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IRL - Motorola Indy 300 Presented by Jackson Rancheria Casino & Hotel

 

Location: Infineon Raceway
2.3 Mile Road Course
80 Laps/184 Miles
August 26, 2007
Pole Award: Dario Franchitti 1:16.7017, 107.961 mph (172.738 km/h)
Time of race: 1:51:58.5533
Average speed of winner: 98.593
Margin of victory: 0.5449 sec
Lead changes: 9 among 4 leaders
Cautions: 2 for 5 laps
Lap leaders: Franchitti 1-21, Kanaan 22, Dixon 23, Franchitti 24-44, Dixon 45-47, Franchitti 48-63, Dixon 64-66, Andretti 67-68, Franchitti 69-72, Dixon 73-80

 

 

Finish Start Driver Car # Sponsor/Name Chassis Engine Laps Status Points
1 5 Scott Dixon 9 Target Dallara Honda 80 1:51:58.5533 50
2 4 Helio Castroneves 3 Team Penske Dallara Honda 80 1:51:59.0982 40
3 1 Dario Franchitti 27 Canadian Club Dallara Honda 80 Finished 38
4 3 Tony Kanaan 11 7-Eleven Dallara Honda 80 Finished 32
5 6 Sam Hornish, Jr. 6 Team Penske Dallara Honda 80 Finished 30
6 2 Danica Patrick 7 Motorola Dallara Honda 80 Finished 28
7 10 Dan Wheldon 10 Target Dallara Honda 80 Finished 26
8 11 Tomas Scheckter 2 Joost Dallara Honda 80 Finished 24
9 13 Vitor Meira 4 Delphi Dallara Honda 80 Finished 22
10 12 Kosuke Matsuura 55 Panasonic Dallara Honda 80 Finished 20
11 9 Buddy Rice 15 Roll Coater Dallara Honda 79 Flagged 19
12 16 Darren Manning 14 ABC Supply Dallara Honda 79 Flagged 18
13 14 Ed Carpenter 20 Hitachi Power Tools Dallara Honda 79 Flagged 17
14 17 Scott Sharp 8 Patron Dallara Honda 79 Flagged 16
15 15 A. J. Foyt IV 22 Vision Racing Dallara Honda 71 Wrecked 15
16 8 Marco Andretti 26 NYSE Group Dallara Honda 68 Wrecked 14
17 18 Sarah Fisher 5 Aamco Dallara Honda 28 Mechanical 13
18 7 Ryan Hunter-Reay 17 Ethanol Dallara Honda 5 Handling 12

Race Summary: Points leader Dario Franchitti took the lead at the start, and held it for 58 of the first 63 laps. On the 69th lap, Franchitti's AGR teammate Marco Andretti was exiting the pits, and entered the track directly in front of Franchitti. In turn two, the two cars made contact, and Andretti was spun out into the barrier. Franchitti suffered a badly damamged front wing, but stayed out on the track. The race went back to green with eight laps to go, with Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves in close pursuit. Both Dixon and Castroneves were able to pass Franchitti's ill-handling machine, and went on to finish 1st-2nd. Tony Kanaan, however, stayed behind Franchitti and refused to pass him, and helped his teammate by preventing anyone from passing either, which protected Franchitti's third place finish. With the victory, Scott Dixon took over the championship points lead. Franchitti's contact with Marco Andretti, son of team co-owner Michael Andretti, sparked an in-house feud as the elder Andretti considered Franchitti's actions "impatient". (Wikipedia)