2008 Camping World Indy Grand Prix at the Glen

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United States   2008 Watkins Glen
Race details
10th round of the 2008 IndyCar Series season
Watkins Glen International Track Map.svg
Date July 6, 2008
Official name Camping World Watkins Glen Grand Prix
Location Watkins Glen International
Course Road Course
3.370 mi / 5.423 km
Distance 60 laps, 202.200 mi / 325.409 km
Pole position
Driver Australia Ryan Briscoe United States Team Penske
Time 1:29.3456
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Ryan Briscoe United States Team Penske
Time 1:31.2585 (on lap 19 of 60)
Podium
First United States Ryan Hunter-Reay United States Rahal Letterman Racing
Second United Kingdom Darren Manning United States A. J. Foyt Enterprises
Third Brazil Tony Kanaan United States Andretti Green Racing

The 2008 Camping World Indy Grand Prix at the Glen was the tenth round of the 2008 IndyCar Series season and took place on July 6, 2008 at the 3.370-mile (5.423 km) Watkins Glen International road course in Watkins Glen, New York. The race was won by Ryan Hunter-Reay, who took the lead from Darren Manning on lap 52. The victory was Hunter-Reay's first in IndyCar competition, and the first for Rahal Letterman Racing since 2005.

Qualifying[edit]

  • All cars are split into two groups of thirteen, with the fastest six from each group going through to the "Top 12" session. In this session, the fastest six runners will progress to the "Firestone Fast Six". The fastest driver in this final session will claim pole, with the rest of the runners lining up in session order, regardless of qualifying times. (Fast Six from 1-6, Top 12 from 7-12 and Round 1 from 13-26) Drivers can use as many laps as they want in the timed sessions.
Pos Nat Name Team Group 1 Group 2 Top 12 Firestone
Fast Six
1 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 1:29.8485 1:29.3527 1:29.3456
2 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 1:29.9808 1:29.2544 1:29.3804
3 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Rahal Letterman Racing 1:30.1855 1:29.9757 1:29.6355
4 New Zealand Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:30.1494 1:29.5743 1:29.6776
5 Spain Oriol Servià KV Racing Technology 1:30.7608 1:29.9530 1:29.7068
6 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 1:30.6044 1:29.5724 1:29.9938
7 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 1:31.0299 1:29.9968
8 United Kingdom Darren Manning A. J. Foyt Enterprises 1:30.6445 1:30.0474
9 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 1:30.7040 1:30.0567
10 Brazil Vitor Meira Panther Racing 1:30.1152 1:30.1172
11 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Dale Coyne Racing 1:30.4443 1:30.6213
12 Australia Will Power KV Racing Technology 1:29.8548 1:32.8542
13 Brazil Mario Moraes Dale Coyne Racing 1:30.3409
14 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 1:30.5647
15 Venezuela E. J. Viso HVM Racing 1:30.6885
16 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Conquest Racing 1:31.0196
17 United States Buddy Rice Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1:31.0470
18 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 1:31.2402
19 Mexico Mario Domínguez Pacific Coast Motorsports 1:31.3614
20 Japan Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 1:31.4704
21 United States Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 1:32.2381
22 United States A. J. Foyt IV Vision Racing 1:32.8496
23 Brazil Jaime Camara Conquest Racing 1:34.5517
24 United Kingdom Jay Howard Roth Racing 1:35.0154
25 Venezuela Milka Duno Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1:36.0330
26 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske No time

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 17 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Rahal Letterman Racing 60 1:54:01.1795 3 9 50
2 14 United Kingdom Darren Manning A. J. Foyt Enterprises 60 +2.4009 8 10 40
3 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 60 +4.1054 6 0 35
4 15 United States Buddy Rice Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 60 +4.8111 17 0 32
5 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 60 +5.3132 7 0 30
6 18 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Dale Coyne Racing 60 +5.8084 11 0 28
7 19 Brazil Mario Moraes Dale Coyne Racing 60 +8.6248 13 0 26
8 06 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 60 +9.4563 18 0 24
9 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 60 +10.1785 20 0 22
10 33 Venezuela E. J. Viso HVM Racing 60 +10.8602 15 0 20
11 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi 60 +11.0455 4 0 19
12 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 60 +11.5953 1 37 21
13 96 Mexico Mario Domínguez Pacific Coast Motorsports 60 +12.7773 19 0 17
14 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 60 +26.6599 14 0 16
15 8 Australia Will Power KV Racing 60 +38.1033 12 0 15
16 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 59 +1 Lap 26 0 14
17 20 United States Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 59 +1 Lap 21 0 13
18 34 Brazil Jaime Camara Conquest Racing 51 Crash 23 0 12
19 2 United States A. J. Foyt IV Vision Racing 47 Crash 22 0 12
20 23 Venezuela Milka Duno Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 45 Crash 25 0 12
21 36 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Conquest Racing 44 Crash 16 0 12
22 4 Brazil Vitor Meira Panther Racing 38 Crash 10 4 12
23 5 Spain Oriol Servià KV Racing 38 Electrical 5 0 12
24 10 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Target Chip Ganassi 19 In Pits 9 0 12
25 02 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 16 Mechanical 2 0 10
26 24 United Kingdom Jay Howard Roth Racing 15 Steering 24 0 10

References[edit]

Preceded by
2008 SunTrust Indy Challenge
IRL IndyCar Series
round 10

2008
Succeeded by
2008 Firestone Indy 200