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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 (500.000 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

PosSt#DriverC/E/TLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1106   Gil de Ferran Marlboro   (Roger Penske)G/T/F2001353265running3150
2 13   Helio Castroneves Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/T/F200739665running5840
3 211   Tony Kanaan Team 7-Eleven   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F200486465running235
41210   Tomas Scheckter Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/T/F200448415running6334
5 712   Tora Takagi Pioneer   (Mo Nunn)G/T/F200363515running230
62520   Alex Barron Meijer   (Mo Nunn)G/T/F200297265running028
7 832   Tony Renna Cure Autism Now / HomeMed   (Tom Kelley)D/T/F200206315running026
81413   Greg Ray Trim Spa   (Access Motorsports)G/H/F200299065running024
91731   Al Unser, Jr. Corteco   (Tom Kelley)D/T/F200296565running022
101155   Roger Yasukawa Panasonic ARTA   (Adrian Fernandez)D/H/F199288815running020
111952   Buddy Rice Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/C/F199323315running019
122622   Vitor Meira Metabolife / Menards / Johns Manville   (John Menard)D/C/F199192315running018
133218   Jimmy Kite Denny Hecker's Auto Connection   (Paul Diatlovich)D/C/F197273565running017
141554   Shinji Nakano Beard Papa's   (Greg Beck)D/H/F196269315running016
15184   Sam Hornish, Jr. Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/C/F195270165engine015
16 615   Kenny Brack Rahal-Letterman / Pioneer / Miller Lite   (Bobby Rahal)D/H/F195271065running014
17 49   Scott Dixon Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/T/F191304315crash1513
182314   A.J. Foyt IV Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)D/T/F189264315running012
19 526   Dan Wheldon Klein Tools / Jim Beam   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F186161815crash011
20 98   Scott Sharp Delphi   (Tom Kelley)D/T/F181257815crash010
212191   Buddy Lazier Victory Brand / Delta Faucet / Life Fitness   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/C/F171276065engine09
22 327   Robby Gordon Archipelago / Motorola   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F169256250gearbox08
232224   Robbie Buhl Purex / Aventis   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)D/C/F147252065engine07
243341   Airton Dare Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)G/T/F125166065crash06
253144   Robby McGehee Pedigo Chevrolet   (Panther Racing)D/C/F125151565steering05
262719   Jimmy Vasser Argent Mortgage / Rahal-Letterman Racing   (Bobby Rahal)D/H/F102161265gearbox14
27137   Michael Andretti Team 7-Eleven   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F94259415throttle link283
282899   Richie Hearn Contour Hardening / Curb-Agajanian   (Schmidt-Curb-Agajanian)G/T/F61142565crash02
29202   Jaques Lazier Menards / Johns Manville   (John Menard)D/C/F61240315crash01
30305   Shigeaki Hattori Epson   (A.J. Foyt)D/T/F19240065fuel system01
312423   Sarah Fisher AOL / GMAC / Raybestos   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)D/C/F14244065engine01
322998   Billy Boat Pedigo Chevrolet   (Panther Racing)D/C/F7139065engine01
331621   Felipe Giaffone Hollywood Cigarettes   (Mo Nunn)G/T/F6242815electrical01
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, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Scott Mayer18PDM RacingPaul Diatlovich
Arie Luyendyk20MeijerMo Nunn
Bryan Herta27Archipelago / MotorolaAndretti Green Racing

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
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   Michael Andretti 80   -57  
10   Tora Takagi 80   -57  
12   Sam Hornish, Jr. 72   -65  
12   Buddy Rice 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