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2008 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg


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IndyCar Series race number 2 of 18
Sunday, April 6, 2008 at Streets of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL
100 laps* on a 1.800 mile street course (180.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:00:44
Average Speed: 74.251 mph
Pole Speed: 103.627 mph
Cautions: 6 for 29 laps
Margin of Victory: 3.519 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    2008 IndyCar Series results   /   2008 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
242518   Bruno Junqueira Z-Line Designs   (Dale Coyne)D/H/F4460,000clutch012
19174   Vitor Meira National Guard / Delphi   (Panther Racing)D/H/F7560,000crash112
201034   Franck Perera Ares / Opes Prime / Conquest Racing   (Eric Bachelart)D/H/F7560,000crash012
212323   Townsend Bell William Rast   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)D/H/F7560,000crash012
23 56   Ryan Briscoe Team Penske   (Roger Penske)D/H/F5660,000crash1112
262625   Marty Roth Cirrus Aircraft   (Marty Roth)D/H/F060,000did not start05
251226   Marco Andretti Gillette Fusion   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F4160,000half shaft010
1 906   Graham Rahal Hole in the Wall Camps   (Newman-Haas-Lanigan Racing)D/H/F8395,000running1953
2 43   Helio Castroneves Team Penske   (Roger Penske)D/H/F8385,000running040
3 111   Tony Kanaan Team 7-Eleven   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F8380,000running1535
41533   E.J. Viso PDVSA / HVM Racing   (Keith Wiggins)D/H/F8375,000running1232
51836   Enrique Bernoldi Sangari / Opes Prime   (Eric Bachelart)D/H/F8370,000running330
61427   Hideki Mutoh Formula Dream   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F8360,000running028
7 75   Oriol Servia Plantronics   (KV Racing Technology)D/H/F8360,000running026
8 28   Will Power Aussie Vinyards / Team Australia   (KV Racing Technology)D/H/F8360,000running024
9 302   Justin Wilson McDonald's Racing Team   (Newman-Haas-Lanigan Racing)D/H/F8360,000running1822
10197   Danica Patrick Motorola   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F8360,000running020
11242   A.J. Foyt IV Vision Racing   (Tony George)D/H/F8360,000running019
12 810   Dan Wheldon Target   (Chip Ganassi)D/H/F8360,000running018
131114   Darren Manning ABC Supply Co.   (A.J. Foyt)D/H/F8360,000running017
142024   Jay Howard Cirrus Aircraft   (Marty Roth)D/H/F8260,000running016
151615   Buddy Rice Dreyer & Reinbold Racing   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)D/H/F8260,000running015
162219   Mario Moraes Sonny's Bar-B-Q   (Dale Coyne)D/H/F8260,000running014
17 617   Ryan Hunter-Reay Team Ethanol   (Bobby Rahal / David Letterman)D/H/F8160,000running413
182120   Ed Carpenter Menards / Vision Racing   (Tony George)D/H/F8060,000spun012
22139   Scott Dixon Target   (Chip Ganassi)D/H/F7460,000suspension012
* Race shortened to 83 laps due to time limit.

C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; P - Panoz G Force
  Engine: C - Chevrolet; H - Honda
  Tires: F - Firestone

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
199   rain 
10134  
14185   #19 accident turn 9a 
193113  
32354   debris turn 3 
365621  
57637   #6 accident turn 9 
64641  
65662   #20 spun turn 3 
677610  
77782   #4,23,34 accident turn 10 
79835  
  Percent of race run under caution: 34.9%             Average green flag run: 9.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Kanaan11515
  Justin Wilson163318
  Ryan Briscoe344411
  Enrique Bernoldi45473
  E.J. Viso485912
  Vitor Meira60601
  Ryan Hunter-Reay61644
  Graham Rahal658319

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Helio Castroneves 72    
2   Scott Dixon 62   -10  
3   Tony Kanaan 59   -13  
4   Marco Andretti 53   -19  
5   Dan Wheldon 53   -19  
6   Graham Rahal 53   -19  
7   Danica Patrick 48   -24  
8   E.J. Viso 45   -27  
9   Oriol Servia 44   -28  
10   Ed Carpenter 42   -30  
11   Enrique Bernoldi 42   -30  
12   A.J. Foyt IV 41   -31  
13   Hideki Mutoh 40   -32  
14   Ryan Hunter-Reay 39   -33  
15   Justin Wilson 37   -35  
16   Buddy Rice 34   -38  
17   Will Power 34   -38  
18   Darren Manning 34   -38  
19   Vitor Meira 32   -40  
20   Franck Perera 28   -44