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2006 Toyota Indy 300

The 2006 Toyota Indy 300 was the first round of the 2006 IndyCar Series season, held on March 26, 2006 on the Homestead-Miami Speedway and covered by ABC. The race was marred by a violent crash in the final practice session. Paul Dana was killed in the crash and teammates Danica Patrick and Buddy Rice withdrew from the race to honor his memory. He was the third driver to lose his life in the IRL. Ed Carpenter who was crashed into by Dana's car was also injured, but recovered.

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Lap 1 Lap 2 Qual Time
1   Sam Hornish Jr. Team Penske 24.4625 24.4722 24.4625
2   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 24.5131 24.5175 24.5131
3   Danica Patrick Rahal Letterman Racing Team 24.7384 24.6589 24.6589
4   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 24.7384 24.6589 24.6589
5   Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 24.7578 24.7296 24.7296
6   Buddy Rice Rahal Letterman Racing Team 24.7720 24.7600 24.7600
7   Dario Franchitti Andretti Green Racing 24.7664 24.7731 24.7664
8   Dan Wheldon Chip Ganassi Racing 24.8417 24.7725 24.7725
9   Paul Dana Rahal Letterman Racing Team 24.8160 24.7967 24.7967
10   Felipe Giaffone A. J. Foyt Enterprises 24.8117 24.8574 24.8117
11   Bryan Herta Andretti Green Racing 24.9775 24.8192 24.8192
12   Tomas Scheckter Vision Racing 24.8567 24.8337 24.8337
13   Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 24.8692 24.8399 24.8399
14   Kosuke Matsuura Super Aguri Fernandez Racing 24.8467 24.8432 24.8432
15   Scott Sharp Super Aguri Fernandez Racing 24.9285 24.8896 24.8896
16   Eddie Cheever Jr. Cheever Racing 25.0998 24.9690 24.9690
17   Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 24.9813 25.0022 24.9813
18   Buddy Lazier Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 24.9878 No time 24.9878
19   Vitor Meira Panther Racing 25.0320 24.9892 24.9892
20   P. J. Chesson Hemelgarn Racing 25.2025 25.2439 25.2439

Race resultsEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Lead Points
1 10   Dan Wheldon Chip Ganassi Racing 200 1:46:14
167.73 mph
6 8 50
2 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 200 +0.015 secs 2 42 40
3 6   Sam Hornish Jr. Team Penske 200 Running 1 145 38
4 27   Dario Franchitti Andretti Green Racing 200 Running 5 0 32
5 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 200 Running 3 0 30
6 55   Kosuke Matsuura Super Aguri Fernandez Racing 198 + 2 Laps 10 3 28
7 8   Scott Sharp Super Aguri Fernandez Racing 198 + 2 Laps 11 2 24
8 14   Felipe Giaffone A. J. Foyt Enterprises 198 + 2 Laps 4 0 24
9 2   Tomas Scheckter Vision Racing 197 + 3 Laps 16 0 22
10 51   Eddie Cheever Jr. Cheever Racing 196 + 4 Laps 12 0 20
11 11   Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 159 Crash 4 0 19
12 2   P. J. Chesson Hemelgarn Racing 152 Accident 8 0 18
13 7   Bryan Herta Andretti Green Racing 140 Crash 11 0 17
14 5   Buddy Lazier Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 12 Electrical 14 0 16
15 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 12 Halfshaft 13 0 15
16 4   Vitor Meira Panther Racing 10 Engine 15 0 14
17 16   Danica Patrick Rahal Letterman Racing Team 0 Withdrawn 17 0 7
18 15   Buddy Rice Rahal Letterman Racing Team 0 Withdrawn 18 0 6
19 17   Paul Dana Rahal Letterman Racing Team 0 Fatal Practice Crash 19 0 6
20 20   Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 0 Practice Crash 20 0 6

Caution flagsEdit

  • Caution 1: Laps 10-20 (11) - Smoke: Car 4
  • Caution 2: Laps 106-111 (6) - Debris: Turn 4
  • Caution 3: Laps 162-168 (7) - Stall: Car 91, Contact: Car 11
  • Caution 4: Laps 170-177 (8) - Contact: Car 7 in Turn 1

NotesEdit

  • After Paul Dana's fatal accident Danica Patrick and Buddy Rice withdrew.

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