Special Sub-Topic: 2005 Indianapolis 500
|Who qualified on pole position for the event?|
Tony Kanaan. Kanaan took position just ahead of Hornish. Patrick started 4th with Castroneves 5th.
|Who led the most laps in the race?|
Sam Hornish Jr.. The race was run over 200 laps: Hornish led for a total of 77 laps, while Kanaan led 54 laps and Wheldon led 30 laps. Danica Patrick became the first woman to ever lead the race; she led for a total of 19 laps.
|Which famous talk show host co-owned a team with Bobby Rahal?|
David Letterman. Danica Patrick, Vitor Meira & Kenny Brack drove for Rahal-Letterman racing in the event.
|How many cars with Chevrolet engines started the race?|
5. In total, five chevy engines took part; Buddy Lazier, Tomas Scheckter, Tomas Enge, Marty Roth & Richie Hearn.
|The race finished under caution.|
t. Indycar rookie Sebastien Bourdais crashed on lap 199, which meant the race finished under caution. Incidentally, Bourdais was the 2004 Champ Car Champion.
|Who won the race?|
Dan Wheldon. Wheldon passed Patrick for the lead on lap 194 to take his first win at Indianapolis. Patrick finished 4th and Kanaan finished 8th. Hornish crashed out on lap 147.
|How many cars completed all 200 laps?|
9. Just nine cars finished on the lead lap; Wheldon, Meira, Herta, Patrick, Lazier, Franchitti, Sharp, Kanaan and Castroneves. Ryan Briscoe finished 10th, completing just 199 laps.
|How many former winners of the event started the 2005 race?|
3. Buddy Lazier (won in 1996), Helio Castroneves (in 2001, as a rookie, and 2002, the first to win back-to-back since Al Unser in 1970-71),and Kenny Brack (1999) were the only former winners in the field. The 2004 winner, Buddy Rice, was not racing after he picked up an injury during a crash in a practice session.
|Which of these companies was not a primary sponsor on a car which took part in the event?|
Budweiser. 7-Eleven sponsored Tony Kanaan's car, Red Bull sponsored Alex Barron and Patrick Carpentier and Klein Tools sponsored the race-winning car of Dan Wheldon.
|Which of these countries did not have a driver of that nationality in the race?|
Germany. Kenny Brack is from Sweden, Scott Dixon is from New Zealand and Tomas Enge is from the Czech Republic.
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