2008 Rexall Edmonton Indy

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Canada 2008 Rexall Edmonton Indy
Race details
13 round of the 2008 IndyCar Series season
Edmonton Grand Prix racing track.svg
Date July 26, 2008
Official name Rexall Edmonton Indy
Location Rexall Speedway, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Course Temporary Airport Course
1.973 mi / 3.175 km
Distance 91 laps
179.543 mi / 288.925 km
Weather Mostly Cloudy (28.5°C / 83.3°F)
Pole position
Driver Ryan Briscoe (United States Team Penske)
Time 1:00.731
Fastest lap
Driver Will Power (United States KV Racing Technology)
Time 1:02.023 (on lap 69 of 91)
Podium
First Scott Dixon (United States Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
Second Hélio Castroneves (United States Team Penske)
Third Justin Wilson (United States Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing)

The 2008 Rexall Edmonton Indy was the thirteenth round of the 2008 IndyCar Series season, and was held on July 26, 2008, at Rexall Speedway in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The race was won by Scott Dixon, followed by Hélio Castroneves and Justin Wilson. Although it was the fourth edition of the Grand Prix, it was the first race in the IndyCar Series, but also the first IndyCar Series race to be held in Canada.

Qualifying results

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Qual 3 Best
1 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 1:01.660 1:01.236 1:00.731 1:00.731
2 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 1:01.164 1:00.946 1:00.836 1:00.836
3 Spain Oriol Servia KV Racing Technology 1:01.844 1:01.092 1:00.858 1:00.858
4 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 1:01.426 1:01.108 1:00.859 1:00.859
5 Australia Will Power KV Racing Technology 1:01.464 1:01.117 1:01.015 1:01.015
6 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 1:01.552 1:01.185 no time 1:01.185
7 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Dale Coyne Racing 1:02.175 1:01.299 - 1:01.299
8 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 1:01.826 1:01.457 - 1:01.457
9 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Chip Ganassi Racing 1:01.603 1:01.666 - 1:01.603
10 Brazil Mario Moraes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 1:01.506 1:01.755 - 1:01.506
11 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi (R) Conquest Racing 1:02.044 1:02.023 - 1:02.023
12 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 1:01.701 no time - 1:01.701
13 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 1:02.299 - - 1:02.299
14 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Rahal Letterman Racing 1:02.104 - - 1:02.104
15 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 1:02.417 - - 1:02.417
16 Canada Paul Tracy Vision Racing 1:02.239 - - 1:02.239
17 Brazil Vitor Meira Panther Racing 1:02.239 - - 1:02.491
18 United States A. J. Foyt IV Vision Racing 1:03.135 - - 1:03.135
19 United Kingdom Darren Manning A. J. Foyt Enterprises 1:02.664 - - 1:02.664
20 Mexico Mario Dominguez Pacific Coast Motorsports 1:03.136 - - 1:03.136
21 Venezuela E. J. Viso (R) HVM Racing 1:02.924 - - 1:02.924
22 Japan Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 1:03.810 - - 1:03.810
23 United States Buddy Rice Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1:03.428 - - 1:03.428
24 United States Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 1:03.883 - - 1:03.883
25 United States Townsend Bell Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 1:03.640 - - 1:03.640
26 Canada Marty Roth Roth Racing 1:09.050 - - 1:09.050
27 Brazil Jaime Camara (R) Conquest Racing 1:03.857 - - 1:03.857

Race

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 91 1:51:05.704 4 50
2 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 91 +5.9 secs 2 43
3 02 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 91 +13.4 secs 6 35
4 22 Canada Paul Tracy Vision Racing 91 +28.1 secs 15 32
5 5 Spain Oriol Servia KV Racing Technology 91 +28.7 secs 3 30
6 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 91 +36.9 secs 1 28
7 10 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Chip Ganassi Racing 91 +41.8 secs 9 26
8 17 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Green Racing 91 +42.1 secs 13 24
9 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Green Racing 91 +43.1 secs 27 22
10 14 United Kingdom Darren Manning A. J. Foyt Enterprises 91 +43.3 secs 18 20
11 15 United States Buddy Rice Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 91 +48.4 secs 22 19
12 2 United States A. J. Foyt IV Vision Racing 91 +50.1 secs 17 18
13 20 United States Ed Carpenter Vision Racing 91 +57.6 secs 23 17
14 18 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Dale Coyne Racing 91 +61.1 secs 7 16
15 33 Venezuela E. J. Viso (R) HVM Racing 90 + 1 lap 20 15
16 36 Brazil Enrique Bernoldi (R) Conquest Racing 90 + 1 lap 11 14
17 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Green Racing 90 + 1 lap 12 13
18 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Green Racing 88 + 3 laps 14 12
19 4 Brazil Vitor Meira Panther Racing 85 + 6 laps 16 12
20 19 Brazil Mario Moraes (R) Dale Coyne Racing 85 + 6 laps 10 12
21 25 Canada Marty Roth Roth Racing 84 + 7 laps 25 12
22 8 Australia Will Power KV Racing Technology 72 + 19 laps 5 12
23 34 Brazil Jaime Camara (R) Conquest Racing 68 Mechanical 26 12
24 96 Mexico Mario Dominguez Pacific Coast Motorsports 51 Off Course 19 12
25 23 United States Townsend Bell Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 48 Contact 24 10
26 06 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing 44 Contact 8 10
27 27 Japan Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green Racing 27 Contact 21 10

Caution flags

Laps Cause
19-23 Meira (4) spin
29-32 Mutoh (27) contact
49-54 Bell (23) contact
61-64 Rahal (06)/Viso (33) contact

Notes

Laps Leader
1-3 Ryan Briscoe
4-21 Hélio Castroneves
22-29 Marco Andretti
30 Tony Kanaan
31-33 Marco Andretti
34-50 Hélio Castroneves
51-56 Tony Kanaan
57-59 A. J. Foyt IV
60-61 Tony Kanaan
62-91 Scott Dixon
 
Driver Laps led
Hélio Castroneves 35
Scott Dixon 30
Marco Andretti 11
Tony Kanaan 9
A. J. Foyt IV 3
Ryan Briscoe 3
  • Fastest Lap Will Power: 1:02.023 (Lap 68)
  • Average Speed 96.967 mph

Attendance

Race weekend attendance was estimated 160,000.[1]

References

  1. ^ http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/bruce_martin/07/28/wrapup/?eref=sircrc


Previous race:
2008 The Honda 200 at Mid-Ohio
IndyCar Series
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Next race:
2008 Meijer Indy 300
Previous race:
2007 Rexall Grand Prix of Edmonton
2008 Rexall Edmonton Indy Next race:
2009 Rexall Edmonton Indy

Coordinates: 53°34′32″N 113°31′22.5″W / 53.57556°N 113.522917°W / 53.57556; -113.522917

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