2008 ABC Supply Company A.J. Foyt 225

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United States   2008 Milwaukee
Race details
6th round of the 2008 IndyCar Series season
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Date June 1, 2008
Official name ABC Supply Company A.J. Foyt 225
Location Milwaukee Mile
Course Permanent racing facility
1.000 mi / 1.609 km
Distance 225 laps, 225 mi / 362.102 km
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 71.6 °F (22.0 °C); wind speeds approaching 9.9 miles per hour (15.9 km/h)
Pole position
Driver United States Marco Andretti United States Andretti Green Racing
Time 1:26.9591 (4 laps)
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Scott Dixon United States Chip Ganassi Racing
Time 22.2185 (on lap 76 of 225)
Podium
First Australia Ryan Briscoe United States Penske Racing
Second New Zealand Scott Dixon United States Chip Ganassi Racing
Third Brazil Tony Kanaan United States Andretti Green Racing

The 2008 ABC Supply Company A.J. Foyt 225 was the sixth round of the 2008 IndyCar Series season and took place on June 1, 2008 at the 1.015-mile (1.633 km) Milwaukee Mile, in West Allis, Wisconsin. Marco Andretti took the lead from the pole position, and led the first 40 laps. He was chased early by Scott Dixon and teammate Tony Kanaan. Graham Rahal, who started on the outside of the front row, shuffled back, but remained in the top 5 for the first half of the race. The first half was mostly green, with only a minor caution involving Oriol Servià and another for debris. Later in the first fuel segment, Andretti's handling started to suffer, and Dixon took over the lead. Hélio Castroneves took over second, and Andretti fell back as deep as tenth.

On lap 130, Rahal went high in turn three to pass Darren Manning. He got into the marbles, and brushed along the wall in turn four. After holding the lead for 136 laps, Dixon was finally challenged by Ryan Briscoe. Briscoe took over the lead on lap 177, and held it until a green flag pit stop on lap 194. After a sequence of pit stops, Castroneves, Andretti and Dan Wheldon all cycled near the front. When all pit stops were complete, Briscoe held a half-second lead over Dixon. The two battled for the lead over the final 21 laps.

With less than three laps to go, Andretti dove underneath Ed Carpenter in turn one. The cars touched, and both cars spun into the wall. Vitor Meira became caught up in the smoke, and rode up over Andretti, becoming airborne. He landed upright, and all drivers were uninjured. The race finished under caution with Briscoe picking up his first career IndyCar victory, and 300th overall win for the Mooresville, North Carolina-based Penske Racing in all motorsports series.

Result[edit]

Finish Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps
Led
Points
1 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 225 1:42:41.7387 11 36 50
2 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi 225 +0.0487 3 147 43
3 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 225 +1.8413 6 0 35
4 10 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Target Chip Ganassi 225 +2.9314 7 0 32
5 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 225 +4.6704 5 2 30
6 5 Spain Oriol Servià (R) KV Racing 225 +14.2217 9 0 28
7 02 United Kingdom Justin Wilson (R) Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 224 +1 Lap 22 0 26
8 33 Venezuela E. J. Viso (R) HVM Racing 224 +1 Lap 10 0 24
9 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 224 +1 Lap 13 0 22
10 15 United States Buddy Rice Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 224 +1 Lap 19 0 20
11 23 United States Townsend Bell Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 224 +1 Lap 23 0 19
12 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh (R) Andretti Green Racing 224 +1 Lap 14 0 18
13 14 United Kingdom Darren Manning A. J. Foyt Enterprises 223 +2 Laps 23 0 17
14 8 Australia Will Power (R) KV Racing 223 +2 Laps 4 16 16
15 17 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay (R) Rahal Letterman Racing 223 +2 Laps 12 0 15
16 36 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Conquest Racing 222 +3 Laps 8 0 14
17 2 United States A. J. Foyt IV Vision Racing 222 +3 Laps 18 0 13
18 18 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Dale Coyne Racing 222 +3 Laps 15 0 12
19 24 United States John Andretti Roth Racing 222 +3 Laps 16 0 12
20 20 United States Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 221 Contact 17 0 12
21 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 221 Contact 1 40 12
22 4 Brazil Vitor Meira Panther Racing 220 Contact 26 0 12
23 19 Brazil Mario Moraes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 218 +7 Laps 23 0 12
24 34 Brazil Jaime Camara (R) Conquest Racing 218 +7 Laps 19 0 12
25 06 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 129 Contact 2 0 12
26 96 Mexico Mario Domínguez (R) Pacific Coast Motorsports 107 Handling 25 0 12
27 25 Canada Marty Roth Roth Racing 0 DNS - 0 5
Race average speed: 133.428 mph (214.732 km/h)
Lead changes: 5 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 29 laps

References[edit]

Preceded by
2008 Indianapolis 500
IRL IndyCar Series
round 6

2008
Succeeded by
2008 Bombardier Learjet 550