Milwaukee: Justin Wilson race report

Justin comes home 15th at windy Milwaukee Mile Justin came home in 15th place at The Milwaukee Mile in today's running of the ABC Supply / AJ Foyt 225 IndyCar Series race, having started from that position on the grid. When the chequered flag...

Justin comes home 15th at windy Milwaukee Mile

Justin came home in 15th place at The Milwaukee Mile in today's running of the ABC Supply / AJ Foyt 225 IndyCar Series race, having started from that position on the grid.

When the chequered flag fell, Justin was six laps down and had run at an average speed of 134.802 mph. The race was won by Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi), ahead of Ryan Briscoe (Team Penske) and Dario Franchitti (Target Chip Ganassi).

When rookie Mike Conway (Dreyer and Reinbold Racing) hit the wall on lap 57 and caused a yellow flag, Justin was able to make a clean stop and hold position. That was the only caution for a racing incident. There was a yellow another 100 laps further on, to clear debris in Turn 2, but nothing else happened to interrupt progress of the race. Justin was to pit twice more, on his 100th and 158th laps, and both were completed in regulation time. His fastest lap of 155.689 mph came on Lap 134, but that left him at the bottom of the fast lap chart for the day.

After completing his day's work, Justin said: "It was difficult to anticipate the conditions because of the wind out there. Overall I was pleased with the #18 Z-Line Designs car today, and the Dale Coyne Racing team did a great job all afternoon."

Justin slips one place in the race for the drivers' championship, to 13th position, with a haul of 92 points after seven races.

Having completed the first half of a run of six consecutive ovals, the IndyCar series now moves to Texas Motor Speedway for next Saturday's night race.

-credit: justinwilson.co.uk

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series IndyCar
Drivers Justin Wilson , Dario Franchitti , Scott Dixon , Ryan Briscoe , Chip Ganassi , Mike Conway
Teams Team Penske