2009 Honda 200

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United States   2009 Mid-Ohio
Race details
13th round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season
Date August 9, 2009
Official name Honda 200
Location Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio
Course Permanent racing facility
2.258 mi / 3.634 km
Distance 85 laps, 191.930 mi / 308.881 km
Weather 91°F, partly cloudy
Pole position
Driver Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing
Time 1:06.6814
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing
Time 1:08.5600 (on lap 62 of 85)
Podium
First New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing
Second Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing
Third United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing

The 2009 Honda Indy 200 presented by Westfield Insurance was the thirteenth round of the 17-race 2009 IndyCar Series season, and was held on August 9, 2009 at the 2.258-mile (3.634 km) Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

The race saw the return of Oriol Servià, who replaced Robert Doornbos in the #06 Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing machine.[1] Doornbos moved to the #33 car run by HVM Racing, with whom he had success with in the 2007 Champ Car season.[2] Paul Tracy replaced Mario Moraes in the #5 car for KV Racing Technology, as Moraes was in Brazil following the death of his father.[3]

Scott Dixon won his 20th IRL-sanctioned race, after dominating the race for the last 49 laps, winning by nearly half a minute from championship rivals Ryan Briscoe and Dario Franchitti. Dixon's win gave him the championship lead by three points from Briscoe, and also saw him surpass Sam Hornish, Jr.'s tally of 19 career IRL victories.[4]

Grid[edit]

Row Inside Outside
1 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson
2 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon 02 United States Graham Rahal
3 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti
4 14 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan
5 13 Venezuela E. J. Viso 5 Canada Paul Tracy
6 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh 7 United States Danica Patrick
7 26 United States Marco Andretti 06 Spain Oriol Servià
8 2 Brazil Raphael Matos (R) 24 United Kingdom Mike Conway (R)
9 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon 33 Netherlands Robert Doornbos (R)
10 98 United States Richard Antinucci (R) 23 Venezuela Milka Duno
11 20 United States Ed Carpenter

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 85 1:46:05.7985 3 51 52
2 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 85 + 29.7803 1 6 41
3 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 85 + 30.0551 6 0 35
4 14 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay A. J. Foyt Enterprises 85 + 33.7307 7 0 32
5 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 85 + 34.1839 11 0 30
6 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 85 + 46.7669 13 0 28
7 5 Canada Paul Tracy KV Racing Technology 85 + 49.7020 10 0 26
8 02 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 85 + 50.4517 4 0 24
9 2 Brazil Raphael Matos (R) Luczo-Dragon Racing 85 + 51.2286 15 0 22
10 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 85 + 52.0810 8 0 20
11 06 Spain Oriol Servià Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 85 + 52.6215 14 0 19
12 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 85 + 53.2362 5 0 18
13 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing 85 + 53.5768 2 28 17
14 33 Netherlands Robert Doornbos (R) HVM Racing 85 + 1:10.0812 18 0 16
15 13 Venezuela E. J. Viso HVM Racing 84 + 1 Lap 9 0 15
16 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 84 + 1 Lap 17 0 14
17 20 United States Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 84 + 1 Lap 21 0 13
18 98 United States Richard Antinucci Team 3G 83 + 2 Laps 19 0 12
19 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 83 + 2 Laps 12 0 12
20 24 United Kingdom Mike Conway (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 69 Mechanical 16 0 12
21 23 Venezuela Milka Duno Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 56 Handling 20 0 12
OFFICIAL IRL REPORT

Standings after the race[edit]