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2003 Indianapolis 500


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IndyCar Series race number 4 of 16
Sunday, May 25, 2003 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:11:57
Average Speed: 156.291 mph
Pole Speed: 231.725 mph
Cautions: 9 for 49 laps
Margin of Victory: .299 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    2003 IndyCar Series results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1106   Gil de Ferran Marlboro   (Roger Penske)G/T/F2001,353,265running3150
2 13   Helio Castroneves Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/T/F200739,665running5840
3 211   Tony Kanaan Team 7-Eleven   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F200486,465running235
41210   Tomas Scheckter Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/T/F200448,415running6334
5 712   Tora Takagi Pioneer   (Mo Nunn)G/T/F200363,515running230
111952   Buddy Rice Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/C/F199323,315running019
17 49   Scott Dixon Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/T/F191304,315crash1513
81413   Greg Ray Trim Spa   (Access Motorsports)G/H/F200299,065running024
62520   Alex Barron Meijer   (Mo Nunn)G/T/F200297,265running028
91731   Al Unser, Jr. Corteco   (Tom Kelley)D/T/F200296,565running022
101155   Roger Yasukawa Panasonic ARTA   (Adrian Fernandez)D/H/F199288,815running020
212191   Buddy Lazier Victory Brand / Delta Faucet / Life Fitness   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/C/F171276,065engine09
133218   Jimmy Kite Denny Hecker's Auto Connection   (Paul Diatlovich)D/C/F197273,565running017
16 615   Kenny Brack Rahal-Letterman / Pioneer / Miller Lite   (Bobby Rahal)D/H/F195271,065running014
15184   Sam Hornish, Jr. Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/C/F195270,165engine015
141554   Shinji Nakano Beard Papa's   (Greg Beck)D/H/F196269,315running016
182314   A.J. Foyt IV Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)D/T/F189264,315running012
27137   Michael Andretti Team 7-Eleven   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F94259,415throttle link283
20 98   Scott Sharp Delphi   (Tom Kelley)D/T/F181257,815crash010
22 327   Robby Gordon Archipelago / Motorola   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F169256,250gearbox08
232224   Robbie Buhl Purex / Aventis   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)D/C/F147252,065engine07
312423   Sarah Fisher AOL / GMAC / Raybestos   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)D/C/F14244,065engine01
331621   Felipe Giaffone Hollywood Cigarettes   (Mo Nunn)G/T/F6242,815electrical01
29202   Jaques Lazier Menards / Johns Manville   (John Menard)D/C/F61240,315crash01
30305   Shigeaki Hattori Epson   (A.J. Foyt)D/T/F19240,065fuel system01
7 832   Tony Renna Cure Autism Now / HomeMed   (Tom Kelley)D/T/F200206,315running026
122622   Vitor Meira Metabolife / Menards / Johns Manville   (John Menard)D/C/F199192,315running018
243341   Airton Dare Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)G/T/F125166,065crash06
19 526   Dan Wheldon Klein Tools / Jim Beam   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F186161,815crash011
262719   Jimmy Vasser Argent Mortgage / Rahal-Letterman Racing   (Bobby Rahal)D/H/F102161,265gearbox14
253144   Robby McGehee Pedigo Chevrolet   (Panther Racing)D/C/F125151,565steering05
282899   Richie Hearn Contour Hardening / Curb-Agajanian   (Schmidt-Curb-Agajanian)G/T/F61142,565crash02
322998   Billy Boat Pedigo Chevrolet   (Panther Racing)D/C/F7139,065engine01
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; G - G Force
  Engine: C - Chevrolet; H - Honda; T - Toyota
  Tires: F - Firestone

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bryan Herta27Archipelago / MotorolaAndretti Green Racing
Arie Luyendyk20MeijerMo Nunn
Scott Mayer18PDM RacingPaul Diatlovich

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
188  
9135   #98 smoke turns 1/2 
14152  
16216   #23 accident turn 3 
225231  
53608   #24 spun pit exit 
61611  
62654   #99,2 accident turn 2 
6610338  
1041085   #19 smoke backstretch 
10912618  
1271337   #41 accident turn 2 
13417138  
1721743   #27 tow-in turn 4 
1751817  
1821854   #8 accident turn 1 
1861861  
1871937   #26 accident turns 3/4 
1942007  
  Percent of race run under caution: 24.5%             Average green flag run: 15.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Helio Castroneves11616
  Scott Dixon173115
  Michael Andretti324918
  Tony Kanaan50501
  Tomas Scheckter51577
  Michael Andretti586710
  Tomas Scheckter689427
  Helio Castroneves95995
  Jimmy Vasser1001001
  Tomas Scheckter10112828
  Helio Castroneves12916537
  Tony Kanaan1661661
  Tomas Scheckter1671671
  Tora Takagi1681692
  Gil de Ferran17020031

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tony Kanaan 137    
2   Helio Castroneves 123   -14  
3   Scott Sharp 116   -21  
4   Gil de Ferran 108   -29  
5   Kenny Brack 103   -34  
6   Al Unser, Jr. 101   -36  
7   Felipe Giaffone 93   -44  
8   Scott Dixon 88   -49  
9   Tomas Scheckter 87   -50  
10   Tora Takagi 80   -57  
11   Michael Andretti 80   -57  
12   Buddy Rice 72   -65  
13   Sam Hornish, Jr. 72   -65  
14   Roger Yasukawa 58   -79  
15   Jaques Lazier 57   -80  
16   Robbie Buhl 56   -81  
17   A.J. Foyt IV 49   -88  
18   Sarah Fisher 47   -90  
19   Greg Ray 46   -91  
20   Shigeaki Hattori 43   -94