Indianapolis 500 Miles 2008
Relive a new historic IndyCar race with the Indianapolis 500 Miles contested at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the 2008 season.
The 2008 season marks the reunification of the Champ Car on one side and the Indy Racing League on the other after 16 years of an internal dispute which has never ceased to drag down the American car. 2008 is therefore the year of renewal with a merger of two dying championships.
At the end of the Kansas event won by Dan Wheldon, Helio Castroneves arrived in Indianapolis as the leader of the standings. The Team Penske rider, double winner in 2001 and 2002, could well see a third victory added to his record.
During qualifying, Scott Dixon sets the benchmark with four laps launched at an average speed of 226.366 mph. The New Zealander shares the front row of the starting grid with his teammate Dario Franchitti and Penske Australian Ryan Briscoe.
Four drivers fail to qualify for the most important race of the season, Mac Papis, Phil Giebler, Mario Dominguez and Roger Yasukawa.
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