2009 Firestone Indy 300

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United States 2009 Homestead-Miami Speedway
Race details
17th round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season
Homestead-Miami Speedway track map--Speedway.svg
DateOctober 10, 2009
Official nameFirestone Indy 300
LocationHomestead-Miami Speedway
CoursePermanent racing facility
1.485 mi / 2.390 km
Distance200 laps
297.000 mi / 477.975 km
Weather89 °F, fair
Pole position
DriverDario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time1:40.5378 (4 laps),
212.696 mph
Fastest lap
DriverScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time25.4483 (on lap 105 of 200)
Podium
FirstDario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondRyan Briscoe (Penske Racing)
ThirdScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)

The 2009 Firestone Indy 300 was the final race of the 2009 IndyCar season. This 297-mile (478 km) race took place on October 10, at the 1.485-mile (2.390 km) Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida near Miami. The race was telecast by Versus. Scotland's Dario Franchitti benefitted from late pit-stops for rivals Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe to take his second IndyCar Series title by ten points.[1][2][3] This race is also the fastest 300 mile oval race in IndyCar history owing to no caution flags.

Grid[edit]

Row Inside Outside
1 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon
2 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe 20 United States Ed Carpenter
3 40202 United Kingdom Alex Lloyd 02 United States Graham Rahal
4 7 United States Danica Patrick 26 United States Marco Andretti
5 2 Brazil Raphael Matos 5 Brazil Mario Moraes
6 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves 43 South Africa Tomas Scheckter
7 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon
8 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan 67 United States Sarah Fisher
9 23 Venezuela Milka Duno 13 Venezuela E. J. Viso
10 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh 24 United Kingdom Mike Conway
11 14 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 33 Netherlands Robert Doornbos
12 98 United States Jaques Lazier

Race[edit]

All cars utilized Dallara chassis, Honda engines, and Firestone Firehawk tires

Pos. No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 200 1:28:28.3117
(201.42 mph)
1 25 51
2 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 200 + 4.7888 3 103 42
3 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 200 + 6.0206 2 70 35
4 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 199 + 1 Lap 15 0 32
5 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 199 + 1 Lap 11 2 30
6 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 198 + 2 Laps 19 0 28
7 5 Brazil Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology 198 + 2 Laps 10 0 26
8 40202 United Kingdom Alex Lloyd (R) Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 198 + 2 Laps 5 0 24
9 43 South Africa Tomas Scheckter Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 197 + 3 Laps 12 0 22
10 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing 197 + 3 Laps 13 0 20
11 02 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 197 + 3 Laps 6 0 19
12 20 United States Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 197 + 3 Laps 4 0 18
13 14 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay A. J. Foyt Enterprises 196 + 4 Laps 21 0 17
14 2 Brazil Raphael Matos (R) Luczo-Dragon Racing 196 + 4 Laps 9 0 16
15 24 United Kingdom Mike Conway (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 195 + 5 Laps 20 0 15
16 13 Venezuela E. J. Viso HVM Racing 194 + 6 Laps 18 0 14
17 23 Venezuela Milka Duno Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 194 + 6 Laps 17 0 13
18 67 United States Sarah Fisher Sarah Fisher Racing 187 + 13 Laps 16 0 12
19 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 185 + 15 Laps 7 0 12
20 33 Netherlands Robert Doornbos (R) HVM Racing 166 Lost mirror 22 0 12
21 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 150 Pit lane crash 14 0 12
22 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 58 Brakes 8 0 12
23 98 United States Jaques Lazier Team 3G 23 Fuel Pressure 23 0 12
OFFICIAL IRL REPORT

Caution flags: none

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beer, Matt (2009-10-10). "Franchitti clinches IndyCar title". autosport.com. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
  2. ^ "Franchitti regains IndyCar title". BBC Sport. BBC. 2009-10-11. Retrieved 2009-10-13.
  3. ^ Lewandowski, Dave (2009-10-10). "Hail the champion". indycar.com. IndyCar Series. Retrieved 2009-10-13.

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