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The 2013 Iowa Corn Indy 250 Presented by DEKALB,[1] the seventh annual running of the event, was an IndyCar Series race held on June 23, 2013 at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. The race was the tenth round of the 2013 IndyCar Series season, and was won by James Hinchcliffe of Andretti Autosport.

United States 2013 Iowa Corn Indy 250
Race details
10th round of the 2013 IndyCar Series season
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DateJune 23, 2013
Official nameIowa Corn Indy 250
LocationIowa Speedway
CoursePermanent racing facility
0.875 mi / 1.4 km
Distance250 laps
218.75 mi / 352.044 km
Pole position
DriverHélio Castroneves (Team Penske)
Time17.3324
Podium
FirstJames Hinchcliffe (Andretti Autosport)
SecondRyan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
ThirdTony Kanaan (KV Racing Technology)

Contents

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

Iowa Speedway is the shortest track on the IndyCar schedule, being .875 miles long.[2] Four of the first nine races in the season were dominated by Andretti Autosport drivers James Hinchcliffe and Ryan Hunter-Reay, each winning two races. The defending race winner was Hunter-Reay.

QualifyingEdit

Hélio Castroneves of Team Penske set the one-lap track record in qualifying with a time of 17.3324 seconds and a speed of 185.65 mph (298.77 km/h), breaking the record set in 2008 by Ryan Briscoe. Castroneves also won the pole position after winning the qualifying heat race, but IndyCar officials ruled that Castroneves and his team had an improper engine change, changing engines before it ran the minimum 2,000 miles (3,218 km). Because of this, Penske teammate Will Power was given the pole, with James Hinchcliffe in second, Marco Andretti in third and Ed Carpenter in fourth, taking Scott Dixon's spot, who was also penalized for improperly changing engines.[3] Defending race winner Ryan Hunter-Reay failed to advance out of the preliminary heat.[4] The starting grid for the race was decided by three 50-lap heat races. Dixon won the first race,[5] Graham Rahal won heat 2,[6] and Castroneves won the final heat.[7]

RaceEdit

On lap one, James Hinchcliffe passed pole-sitter Will Power for the lead,[8] and proceeded to dominate the race, leading all but 24 laps, a track-record 226 laps;[9] he had led only 33 laps on ovals prior to the race.[10] Hinchcliffe's teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay fell behind with early right front car damage early in the race, and was in 21st, but was able to reach second, but was slowed by lapped cars.[11] Hinchcliffe beat Hunter-Reay to the finish by 1.5009 seconds, giving Andretti Autosport its second consecutive 1-2 finish at the track, and the team's fifth win at the track.[12] The win was Hinchcliffe's third of the season, making him the first three-race winner of the season, and was also his first on an oval.[10] Tony Kanaan finished third, Ed Carpenter and Graham Rahal finished fourth and fifth, respectively.[1] Simon Pagenaud, Oriol Servia, Hélio Castroneves, Marco Andretti, and E. J. Viso closed out the top ten.[13]

Race resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired Pit Stops Grid Laps Led Points1
1 27   James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 250 1:30:16.0266 3 2 226 60
2 1   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 250 + 1.5009 4 12 40
3 11   Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 250 + 1.6891 4 5 38
4 20   Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 250 + 2.7605 4 4 18 37
5 15   Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 250 + 3.0201 3 6 1 33
6 77   Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports Honda 250 + 6.6654 3 8 29
7 4   Oriol Servià Panther Racing Chevrolet 250 + 9.7006 3 7 28
8 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 250 + 10.6855 3 11 33
9 25   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 250 + 12.7133 3 3 28
10 5   E. J. Viso Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 250 + 17.6157 3 16 20
11 19   Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda 249 + 1 lap 4 10 5 20
12 83   Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 249 + 1 lap 4 14 18
13 55   Tristan Vautier Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 248 + 2 laps 3 13 17
14 7   Sebastian Bourdais Dragon Racing Chevrolet 248 + 2 laps 3 19 16
15 67   Josef Newgarden Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 248 + 2 laps 3 22 15
16 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 247 + 3 laps 3 15 19
17 12   Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 247 + 3 laps 4 1 21
18 16   James Jakes Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 247 + 3 laps 4 24 12
19 6   Sebastian Saavedra Dragon Racing Chevrolet 247 + 3 laps 4 18 11
20 10   Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 246 + 4 laps 5 21 10
21 78   Simona de Silvestro KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 243 + 7 laps 5 20 9
22 18   Ana Beatriz Dale Coyne Racing Honda 183 Mechanical 3 23 8
23 14   Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 162 Mechanical 2 17 10
24 98   Alex Tagliani Barracuda Racing Honda 139 Contact 3 9 7
Notes

1 Points include 1 point for leading at least 1 lap during a race, an additional 2 points for leading the most race laps, and 1 point for Pole Position.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Lewandowski, Dave (2013-06-23). "Hinchcliffe dominates Iowa for first oval win". IndyCar Series. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  2. ^ Associated Press (2013-06-24). "Hinchcliffe dominates to win Iowa Corn Indy 250". Times-Republican. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  3. ^ "Will Power on pole at Iowa Indy 250 after Helio Castroneves penalised for improper engine switch". News Corp Australia. 2013-06-23. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  4. ^ Estrada, Chris (2013-06-23). "James Hinchcliffe scores first oval win in Iowa romp". NBC Sports. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  5. ^ "2013 Iowa Corn Indy 250 Heat Race 1". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  6. ^ "2013 Iowa Corn Indy 250 Heat Race 2". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  7. ^ "2013 Iowa Corn Indy 250 Heat Race 3". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-09-15.
  8. ^ Eschliman, Bob (2013-06-24). "Hinchcliffe dominates, wins Iowa Corn Indy 250". Newton Daily News. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  9. ^ Hamilton, Andy (2013-06-24). "Hinchcliffe cruises to Iowa Corn Indy 250 victory". The Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  10. ^ a b Weaver, Matt (2013-06-23). "James Hinchcliffe dominates Iowa for first victory on oval". SB Nation. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  11. ^ "Canada's Hinchcliffe wins Iowa IndyCar title". Fox News Channel. 2013-06-23. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  12. ^ Hamilton, Andy (2013-06-23). "Hinchcliffe cruises at Iowa, gets third IndyCar win". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-07-06.
  13. ^ "2013 Iowa Corn Indy 250". Racing-Reference. Retrieved 2013-07-06.


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