IRL: Homestead: Toyota race report

HORNISH'S SECOND LEADS WAY AS SEVEN TOYOTAS FINISH IN TOP 10 AT TOYOTA INDY 300 - Sam Hornish Jr. (Marlboro Toyota) finished second to lead seven Toyotas in the top-10 in Sunday's Toyota Indy 300 in front of an estimated 40,000 fans at the ...

HORNISH'S SECOND LEADS WAY AS SEVEN TOYOTAS FINISH IN TOP 10 AT TOYOTA INDY 300

- Sam Hornish Jr. (Marlboro Toyota) finished second to lead seven Toyotas in the top-10 in Sunday's Toyota Indy 300 in front of an estimated 40,000 fans at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

- In three season-opening Toyota Indy 300s, Toyota-powered engines have now registered two victories, three seconds and a third.

- Four different Toyota-powered teams finished in the top-10 today with Marlboro Team Penske, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Red Bull Cheever Racing and Ethanol Hemelgarn Racing all represented.

- Sam Hornish's (Marlboro Toyota) second-place is his fourth top-two finish in five Homestead starts. The Ohio native won here in 2001, 2002 and 2004.

- Helio Castroneves' (Marlboro Toyota) fifth-place showing marks his 14th top-10 finish in his last 17 IRL races. Castroneves joins Sam Hornish Jr. in giving Marlboro Team Penske two cars in the top-five today.

- Darren Manning (Target Toyota) placed sixth today, his best finish since a sixth-place finish at Nazareth last season.

- Patrick Carpentier (Red Bull Toyota) not only placed 7th in his first IndyCar start today, but also led his first IRL laps while taking the top spot for four laps beginning on Lap 35.

- Alex Barron (Red Bull Toyota) gave Red Bull Cheever Racing two cars in the top eight with an eight-place finish directly behind teammate Patrick Carpentier.

- A.J. Foyt IV earned his best career finish with a ninth-place showing today.

- Paul Dana (Ethanol Toyota) earned a top-10 finish in his first career IndyCar start.

- Two Toyota-powered cars -- Scott Dixon (Target Toyota) and Ed Carpenter (Vision Toyota) were both eliminated after getting caught up in an eight-car crash on a Lap 159 re-start. Rookie Ryan Briscoe was eliminated in an early one-car incident.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Darren Manning , Helio Castroneves , A.J. Foyt IV , Patrick Carpentier , Scott Dixon , Alex Barron , Ryan Briscoe , Paul Dana , Chip Ganassi , Sam Hornish Jr. , Sam Hornis
Teams Team Penske , Chip Ganassi Racing