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The Kentucky Indy 300 was an IndyCar Series race held at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky.

Kentucky Indy 300
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VenueKentucky Speedway
First race2000
Last race2011
Distance300 miles (483 km)
Laps200
Previous namesBelterra Casino Indy 300 (2000–2004)
AMBER Alert Portal Indy 300 (2005)
Meijer Indy 300 presented by Coca-Cola and Secret (2006)
Meijer Indy 300 presented by Coca-Cola and Edy's (2007–2009)
Kentucky Indy 300 (2010–2011)
Most wins (driver)Buddy Lazier (2)
Sam Hornish, Jr. (2)
Most wins (team)Penske Racing (3)

The IRL IndyCar Series debuted the race in 2000. In the 2002 race, Sarah Fisher won the pole position, the first such by a female driver in major open wheel competition.

During the 2002 Infiniti Pro Series practice, Jason Priestley suffered serious injuries after a practice crash.

Following the 2011 race, IndyCar failed to reach an agreement with the track in order to bring a race to the Speedway for the 2012 season.

Past winnersEdit

Season Date Driver Team Chassis Engine Race Distance Race Time Average Speed
(mph)
Report
Laps Miles (km)
2000 Aug 27   Buddy Lazier Hemelgarn Racing Dallara Oldsmobile 200 300 (482.803) 1:49:21 164.601 Report
2001 Aug 12   Buddy Lazier Hemelgarn Racing Dallara Oldsmobile 200 300 (482.803) 1:42:55 174.91 Report
2002 Aug 11   Felipe Giaffone Mo Nunn Racing G-Force Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 1:59:11 149.024 Report
2003 Aug 17   Sam Hornish, Jr. Panther Racing Dallara Chevrolet 200 300 (482.803) 1:29:45 197.897 Report
2004 Aug 15   Adrián Fernández Fernández Racing Panoz G-Force Honda 200 300 (482.803) 1:38:21 180.588 Report
2005 Aug 14   Scott Sharp Fernández Racing Panoz Honda 200 300 (482.803) 1:40:55 175.981 Report
2006 Aug 13   Sam Hornish, Jr. Penske Racing Dallara Honda 200 300 (482.803) 1:44:03 170.676 Report
2007 Aug 11   Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing Dallara Honda 200 300 (482.803) 1:38:22 180.558 Report
2008 Aug 9   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda 200 300 (482.803) 1:36:42 183.65 Report
2009 Aug 1   Ryan Briscoe Penske Racing Dallara Honda 200 300 (482.803) 1:28:24 200.893 Report
2010 Sept 4   Hélio Castroneves Penske Racing Dallara Honda 200 300 (482.803) 1:41:50 174.402 Report
2011 Oct 2   Ed Carpenter Sarah Fisher Racing Dallara Honda 200 300 (482.803) 1:42:03 174.039 Report

Firestone Indy LightsEdit

Season Date Winning Driver
2002 August 11   A.J. Foyt IV
2003 August 16   Jeff Simmons
2004 August 14   P.J. Chesson
2005 August 13   Travis Gregg
2006 August 13   Jay Howard
2007 August 11   Hideki Mutoh
2008 August 9   Dillon Battistini
2009 August 1   Wade Cunningham
2010 September 4   Pippa Mann
2011 October 2   Stefan Wilson

ReferencesEdit