2009 IndyCar Series

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2009 IndyCar season
IndyCar Series
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Season
Races17
Start dateApril 5
End dateOctober 10
Awards
Drivers' championUnited Kingdom Dario Franchitti
Rookie of the YearBrazil Raphael Matos
Indianapolis 500 winnerBrazil Hélio Castroneves
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Dario Franchitti (left) won his second Drivers' Championship while Scott Dixon (right) finished second in the championship.

The 2009 IndyCar Series was the 14th season of the IndyCar Series. The 17-race season began on April 5, and its premier event, the 93rd Indianapolis 500 was held May 24. All races were broadcast on ABC[1] or Versus in high-definition. It represented the 98th recognized season of top-level American open wheel racing.

On July 30, 2008 the 2009 schedule for the IndyCar Series was officially released.[2] New to the schedule were Long Beach and Toronto, with Nashville having been removed to make way for the new events.

Dario Franchitti won his second IndyCar Series championship, putting a disappointing foray into NASCAR in 2008 behind him. Franchitti took his Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara-Honda to victory at Long Beach, Iowa Speedway, Toronto and Infineon Raceway in a season long battle with his Chip Ganassi teammate Scott Dixon and Team Penske driver Ryan Briscoe. Dixon led the series heading into the final round, but Franchitti's win at the series finale at Homestead pushed the British driver eleven points clear at season's end.

Dixon, who took five wins, held second place by a solitary point over Briscoe. Briscoe, with three wins, had his best ever season leading Team Penske after Hélio Castroneves's abbreviated start to the season from his tax-evasion trial. The Brazilian recovered by winning his third Indianapolis 500 before taking a win a Texas Motor Speedway a month later.

The Ganassi and Penske teams dominated the season, only two race victories were taken by drivers other than the four regulars from these two teams, and one of them, at Edmonton, was claimed by part-time Penske driver Will Power. The only other winner was Justin Wilson, scoring Dale Coyne Racing's first victory at Watkins Glen.

The Andretti Green Racing team had their first ever season without a win. Drivers Danica Patrick, Tony Kanaan and Hideki Mutoh each scored podium finishes, and Patrick finished fifth in the season points, setting a new record for highest points finish by a female driver.

Brazilian racer Raphael Matos claimed rookie of the year honors for the Luczo-Dragon Racing team, finishing thirteenth in the season point score, 29 points clear of Robert Doornbos with a season best result of sixth at Milwaukee.

Originally Honda was supposed to end their IndyCar Series single engine supplier after 2009. But on September 23, 2009, it was confirmed that Honda renewed their single engine supplier until 2011 season.[3]

2009 IndyCar Series schedule[edit]

Rnd Date Race Name Track Location
1 April 5 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Streets of St. Petersburg (S) St. Petersburg, Florida
2 April 19 Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach (S) Long Beach, California
3 April 26 RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300 Kansas Speedway (O) Kansas City, Kansas
4 May 24 93rd Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway (O) Speedway, Indiana
5 May 31 ABC Supply Company A.J. Foyt 225 The Milwaukee Mile (O) West Allis, Wisconsin
6 June 6 Bombardier Learjet 550 Texas Motor Speedway (O) Fort Worth, Texas
7 June 21 Iowa Corn Indy 250 Iowa Speedway (O) Newton, Iowa
8 June 27 SunTrust Indy Challenge Richmond International Raceway (O) Richmond, Virginia
9 July 5 Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen Watkins Glen International (S) Watkins Glen, New York
10 July 12 Honda Indy Toronto Exhibition Place (S) Toronto, Canada
11 July 26 Rexall Edmonton Indy Edmonton City Centre Airport (S) Edmonton, Canada
12 August 1 Meijer Indy 300 Kentucky Speedway (O) Sparta, Kentucky
13 August 9 Honda 200 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (S) Lexington, Ohio
14 August 23 Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma Infineon Raceway (S) Sonoma, California
15 August 29 Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300 Chicagoland Speedway (O) Joliet, Illinois
16 September 18 Indy Japan 300 Twin Ring Motegi (O) Motegi, Japan
17 October 10 Firestone Indy 300 Homestead-Miami Speedway (O) Homestead, Florida

(O) Oval/Speedway
(S) Road Course/Street Circuit

Schedule details[edit]

Team and Driver Chart[edit]

All entrants competed in Dallara IR5 chassis, powered by Honda HI9R V8 engines, and utilize Firestone Firehawk tires.

Team No Drivers Rounds
United States Andretti Green Racing 7 United States Danica Patrick All
11 Brazil Tony Kanaan All
25 France Franck Montagny (R) 14
26 United States Marco Andretti All
27 Japan Hideki Mutoh All
United States A. J. Foyt Enterprises 14 Brazil Vitor Meira[5] 1–4
Canada Paul Tracy 5
United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 7–17
United States A. J. Foyt IV 6
41 4
United States Conquest Racing 34 Canada Alex Tagliani 1–2, 4, 6, 10–11
France Nelson Philippe (R)[6] 14
Japan Kosuke Matsuura 16
36 Canada Alex Tagliani 4
Brazil Bruno Junqueira 4
United States Dale Coyne Racing 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 2–17
19 1
South Africa Tomas Scheckter 4
United States Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 23 United Kingdom Darren Manning 1–2
Venezuela Milka Duno 3–4, 6, 9, 12–15, 17
South Africa Tomas Scheckter 5, 7–8, 10–11
United States Roger Yasukawa 16
24 United Kingdom Mike Conway (R) All
43 United States John Andretti 4
South Africa Tomas Scheckter 6, 12, 15–17
44 United States Davey Hamilton 4
United States Hemelgarn Racing 91 United States Buddy Lazier 4
United States HVM Racing 00 France Nelson Philippe (R) 4
13 Venezuela E. J. Viso All
33 Netherlands Robert Doornbos (R) 13–17
United States KV Racing Technology 5 Brazil Mario Moraes 1–12, 14–17
Canada Paul Tracy 13
15 4, 9–11
8 United States Townsend Bell 4
United States Luczo-Dragon Racing 2 Brazil Raphael Matos (R) All
United States Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 02 United States Graham Rahal All
06 Netherlands Robert Doornbos (R) [7] 1–12
Spain Oriol Servià 13–16
40202 United Kingdom Alex Lloyd (R) 17 [8][9]
United States Panther Racing 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon All
16 United States Scott Sharp 4
United States Penske Racing 12 Australia Will Power 2, 4, 10-12, 14
3 Australia Will Power 1
Brazil Hélio Castroneves 2–17
6 Australia Ryan Briscoe All
United States Rahal Letterman Racing 17 Spain Oriol Servià 4
United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 99 United Kingdom Alex Lloyd (R) 4
United States Sarah Fisher Racing 67 United States Sarah Fisher 3–4, 6, 12, 15, 17[10]
United States Target Chip Ganassi Racing[11] 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon All
10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti All
United States Team 3G 98 United States Stanton Barrett (R) 1–5, 16
United States Jaques Lazier 6–8, 12, 15, 17
United States Richard Antinucci (R) 9–11, 13–14
United States Vision Racing 20 United States Ed Carpenter All
21 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 1–6

Series news[edit]

  • 2009 is the beginning of a new 10-year TV deal with the Versus TV network. Versus will broadcast at least twelve IndyCar Series events a year in HD. Versus will also broadcast extensive pre-race coverage, a one-hour preview show the day before each race including qualifying highlights, qualifications for the Indianapolis 500, a Firestone Indy Lights weekly telecast, replays of all series races a week after original broadcast, and at least ten hours of ancillary programming.[12] Bob Jenkins, Robbie Buhl, and Jon Beekhuis will be the broadcast team along with Jack Arute, Robbie Floyd, and Lindy Thackston in the pits. Emmy-award-winning auto-racing producer Terry Lingner will produce the coverage.[13] Versus will air commercials using IndyCar Non-Stop.
  • Firestone will offer two sets of tire compounds beginning in 2009 on road and street courses for the IR5 chassis. It will operate similar to Champ Car's "option tire" program. The alternate tires are marked with red sidewalls and are made of a softer compound. They contain more grip and allow for faster times, but do not last as long as the regular tires. Each team will receive six sets of the regular tires ("the blacks") and three sets of the new alternate tires ("the reds") for the race weekend. The car will be required to run at least two green flag laps with the alternate tires during a race.
  • A new private testing policy was put into place for team for 2009, provided they participate in the TEAM revenue-sharing program.[14] Teams will be permitted:
    • 800 miles (1,300 km) or six days of testing, whichever comes first, along with eight sets of tires.
    • Two-car teams may conduct 1,200 miles (1,900 km) of testing with 26 sets of tires.
    • Additional team cars gain 200 miles (320 km) and four sets of tires per car.
    • No testing at any track within seven days of a race.
    • Teams can earn additional test days by providing opportunities to Firestone Indy Lights drivers.
  • Bonus practice time for rookies and teams outside the Top 10 in points will be added starting at Long Beach. The bonus session will last from 30–45 minutes at each venue before the first practice sessions of the day for all cars. The policy is intended to promote competition, allowing teams a chance to close the gap on the Top 10 teams without paying for expensive private testing. In addition, it will provide more opportunities for rookie drivers, particularly those moving up from Indy Lights.[15]
  • Slight changes have been made to the points system in 2009, as a driver will only get two points for most laps led in a race instead of three. A point will be given for winning pole for a race.
  • On December 26, 2008 IndyCar Series introduces their new exhaust design to reduce noise of Honda Indy V8 engines.[16]
  • IndyCar Series officials have banned formerly optional 118 and 120 inch wheelbases, requiring teams to uniformly adopt 122 inch wheelbases. This will provide cost savings for the teams as well as greatly enhancing competition on the oval tracks.[17]
  • On July 28, 2009 the IRL approved "push to pass" buttons on all the cars. They would give a driver a 20 hp boost for 12 seconds with a 10-second recharge time. This will be available for use only 20 times during a given race. This feature will debut at the event at Kentucky Speedway on August 1, 2009.[18]
  • Due to several IndyCar Series teams opting for Dallara IR5 chassis, Panoz discontinued their IndyCar Series involvement after the 2008 season.
  • With the series undergoing a development freeze until the 2011 season, IndyCar Series teams carried over chassis and engine from 2008 season but modified due to new exhaust design. The series were concentrating on 2012 new car development to save costs.[19]

Team and driver news[edit]

Testing[edit]

The following open tests were held.

Race summaries[edit]

Round 1: Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 4 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 100 2:12:26.8387 46
2 14 21 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Vision Racing 100 +0.4619 0
3 2 19 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing 100 +0.9490 52
4 5 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 100 +1.5230 0
5 3 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 100 +2.3214 0
Race average speed: 81.542 mph (131.229 km/h)
Lead changes: 5 between 3 drivers
Cautions: 7 for 28 laps

Round 2: 35th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 2 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 85 1:58:47.4658 51
2 1 12 Australia Will Power Penske Racing 85 +3.3182 16
3 11 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 85 +4.0537 7
4 22 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 85 +5.0742 0
5 14 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 85 +6.5655 0
Race average speed: 84.491 mph (135.975 km/h)
Lead changes: 6 between 6 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 18 laps

Round 3: RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 4 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 200 1:43:21.0035 134
2 22 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 200 +0.7104 3
3 8 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 200 +1.5022 0
4 7 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 200 +1.8872 53
5 3 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 200 +2.6502 0
Race average speed: 176.488 mph (284.030 km/h)
Lead changes: 10 between 5 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 20 laps

Round 4: 93rd Indianapolis 500[edit]

  • Report: 2009 Indianapolis 500
  • Sunday May 24, 2009 - 12:12 p.m. CDT / 1:12 p.m. EDT
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Speedway, Indiana (2.5 mile oval)
  • Distance: 200 laps / 500 miles
  • Race weather: 83 °F, sunny
  • Television: ABC (Marty Reid, Scott Goodyear, Eddie Cheever, Jack Arute, Jamie Little, Brienne Pedigo, Vince Welch)
  • Nielsen ratings: 4.2
  • Attendance: TBA
  • Pole Position winner: #3 Hélio Castroneves, 2:40.0967 sec, 224.864 mph (361.884 km/h) (4-lap)
  • Race Summary: Dario Franchitti made the move at the start, passing Ryan Briscoe on the first lap and polesitter Hélio Castroneves at a restart on the eighth lap. Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan, starting fifth and sixth made short work of Graham Rahal and joined the top three. Castroneves lost out to Briscoe and Dixon in the first round of stops. Briscoe, now second took the lead from Franchitti on lap 53. Graham Rahal crashed from sixth on lap 56 which brought out the caution. Another poor stop for Castroneves got him behind Kanaan as well, while the two Ganassi cars of Dixon and Franchitti switched places. The race turned green on lap 64, and it was evident that Briscoe had a bad set of tires. He lost many places immediately, and Castroneves also lost out to Raphael Matos and Danica Patrick. Meanwhile, Briscoe had to pit again, and rejoined 24th. The top three pulled away, while Castroneves passed Patrick on lap 81. During the third round of stops (after another caution), Franchitti got ahead of Dixon, and Castroneves got in front of Matos. There was the green flag on lap 91, and Dixon used Franchitti's slipstream to take the lead. Kanaan, running third on lap 98 had a huge impact with the wall at Turn 3 after a mechanical failure. He was okay except for some bruises, and the caution was brought out again leading to the fourth round of stops. The top two retained order, while third placed Castroneves again lost out, this time to Will Power and Matos. Danica Patrick had a bad stop as well, dropping from sixth to tenth. During the next restart, Castroneves made short work of Matos, and had a go at Power, but Power kept the place. The order remained the same until lap 131, when Nelson Philippe crashed, bringing out the fifth caution. This led to another round of stops. While Dixon maintained his lead, Franchitti had a slow stop, dropping from second to eighth, and Castrineves got the jump on power. The order after the stops is Dixon from Castroneves, Power, Paul Tracy and Dan Wheldon. The green flag came out on lap 142, and it was Castroneves who immediately was on sond, taking the lead from Dixon even before they had reached the first turn. Tracy started dropping back, quickly passed by Wheldon and Townsend Bell. Franchitti, frustrated after his bad stop, further dropped down to 12th after running wide when trying to pass Ed Carpenter. On lap 159, Power passed Dixon for second. The next caution came after Justin Wilson crashed. This led to one more round of stops. Power and Dixon, running second and third had bad stops, and Danica Patrick got in front of Townsend Bell during this time. Ryan Briscoe did not stop, and was in second. There were no changes at the restart. There was one more caution, during which Briscoe pitted from second. He rejoined 16th. At the last restart with twenty laps to go, Patrick had a go at Wheldon but Wheldon defended well. Castroneves pulled away and won, with Wheldon, Patrick, Bell and Power making the top 5.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 200 3:19:34.6427 66
2 18 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 200 +1.9819 0
3 10 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 200 +2.3350 0
4 24 8 United States Townsend Bell KV Racing Technology 200 +2.7043 0
5 9 12 Australia Will Power Penske Racing 200 +3.6216 0
Race average speed: 150.318 mph (241.913 km/h)
Lead changes: 6 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 8 for 61 laps

Round 5: ABC Supply Company A.J. Foyt 225[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 4 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 225 1:38:43.9552 27
2 1 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 225 +2.1257 154
3 8 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 225 +2.2644 19
4 2 02 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 225 +2.6744 0
5 7 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 225 +5.9824 0
Race average speed: 138.784 mph (223.351 km/h)
Lead changes: 5 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 2 for 22 laps

Round 6: Bombardier Learjet 550[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 4 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 228 1:55:16.1670 57
2 2 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 228 +0.3904 160
3 3 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 228 +2.2461 0
4 8 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 228 +4.3745 0
5 1 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 228 +4.7695 10
Race average speed: 172.677 mph (277.897 km/h)
Lead changes: 7 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 26 laps

Round 7: Iowa Corn Indy 250[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 4 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 250 1:39:47.9077 68
2 2 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 250 +5.0132 85
3 11 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 250 +10.9769 0
4 6 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 250 +17.5807 8
5 3 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 249 +1 Lap 1
Race average speed: 134.371 mph (216.249 km/h)
Lead changes: 12 between 7 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 46 laps

Round 8: SunTrust Indy Challenge[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 2 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 300 1:48:02.4703 161
2 1 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 300 +0.3109 65
3 5 02 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 300 +2.4085 0
4 8 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 300 +13.5302 74
5 10 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 300 +14.1111 0
Race average speed: 124.952 mph (201.091 km/h)
Lead changes: 3 between 3 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 46 laps

Round 9: Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 2 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing 60 1:48:24.1947 49
2 1 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 60 +4.9906 7
3 3 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 60 +5.1632 1
4 13 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 60 +7.0755 1
5 8 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 60 +8.5595 2
Race average speed: 111.915 mph (180.110 km/h)
Lead changes: 8 between 5 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 10 laps

Round 10: Honda Indy Toronto[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 85 1:43:47.1408 45
2 11 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 85 +1.6745 0
3 2 12 Australia Will Power Penske Racing 85 +2.1355 0
4 8 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 85 +2.4803 0
5 4 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing 85 +2.9230 0
Race average speed: 86.240 mph (138.790 km/h)
Lead changes: 7 between 5 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 15 laps

Round 11: Rexall Edmonton Indy[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 12 Australia Will Power Penske Racing 95 1:42:42.3773 90
2 3 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 95 +1.0936* 2
3 4 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 95 +1.3213 2
4 2 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 95 +1.8266 1
5 6 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 95 +4.4652 0
Race average speed: 109.498 mph (176.220 km/h)
Lead changes: 5 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 1 for 2 laps
  • * Race finished under caution.

Round 12: Meijer Indy 300[edit]

  • Report: 2009 Meijer Indy 300
  • Saturday August 1, 2009 - 8:30 p.m. EDT
  • Kentucky Speedway - Sparta, Kentucky (1.48 mile oval)
  • Distance: 200 laps / 296 miles
  • Race weather: 76 °F, overcast
  • Television: Versus (Bob Jenkins, Robbie Buhl, Jon Beekhuis, Kevin Lee, Robbie Floyd, Lindy Thackston)
  • Nielsen ratings: 0.14[71]
  • Attendance: 48,000
  • Pole Position winner: #9 Scott Dixon (qualifying cancelled; field set by owner points)
  • Race Summary: Series officials implemented a mid-season rules change on oval races to encourage increased competition. A push-to-pass system was added to the cars, along with various aerodynamic enhancements. The changes were well-received, and the race became the most competitive oval race on the circuit in almost two years. In the final 50 laps, Ed Carpenter of Vision Racing led Ryan Briscoe and Tony Kanaan, with Hélio Castroneves lurking amongst the top 5. In the final ten laps, Carpenter and Briscoe raced side by side, swapping the lead several times each lap. On the final turn, Briscoe edged ahead, and denied Carpenter his first career victory by 0.0162 seconds. The race's average speed, only slowed by a single caution flag for a second straight race, was over 200 mph, making it the second fastest IndyCar Series race held.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 3 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 200 1:28:24.3246 38
2 14 20 United States Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 200 +0.0162 35
3 9 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 200 +0.1614 1
4 4 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 200 +0.2728 1
5 10 02 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 200 +0.6346 0
Race average speed: 200.893 mph (323.306 km/h)
Lead changes: 22 between 7 drivers
Cautions: 1 for 6 laps

Round 13: Honda 200[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 3 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 85 1:46:05.7985 51
2 1 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 85 +29.7803 6
3 6 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 85 +30.0551 0
4 7 14 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay A. J. Foyt Enterprises 85 +33.7307 0
5 11 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 85 +34.1839 0
Race average speed: 108.541 mph (174.680 km/h)
Lead changes: 5 between 3 drivers
Cautions: 2 for 6 laps

Round 14: Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 75 1:49:23.0073 75
2 2 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 75 +0.2488 0
3 9 24 United Kingdom Mike Conway (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 75 +0.8293 0
4 14 5 Brazil Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology 75 +3.6171 0
5 5 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 75 +5.4536 0
Race average speed: 94.745 mph (152.477 km/h)
Lead changes: None
Cautions: 2 for 7 laps

Round 15: Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 200 1:42:34.3051 71
2 6 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 200 +0.0077 61
3 8 5 Brazil Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology 200 +0.0699 0
4 3 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 200 +0.0997 34
5 5 02 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 200 +0.1295 0
Race average speed: 177.827 mph (286.185 km/h)
Lead changes: 18 between 6 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 23 laps

Round 16: Indy Japan 300[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 200 1:51:37.6411 139
2 3 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 200 +1.4475 53
3 5 02 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 200 +3.2002 3
4 7 06 Spain Oriol Servià Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 200 +7.3720 0
5 2 5 Brazil Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology 200 +12.7643 0
Race average speed: 163.401 mph (262.968 km/h)
Lead changes: 7 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 2 for 23 laps

Round 17: Firestone Indy 300[edit]

  • Report: 2009 Firestone Indy 300
  • Saturday October 10, 2009 - 5:00 p.m. EDT
  • Homestead-Miami Speedway - Homestead, Florida (1.485 mile oval)
  • Distance: 200 laps / 297 miles
  • Race weather: 89 °F, fair
  • Television: Versus (Bob Jenkins, Robbie Buhl, Jon Beekhuis, Jack Arute, Robbie Floyd, Lindy Thackston)
  • Nielsen ratings:
  • Attendance:
  • Pole Position winner: #10 Dario Franchitti, 1:40.5378 sec, 212.696 mph (342.301 km/h) (4-lap)
  • Race Summary: The championship battle came down to a three-man race between Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti (5 points behind), and Ryan Briscoe (8 points behind). In what became the series' first oval race to run caution-free the full distance, the three title contenders dominated and were the only cars to finish on the lead lap. In the final 50 laps, fuel strategy became key, as Dixon and Briscoe ran 1st-2nd, with Franchitti trailing some 25 seconds in third. Both Dixon and Briscoe were forced to pit for fuel in the final 8 laps, while Franchitti stayed out and stretched his fuel to the finish. Franchitti's race victory clinched his second IndyCar Series title.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 200 1:28:28.3117 25
2 3 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 200 +4.7888 103
3 2 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 200 +6.0206 70
4 15 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 199 +1 Lap 0
5 11 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 199 +1 Lap 2
Race average speed: 201.420 mph (324.154 km/h)
Lead changes: 12 between 4 drivers
Cautions: None

Season Summary[edit]

Race results[edit]

Rnd Race Pole position Fastest lap Most laps led Winning driver Winning team Report
1 St. Petersburg United States Graham Rahal United Kingdom Justin Wilson United Kingdom Justin Wilson Australia Ryan Briscoe United States Penske Racing Report
2 Long Beach Australia Will Power Australia Ryan Briscoe United Kingdom Dario Franchitti United Kingdom Dario Franchitti United States Target Chip Ganassi Racing Report
3 Kansas United States Graham Rahal Australia Ryan Briscoe New Zealand Scott Dixon New Zealand Scott Dixon United States Target Chip Ganassi Racing Report
4 Indianapolis Brazil Hélio Castroneves United Kingdom Dario Franchitti New Zealand Scott Dixon Brazil Hélio Castroneves United States Penske Racing Report
5 Milwaukee Australia Ryan Briscoe New Zealand Scott Dixon Australia Ryan Briscoe New Zealand Scott Dixon United States Target Chip Ganassi Racing Report
6 Texas United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Australia Ryan Briscoe Australia Ryan Briscoe Brazil Hélio Castroneves United States Penske Racing Report
7 Iowa Brazil Hélio Castroneves Japan Hideki Mutoh Australia Ryan Briscoe United Kingdom Dario Franchitti United States Target Chip Ganassi Racing Report
8 Richmond United Kingdom Dario Franchitti New Zealand Scott Dixon New Zealand Scott Dixon New Zealand Scott Dixon United States Target Chip Ganassi Racing Report
9 Watkins Glen Australia Ryan Briscoe Australia Ryan Briscoe United Kingdom Justin Wilson United Kingdom Justin Wilson United States Dale Coyne Racing Report
10 Toronto United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Australia Ryan Briscoe United Kingdom Dario Franchitti United Kingdom Dario Franchitti United States Target Chip Ganassi Racing Report
11 Edmonton Australia Will Power United Kingdom Mike Conway Australia Will Power Australia Will Power United States Penske Racing Report
12 Kentucky New Zealand Scott Dixon United States Ed Carpenter New Zealand Scott Dixon Australia Ryan Briscoe United States Penske Racing Report
13 Mid-Ohio Australia Ryan Briscoe New Zealand Scott Dixon New Zealand Scott Dixon New Zealand Scott Dixon United States Target Chip Ganassi Racing Report
14 Sonoma United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Brazil Hélio Castroneves United Kingdom Dario Franchitti United Kingdom Dario Franchitti United States Target Chip Ganassi Racing Report
15 Chicagoland Australia Ryan Briscoe South Africa Tomas Scheckter Australia Ryan Briscoe Australia Ryan Briscoe United States Penske Racing Report
16 Motegi New Zealand Scott Dixon New Zealand Scott Dixon New Zealand Scott Dixon New Zealand Scott Dixon United States Target Chip Ganassi Racing Report
17 Homestead United Kingdom Dario Franchitti New Zealand Scott Dixon Australia Ryan Briscoe United Kingdom Dario Franchitti United States Target Chip Ganassi Racing Report

Final driver standings[edit]

Pos Driver STP LBH KAN INDY MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL TOR EDM KTY MDO SNM CHI MOT HMS Pts
1 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 4 1* 18 7 3 5 1 2 15 1* 5 6 3 1* 4 2 1 616
2 New Zealand Scott Dixon 16 15 1* 6* 1 3 5 1* 3 4 3 7*1 1* 13 2 1* 3 605
3 Australia Ryan Briscoe 1 13 4 15 2* 2* 2* 19 2 2 4 1 2 2 1* 18 2* 604
4 Brazil Hélio Castroneves 7 2 1 11 1 71 17 4 18 2 4 12 18 20 10 5 433
5 United States Danica Patrick 19 4 5 3 5 6 9 5 11 6 11 8 19 16 12 6 19 393
6 Brazil Tony Kanaan 5 3 3 27 19 8 14 6 8 17 21 3 10 8 13 11 4 386
7 United States Graham Rahal 7 12 7 31 4 22 11 3 13 20 7 5 8 21 5 3 11 385
8 United States Marco Andretti 13 6 6 30 7 4 12 7 5 8 10 10 6 14 11 7 22 380
9 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 3* 22 14 23 15 15 18 14 1* 5 8 21 13 7 10 12 10 354
10 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon 14 5 10 2 10 7 4 10 10 14 15 11 16 12 22 8 21 354
11 Japan Hideki Mutoh 15 20 8 10 8 21 3 4 18 12 14 13 5 5 23 14 6 353
12 United States Ed Carpenter 18 18 9 8 16 9 10 13 16 15 16 2 17 11 6 13 12 321
13 Brazil Raphael Matos  RY  20 8 20 22 6 12 16 8 12 10 18 16 9 9 9 9 14 312
14 Brazil Mario Moraes 21 19 11 33 9 10 17 16 14 11 23 18 4 3 5 7 304
15 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 2 11 15 32 12 16 19 15 21 7 17 14 4 19 15 21 13 298
16 Netherlands Robert Doornbos  R  11 9 12 28 14 11 15 9 9 23 9 19 14 10 18 16 20 283
17 United Kingdom Mike Conway  R  22 21 19 18 20 19 8 18 6 22 20 17 20 3 16 22 15 261
18 Venezuela E. J. Viso 17 23 21 24 18 24 20 12 7 13 12 15 15 22 17 15 16 248
19 Australia Will Power 6 2 5 3 1* 9 DNS 215
20 South Africa Tomas Scheckter 12 13 13 6 11 16 19 22 8 23 9 195
21 Spain Oriol Servià 26 11 6 7 4 115
22 Canada Alex Tagliani 10 10 11 14 9 13 114
23 Canada Paul Tracy 9 17 20 19 6 7 113
24 Venezuela Milka Duno 16 20 23 17 20 21 17 21 17 113
25 United States Sarah Fisher 13 17 17 12 14 18 89
26 United States Jaques Lazier 18 13 20 23 19 23 77
27 United States Richard Antinucci  R  19 21 22 18 15 63
28 Brazil Vitor Meira 9 14 22 21 62
29 United States Stanton Barrett  R  12 17 17 DNQ DNS 19 62
30 United Kingdom Alex Lloyd  R  13 8 41
31 United Kingdom Darren Manning 8 16 38
32 United States Townsend Bell 4 32
33 United States A. J. Foyt IV 16 20 26
34 United States Scott Sharp 14 16
35 France Nelson Philippe  R  25 DNS 16
36 Japan Kosuke Matsuura 17 13
37 United States John Andretti 19 12
38 France Franck Montagny  R  20 12
39 United States Roger Yasukawa 20 12
40 United States Davey Hamilton 29 10
Brazil Bruno Junqueira Wth 0
United States Buddy Lazier DNQ 0
Pos Driver STP LBH KAN INDY MIL TXS IOW RIR WGL TOR EDM KTY MDO SNM CHI MOT HMS Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th-10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
(Ret)
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
(1 point)
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
(2 points)
DNS Any driver who qualifies
but does not start (DNS),
earns half the points
had they taken part.
1 Qualifying cancelled
no bonus point awarded
 RY  Rookie of the Year
 R  Rookie
  • Ties in points broken by number of wins, followed by number of 2nds, 3rds, etc., and then by number of pole positions, followed by number of times qualified 2nd, etc.

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