New Hampshire Indy 225

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New Hampshire Indy 225
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IndyCar Series
Venue New Hampshire Motor Speedway
First race 1992
First ICS race 1996
Last race 2011
Distance 238.05 mi (383.10 km)
Laps 225
Previous names New England 200 (1992-1993, 1995)
Slick-50 200 (1994)
True Value 200 (1996)
Pennzoil 200 (1997)
New England Indy 200 (1998)
MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 (2011)
Most wins (driver) no repeat winners
Most wins (team) Team Menard (2)

The New Hampshire Indy 225 was an IndyCar race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire. It was held as a CART Champ Car event from 1992 until 1995, switching to the Indy Racing League for the 1996–97 season. On June 21, 2010, it was announced that the IndyCar Series would return to New Hampshire for the 2011 season.[1] When the IndyCar Series returned to New Hampshire Motor Speedway the race was scheduled to be 225 laps. A Firestone Indy Lights and NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour race accompanied the feature. The race did not return for the 2012 IndyCar Series season.

Race results[edit]

Season Date Driver Team Chassis Engine Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
CART Champ Car
1992 July 5 United States Bobby Rahal Rahal/Hogan Racing Lola Chevrolet-Ilmor 200 211.6 (340.537) 1:35:00 133.621 Report
1993 August 8 United Kingdom Nigel Mansell Newman/Haas Racing Lola Ford-Cosworth 200 211.6 (340.537) 1:37:33 130.148 Report
1994 August 21 United States Al Unser Jr. Penske Racing Penske Mercedes-Benz-Ilmor 200 211.6 (340.537) 1:43:31 122.635 Report
1995 August 20 Brazil André Ribeiro Tasman Motorsports Reynard Honda 200 211.6 (340.537) 1:34:36 134.203 Report
Indy Racing League
1996-97 Aug 18, 1996 United States Scott Sharp* A.J. Foyt Enterprises Lola Ford-Cosworth 200 211.6 (340.537) 1:36:58 130.934 Report
Aug 17, 1997 United States Robbie Buhl Team Menard G-Force Oldsmobile 200 211.6 (340.537) 1:46:51 118.829 Report
1998 June 28 United States Tony Stewart Team Menard Dallara Oldsmobile 200 211.6 (340.537) 1:51:30 113.861 Report
1999

2010
Not held
IndyCar Series
2011 August 14 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara Honda 215* 227.47 (366.077) 1:58:02 112.03 Report

Race recaps[edit]

  • 1996: Scott Sharp won his first career Indycar race, and won the first race for owner A. J. Foyt since the 1981 Pocono 500. Tony Stewart had led 165 laps and had a nearly three-lap lead over second place, but coasted into the pits with 18 laps to go. Scott Sharp took over the lead, and stretched his fuel to the finish.
  • 2011: Indy style racing returned to New Hampshire after a 13-year sabbatical. The race was scheduled for 225 laps / 238.05 miles. Rain affected the race, bringing out the caution on two lengthy occasions. With 5 laps to go, officials attempted to restart the race and finish under green. The track, however, was too moist for racing and Danica Patrick immediately spun on the frontstrech, which led to a controversial five-car pileup. Officials accepted blame for the decision, and reverted final scoring back to the previous standings prior to the restart attempt. The official race distance was 215 laps / 227.47 miles.

Indy Lights[edit]

Season Date Winning Driver
CART-sanctioned Lights race winners
1992 July 5 Mexico Adrián Fernández
1993 August 8 United Kingdom Steve Robertson
1994 August 21 Canada Greg Moore
1995 August 20 Canada Greg Moore
IndyCar-sanctioned Lights race winners
2011 August 14 United States Josef Newgarden

Whelen Modified Tour (Indy weekend only)[edit]

Since 1994, the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour has joined the open-wheel card, typically racing as part of the Indy weekend. The series usually participates in all major race weekends at the circuit.

Season Date Winning Driver
1994 August 21 United States Steve Park
1995 August 20 United States Mike Stefanik
1996 August 18 United States Tony Hirschman
1997 August 16 United States Jan Leaty
1998 June 28 United States Mike Stefanik
2011 August 13 United States Mike Stefanik

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cavin, Curt (June 21, 2010). "IndyCar returning to New Hampshire". The Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 

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