2008 RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300

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United States 2008 Kansas
Race details
4th round of the 2008 IndyCar Series season
Date April 27, 2008
Official name RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300
Location Kansas Speedway
Course Permanent racing facility
1.520 mi / 2.446 km
Distance 200 laps
304.000 mi / 489.241 km
Weather 59°F, Mostly sunny
Pole position
Driver Scott Dixon (United States Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time 1:42.3014 (4 laps)
Fastest lap
Driver Scott Dixon (United States Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time 25.5084 (on lap 175 of 200)
Podium
First Dan Wheldon (United States Chip Ganassi Racing)
Second Tony Kanaan (United States Andretti Green Racing)
Third Scott Dixon (United States Chip Ganassi Racing)

The 2008 RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300 was the fourth round of the 2008 IndyCar Series season and took place on April 27, 2009 at the 1.520-mile (2.446 km) Kansas Speedway. At the start, Scott Dixon took the lead from the pole position. Meanwhile, Enrique Bernoldi spun and headed to the pits. On lap 23, Will Power crashed in turn 2. While the field pitted under the caution, Justin Wilson stayed out and took the lead. Dixon took the lead back on the restart, and maintained the lead through the next series of pit stops. On lap 98, the caution came out again for a crash involving E. J. Viso and Tomas Scheckter. After another long green flag segment, Buddy Rice brought out the yellow on lap 153 with a heavy crash in turn 2. In the pits, Danica Patrick retired from the race with a broken wheel hub. Meanwhile, Dixon, who had dominated most of the race, was shuffled back to seventh place.

The race resumed after a long yellow with Dan Wheldon leading. Wheldon pulled away and led the final 49 laps to record his first IndyCar Series victory since April 2007.

Finish Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps
Led
Points
1 10 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Chip Ganassi Racing 200 1:52:49.9806 2 49 50
2 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 200 +2.1778 11 0 40
3 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 200 +4.3922 1 145 38
4 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 200 +9.2889 8 1 32
5 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 200 +9.2986 14 0 30
6 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh (R) Andretti Green Racing 200 +9.5717 13 0 28
7 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 200 +9.7123 9 0 26
8 2 United States A. J. Foyt IV Vision Racing 200 +14.2868 5 0 24
9 02 United Kingdom Justin Wilson (R) Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 199 +1 Lap 22 5 22
10 20 United States Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 198 +2 Laps 6 0 20
11 5 Spain Oriol Servià (R) KV Racing 198 +2 Laps 23 0 19
12 06 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 198 +2 Laps 20 0 18
13 24 United Kingdom Jay Howard Roth Racing 197 +3 Laps 15 0 17
14 33 Venezuela E. J. Viso (R) HVM Racing 197 +3 Laps 17 0 16
15 18 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Dale Coyne Racing 196 +4 Laps 26 0 15
16 23 Venezuela Milka Duno Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 195 +5 Laps 24 0 14
17 19 Brazil Mario Moraes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 193 +7 Laps 27 0 13
18 17 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay (R) Rahal Letterman Racing 169 +31 Laps 12 0 12
19 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 156 Wheel Hub 3 0 12
20 15 United States Buddy Rice Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 150 Accident 21 0 12
21 34 Brazil Jaime Camara (R) Conquest Racing 150 +50 Laps 19 0 12
22 4 Brazil Vitor Meira Panther Racing 101 Mechanical 10 0 12
23 12 South Africa Tomas Scheckter Luczo Dragon Racing 96 Handling 4 0 12
24 14 United Kingdom Darren Manning A. J. Foyt Enterprises 76 Handling 16 0 12
25 36 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi (R) Conquest Racing 54 Handling 25 0 10
26 25 Canada Marty Roth Roth Racing 41 Handling 7 0 10
27 8 Australia Will Power (R) KV Racing 22 Accident 18 0 10
Race average speed: 161.774 mph (260.350 km/h)
Lead changes: 5 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 41 laps

References[edit]

Preceded by
Indy Japan 300 (IRL teams; 3A)
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Transition teams; 3B)
IRL IndyCar Series
round 4

2008
Succeeded by
Indianapolis 500