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2007 IRL IndyCar Series Recap

 

Driver Point Champion - Dario Franchitti - Canadian Club Team
Rookie of the Year - Ryan Hunter-Reay - Rahal Letterman Racing Team

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

The 2007 schedule was the twelfth season of the Indy Racing League starting on Saturday March 24 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and finishing seventeen races later on September 09 at Chicagoland Speedway. The 91st Indianapolis 500 was held May 27 and won by Dario Franchitti . The season finale was held at Chicagoland Speedway with Dario Franchitti clinching the 2007 IndyCar Series Championship on the final lap after points leader Scott Dixon ran out of fuel while leading with less than ⅓ of a lap to go. At the conclusion of the season, Danica Patrick was voted Most Popular Driver for the third consecutive year and Ryan Hunter-Reay of Rahal Letterman Racing Team was named Rookie of the Year.

2007 IRL IndyCar Series Race Results

 

Date
Race
Track
Miles
Type
Winner
3/24/07
Homestead
300
PO
Dan Wheldon
4/1/07
St. Petersburg
180
SC
Helio Castroneves
4/21/07
Motegi
300
PO
Tony Kanaan
4/29/07
Kansas
300
PO
Dan Wheldon
5/27/07
Indianapolis
415
PO
Dario Franchitti
6/3/07
Milwaukee
225
PO
Tony Kanaan
6/9/07
Ft. Worth
342
PO
Sam Hornish, Jr.
6/24/07
Iowa
218.75
PO
Dario Franchitti
6/30/07
Richmond
187.5
PO
Dario Franchitti
7/8/07
Watkins Glen
204
RC
Scott Dixon
7/14/07
Nashville
260
CO
Scott Dixon
7/22/07
Mid-Ohio
191.93
RC
Scott Dixon
8/5/07
MIS
400
PO
Tony Kanaan
8/11/07
Kentucky
300
PO
Tony Kanaan
8/26/07
Sears Point
184
RC
Scott Dixon
9/2/07
Detroit
186.544
SC
Tony Kanaan
9/9/07
Joliet
300
PO
Dario Franchitti

2007 IRL IndyCar Series Driver Points

Standing
Driver
Earnings
Starts
DNS/DNQ
Wins
2nds
3rds
4ths
5ths
Poles
Points
1
Dario Franchitti
$3,007,583
17
0
4
4
3
1
1
4
637
2
Scott Dixon
$2,152,417
17
0
4
6
0
3
0
2
624
3
Tony Kanaan
$1,754,269
17
0
5
1
1
4
1
2
576
4
Dan Wheldon
$1,336,855
17
0
2
1
3
0
0
1
466
5
Sam Hornish, Jr.
$1,323,789
17
0
1
1
2
2
2
0
465
6
Helio Castroneves
$1,659,603
17
0
1
1
3
1
0
7
446
7
Danica Patrick
$1,182,055
17
0
0
1
2
0
1
0
424
8
Scott Sharp
$1,212,505
17
0
0
0
2
0
1
1
412
9
Buddy Rice
$1,010,205
17
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
360
10
Tomas Scheckter
$1,059,905
17
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
357
11
Marco Andretti
$1,063,051
17
0
0
2
0
2
2
0
350
12
Vitor Meira
$1,035,605
17
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
334
13
Darren Manning
$988,005
17
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
332
14
A. J. Foyt IV
$993,055
17
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
315
15
Ed Carpenter
$948,605
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
309
16
Kosuke Matsuura
$957,005
17
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
303
17
Sarah Fisher
$907,505
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
275
18
Jeff Simmons
$728,447
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
201
19
Ryan Hunter-Reay
$257,300
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
119
20
Milka Duno
$435,355
7
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
96
21
Marty Roth
$323,205
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
53
22
Alex Barron
$318,805
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
41
23
Jon Herb
$258,505
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
34
24
Ryan Briscoe
$302,305
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
30
25
Hideki Mutoh
$45,300
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
24
26
Davey Hamilton
$268,905
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
22
27
Michael Andretti
$238,247
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
28
Buddy Lazier
$216,805
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
29
P. J. Chesson
$32,400
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
30
Roger Yasukawa
$234,305
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
31
Richie Hearn
$224,305
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
32
Al Unser, Jr.
$205,805
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
33
Jaques Lazier
$207,389
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
34
Phil Giebler
$230,305
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
35
John Andretti
$204,305
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
36
Roberto Moreno
$224,805
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10