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The 2004 Grand Prix of Road America was the eighth round of the 2004 Bridgestone Presented the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on August 8, 2004 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Sébastien Bourdais won the pole and Alex Tagliani won the race, his first and only win in his Champ Car/IndyCar career.

United States 2004 Road America
Race details
Race 8 of 14 in the 2004 Champ Car season
Road America.svg
Road America Track Layout
DateAugust 8, 2004
Official nameGrand Prix of Road America presented by the Chicago Tribune
LocationRoad America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, United States
CoursePermanent Road Course
4.048 mi / 6.515 km
Distance48 laps
194.304 mi / 312.720 km
WeatherMostly to Partly Cloudy
Pole position
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:43.046
Fastest lap
DriverBruno Junqueira (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:45.504 (on lap 39 of 48)
Podium
FirstAlex Tagliani (Rocketsports Racing)
SecondRodolfo Lavín (Forsythe Championship Racing)
ThirdSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:44.637 1:43.046 1:43.046
2   Ryan Hunter-Reay Herdez Competition 1:43.909 1:43.995 1:43.909
3   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 1:43.374 1:43.374
4   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:44.529 1:43.606 1:43.606
5   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 1:44.076 1:43.753 1:43.753
6   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1:46.382 1:43.933 1:43.933
7   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 1:44.972 1:44.058 1:44.058
8   Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing 1:45.077 1:44.105 1:44.105
9   Justin Wilson Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:45.034 1:44.463 1:44.463
10   Rodolfo Lavín Forsythe Racing 1:45.269 1:44.663 1:44.663
11   Michel Jourdain, Jr. RuSPORT 1:45.377 1:44.708 1:44.708
12   Mario Haberfeld Walker Racing 1:45.773 1:45.074 1:45.074
13   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 1:45.172 1:45.172
14   Roberto González PKV Racing 1:45.674 1:45.361 1:45.361
15   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 1:45.496 1:47.701 1:45.496
16   Guy Smith Rocketsports Racing 1:47.948 1:46.025 1:46.025
17   Alex Sperafico Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:46.742 1:46.321 1:46.321
18   Gastón Mazzacane Dale Coyne Racing 1:46.878 1:47.042 1:46.878

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 48 1:45:07.288 13 33
2 3   Rodolfo Lavín Forsythe Racing 48 +1.855 secs 10 28
3 2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 48 +2.767 secs 1 27
4 4   Ryan Hunter-Reay Herdez Competition 48 +3.814 secs 2 24
5 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 48 +4.398 secs 15 21
6 11   Oriol Servià Dale Coyne Racing 48 +6.390 secs 8 19
7 34   Justin Wilson Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 48 +8.500 secs 9 17
8 12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 48 +8.546 secs 3 15
9 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. RuSPORT 48 +9.056 secs 11 13
10 17   Guy Smith Rocketsports Racing 48 +9.997 secs 16 11
11 5   Mario Haberfeld Walker Racing 48 +16.725 secs 12 10
12 1   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 48 +26.616 secs 6 10
13 10   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 47 + 1 Lap 7 8
14 7   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 46 + 2 Laps 5 7
15 6   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 46 + 2 Laps 4 7
16 21   Roberto González PKV Racing 46 + 2 Laps 14 5
17 14   Alex Sperafico Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 46 + 2 Laps 17 4
18 19   Gastón Mazzacane Dale Coyne Racing 29 Off course 18 3

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1-4 Hunter-Reay (4) & Vasser (12) contact
12-13 González (21) off course
16-18 Junqueira (6) off course
31-33 Mazzacane (19) off course
45-46 Allmendinger (10) & Sperafico (14) spin/stall

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-13 Sébastien Bourdais
14-22 Paul Tracy
23-29 Alex Tagliani
30-36 Paul Tracy
37-39 Alex Tagliani
40-42 Rodolfo Lavín
43-48 Alex Tagliani
 
Driver Laps led
Alex Tagliani 16
Paul Tracy 16
Sébastien Bourdais 13
Rodolfo Lavín 3
  • New Race Record Alex Tagliani 1:45:07.288
  • Average Speed 110.903 mph

Championship standings after the raceEdit