
--
Phil Giebler
21
Indiana Ice/Venture Logistics
Panoz
Honda
--
Passed rookie test

Race Summary: Rain fell overnight, and in the morning, but the race started on-time as scheduled. In the early segments of the race, the competition was intense as Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andretti, and Scott Dixon all took their turn at the lead. After a caution period, with rain only a few miles away, a restart on lap 107 could have decided the winner. As the green came out, Tony Kanaan got the jump on Marco Andretti, and took the lead in turn 1. Moments later, Phil Giebler crashed, brining the yellow out once again. Before safety crews could clear the track, heavy rain fell, and the race was red flagged after lap 113. After nearly three hours, the race resumed, with Kanaan leading. On the 156th lap, the field went back to green after Marty Roth's crash, however, in turn four, Tony Kanaan came up on the back of Jacques Lazier, sending Lazier into the wall, and sending Kanaan's car into a spin. He blew a tire and coasted into the pits. Moments later, the field assembled for what was expected to be the final restart before the rains came. Franchitti, working lap 163, held the lead into the backstrech. Behind him, Marco Andretti tangled with Dan Wheldon, and Andretti's car flipped down the backstrech. Before the track could be cleared, a heavy rainstorm fell on the track, and the race was called after 166 laps with Dario Franchitti declared the winner. (Wikipedia)