2008 Bombardier Learjet 550

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United States 2008 Texas
Race details
7th round of the 2008 IndyCar Series season
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Date June 7, 2008
Official name Bombardier Learjet 550
Location Texas Motor Speedway
Course Permanent racing facility
1.455 mi / 2.342 km
Distance 228 laps
331.740 mi / 533.884 km
Pole position
Driver Scott Dixon (United States Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time 1:37.5063 (4 laps)
Fastest lap
Driver Dan Wheldon (United States Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time 24.2418 (on lap 19 of 228)
Podium
First Scott Dixon (United States Chip Ganassi Racing)
Second Hélio Castroneves (United States Penske Racing)
Third Ryan Briscoe (United States Penske Racing)

The 2008 Bombardier Learjet 550 was the seventh round of the 2008 IndyCar Series season and took place on June 7, 2008 at the 1.455-mile (2.342 km) Texas Motor Speedway, in Fort Worth, Texas. In the first half, three single-car incidents involving Mario Domínguez, Justin Wilson, and Oriol Servià slowed the race. The lead changed hands between Hélio Castroneves, Bruno Junqueira, and Scott Dixon for the first 100 laps. Two sequences of green flag pit stops occurred under a long stretch of green flag conditions. A caution for debris came out on lap 165, sending the leaders to the pits once more. Vitor Meira stayed out to take over the lead.

With 21 laps to go, Meira was forced to pit for fuel, giving up the lead to Marco Andretti. Moments later, Enrique Bernoldi crashed in turn four. Andretti led the field back to green on lap 219. With six laps to go, Dixon slipped by Andretti to take the lead. On the next lap, down the backstretch, third place Ryan Hunter-Reay dove below Andretti heading into turn three. Hunter-Reay pinched his left wheels onto the apron, lost control, and touched wheels with Andretti. Both cars spun and crashed hard into the wall. The race finished under caution with Dixon the winner, and Castroneves slipping by the accident to finish second.

Result[edit]

Finish Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps
Led
Points
1 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 228 2:04:36.3153 1 58 50
2 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 228 +0.0479 2 85 43
3 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 228 +0.6173 3 12 35
4 10 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Chip Ganassi Racing 228 +3.3000 11 0 32
5 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 228 +4.3124 13 0 30
6 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh (R) Andretti Green Racing 228 +5.0571 4 0 28
7 4 Brazil Vitor Meira Panther Racing 227 +1 Lap 9 38 26
8 15 United States Buddy Rice Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 227 +1 Lap 25 0 24
9 20 United States Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 227 +1 Lap 12 0 22
10 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 227 +1 Lap 5 0 20
11 06 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 227 +1 Lap 18 0 19
12 2 United States A. J. Foyt IV Vision Racing 226 +2 Laps 15 0 18
13 8 Australia Will Power (R) KV Racing 226 +2 Laps 8 0 17
14 33 Venezuela E. J. Viso (R) HVM Racing 226 +2 Laps 28 0 16
15 18 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Dale Coyne Racing 226 +2 Laps 26 10 15
16 24 United States John Andretti Roth Racing 226 +2 Laps 7 0 14
17 23 Venezuela Milka Duno Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 226 +2 Laps 27 0 13
18 19 Brazil Mario Moraes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 223 +5 Laps 22 0 12
19 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 222 Contact 14 25 12
20 17 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay (R) Rahal Letterman Racing 222 Contact 10 0 12
21 96 Mexico Mario Domínguez (R) Pacific Coast Motorsports 222 +6 Laps 24 0 12
22 25 Canada Marty Roth Roth Racing 221 +7 Laps 19 0 12
23 36 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi Conquest Racing 210 Contact 20 0 12
24 34 Brazil Jaime Camara (R) Conquest Racing 210 +18 Laps 21 0 12
25 12 South Africa Tomas Scheckter Luczo Dragon Racing 56 Contact 6 0 10
26 5 Spain Oriol Servià (R) KV Racing 47 Contact 16 0 10
27 02 United Kingdom Justin Wilson (R) Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 39 Contact 23 0 10
28 14 United Kingdom Darren Manning A. J. Foyt Enterprises 19 Mechanical 17 0 10
Race average speed: 159.740 mph (257.077 km/h)
Lead changes: 21 between 6 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 52 laps

References[edit]

Preceded by
2008 ABC Supply Company A.J. Foyt 225
IRL IndyCar Series
round 7

2008
Succeeded by
2008 Iowa Corn Indy 250