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IndyCar Series race number 3 of 14
Saturday, April 22, 2006 at Twin Ring Motegi Superspeedway, Motegi City, Japan
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:59:01
Average speed: 153.248 mph
Pole speed: no time trials
Cautions: 3 for 32 laps
Margin of victory: 6.385 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    2006 IndyCar Series results   /   2006 standings

PosSt#DriverC/E/TLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 13   Helio Castroneves Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/H/F200176100running18453
2 310   Dan Wheldon Target   (Chip Ganassi)D/H/F200136050running540
3 511   Tony Kanaan Team 7-Eleven   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F200113350running135
4 46   Sam Hornish, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/H/F20091100running032
51815   Buddy Rice Team Argent   (Bobby Rahal / David Letterman)P/H/F20083000running030
6 77   Bryan Herta XM Satellite Radio   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F20072900running028
7 655   Kosuke Matsuura Panasonic ARTA   (Adrian Fernandez)D/H/F20072800running026
81416   Danica Patrick Team Argent   (Bobby Rahal / David Letterman)P/H/F20068900running024
9 29   Scott Dixon Target   (Chip Ganassi)D/H/F19968900running522
10114   Vitor Meira Network Live   (Panther Racing)D/H/F19966800running220
111027   Dario Franchitti Klein Tools / Jim Beam   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F19964700running019
121726   Marco Andretti NYSE Group   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F19962900running018
13122   Tomas Scheckter Vision Racing   (Tony George)D/H/F19661000running317
14155   Buddy Lazier Escort Radar Detectors   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)D/H/F19558700running016
15 914   Felipe Giaffone ABC Supply Co.   (A.J. Foyt)D/H/F15556800crash015
16 88   Scott Sharp Delphi   (Adrian Fernandez)D/H/F4254900crash014
171691   P.J. Chesson Carmelo   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/H/F4052800crash013
182017   Jeff Simmons Team Ethanol   (Bobby Rahal / David Letterman)P/H/F4052800crash012
191351   Tomas Enge Circle K   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/H/F2550700crash012
201920   Ed Carpenter Vision Racing   (Tony George)D/H/F2548800crash012
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; P - Panoz G Force
  Engine: H - Honda
  Tires: F - Firestone

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12626  
274014   #20,51 accident turn 3 
41411  
425110   #8,17,91 accident frontstretch 
52158107  
1591668   #14 accident turn 4 
16720034  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.0%             Average green flag run: 42.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Helio Castroneves12424
  Dan Wheldon25295
  Helio Castroneves309364
  Tony Kanaan94941
  Scott Dixon95962
  Tomas Scheckter97993
  Vitor Meira1001001
  Helio Castroneves10114646
  Scott Dixon1471493
  Vitor Meira1501501
  Helio Castroneves15120050

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Helio Castroneves 146    
2   Dan Wheldon 104   -42  
3   Sam Hornish, Jr. 94   -52  
4   Scott Dixon 92   -54  
5   Tony Kanaan 89   -57  
6   Kosuke Matsuura 80   -66  
7   Bryan Herta 77   -69  
8   Vitor Meira 64   -82  
9   Dario Franchitti 63   -83  
10   Felipe Giaffone 61   -85  
11   Scott Sharp 60   -86  
12   Danica Patrick 59   -87  
13   Tomas Scheckter 57   -89  
14   Buddy Rice 53   -93  
15   Buddy Lazier 48   -98  
15   Marco Andretti 48   -98  
17   P.J. Chesson 44   -102  
18   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 39   -107  
19   Ed Carpenter 18   -128  
20   Jeff Simmons 12   -134