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2008 ABC Supply Company A.J. Foyt 225

The 2008 ABC Supply Company A.J. Foyt 225 was the sixth round of the 2008 IndyCar Series season and took place on June 1, 2008 at the 1.015-mile (1.633 km) Milwaukee Mile, in West Allis, Wisconsin. Marco Andretti took the lead from the pole position, and led the first 40 laps. He was chased early by Scott Dixon and teammate Tony Kanaan. Graham Rahal, who started on the outside of the front row, shuffled back, but remained in the top 5 for the first half of the race. The first half was mostly green, with only a minor caution involving Oriol Servià and another for debris. Later in the first fuel segment, Andretti's handling started to suffer, and Dixon took over the lead. Hélio Castroneves took over second, and Andretti fell back as deep as tenth.

United States 2008 Milwaukee
Race details
6th round of the 2008 IndyCar Series season
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DateJune 1, 2008
Official nameABC Supply Company A.J. Foyt 225
LocationMilwaukee Mile
CoursePermanent racing facility
1.000 mi / 1.609 km
Distance225 laps
225 mi / 362.102 km
WeatherTemperatures reaching up to 71.6 °F (22.0 °C); wind speeds approaching 9.9 miles per hour (15.9 km/h)
Pole position
DriverMarco Andretti (United States Andretti Green Racing)
Time1:26.9591 (4 laps)
Fastest lap
DriverScott Dixon (United States Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time22.2185 (on lap 76 of 225)
Podium
FirstRyan Briscoe (United States Penske Racing)
SecondScott Dixon (United States Chip Ganassi Racing)
ThirdTony Kanaan (United States Andretti Green Racing)

On lap 130, Rahal went high in turn three to pass Darren Manning. He got into the marbles, and brushed along the wall in turn four. After holding the lead for 136 laps, Dixon was finally challenged by Ryan Briscoe. Briscoe took over the lead on lap 177, and held it until a green flag pit stop on lap 194. After a sequence of pit stops, Castroneves, Andretti and Dan Wheldon all cycled near the front. When all pit stops were complete, Briscoe held a half-second lead over Dixon. The two battled for the lead over the final 21 laps.

With less than three laps to go, Andretti dove underneath Ed Carpenter in turn one. The cars touched, and both cars spun into the wall. Vitor Meira became caught up in the smoke, and rode up over Andretti, becoming airborne. He landed upright, and all drivers were uninjured. The race finished under caution with Briscoe picking up his first career IndyCar victory, and 300th overall win for the Mooresville, North Carolina-based Penske Racing in all motorsports series.

ResultEdit

Finish Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps
Led
Points
1 6   Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 225 1:42:41.7387 11 36 50
2 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 225 +0.0487 3 147 43
3 11   Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 225 +1.8413 6 0 35
4 10   Dan Wheldon Chip Ganassi Racing 225 +2.9314 7 0 32
5 3   Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 225 +4.6704 5 2 30
6 5   Oriol Servià (R) KV Racing 225 +14.2217 9 0 28
7 02   Justin Wilson (R) Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 224 +1 Lap 22 0 26
8 33   E. J. Viso (R) HVM Racing 224 +1 Lap 10 0 24
9 7   Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 224 +1 Lap 13 0 22
10 15   Buddy Rice Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 224 +1 Lap 19 0 20
11 23   Townsend Bell Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 224 +1 Lap 21 0 19
12 27   Hideki Mutoh (R) Andretti Green Racing 224 +1 Lap 14 0 18
13 14   Darren Manning A. J. Foyt Enterprises 223 +2 Laps 20 0 17
14 8   Will Power (R) KV Racing 223 +2 Laps 4 16 16
15 17   Ryan Hunter-Reay (R) Rahal Letterman Racing 223 +2 Laps 12 0 15
16 36   Enrique Bernoldi Conquest Racing 222 +3 Laps 8 0 14
17 2   A. J. Foyt IV Vision Racing 222 +3 Laps 18 0 13
18 18   Bruno Junqueira Dale Coyne Racing 222 +3 Laps 15 0 12
19 24   John Andretti Roth Racing 222 +3 Laps 16 0 12
20 20   Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 221 Contact 17 0 12
21 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 221 Contact 1 40 12
22 4   Vitor Meira Panther Racing 220 Contact 26 0 12
23 19   Mario Moraes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 218 +7 Laps 23 0 12
24 34   Jaime Camara (R) Conquest Racing 218 +7 Laps 19 0 12
25 06   Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 129 Contact 2 0 12
26 96   Mario Domínguez (R) Pacific Coast Motorsports 107 Handling 25 0 12
27 25   Marty Roth Roth Racing 0 DNS - 0 5
Race average speed: 133.428 mph (214.732 km/h)
Lead changes: 5 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 29 laps

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