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2008 Indy Japan 300

  2008 Motegi
Race details
3rd (A) round of the 2008 IndyCar Series season

Date April 20, 2008
Official name Indy Japan 300
Location Twin Ring Motegi
Course Permanent racing facility
1.520 mi / 2.446 km
Distance 200 laps, 304.000 mi / 489.241 km
Weather 54°F, Mostly cloudy
Pole position
Driver Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing
Time set by driver points[1]
Fastest lap
Driver Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing
Time 27.6476 (on lap 12 of 200)
Podium
First Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing
Second Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing
Third Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing
The race, with Marco Andretti spinning out.

The 2008 Indy Japan 300 was the third round of the 2008 IndyCar Series season, for drivers who competed in the series in 2007 and teams that had entered for 2008 who were not former Champ Car teams that were in transition. This was because the 2008 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach occurred on the same weekend and there was no way of changing dates to avoid the clash when the reunification took place. Originally scheduled for the afternoon of April 19, 2008 at the 1.52-mile (2.45 km) Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Tochigi, the race was delayed by 22 hours until the morning of April 20, due to water seeping up onto the track from previous heavy rains.[2] The race was historic in that Danica Patrick became the first female to win a race in the history of top-level American open-wheel racing.[3]

Qualifying

Due to rain in the Tochigi region, qualifying was cancelled and the field was set by driver points.[1] Thus, the grid was:
Pos No. Driver Team
1 3 Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing
2 9 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing
3 11 Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing
4 26 Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing
5 10 Dan Wheldon Chip Ganassi Racing
6 7 Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing
7 20 Ed Carpenter Vision Racing
8 2 A. J. Foyt IV Vision Racing
9 27 Hideki Mutoh (R) Andretti Green Racing
10 17 Ryan Hunter-Reay Rahal Letterman Racing
11 15 Buddy Rice Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
12 14 Darren Manning A. J. Foyt Enterprises
13 4 Vitor Meira Panther Racing
14 24 Jay Howard (R) Roth Racing
15 6 Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing
16 23 Townsend Bell Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
17 25 Marty Roth Roth Racing
18 77 Roger Yasukawa CURB/Agajanian/Beck Motorsports

Race

Finish Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps
Led
Points
1 7 Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 200 1:51:02.6739 6 3 50
2 3 Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 200 +5.8594 1 94 40
3 9 Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi 200 +10.0559 2 101 38
4 10 Dan Wheldon Target Chip Ganassi 200 +13.1116 5 2 32
5 11 Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 200 +16.0731 3 0 30
6 20 Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 200 +16.2872 7 0 28
7 17 Ryan Hunter-Reay (R) Rahal Letterman Racing 200 +17.5193 10 0 26
8 14 Darren Manning A. J. Foyt Enterprises 199 +1 Lap 12 0 24
9 6 Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 199 +1 Lap 15 0 22
10 23 Townsend Bell Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 199 +1 Lap 16 0 20
11 27 Hideki Mutoh (R) Andretti Green Racing 199 +1 Lap 9 0 19
12 15 Buddy Rice Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 198 +2 Laps 11 0 18
13 24 Jay Howard Roth Racing 192 +8 Laps 14 0 17
14 77 Roger Yasukawa CURB/Agajanian/Beck Motorsports 134 Brakes 18 0 16
15 2 A. J. Foyt IV Vision Racing 103 Accident 8 0 15
16 4 Vitor Meira Panther Racing 92 Accident 13 0 14
17 25 Marty Roth Roth Racing 44 Accident 17 0 13
18 26 Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 0 Collision 4 0 12
Race average speed: 164.258 mph (264.348 km/h)
Lead changes: 5 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 29 laps

References

  1. ^ a b "Rain hands Castroneves Motegi pole". autosport.com. 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Motegi race rescheduled for Sunday". autosport.com. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  3. ^ "Motegi results". Indycar.com. 2008-04-20. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
Preceded by
2008 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
IRL IndyCar Series
round 3A
2008 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (transition teams; 3B)

2008
Succeeded by

2008 RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300 (round 4)

NOTE: A "Transition Team" is a former Champ Car team joining the IRL after reunification earlier in 2008. The contract for the Long Beach race could not be changed in time so Long Beach and Motegi took place at the same weekend.

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