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2011 Indy Japan: The Final

The 2011 Indy Japan: The Final was the ninth and final running of the Indy Japan 300 and the sixteenth round of the 2011 IndyCar Series season. It took place on Sunday September 18, 2011. The race was contested over 63 laps at the 2.983-mile (4.801 km) Twin Ring Motegi road course in Motegi, Tochigi, Japan. This event was to be contested on the 1.520-mile (2.446 km) oval but due to the damage which was brought to the oval during the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, six months earlier, the series decided to replace the event from the damaged oval to the still intact road course.

Japan 2011 Indy Japan: The Final
Race details
16th round of the 2011 IndyCar Series season
DateSeptember 18, 2011
Official nameIndy Japan: The Final
LocationTwin Ring Motegi
CoursePermanent racing facility
2.983 mi / 4.801 km
Distance63 laps
187.929 mi / 302.442 km
Weather88 °F (31 °C), scattered clouds
Pole position
DriverScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Fastest lap
DriverGiorgio Pantano (Dreyer & Reinbold)
Time1:40.2453 (on lap 5 of 63)
FirstScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)
SecondWill Power (Team Penske)
ThirdMarco Andretti (Andretti Autosport)