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2006 Firestone Indy 400


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IndyCar Series race number 11 of 14
Sunday, July 30, 2006 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
200 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:03:44
Average Speed: 193.972 mph
Pole Speed: 216.777 mph
Cautions: 2 for 10 laps
Margin of Victory: 1.623 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    2006 IndyCar Series results   /   2006 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
1 13   Helio Castroneves Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/H/F200125,800running6150
2 64   Vitor Meira Revive   (Panther Racing)D/H/F20096,850running7543
3 910   Dan Wheldon Target   (Chip Ganassi)D/H/F20088,750running1435
4 311   Tony Kanaan Team 7-Eleven   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F20063,000running032
5 82   Tomas Scheckter Vision Racing   (Tony George)D/H/F20059,300running430
6138   Scott Sharp Delphi   (Adrian Fernandez)D/H/F20050,200running028
7 420   Ed Carpenter Vision Racing   (Tony George)D/H/F19948,700running026
81926   Marco Andretti NYSE Group   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F19947,400running024
91455   Kosuke Matsuura Panasonic ARTA   (Adrian Fernandez)D/H/F19949,400running722
101617   Jeff Simmons Team Ethanol   (Bobby Rahal / David Letterman)D/H/F19945,900running020
11127   Bryan Herta XM Satellite Radio   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F19944,400running219
12 727   Dario Franchitti Klein Tools / Canadian Club   (Andretti Green Racing)D/H/F19943,100running018
131015   Buddy Rice Team Argent   (Bobby Rahal / David Letterman)D/H/F19941,800running017
141814   Jeff Bucknum ABC Supply Co.   (A.J. Foyt)D/H/F19840,200running016
15155   Buddy Lazier Escort Radar Detectors   (Dreyer & Reinbold Racing)D/H/F19838,900running015
16 59   Scott Dixon Target   (Chip Ganassi)D/H/F19837,500running014
171116   Danica Patrick Team Argent   (Bobby Rahal / David Letterman)D/H/F19736,100out of fuel013
181725   Marty Roth Roth Racing   (Marty Roth)D/H/F19236,100running012
19 26   Sam Hornish, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)D/H/F6134,600engine3712
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; P - Panoz G Force
  Engine: H - Honda
  Tires: F - Firestone

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122   moisture 
34341  
44518   #25 tow-in turn 3 
52200149  
  Percent of race run under caution: 5.0%             Average green flag run: 95.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Helio Castroneves133
  Sam Hornish, Jr.44037
  Dan Wheldon41455
  Kosuke Matsuura46527
  Bryan Herta53531
  Vitor Meira548734
  Tomas Scheckter88892
  Dan Wheldon90923
  Vitor Meira9312937
  Dan Wheldon1301323
  Bryan Herta1331331
  Helio Castroneves13416734
  Vitor Meira1681714
  Dan Wheldon1721743
  Tomas Scheckter1751762
  Helio Castroneves17720024

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Helio Castroneves 376    
2   Sam Hornish, Jr. 368   -8  
3   Dan Wheldon 359   -17  
4   Scott Dixon 345   -31  
5   Vitor Meira 320   -56  
6   Tony Kanaan 309   -67  
7   Marco Andretti 250   -126  
8   Dario Franchitti 249   -127  
9   Tomas Scheckter 239   -137  
10   Danica Patrick 236   -140  
11   Scott Sharp 235   -141  
12   Bryan Herta 234   -142  
13   Kosuke Matsuura 225   -151  
14   Buddy Rice 187   -189  
15   Ed Carpenter 185   -191  
16   Jeff Simmons 151   -225  
17   Felipe Giaffone 142   -234  
18   Buddy Lazier 122   -254  
19   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 114   -262  
20   Ryan Briscoe 69   -307