2013 Milwaukee IndyFest

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United States   2013 Milwaukee IndyFest
Race details
9th round of the 2013 IndyCar Series season
The Milwaukee Mile.svg
Date June 15, 2013
Official name Milwaukee IndyFest
Location Milwaukee Mile
Course Permanent racing facility
1.015 mi / 1.633 km
Distance 225 laps, 228.38 mi / 367.542 km
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 73.4 °F (23.0 °C); wind speeds approaching 8 miles per hour (13 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport
Time
Podium
First United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport
Second Brazil Helio Castroneves Team Penske
Third Australia Will Power Team Penske

The 2013 Milwaukee IndyFest was an IndyCar Series race held on June 15, 2013 at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin. The race was the ninth in the 2013 IndyCar Series season, and was won by Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport.

Report[edit]

Background[edit]

Andretti Autosport had the most victories heading into the Milwaukee race, with James Hinchcliffe and Ryan Hunter-Reay winning two[2][3] and one race,[4] respectively. The defending race winner was Hunter-Reay.[5]

Qualifying[edit]

Marco Andretti of Andretti Autosport clinched the pole position with a speed of 170.515 miles per hour (274.417 km/h).[6] His teammate James Hinchcliffe started second, Will Power started third, Ryan Hunter-Reay and E. J. Viso started fourth and fifth, respectively. Sebastian Saavedra started a career-high seventh, with Tony Kanaan, Josef Newgarden, Simon Pagenaud and Tristan Vautier rounded out the top ten.[7]

Race[edit]

In the race, Takuma Sato dominated, leading a race-high 109 laps,[8] until he drifted into turn 4 and nearly hit the wall; Sato then pitted under green,[9] but Ana Beatriz's contact brought out the caution, bringing Sato down a lap,[10] and he was eventually passed by Ryan Hunter-Reay on lap 198. Hunter-Reay led the remaining 53 laps[8] and won by 4.809 seconds over Helio Castroneves to claim his second straight victory at the track, becoming the first back-to-back race winner at Milwaukee since Tony Kanaan in 2006-07.[11] The win was Andretti Autosport's 47th in the IndyCar Series, and fifth at Milwaukee.[12] Will Power finished third, behind by 5.39 seconds,[13] for his first podium of the season, followed by E. J. Viso, his best finish of the year, and Hunter-Reay's teammate James Hinchcliffe closed out the top five.[11] Pole-sitter Marco Andretti had his car stall when leaving the pits on lap 97 and stop on the backstretch with an electrical problem, and finished 20th.[14] Scott Dixon, Sato, Dario Franchitti, Justin Wilson, and Kanaan finished the top ten.[8]

Race results[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Pit Stops Grid Laps Led Points1
1 1 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 250 1:51:15.2962 4 4 65 51
2 3 Brazil Helio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 250 + 4.8059 4 17 40
3 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 250 + 5.3920 4 3 4 36
4 5 Venezuela E. J. Viso Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 250 + 6.2511 4 5 10 33
5 27 Canada James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 250 + 6.4632 4 4 30
6 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 250 + 16.5292 4 11 28
7 14 Japan Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 250 + 23.3828 4 15 109 29
8 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 250 + 23.8041 5 23 24
9 19 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 249 + 1 lap 4 13 1 23
10 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 249 + 1 lap 4 7 20
11 67 United States Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 249 + 1 lap 4 8 19
12 77 France Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda 249 + 1 lap 4 9 18
13 6 Colombia Sebastian Saavedra Dragon Racing Chevrolet 248 + 2 laps 5 6 17
14 20 United States Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 248 + 2 laps 4 20 16
15 4 Australia Ryan Briscoe Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 248 + 2 laps 4 18 15
16 15 United States Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 247 + 3 laps 6 24 14
17 83 United States Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 246 + 4 laps 5 21 13
18 16 United Kingdom James Jakes Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 245 + 5 laps 6 12 12
19 18 Brazil Ana Beatriz Dale Coyne Racing Honda 242 + 8 laps 4 19 11
20 25 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 176 Mechanical 6 1 61 12
21 55 France Tristan Vautier Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 173 Mechanical 4 10 9
22 7 France Sebastian Bourdais Dragon Racing Chevrolet 152 Mechanical 4 14 8
23 98 Canada Alex Tagliani Barracuda Racing Honda 146 Mechanical 4 16 7
24 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 69 Contact 2 22 6
Notes

1 Points include 1 point for leading at least 1 lap during a race, an additional 2 points for leading the most race laps, and 1 point for Pole Position.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Milwaukee IndyFest weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-07-12. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (2013-03-25). "James Hinchcliffe wins at St. Pete". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  3. ^ Cavin, Curt (2013-05-05). "IndyCar: James Hinchcliffe wins at Sao Paulo; Indy is up next". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  4. ^ Fryer, Jenna (2013-04-07). "Hunter-Reay holds off Dixon to win at Barber". Yahoo! News. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  5. ^ Estrada, Chris (2013-06-14). "Milwaukee flashback: Hunter-Reay is best at "IndyFest" in 2012". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2013-07-08. 
  6. ^ "2013 IICS Milwaukee IndyFest Qualifying Results". Catchfence. 2013-06-14. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  7. ^ DiZinno, Tony (2013-06-14). "Marco Andretti’s pole leads Andretti Autosport Milwaukee qualifying romp". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  8. ^ a b c "2013 Milwaukee IndyFest". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  9. ^ "Ryan Hunter-Reay wins at Milwaukee Indyfest". Autoweek. 2013-06-15. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  10. ^ DiZinno, Tony (2013-06-15). "Hunter-Reay scores Father’s Day weekend win for Andretti in Milwaukee". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  11. ^ a b Lewandowski, Dave (2013-06-15). "Hunter-Reay repeats win in the Milwaukee IndyFest". IndyCar Series. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  12. ^ "Hunter-Reay repeats as Milwaukee IndyFest winner". Motorsport. 2013-06-15. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  13. ^ McCarthy, Jack (2013-06-15). "Hunter-Reay celebrates Father's Day early with IndyCar victory". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 
  14. ^ Kallman, Dave (2013-06-15). "Ryan Hunter-Reay repeats at Milwaukee Mile". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2013-07-07. 


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