2007 Firestone Indy 400

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The 2007 Firestone Indy 400 was a race in the 2007 IRL IndyCar Series, held at Michigan International Speedway. It was held over the weekend of August 3–5, 2007, as the thirteenth round of the seventeen-race calendar. It was the last race, for the time being, for the IndyCar Series at the track. The race was also notable in that only seven cars were running at the finish, after a massive accident on lap 144 of the race which included Dario Franchitti flipping upside-down after hitting Dan Wheldon. Franchitti would walk away unharmed.

Classification[edit]

Fin.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps
Led
Points
1 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 200 2:49:38.0509 8 29 50
2 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 200 +0.0595 13 12 40
3 8 United States Scott Sharp Rahal Letterman Racing 200 +0.3867 4 11 35
4 55 Japan Kosuke Matsuura Panther Racing 200 +0.4703 14 0 32
5 15 United States Buddy Rice Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 200 +4.9097 17 0 30
6 17 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Rahal Letterman Racing 200 +10.0114 12 0 28
7 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 199 +1 Lap 9 5 26
8 22 United States A. J. Foyt IV Vision Racing 167 Mechanical 15 0 24
9 6 United States Sam Hornish, Jr. Team Penske 148 Mechanical 2 1 22
10 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 145 Handling 7 14 20
11 2 South Africa Tomas Scheckter Vision Racing 144 Collision 6 2 19
12 10 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Chip Ganassi Racing 143 Collision 5 24 18
13 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Andretti Green Racing 143 Collision 1 102 17+3
14 20 United States Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 143 Collision 10 0 16
15 14 United Kingdom Darren Manning A.J. Foyt Racing 113 Accident 18 0 15
16 5 United States Sarah Fisher Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 83 Accident 16 0 14
17 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 58 Collision 3 0 13
18 4 Brazil Vitor Meira Panther Racing 58 Collision 11 0 12
19 23 Venezuela Milka Duno (R) SAMAX Motorsport 43 Mechanical 19 0 12
20 19 United States Jon Herb Racing Professionals 26 Accident 20 0 12
Lead changes: 23 between 9 drivers

References[edit]

Preceded by
2007 Honda 200
IRL IndyCar Series
round 13

2007
Succeeded by
2007 Meijer Indy 300