Iowa Corn Indy 250

Fin Driver Sponsor / Owner Laps Status Led Pts
1    Tony Kanaan 7-Eleven   (Andretti Autosport) 250 running 62 50
2    Helio Castroneves Team Penske   (Roger Penske) 250 running 43 40
3    E.J. Viso PDVSA / Jet Aviation   (KV Racing Technology) 250 running 0 35
4    Ryan Briscoe Team Penske   (Roger Penske) 250 running 0 32
5    Will Power Verizon   (Roger Penske) 250 running 32 31
6    Scott Dixon Target   (Chip Ganassi) 250 running 21 28
7    Vitor Meira ABC Supply Co.   (A.J. Foyt) 250 running 0 26
8    Ryan Hunter-Reay Ethanol USA / IZOD   (Andretti Autosport) 249 running 0 24
9    Graham Rahal Dad’s Root Beer   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing) 249 running 11 22
10    Danica Patrick   (Andretti Autosport) 249 running 0 20
11    Dan Wheldon National Guard   (Panther Racing) 249 running 0 19
12    Alex Tagliani Bowers & Wilkins   (FAZZT Race Team) 248 running 0 18
13    Alex Lloyd Boy Scouts of America   (Dale Coyne) 248 running 0 17
14    Raphael Matos HP   (De Ferran-Luczo-Dragon Racing) 247 running 0 16
15    Marco Andretti Venom Energy   (Andretti Autosport) 244 running 12 15
16    Mario Romancini Conquest Racing   (Eric Bachelart) 244 running 0 14
17    Bertrand Baguette Conquest Racing / RACB   (Eric Bachelart) 237 running 0 13
18    Dario Franchitti Target   (Chip Ganassi) 212 running 69 14
19    Takuma Sato Lotus   (KV Racing Technology) 177 crash 0 12
20    Hideki Mutoh Formula Dream / Panasonic   (Newman-Haas-Lanigan Racing) 131 handling 0 12
21    Simona de Silvestro Stargate Worlds / HVM   (Keith Wiggins) 128 handling 0 12
22    Sarah Fisher Dollar General   (Sarah Fisher) 92 crash 0 12
23    Milka Duno CITGO   (Dale Coyne) 31 handling 0 12
24    Justin Wilson Charter   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing) 0 crash 0 12
25    Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology 0 crash 0 10

DARIO FRANCHITTI (No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing): “I was leading at the time and the gearbox went. I was shifting from sixth down to fifth and came up with a box full of neutrals. We had a winning car today, but it wasn’t anybody’s fault. The Target team did a great job today. These things just happen.”

HIDEKI MUTOH (No. 06 Formula Dream/Panasonic): “The car was reasonable at the beginning of the race. I was off the pace a little bit but we were working with the car. Once everyone got up to speed it was difficult to stay with them though. The guys did a fantastic job overnight and every day. I’m disappointed with myself because I think I could have done better. We’re going to work hard to figure this out for the next round of oval races.”

TONY KANAAN (No. 11 Team 7-Eleven, winner Iowa Corn Indy 250): “I have to thank my team and the entire 7-Eleven crew. They did a great job. I had a great car. I have thank my teammates. Marco (Andretti) and Ryan (Hunter-Reay) came over after qualifying. I was very disappointed. I made a mistake during qualifying and I was pretty down. They talked to me for 45 minutes and cheered me up. Marco gave me a little bit of his setup and Ryan actually helped me with the setup, putting it together for today. It was a great job as a team and it feels good.”

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Team Penske, finished second): “Team Penske did a great job. We finished fourth and fifth as well so all of our cars were in the front. Somehow the No. 3 car was always wearing out the left front. When I needed it the most, unfortunately it wasn’t there. I’m not sure. Maybe that bump between Tony (Kanaan) and Scott (Dixon) might have caused something because it was very hard to set up the car during the race. I should be happy but with ten laps to go, it slipped right through my hands. We had great pit stops. The team did an incredible job. Tony did seem to have a better car. He could run everywhere but more consistent. It’s a shame for us today, but for the championship it is very good.

E.J. VISO (No. 8 PDVSA-Jet Aviation-KV Racing Technology, finished third): “It’s been a very tough year for the team. We all knew that we could get there. We have some very good people on the team and good drivers. We finished in the position we deserved to have. I hope this is the start of good things to come for the rest of the season.”

RYAN BRISCOE (No. 6 Team Penske, finished fourth): “I’m so happy with this fourth place finish today. I was scared. That first stint, the car was very loose. I think the change with the wind direction today, it really (inaudible) my car in Turn 1 with the bump. I was in a lot of trouble, so come in fourth today is a great effort by Team Penske. We made a few changes during the pit stops and they gave me positions on the yellow stops. That was really good.”

RAPHAEL MATOS (No. 2 HP de Ferran Dragon Racing): “I had an OK race. The car ran well most of the race. We collected points, which is important. There is still a lot of the season to go. We had a mechanical issue during an early pit stop that hurt us a bit, but it was a good race overall. The change we made to the car yesterday after qualifying really helped and we moved in the right direction. We are continuing to understand the data and improve the car, which is important for the future.”

SIMONA DE SILVESTRO (No. 78 Team Stargate Worlds/HVM): “We were really struggling for the last 20 laps. It was really hard to drive over the bump in Turn 2. I don’t know what happened. We were OK at the beginning of the race. We had a mishap in the pits and we ran the tires down a lot. I’m sure we can learn a lot from this weekend. We have a lot of work ahead of us.”

VITOR MEIRA (No. 14 ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Racing): “It was a good result. What matters is that we’re improving and being consistent everywhere we go. We’ve had top 10s and the next stage is top fives. It’s hard in this series, but the ABC Supply team is moving forward and that’s important.”

WILL POWER (No. 12 Verizon Team Penske): “We were just a little bit too loose. I had a couple of big moments. I worked with the stuff in the cockpit, and it wasn’t bad at the end. It was pretty good.  I should have gone the high side on those backmarkers. This track is so setup dependent. If you have a bad setup you’re going backwards, so you have to nail it.

SCOTT DIXON (No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing): “I think we did alright today but we weren’t able to maximize points. After 40 laps we saw a lot of tire wear for some reason and I just got a ton of understeer. It was a shame but we managed to stay in the points mix.”


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