Winner Dan Wheldon

Rookie of the year: Danica Patrick 

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Dan Wheldon, whose victory in the 2005 Indianapolis 500 made him the first Englishman since Graham Hill in 1966 to win that world prestigious event. Also a stunning performance from youngster Danica Patrick a rookie woman who has now millions of fans around the world.

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Entry List:

Tomas Enge, Helio Castroneves, Tomas Scheckter, Adrian Fernandez, Sam Hornish Jr. Bryan Herta, Scott Sharp, Scott Dixon, Darren Manning, Tony Kanaan, AJ Foyt, Kenny Brack, Danica Patrick, Vitor Meira, Ed Carpenter, Jacques Lazier, Jeff Ward, Roger Yasukawa, Marty Roth, Dan Wheldon, Dario Franchitti, Ryan Briscoe, Bruno Junqueira, Sebastian Bourdais, Larry Foyt, Jeff Bucknum, Felipe Giaffone, Alex Barron, Kosuke Matsura, Richie Hearn, Patrick Carpentier, Jimmy Kite, Buddy Lazier,

Historical race with multiple stunning crashes


2005 Indianapolis 500

The 89th Indianapolis 500 was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 29, 2005. It was the premier event of the 2005 IndyCar Series season, and the tenth Indy 500 sanctioned by the Indy Racing League. Dan Wheldon won the race under a yellow flag.[1] Wheldon became the first British winner since Graham Hill in 1966.[2]

Rookie Danica Patrick, who qualified fourth and finished fourth, became the first female driver in Indy history to lead laps during the race. Patrick led three times for a total of 19 laps, and won the Rookie of the Year award.[3] Considerable media hype and attention was focused on the race and on Patrick in particular during the month,[4][5] giving birth to the term "Danica Mania."[6][7][8]

The increased attention going into the race helped register a 6.5 Nielsen rating, the highest since 1996.

Starting Grid

Row Inside Middle Outside
1 Brazil 11 - Tony Kanaan United States 6 - Sam Hornish, Jr. United States 8 - Scott Sharp
2 United States 16 - Danica Patrick (R) Brazil 3 - Hélio Castroneves (W) United Kingdom 27 - Dario Franchitti
3 Brazil 17 - Vitor Meira Japan 55 - Kosuke Matsuura United States 95 - Buddy Lazier (W)
4 Czech Republic 2 - TomᚠEnge (R) South Africa 4 - Tomas Scheckter Brazil 36 - Bruno Junqueira
5 New Zealand 9 - Scott Dixon Mexico 5 - Adrian Fernández France 37 - Sébastien Bourdais (R)
6 United Kingdom 26 - Dan Wheldon United States 24 - Roger Yasukawa United States 7 - Bryan Herta
7 United Kingdom 10 - Darren Manning United States 70 - Richie Hearn United States 44 - Jeff Bucknum (R)
8 United States 51 - Alex Barron Sweden 15 - Kenny Bräck (W) Australia 33 - Ryan Briscoe (R)
9 Canada 83 - Patrick Carpentier (R) United States 20 - Ed Carpenter United States 21 - Jaques Lazier
10 United States 14 - A. J. Foyt IV Canada 25 - Marty Roth United States 41 - Larry Foyt
11 United States 22 - Jeff Ward United States 91 - Jimmy Kite Brazil 48 - Felipe Giaffone
Official report[13]

Race summary


Race dawn emerged warm and sunny, with temperatures in the mid 70s (°F), and no chance of rain. Speedway chairperson Mari Hulman George gave the command to start engines at 11:58 a.m. (EST). The field assembled for two parade laps and one pace lap behind the Chevrolet Corvette C6 pace car, driven by Colin Powell.

At the start, a very well-aligned field saw polesitter Tony Kanaan take the lead into turn 1. The field circulated safely through the first lap. In the third turn, Sam Hornish, Jr. passed Kanaan for the lead, and led the first lap. Kanaan re-took the lead on lap 3. The duo traded the lead once more before Larry Foyt crashed on lap 18, bringing out the first caution.

Most of the leaders pit under the yellow, and Kanaan won the race off of pit road.

First half

Sam Hornish, Jr. took the lead on lap 38, and the race began to settle into a pace. On lap 55, a series of green flag pit stops shuffled the field momentary. Hornish ducked into the pits first, followed by Kanaan. The shuffle brought Danica Patrick to the lead on lap 56. It marked the first time in Indy 500 history that a female driver led a lap in competition. She pitted the next time around, and Hornish emerged once again as the leader.

On lap 78, Bruno Junqueira went to pass the lap car of A. J. Foyt IV in turn 2. The two cars touched, and Junqueira crashed hard into the outside wall. He suffered a concussion and fractured vertebras.

Kenny Bräck headed for the pits on lap 82 with mechanical trouble. The car eventually dropped out due to a broken wishbone suspension.

As they approached the halfway point, Hornish and Kanaan again battled back and forth for the lead.

Second half

On lap 114, Richie Hearn and Scott Dixon tangled and crashed in turn one. On the restart, Kanaan and Dario Franchitti passed Hornish on the front stretch, and pulled away from the field.

On lap 147, Sam Hornish, Jr. went to pass Sébastien Bourdais on the outside of turn one. He slid high, and smacked the outside wall. The leaders pit on lap 149, which meant that only one more fuel stop would be required for each car. Exiting the pits, Bryan Herta was penalized for speeding on pit road, and was moved to the rear of the field for the upcoming restart.

On 155, the field prepared to go back to green. Accelerating in the north short chute, Danica Patrick, running 8th, did a half-spin, and tagged TomᚠEnge. Tomas Scheckter spun to avoid the crash, and wrecked into the inside wall. Jeff Bucknum, Patrick Carpentier, and Jaques Lazier also got caught up in the melee. Patrick damamged her nosecone, and ducked immediately into the pits. The team replaced the nose of the car, then a second pit stop (lap 159) saw her change tires and top off the fuel. Patrick dropped to 11th, the last car on the lead lap. Just before the restart on lap 161, Bryan Herta ducked into the pits, and topped off the fuel. The team intended to go the distance without another pit stop.


With 30 laps to go, Dan Wheldon led Vitor Meira. Roger Yasukawa brought out the yellow when his car blew an engine down the front stretch. All of the leaders except Patrick and Herta went to the pits. Staying out, Patrick and Herta shuffled up to the front of the field. Patrick took the lead for the second time of the day on lap 172, and led Herta on the lap 173 restart. To the delight of the crowd, Patrick pulled out to a 1 second lead. Her crew instructed her to dial down the fuel mixture (in an effort to make it to the finish), and her lead began to dwindle. Dan Wheldon caught her on lap 186, and took the lead. At the same time, Kosuke Matsuura hit the wall in the exit of turn four.

With ten laps to go, the green flag came back out. Patrick darted around Wheldon, and took the lead into turn 1. She held the lead for three laps. With seven laps to go, Wheldon passed her once again, and pulled out to a lead. With less than three laps to go, Vitor Meira and Bryan Herta managed to get by Patrick, while Wheldon continued to pull away. Down the back stretch with less than 1˝ laps to go, Buddy Lazier passed Sébastien Bourdais on the outside for 5th place. Bourdais got loose in turn 3, and crashed into the outside wall. The yellow and white flag were displayed, and one lap later, Dan Wheldon won the race under caution.

Bryan Herta's fuel strategy worked out, and he came home third. Danica Patrick held on to 4th place, beating Janet Guthrie's Indy 500 record (9th place in 1978) for best finish by a female driver. Buddy Lazier finished a strong 5th, despite nursing a broken front wing after contact by Scott Sharp.

Finish Start Car
Driver C* E* Qual Rank Laps Status Team
1 16 26 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon D H 224.308 17 200 Running Andretti Green Racing
2 7 17 Brazil Vitor Meira P H 226.848 8 200 Running Rahal Letterman Racing
3 18 7 United States Bryan Herta D H 223.972 20 200 Running Andretti Green Racing
4 4 16 United States Danica Patrick (R) P H 227.004 5 200 Running Rahal Letterman Racing
5 9 95 United States Buddy Lazier (W) D C 226.353 10 200 Running Panther Racing
6 6 27 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti D H 226.873 7 200 Running Andretti Green Racing
7 3 8 United States Scott Sharp P H 227.126 4 200 Running Fernandez Racing
8 1 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan D H 227.566 2 200 Running Andretti Green Racing
9 5 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves (W) D T 226.927 6 200 Running Team Penske
10 24 33 Australia Ryan Briscoe (R) P T 224.080 19 199 Running Chip Ganassi Racing
11 26 20 United States Ed Carpenter D T 221.439 25 199 Running Vision Racing
12 15 37 France Sébastien Bourdais (R) P H 224.955 16 198 Crash T3 Newman/Haas Racing
13 22 51 United States Alex Barron D T 221.053 27 197 Running Team Cheever
14 14 5 Mexico Adrian Fernández P H 225.120 15 197 Running Fernandez Racing
15 33 48 Brazil Felipe Giaffone P T 217.645 36 194 Running A.J. Foyt Enterprises
16 27 21 United States Jaques Lazier P T 221.228 26 189 Running Playa Del Racing
17 8 55 Japan Kosuke Matsuura P H 226.397 9 186 Crash T4 Super Aguri Fernandez Racing
18 17 24 United States Roger Yasukawa D H 224.131 18 167 Mechanical Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
19 10 2 Czech Republic TomᚠEnge (R) D C 226.107 11 155 Crash T4 Panther Racing
20 11 4 South Africa Tomas Scheckter D C 226.031 12 154 Crash T4 Panther Racing
21 25 83 Canada Patrick Carpentier (R) D T 222.803 22 153 Mechanical Team Cheever
22 21 44 United States Jeff Bucknum (R) D H 221.521 24 150 Crash T4 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
23 2 6 United States Sam Hornish, Jr. D T 227.273 3 146 Crash T1 Team Penske
24 13 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon P T 225.215 14 113 Crash T1 Chip Ganassi Racing
25 20 70 United States Richie Hearn P C 222.707 23 112 Crash T1 Sam Schmidt Motorsports
26 23 15 Sweden Kenny Bräck (W) P H 227.598 1 92 Mechanical Rahal Letterman Racing
27 31 22 United States Jeff Ward D T 218.714 34 92 Handling Vision Racing
28 28 14 United States A.J. Foyt IV D T 220.442 28 84 Handling A.J. Foyt Enterprises
29 19 10 United Kingdom Darren Manning P T 223.943 21 82 Mechanical Chip Ganassi Racing
30 12 36 Brazil Bruno Junqueira P H 225.704 13 76 Crash T2 Newman/Haas Racing
31 29 25 Canada Marty Roth D C 219.497 32 47 Handling Roth Racing
32 32 91 United States Jimmy Kite D T 218.565 35 47 Handling Hemelgarn Racing
33 30 41 United States Larry Foyt D T 219.396 33 14 Crash T2 A.J. Foyt Enterprises






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