HORNISH'S DOMINANT RUN ENDS EARLY AT INDIANAPOLIS 500 - Sam Hornish Jr. (Marlboro Toyota) dominated the firstv0 percentof today's 89th running of the Indianapolis 500 today as he led 77 of the first 119 laps for 172.5 miles before hitting the...
HORNISH'S DOMINANT RUN ENDS EARLY AT INDIANAPOLIS 500
- Sam Hornish Jr. (Marlboro Toyota) dominated the firstv0 percentof today's 89th running of the Indianapolis 500 today as he led 77 of the first 119 laps for 172.5 miles before hitting the wall after getting in the gray to avoid contact with another car. Hornish earned the two bonus points for leading the most laps, but finished the day in a disappointing 23rd.
- Hornish's teammate, Helio Castroneves, finished as the highest-placing Toyota in ninth with rookie Ryan Briscoe placing 10th. Castroneves (Marlboro Toyota) ran in the top five, but struggled with suspension troubles after having contact with another car on an early re-start.
- Scott Dixon (Target Toyota) had a strong car and was running in the top 10 past the midway point before he was eliminated from contention when hit by another car while moving into eighth place on Lap 114.
- Ed Carpenter (Vision Racing) registered a very impressive 11th-place finish after starting 26th. Felipe Giaffone (A.J. Foyt Toyota) gained the most positions during the race, moving up 18 spots from 33rd to 15th after bumping his way into the field last Sunday.
- Toyota Atlantic Championship graduates led approximately 60 percent of the laps run today with Sam Hornish, Jr., Danica Patrick and race-winner Dan Wheldon all taking turns on the point.
- Winner Dan Wheldon becomes the second consecutive Toyota Atlantic grad to win the Indianapolis 500 after Buddy Rice was victorious last year.With Wheldon's victory today, Toyota Atlantic grads have now won all five IndyCar Series races this season.