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2005 Indy Japan 300


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IndyCar Series race number 4 of 17
Saturday, April 30, 2005 at Twin Ring Motegi Superspeedway, Motegi City, Japan
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:16:46
Average Speed: 133.365 mph
Pole Speed: 204.74 mph
Cautions: 8 for 59 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    2005 IndyCar Series results   /   2005 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1 526   Dan Wheldon Klein Tools / Jim Beam   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F200148,600running3150
2 38   Scott Sharp Delphi   (Adrian Fernandez)P/H/F200125,250running040
31115   Buddy Rice Argent / Pioneer   (Bobby Rahal / David Letterman)P/H/F200103,250running035
4 216   Danica Patrick Argent / Pioneer   (Bobby Rahal / David Letterman)P/H/F20083,700running3232
5157   Bryan Herta XM Satellite Radio   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F20076,500running530
61011   Tony Kanaan Team 7-Eleven   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F19967,700running428
7 16   Sam Hornish, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/T/F19975,800running1426
81210   Darren Manning Target   (Chip Ganassi)P/T/F19964,200running024
9 955   Kosuke Matsuura Panasonic ARTA   (Adrian Fernandez)P/H/F19964,200running022
10 64   Tomas Scheckter Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/C/F19862,400running4720
11 43   Helio Castroneves Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/T/F19860,500crash019
121333   Ryan Briscoe Target   (Chip Ganassi)P/T/F19758,900running018
131483   Patrick Carpentier Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/T/F19657,200running017
141914   A.J. Foyt IV A.J. Foyt Enterprises   (A.J. Foyt)D/T/F19655,200running016
15 717   Vitor Meira Menards / Johns Manville   (Bobby Rahal / David Letterman)P/H/F16653,500running015
162020   Ed Carpenter Vision Racing   (Tony George)D/T/F13651,900crash014
17 827   Dario Franchitti ArcaEx   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F12360,000crash6716
182124   Roger Yasukawa Investment Properties of America   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)D/H/F11250,000engine012
191651   Alex Barron Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/T/F5748,200in pits012
202291   Paul Dana Ethanol   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/T/F5646,500suspension012
21179   Scott Dixon Target   (Chip Ganassi)D/T/F046,500crash012
221844   Jeff Bucknum Investment Properties of America   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)D/H/F016,500crash012
23232   Tomas Enge Rockstar Energy Drink   (Panther Racing)D/C/F046,500did not start012
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; P - Panoz G Force
  Engine: C - Chevrolet; H - Honda; T - Toyota
  Tires: F - Firestone

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
11111   #9,44 accident turn 2 
12121  
13175   #51 accident turn 4 
186245  
63686   debris 
69702  
71744   debris 
7511339  
1141218   #24 smoke turn 1 
1221221  
12313513   #27 accident turn 4 
1361383  
13914911   #20 accident turn 2 
15019950  
2002001   #3 accident turn 2 
  Percent of race run under caution: 29.5%             Average green flag run: 20.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Danica Patrick11818
  Sam Hornish, Jr.193214
  Danica Patrick334614
  Dario Franchitti476115
  Bryan Herta62665
  Dario Franchitti67759
  Tony Kanaan76794
  Dario Franchitti8012243
  Dan Wheldon12315028
  Tomas Scheckter15119747
  Dan Wheldon1982003

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dan Wheldon 184    
2   Tony Kanaan 138   -46  
3   Sam Hornish, Jr. 131   -53  
4   Bryan Herta 104   -80  
5   Helio Castroneves 101   -83  
6   Scott Sharp 99   -85  
7   Darren Manning 98   -86  
8   Vitor Meira 96   -88  
9   Dario Franchitti 95   -89  
10   Patrick Carpentier 89   -95  
11   Buddy Rice 85   -99  
12   Danica Patrick 80   -104  
13   Kosuke Matsuura 77   -107  
14   Alex Barron 73   -111  
15   Scott Dixon 72   -112  
16   A.J. Foyt IV 66   -118  
17   Tomas Scheckter 65   -119  
18   Ryan Briscoe 61   -123  
19   Roger Yasukawa 56   -128  
20   Ed Carpenter 52   -132