2009 Indy Japan 300

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2009 Motegi
Race details
16th round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season
Twin Ring Motegi map.svg
Date September 19, 2009
Official name Indy Japan 300
Location Twin Ring Motegi
Course Permanent racing facility
1.520 mi / 2.446 km
Distance 200 laps
304.000 mi / 489.241 km
Pole position
Driver Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time 1:48.3400 (4 laps)
Fastest lap
Driver Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time 27.6698 (on lap 174 of 200)
Podium
First Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Second Dario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Third Graham Rahal (Newman/Haas/Lanigan)

The 2009 Indy Japan 300 was the sixteenth round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season, and was held on September 19, 2009 at the 1.520-mile (2.446 km) Twin Ring Motegi, in Motegi, Japan.

Grid[edit]

Row Inside Outside
1 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon 5 Brazil Mario Moraes
2 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe
3 02 United States Graham Rahal 7 United States Danica Patrick
4 06 Spain Oriol Servià 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon
5 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 23 South Africa Tomas Scheckter
6 20 United States Ed Carpenter 2 Brazil Raphael Matos (R)
7 24 United Kingdom Mike Conway (R) 26 United States Marco Andretti
8 14 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 34 Japan Kosuke Matsuura
9 43 United States Roger Yasukawa 13 Venezuela E. J. Viso
10 33 Netherlands Robert Doornbos (R) 98 United States Stanton Barrett (R)
11 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh
12 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan**
  • ** Note: Kanaan originally qualified 14th, but failed post-qualifying inspection. As a result, Kanaan was forced to start from the rear of the field.

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 200 1:51:37.6411 1 139 53
2 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 200 + 1.4475 3 53 40
3 02 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 200 + 3.2002 5 3 35
4 06 Spain Oriol Servià Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 200 + 7.3720 7 0 32
5 5 Brazil Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology 200 + 12.7643 2 0 30
6 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 200 + 16.1392 6 0 28
7 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 200 + 16.6513 14 0 26
8 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 200 + 17.2646 8 0 24
9 2 Brazil Raphael Matos (R) Luczo-Dragon Racing 200 + 17.5790 12 0 22
10 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 199 + 1 Lap 21 0 20
11 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 199 + 1 Lap 23 0 19
12 18 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing 199 + 1 Lap 9 0 18
13 20 United States Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 198 + 2 Laps 11 0 17
14 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 198 + 2 Laps 22 0 16
15 13 Venezuela E. J. Viso HVM Racing 198 + 2 Laps 18 0 15
16 33 Netherlands Robert Doornbos (R) HVM Racing 198 + 2 Laps 19 0 14
17 34 Japan Kosuke Matsuura Conquest Racing 195 + 5 Laps 16 0 13
18 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 185 + 15 Laps 4 5 12
19 98 United States Stanton Barrett (R) Team 3G 182 + 18 Laps 20 0 12
20 43 United States Roger Yasukawa Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 172 + 28 Laps 17 0 12
21 14 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay A. J. Foyt Enterprises 157 Contact 15 0 12
22 24 United Kingdom Mike Conway (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 103 Contact 13 0 12
23 23 South Africa Tomas Scheckter Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 83 Mechanical 10 0 12
OFFICIAL IRL REPORT

Standings after the race[edit]