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The 2009 SunTrust Indy Challenge was the eighth round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season and took place on June 27, 2009 at the 0.750-mile (1.207 km) Richmond International Raceway, in Henrico County, Virginia.

United States 2009 Richmond
Race details
8th round of the 2009 IndyCar Series season
DateJune 27, 2009
Official nameSunTrust Indy Challenge
LocationRichmond International Raceway
CoursePermanent racing facility
0.750 mi / 1.207 km
Distance300 laps
225.000 mi / 362.102 km
Weather76°F, partly cloudy
Pole position
DriverDario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time1:04.5488 (4 laps)
Fastest lap
DriverScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time16.6070 (on lap 263 of 300)
Podium
FirstScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondDario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)
ThirdGraham Rahal (N/H/L Racing)

RaceEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Laps Led Points
1 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 300 1:48:02.4703 2 161 52
2 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 300 + 0.3109 1 65 41
3 02   Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 300 + 2.4085 5 0 35
4 27   Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 300 + 13.5302 8 74 32
5 7   Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 300 + 14.1111 10 0 30
6 11   Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 299 + 1 Lap 17 0 28
7 26   Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 299 + 1 Lap 16 0 26
8 2   Raphael Matos (R) Luczo-Dragon Racing 299 + 1 Lap 6 0 24
9 06   Robert Doornbos (R) Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 299 + 1 Lap 12 0 22
10 4   Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 299 + 1 Lap 13 0 20
11 23   Tomas Scheckter Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 299 + 1 Lap 9 0 19
12 13   E. J. Viso HVM Racing 299 + 1 Lap 7 0 18
13 20   Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 299 + 1 Lap 14 0 17
14 18   Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing 298 + 2 Laps 15 0 16
15 14   Ryan Hunter-Reay ABC Supply Company 298 + 2 Laps 18 0 15
16 5   Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology 297 + 3 Laps 19 0 14
17 3   Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing 245 Contact 3 0 13
18 24   Mike Conway (R) Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 135 Contact 11 0 12
19 6   Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing 26 Contact 4 0 12
20 98   Jaques Lazier Team 3G 0 Contact 20 0 12
OFFICIAL IRL REPORT

Standings after the raceEdit