2009 SunTrust Indy Challenge

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United States   2009 Richmond
Race details
8th round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season
Date June 27, 2009
Official name SunTrust Indy Challenge
Location Richmond International Raceway
Course Permanent racing facility
0.750 mi / 1.207 km
Distance 300 laps, 225.000 mi / 362.102 km
Weather 76°F, partly cloudy
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing
Time 1:04.5488 (4 laps)
Fastest lap
Driver New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing
Time 16.6070 (on lap 263 of 300)
Podium
First New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing
Second United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing
Third United States Graham Rahal N/H/L Racing

The 2009 SunTrust Indy Challenge was the eighth round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season and took place on June 27, 2009 at the 0.750-mile (1.207 km) Richmond International Raceway, in Henrico County, Virginia.

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 300 1:48:02.4703 2 161 52
2 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 300 + 0.3109 1 65 41
3 02 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 300 + 2.4085 5 0 35
4 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 300 + 13.5302 8 74 32
5 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 300 + 14.1111 10 0 30
6 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 299 + 1 Lap 17 0 28
7 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 299 + 1 Lap 16 0 26
8 2 Brazil Raphael Matos (R) Luczo-Dragon Racing 299 + 1 Lap 6 0 24
9 06 Netherlands Robert Doornbos (R) Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 299 + 1 Lap 12 0 22
10 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 299 + 1 Lap 13 0 20
11 23 South Africa Tomas Scheckter Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 299 + 1 Lap 9 0 19
12 13 Venezuela E. J. Viso HVM Racing 299 + 1 Lap 7 0 18
13 20 United States Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 299 + 1 Lap 14 0 17
14 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing 298 + 2 Laps 15 0 16
15 14 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay ABC Supply Company 298 + 2 Laps 18 0 15
16 5 Brazil Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology 297 + 3 Laps 19 0 14
17 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 245 Contact 3 0 13
18 24 United Kingdom Mike Conway (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 135 Contact 11 0 12
19 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 26 Contact 4 0 12
20 98 United States Jaques Lazier Team 3G 0 Contact 20 0 12
OFFICIAL IRL REPORT

Standings after the race[edit]