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IndyCar Series - Milwaukee IndyFest Preview

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DATE: Saturday, June 15
SITE: The Milwaukee Mile -- West Allis, Wis.
TRACK: 1-mile oval
CAPACITY: nearly 40,000 grandstand seats
ANNUAL: 9th (IndyCar sanctioned race)
TELEVISION: NBC Sports Network
RADIO: IMS Radio Network/SIRIUS XM Satellite
START TIME: 4:30 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Friday, June 14/5:15 p.m. ET
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Ryan Hunter-Reay
RUNNER-UP: Tony Kanaan
POLE WINNER: Dario Franchitti (finished 19)
LAPS: 250
MILES: 250
QUALIFYING RECORD: Helio Castroneves, 2006 (172.477 mph)
RACE RECORD: Scott Dixon, 2009 (138.784 mph)
 
2012 Finish
FinishDriverStartFinishDriverStart
1Ryan Hunter-Reay26Helio Castroneves4
2Tony Kanaan67Alex Tagliani13
3James Hinchcliffe88Ed Carpenter22
4Oriol Servia209Graham Rahal11
5E.J. Viso510Rubens Barrichello3
2012 Milwaukee IndyFest Facts and Figures
AVERAGE SPEED: 122.020 mph
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 52 mins., 17.8119 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 5.1029 secs.
CAUTION FLAGS: 5 for 51 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 5 among 5 drivers
POLE WINNER: Dario Franchitti (168.737 mph)
FASTEST LAP: Ryan Hunter-Reay, 159.293 mph, Lap 205
Past Milwaukee IndyFest Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
2012 -- Ryan Hunter-Reay -- Dallara-Chevrolet -- 122.020 mph
2011 -- Dario Franchitti (1) -- Dallara-Honda -- 117.390 mph
2010 -- Not held
2009 -- Scott Dixon (4) -- Dallara-Honda -- 138.784 mph
2008 -- Ryan Briscoe (11) -- Dallara-Honda -- 133.428 mph
2007 -- Tony Kanaan (3) -- Dallara-Honda -- 127.220 mph
2006 -- Tony Kanaan (4) -- Dallara-Honda -- 133.513 mph
2005 -- Sam Hornish Jr (1) -- Dallara-Toyota -- 122.733 mph
2004 -- Dario Franchitti (7) -- Dallara-Honda -- 128.272 mph
 
NOTE: Formerly called Menards A.J. Foyt Indy 225 (2004), ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt
225 (2005-09), Milwaukee 225 (2011). Series did not compete at Milwaukee
during 2010 season. Race distance increased from 225 miles to 250 in
2013.
 
Past Milwaukee IndyFest Pole Winners (Finish)
2012 -- Dario Franchitti -- 19
2011 -- Dario Franchitti -- 1
2010 -- Not held
2009 -- Ryan Briscoe -- 2
2008 -- Marco Andretti -- 21
2007 -- Helio Castroneves -- 16
2006 -- Helio Castroneves -- 14
2005 -- Sam Hornish Jr -- 1
2004 -- Vitor Meira -- 5
Last Race Results
RACE: Firestone 550 (June 8)
SITE: Texas Motor Speedway -- Fort Worth, Texas
MILES: 342 (550 kilometers)
LAPS: 228
WINNER: Helio Castroneves
RUNNER-UP: Ryan Hunter-Reay
THIRD: Tony Kanaan
FOURTH: Ed Carpenter
FIFTH: Marco Andretti
POLE WINNER: Will Power (finished 7)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 52 mins., 17.4594 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 4.6919 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 177.257 mph
CAUTION FLAGS: 3 for 27 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 4 among 4 drivers
LAP LEADERS: Marco Andretti 1-53; Will Power 54-57; Ryan Hunter-Reay 58-92;
Andretti 93-96; Helio Castroneves 97-228.
Milwaukee IndyFest Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
1 *Ryan Hunter-Reay (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)DHL/Andretti Autosport
3Helio Castroneves (Sao Paulo, Brazil)AAA Insurance/Team Penske
4Ryan Briscoe (Sydney, Australia)National Guard/Panther Racing
5E.J. Viso (Caracas, Venezuela)Venezuela/Andretti Autosport/HVM
6Sebastian Saavedra (Bogota, Colombia)Dragon Racing
7Sebastien Bourdais (Le Mans, France)Dragon Racing
9Scott Dixon (Auckland, New Zealand)Target/Chip Ganassi Racing
10Dario Franchitti (Edinburgh,Scotland)Belkin/Chip Ganassi Racing
11Tony Kanaan (Salvador, Brazil)KV Racing Technology
12Will Power (Toowoomba, Australia)Verizon/Team Penske
14Takuma Sato (Tokyo, Japan)ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt Racing
15Graham Rahal (New Albany, OH)Midas/Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
16James Jakes (Leeds, England)Acorn Stairlifts/RLL Racing
19Justin Wilson (Sheffield, England)Dale Coyne Racing
20Ed Carpenter (Indianapolis, IN)Fuzzy's Vodka/Ed Carpenter Racing
25Marco Andretti (Nazareth, PA)RC Cola/Andretti Autosport
27James Hinchcliffe (Toronto, Canada)GoDaddy.com/Andretti Autosport
55Tristan Vautier (Corenc, France)Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
67Josef Newgarden (Hendersonville, TN)Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
77Simon Pagenaud (Montmorillon, France)Schmidt-Hamilton HP Motorsports
78Simona de Silvestro (Thun, Switzer.)Nuclear Entergy Areva/KVRT
83Charlie Kimball (Camarillo, CA)NovoLog FlexPen/Chip Ganassi Racing
98Alex Tagliani (Lachenaie, QB, Canada)Barracuda Racing/Bryan Herta Autospt
 
* - Defending champion
 
Leading Contenders (Finish in nine previous years)
Driver200420052006200720082009201020112012
Ryan Hunter-Reay------------1512---26Won
Tony Kanaan44WonWon319---192
James Hinchcliffe---------------------63
Helio Castroneves12161416511---96
Ed Carpenter---121672016---168
Scott Dixon22131042Won---711
Will Power------------14------412
Simon Pagenaud------------------------13
Ryan Briscoe---2218---Won2---1114
Marco Andretti------515217---1315
Dario FranchittiWon262---3---Won19
Takuma Sato---------------------820
Justin Wilson------------715---1023
 
Mover of the Week
Tony Kanaan - started 13 and finished 3
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Ryan Hunter-Reay
Last Week's Pick to Win (Dario Franchitti) - finished 6
 
NOTES:
The Milwaukee IndyFest at The Milwaukee Mile is the ninth race on the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule.

Hosting auto racing events since 1903, The Milwaukee Mile is the oldest operating motor speedway in the world. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway began hosting races in 1911.

This one-mile oval has 9.25 degrees of banking in all of its turns and 2.5 degrees on the straightaways. The lengths of the frontstretch and the backstretch are 1,265 feet.

Before it began hosting IndyCar sanctioned races in 2004, this track held open-wheel events in CART (1980-2003), USAC (1956-79) and AAA (1939-55).

Milwaukee was dropped from the IndyCar schedule in 2010 but rejoined the following year.

Since '04, Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan are those drivers who have scored multiple victories at Milwaukee. Franchitti won at this track in '04 and '11, and Kanaan took the checkered flag there in back-to-back years (2006-07).

Ryan Briscoe scored his maiden Indycar win at Milwaukee in June 2008. Briscoe was in his first season with Team Penske at the time. He is driving the No. 4 car for Panther Racing in this weekend's race.

Ryan Hunter-Reay won last year's race at Milwaukee. Hunter-Reay, who is the defending IndyCar champion, dominated the second half of the 225-mile event, leading the final 84 laps. It was the first of his four victories for the season. He also won a Champ Car Series race at this track in 2004, leading all 250 laps.

The next race is the June 23 Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway. Hunter-Reay is the defending race winner.

06/11 15:50:33 ET

As of June 11, 2013, at 03:50 PM ET

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