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2015 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

The 2015 Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was the fourth race of the 2015 IndyCar Series season. The race was run on Sunday April 26, 2015 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States at Barber Motorsports Park, the sixth time the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama was run. It was won by Josef Newgarden for the CFH Racing team. Graham Rahal took second for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Scott Dixon who races for Chip Ganassi Racing came in third. The top finishing rookie in the race, as he was in all three previous rounds in this years series, Gabby Chaves who finished 16th in the race as he did in the previous round.

United States 2015 Alabama
Race details
3rd round of the 2015 IndyCar Series season
Barber Motorsports Park.svg
DateApril 26, 2015
Official nameIndy Grand Prix of Alabama
LocationBarber Motorsports Park
Birmingham, Alabama
CourseRoad Course
2.38 mi / 3.83 km
Distance90 laps
214.2 mi / 344.7 km
Pole position
DriverHélio Castroneves (Team Penske)
Time1:07.1925
Fastest lap
DriverRyan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)
Time69.7188 (on lap 16 of 90)
Podium
FirstJosef Newgarden (CFH Racing)
SecondGraham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing)
ThirdScott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing)

ReportEdit

Key Meaning
R Rookie
W Past winner

QualifyingEdit

Pos No. Name Grp. Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
1 3   Hélio Castroneves W 1 1:07.2631 1:06.8790 1:07.1925
2 1   Will Power W 2 1:06.9973 1:06.8050 1:07.3833
3 22   Simon Pagenaud 1 1:07.1072 1:07.0586 1:07.6383
4 9   Scott Dixon 2 1:06.9406 1:07.0940 1:07.6938
5 21   Josef Newgarden 1 1:07.2853 1:07.2251 1:07.8922
6 10   Tony Kanaan 2 1:07.6242 1:07.2059 1:07.9426
7 11   Sébastien Bourdais 2 1:07.3141 1:07.2462
8 15   Graham Rahal 1 1:07.5198 1:07.3903
9 20   Luca Filippi 1 1:07.5198 1:07.6302
10 5   James Hinchcliffe 2 1:07.4708 1:07.6626
11 83   Charlie Kimball 2 1:07.3842 1:07.8405
12 8   Sage Karam R 1 1:07.5355 1:07.8930
13 27   Marco Andretti 1 1:07.6295
14 7   James Jakes 2 1:07.9671
15 2   Juan Pablo Montoya 1 1:07.7235
16 4   Stefano Coletti R 2 1:07.9947
17 98   Gabby Chaves R 1 1:07.8191
18 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay W 2 1:07.9984
19 41   Jack Hawksworth 1 1:08.0082
20 14   Takuma Sato 2 1:08.2541
21 18   Rodolfo González R 1 1:08.5259
22 26   Carlos Muñoz 2 1:08.3533
23 19   Francesco Dracone R 2 1:10.1133
Qualifications

Race resultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Team Engine Laps Time/Retired 0 Stops Grid Laps Led Pts.1
1 67   Josef Newgarden CFH Racing Chevrolet 90 1:55:53.0630 3 5 46 53
2 15   Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 90 +2.2061 3 8 17 41
3 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 90 +4.8371 3 4 2 36
4 1   Will Power W Team Penske Chevrolet 90 +19.4903 4 2 32
5 28   Ryan Hunter-Reay W Andretti Autosport Honda 90 +22.0663 3 18 30
6 26   Carlos Muñoz Andretti Autosport Honda 90 +24.0595 3 22 28
7 5   James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 90 +24.6529 3 10 1 27
8 11   Sébastien Bourdais KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 90 +25.4534 3 7 2 25
9 22   Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet 90 +30.6139 3 3 3 23
10 27   Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Honda 90 +33.4777 3 13 20
11 20   Luca Filippi CFH Racing Chevrolet 90 +34.1607 3 9 19
12 83   Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 90 +34.6792 3 11 18
13 10   Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 90 +35.3334 3 6 17
14 2   Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske Chevrolet 90 +36.6361 4 15 17
15 3   Hélio Castroneves W Team Penske Chevrolet 90 +39.4194 4 1 18 17
16 98   Gabby Chaves R Bryan Herta Autosport Honda 90 +45.8965 3 17 14
17 14   Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 90 +50.8442 3 20 13
18 8   Sage Karam R Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 90 +55.1372 5 12 12
19 4   Stefano Coletti R KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 90 +55.4160 5 16 11
20 18   Rodolfo González R Dale Coyne Racing Honda 90 +1:07.9855 4 21 10
21 41   Jack Hawksworth A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 90 +1:13.1828 3 19 9
22 7   James Jakes Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 89 +1 Lap 4 14 8
23 19   Francesco Dracone R Dale Coyne Racing Honda 89 +1 Lap 4 23 7
OFFICIAL BOX SCORE
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.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

ReferencesEdit