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2004 Chevy 500


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IndyCar Series race number 16 of 16
Sunday, October 17, 2004 at Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:49:32
Average Speed: 159.397 mph
Pole Speed: 215.996 mph
Cautions: 4 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: .373 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    2004 IndyCar Series results   /   2004 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1 13   Helio Castroneves Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/T/F200122,500running10438
2 811   Tony Kanaan Team 7-Eleven   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F20086,500running540
3 726   Dan Wheldon Klein Tools / Jim Beam   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F20072,500running1435
4 317   Vitor Meira Team Centrix   (Bobby Rahal / David Letterman)G/H/F20058,600running132
5105   Adrian Fernandez Quaker State / Telmex / Tecate   (Adrian Fernandez)G/H/F20065,400running1830
6 51   Scott Dixon Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/T/F20047,100running028
71413   Mark Taylor University Loft Co.   (Access Motorsports)G/H/F20045,800running026
8138   Scott Sharp Delphi   (Tom Kelley)D/T/F20046,600running324
9212   Townsend Bell Menards / Johns Manville   (Panther Racing)D/C/F20044,600running022
101114   A.J. Foyt IV Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)D/T/F20043,300running020
111824   Felipe Giaffone Team Purex   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)D/C/F19941,900running019
121612   Tora Takagi Pioneer   (Mo Nunn)D/T/F19840,700running018
131520   Tomas Enge Ceska Pojistovna   (Pat Patrick)D/C/F19839,600running017
14 951   Alex Barron Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/C/F18538,100crash016
151927   Dario Franchitti ArcaEx   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F18436,900crash215
16 67   Bryan Herta XM Satellite Radio   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F17335,700handling014
17 26   Sam Hornish, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/T/F16334,400electrical5313
18204   Tomas Scheckter Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/C/F10534,400mechanical012
191255   Kosuke Matsuura Panasonic ARTA   (Adrian Fernandez)G/H/F5933,100gearbox012
20 415   Buddy Rice Argent / Pioneer   (Bobby Rahal / David Letterman)G/H/F4231,900electrical012
211752   Ed Carpenter Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/C/F331,900crash012
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; G - G Force
  Engine: C - Chevrolet; H - Honda; T - Toyota
  Tires: F - Firestone

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
4118   #52 accident backstretch 
1210594  
1061149   #4 spray 
11516450  
1651695   #6 stalled pit entry 
17018415  
18519713   #27,51 accident turn 4 
1982003  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.5%             Average green flag run: 33.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Helio Castroneves15656
  Sam Hornish, Jr.57593
  Scott Sharp60623
  Dario Franchitti63642
  Dan Wheldon65651
  Helio Castroneves669126
  Adrian Fernandez92921
  Helio Castroneves93931
  Adrian Fernandez9411017
  Sam Hornish, Jr.11116050
  Vitor Meira1611611
  Tony Kanaan1621665
  Dan Wheldon16717913
  Helio Castroneves18020021

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tony Kanaan 618    
2   Dan Wheldon 533   -85  
3   Buddy Rice 485   -133  
4   Helio Castroneves 446   -172  
5   Adrian Fernandez 445   -173  
6   Dario Franchitti 409   -209  
7   Sam Hornish, Jr. 387   -231  
8   Vitor Meira 376   -242  
9   Bryan Herta 362   -256  
10   Scott Dixon 355   -263  
11   Darren Manning 323   -295  
12   Alex Barron 310   -308  
13   Scott Sharp 282   -336  
14   Kosuke Matsuura 280   -338  
15   Tora Takagi 263   -355  
16   Ed Carpenter 245   -373  
17   A.J. Foyt IV 232   -386  
18   Mark Taylor 232   -386  
19   Tomas Scheckter 230   -388  
20   Felipe Giaffone 214   -404