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2003 Indy Japan 300


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IndyCar Series race number 3 of 16
Sunday, April 13, 2003 at Twin Ring Motegi Superspeedway, Motegi City, Japan
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:21:18
Average Speed: 129.09 mph
Pole Speed: n/a
Cautions: 9 for 64 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    2003 IndyCar Series results   /   2003 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1 78   Scott Sharp Delphi   (Tom Kelley)D/T/F200148,400running2650
2 615   Kenny Brack Pioneer / Miller Lite   (Bobby Rahal)D/H/F200164,950running1540
3 921   Felipe Giaffone Hollywood Cigarettes   (Mo Nunn)G/T/F20099,750running835
4107   Michael Andretti Team 7-Eleven   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F20078,900running032
5 831   Al Unser, Jr. Corteco   (Tom Kelley)D/T/F20074,300running030
6134   Sam Hornish, Jr. Pennzoil   (Panther Racing)D/C/F19969,300running028
7 527   Dan Wheldon Alpine / Archipelago / Motorola   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F19862,600running026
8 312   Tora Takagi Pioneer   (Mo Nunn)G/T/F19861,100running024
92313   Greg Ray Trim Spa   (Access Motorsports)G/H/F19761,100running022
101924   Robbie Buhl Purex / Aventis   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)D/C/F19259,500running020
112154   Shinji Nakano Beard Papa's / Auto Project   (Greg Beck)D/H/F19057,800crash019
12162   Jaques Lazier Menards / Johns Manville   (John Menard)D/C/F19056,300crash018
132052   Buddy Rice Red Bull   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)D/C/F18154,800running017
14 211   Tony Kanaan Team 7-Eleven   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F17760,400crash7018
15 19   Scott Dixon Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/T/F17761,400crash4515
16 410   Tomas Scheckter Target   (Chip Ganassi)G/T/F16849,900crash3614
17126   Alex Barron Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/T/F16748,200crash013
181814   A.J. Foyt IV Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)G/T/F10148,200crash012
191791   Buddy Lazier Delta Faucet / Life Fitness   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/C/F6346,600engine011
20225   Shigeaki Hattori Epson   (A.J. Foyt)G/T/F4845,100vibration010
211555   Roger Yasukawa Panasonic ARTA   (Adrian Fernandez)D/H/F4545,100crash09
22113   Helio Castroneves Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/T/F4545,100crash08
231423   Sarah Fisher Wonda   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)D/C/F3545,100crash07
242418   Scott Mayer PDM Racing   (Paul Diatlovich)D/C/F845,100crash06
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; G - G Force
  Engine: C - Chevrolet; H - Honda; T - Toyota
  Tires: F - Firestone

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
188  
9146   #18 accident turn 4 
15173  
18214   #6 debris turn 3 
223615  
37437   #23,5 accident turn 3 
44441   #52 spun turn 3 
45451  
465510   #3,55 accident turn 2 
5610449  
1051128   #14 accident turn 4 
11316755  
1681758   #6,10 accident turn 4 
1761772  
17819013   #9,11 accident turn 3 
1911933  
1942007   #54,2 accident turn 4 
  Percent of race run under caution: 32.0%             Average green flag run: 17.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Kanaan12323
  Kenny Brack243815
  Tony Kanaan39391
  Scott Dixon408445
  Tony Kanaan8510218
  Scott Sharp1031031
  Felipe Giaffone1041074
  Tony Kanaan10812316
  Tomas Scheckter12415936
  Tony Kanaan1601612
  Scott Sharp1621632
  Felipe Giaffone1641674
  Tony Kanaan16817710
  Scott Sharp17820023

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Scott Sharp 106    
2   Tony Kanaan 102   -4  
3   Felipe Giaffone 92   -14  
4   Kenny Brack 89   -17  
5   Helio Castroneves 83   -23  
6   Al Unser, Jr. 79   -27  
7   Michael Andretti 77   -29  
8   Scott Dixon 75   -31  
9   Gil de Ferran 58   -48  
10   Sam Hornish, Jr. 57   -49  
11   Jaques Lazier 56   -50  
12   Tomas Scheckter 53   -53  
13   Buddy Rice 53   -53  
14   Tora Takagi 50   -56  
15   Robbie Buhl 49   -57  
16   Sarah Fisher 46   -60  
17   Shigeaki Hattori 42   -64  
18   Dario Franchitti 40   -66  
19   Roger Yasukawa 38   -68  
20   A.J. Foyt IV 37   -69