2011 MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225
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The 2011 MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 was the fourth running of the MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225 after a 13-year sabbatical, and the thirteenth round of the 2011 IndyCar Series season. It took place on Sunday, August 14, 2011. The race was contested over 225 laps at the 1.025-mile (1.650 km) New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, New Hampshire, and was televised by ABC in the United States.
|13th round of the 2011 IndyCar Series season|
|Date||August 14, 2011|
|Official name||MoveThatBlock.com Indy 225|
|Location||New Hampshire Motor Speedway|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
1.025 mi / 1.650 km
230.625 mi / 371.155 km
|Weather||73 °F (23 °C), cloudy|
|Driver||Dario Franchitti (Chip Ganassi Racing)|
|Driver||Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)|
|Time||22.3481 (on lap 149 of 225)|
|First||Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)|
|Second||Oriol Servià (Newman/Haas Racing)|
|Third||Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)|
The winner of the 2011 race was Ryan Hunter-Reay. Dario Franchitti held the pole position running a time of 43.1976 seconds, while Scott Dixon had the fastest lap running lap 149 in 22.3481 seconds. No drivers who participated in the last IndyCar race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 1998, did participate in this race.
The length of this race would be reduced to 215 laps / 220.375 miles (354.659 km) due to rain. The race was actually restarted with 10 laps to go but because the track was still too wet to drive on, Danica Patrick spun immediately when the green flag came out, resulting in a multiple car crash. Will Power was involved as well and was very mad about the call, like multiple other drivers and team owners were. They were mad because the race got restarted, while they all said that the track was still too wet to race on during the caution period. Oriol Servià took over the lead from Ryan Hunter-Reay during the last restart but because the restart heavily failed as the track was still too wet, the race would be red flagged and the order like how the drivers were running before the aborted restart, would count as the unofficial race results. This means Ryan Hunter-Reay was declared winner. Newman/Haas Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing filed protests regarding to the finish because of Servia's pass off Hunter-Reay on the aborted restart. The hearing was scheduled on August 22, which would also include Andretti Autosport. The unofficial results would not change and Ryan Hunter-Reay would become the official winner of the race.