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The 2009 Indy Japan 300 was the sixteenth round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season, and was held on September 19, 2009 at the 1.520-mile (2.446 km) Twin Ring Motegi, in Motegi, Japan.

Japan 2009 Motegi
Race details
16th round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season
Twin Ring Motegi map.svg
DateSeptember 19, 2009
Official nameIndy Japan 300
LocationTwin Ring Motegi
CoursePermanent racing facility
1.520 mi / 2.446 km
Distance200 laps
304.000 mi / 489.241 km
Pole position
DriverScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time1:48.3400 (4 laps)
Fastest lap
DriverScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time27.6698 (on lap 174 of 200)
Podium
FirstScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondDario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)
ThirdGraham Rahal (Newman/Haas/Lanigan)

Contents

GridEdit

Row Inside Outside
1 9   Scott Dixon 5   Mario Moraes
2 10   Dario Franchitti 6   Ryan Briscoe
3 02   Graham Rahal 7   Danica Patrick
4 06   Oriol Servià 4   Dan Wheldon
5 18   Justin Wilson 23   Tomas Scheckter
6 20   Ed Carpenter 2   Raphael Matos (R)
7 24   Mike Conway (R) 26   Marco Andretti
8 14   Ryan Hunter-Reay 34   Kosuke Matsuura
9 43   Roger Yasukawa 13   E. J. Viso
10 33   Robert Doornbos (R) 98   Stanton Barrett (R)
11 3   Hélio Castroneves 27   Hideki Mutoh
12 11   Tony Kanaan**
  • ** Note: Kanaan originally qualified 14th, but failed post-qualifying inspection. As a result, Kanaan was forced to start from the rear of the field.

RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 200 1:51:37.6411 1 139 53
2 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 200 + 1.4475 3 53 40
3 02   Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 200 + 3.2002 5 3 35
4 06   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 200 + 7.3720 7 0 32
5 5   Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology 200 + 12.7643 2 0 30
6 7   Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 200 + 16.1392 6 0 28
7 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 200 + 16.6513 14 0 26
8 4   Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 200 + 17.2646 8 0 24
9 2   Raphael Matos (R) Luczo-Dragon Racing 200 + 17.5790 12 0 22
10 3   Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 199 + 1 Lap 21 0 20
11 11   Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 199 + 1 Lap 23 0 19
12 18   Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing 199 + 1 Lap 9 0 18
13 20   Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 198 + 2 Laps 11 0 17
14 27   Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 198 + 2 Laps 22 0 16
15 13   E. J. Viso HVM Racing 198 + 2 Laps 18 0 15
16 33   Robert Doornbos (R) HVM Racing 198 + 2 Laps 19 0 14
17 34   Kosuke Matsuura Conquest Racing 195 + 5 Laps 16 0 13
18 6   Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 185 + 15 Laps 4 5 12
19 98   Stanton Barrett (R) Team 3G 182 + 18 Laps 20 0 12
20 43   Roger Yasukawa Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 172 + 28 Laps 17 0 12
21 14   Ryan Hunter-Reay A. J. Foyt Enterprises 157 Contact 15 0 12
22 24   Mike Conway (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 103 Contact 13 0 12
23 23   Tomas Scheckter Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 83 Mechanical 10 0 12
OFFICIAL IRL REPORT

Standings after the raceEdit