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IZOD IndyCar Series race number 1 of 15
Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Streets of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL
100 laps on a 1.800 mile street course (180.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:59:51
Average speed: 90.113 mph
Pole speed: 105.585 mph
Cautions: 3 for 15 laps
Margin of victory: 5.529 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    2012 IZOD IndyCar Series results   /   2012 standings

PosSt#DriverC/E/TLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 53   Helio Castroneves Shell V-Power / Pennzoil Ultra   (Roger Penske)D/C/F10035000running2850
2 69   Scott Dixon Target   (Chip Ganassi)D/H/F10025000running3742
3 328   Ryan Hunter-Reay DHL / Sun Drop Citrus Soda   (Andretti Autosport)D/C/F10020000running035
4 427   James Hinchcliffe GoDaddy.com   (Andretti Autosport)D/C/F10015000running032
5 22   Ryan Briscoe IZOD   (Roger Penske)D/C/F10010000running930
61677   Simon Pagenaud HP   (Schmidt-Hamilton Motorsports)D/H/F100 running028
7 112   Will Power Verizon   (Roger Penske)D/C/F100 running1127
8125   E.J. Viso PDVSA / CITGO   (KV Racing Technology)D/C/F100 running024
92283   Charlie Kimball NovoLog FlexPen   (Chip Ganassi)D/H/F100 running022
101518   Justin Wilson Sonny's Real Pit BBQ   (Dale Coyne)D/H/F100 running020
111967   Josef Newgarden Direct Supply   (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing)D/H/F100 running019
121038   Graham Rahal NTB / Service Central / Tire Kingdom   (Chip Ganassi)D/H/F100 running018
13 910   Dario Franchitti Target   (Chip Ganassi)D/H/F100 running117
14 726   Marco Andretti RC Cola   (Andretti Autosport)D/C/F99 running016
151798   Alex Tagliani Barracuda Networks   (BHA / Curb-Agajanian)D/L/F99 running015
162322   Oriol Servia TranSystems   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)D/L/F99 running014
17138   Rubens Barrichello BMC / Embrase / Hyundai Brazil   (KV Racing Technology)D/C/F98 running013
182420   Ed Carpenter Fuzzy's Vodka   (Ed Carpenter)D/C/F98 running012
19184   J.R. Hildebrand National Guard   (Panther Racing)D/C/F96 fuel pressure312
201114   Mike Conway ABC Supply Co.   (A.J. Foyt)D/H/F75 gearbox012
21267   Sebastien Bourdais Bing / McAfee   (Lotus Dragon Racing)D/L/F73 engine012
221415   Takuma Sato Mi-Jack   (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing)D/H/F73 gearbox1112
23256   Katherine Legge TrueCar   (Lotus Dragon Racing)D/L/F59 overheating012
242178   Simona de Silvestro Nuclear Clean Air Energy   (Keith Wiggins)D/L/F22 fuel pressure012
25 811   Tony Kanaan GEICO / Mouser Electronics   (KV Racing Technology)D/C/F21 battery voltage010
262019   James Jakes Boy Scouts of America   (Dale Coyne)D/H/F19 crash010
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara
  Engine: C - Chevrolet; H - Honda; L - Lotus
  Tires: F - Firestone

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11212  
13164   #6 stalled frontstretch 
17193  
20278   #19 accident turn 10 
284518  
46483   #3,20 accident turn 14 
4910052  
  Percent of race run under caution: 15.0%             Average green flag run: 21.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Will Power11111
  Ryan Briscoe12209
  Scott Dixon213616
  Takuma Sato374610
  Dario Franchitti47471
  Scott Dixon486821
  Helio Castroneves69702
  Takuma Sato71711
  J.R. Hildebrand72743
  Helio Castroneves7510026

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Helio Castroneves 50    
2   Scott Dixon 42   -8  
3   Ryan Hunter-Reay 35   -15  
4   James Hinchcliffe 32   -18  
5   Ryan Briscoe 30   -20  
6   Simon Pagenaud 28   -22  
7   Will Power 27   -23  
8   E.J. Viso 24   -26  
9   Charlie Kimball 22   -28  
10   Justin Wilson 20   -30  
11   Josef Newgarden 19   -31  
12   Graham Rahal 18   -32  
13   Dario Franchitti 17   -33  
14   Marco Andretti 16   -34  
15   Alex Tagliani 15   -35  
16   Oriol Servia 14   -36  
17   Rubens Barrichello 13   -37  
18   Takuma Sato 12   -38  
18   Katherine Legge 12   -38  
18   Ed Carpenter 12   -38