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2004 Indy Japan 300


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IndyCar Series race number 3 of 16
Saturday, April 17, 2004 at Twin Ring Motegi Superspeedway, Motegi City, Japan
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:49:48
Average speed: 166.114 mph
Pole speed: 205.762 mph
Cautions: 3 for 23 laps
Margin of victory: 1.445 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    2004 IndyCar Series results   /   2004 standings

PosSt#DriverC/E/TLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 126   Dan Wheldon Klein Tools / Jim Beam   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F200179400running19253
2 311   Tony Kanaan Team 7-Eleven   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F200125050running040
3153   Helio Castroneves Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/T/F200104650running435
41010   Darren Manning Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/T/F20084800running232
5 61   Scott Dixon Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/T/F20077400running030
6 515   Buddy Rice Argent Mortgage / Pioneer   (Bobby Rahal / David Letterman)G/H/F20068400running028
7 927   Dario Franchitti Alpine   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F19966600running026
8 455   Kosuke Matsuura Panasonic ARTA   (Adrian Fernandez)G/H/F19964900running024
9128   Scott Sharp Delphi   (Tom Kelley)D/T/F19964900running222
102112   Tora Takagi Pioneer   (Mo Nunn)D/T/F19965000running020
111316   Roger Yasukawa Sammy   (Bobby Rahal / David Letterman)G/H/F19861100running019
122251   Alex Barron Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/C/F19659400running018
13164   Tomas Scheckter Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/C/F18457800running017
14117   Bryan Herta XM Satellite Radio   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F18355700radiator016
151714   A.J. Foyt IV Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)D/T/F16954000running015
16142   Mark Taylor Menards / Johns Manville   (Panther Racing)D/C/F16752300crash014
17 817   Vitor Meira BEA Systems   (Bobby Rahal / David Letterman)G/H/F16650400clutch013
18185   Adrian Fernandez Quaker State / Telmex / Tecate   (Adrian Fernandez)G/H/F15350400engine012
19 76   Sam Hornish, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/T/F8748600crash012
20 213   Greg Ray Renovac   (Access Motorsports)G/H/F5546900suspension012
212024   Robbie Buhl Team Purex   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)D/C/F3846900handling012
221952   Ed Carpenter Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/C/F3846900mechanical012
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
17777  
78847   debris turn 3 
85873  
88958   #6 accident turn 1 
9616873  
1691768   #2 accident turn 2 
17720024  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.5%             Average green flag run: 44.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Dan Wheldon14747
  Scott Sharp48492
  Dan Wheldon5013687
  Darren Manning1371382
  Helio Castroneves1391424
  Dan Wheldon14320058

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dan Wheldon 123    
2   Tony Kanaan 117   -6  
3   Helio Castroneves 106   -17  
4   Darren Manning 90   -33  
5   Scott Dixon 82   -41  
6   Sam Hornish, Jr. 77   -46  
7   Buddy Rice 76   -47  
7   Tora Takagi 76   -47  
9   Alex Barron 64   -59  
10   Kosuke Matsuura 62   -61  
11   Scott Sharp 61   -62  
11   Tomas Scheckter 61   -62  
13   Bryan Herta 59   -64  
14   Dario Franchitti 52   -71  
15   Greg Ray 48   -75  
16   A.J. Foyt IV 46   -77  
17   Mark Taylor 44   -79  
17   Robbie Buhl 44   -79  
19   Ed Carpenter 42   -81  
20   Adrian Fernandez 24   -99