Special Sub-Topic: 2006 Indianapolis 500
|Who were the two drivers that were forced out of the race after a wreck on the 2nd lap?|
Jeff Bucknum and PJ Chesson. Jeff Bucknum accidentally took PJ Chesson out of the race. They both drove for Hemelgarn Racing.
|Who led the first lap of the race?|
Helio Castroneves. Helio Castroneves led the first lap after starting second.
|How many cars used the Panoz chassis?|
10. The Panoz chassis was the lesser used chassis, as it is difficult to use on cold tires and in traffic.
|How many cars were running at the finish?|
20. The 20th place car was 12 laps down, but all from 20th place and up were running at the finish.
|On lap 110, which two former Indy 500 champions wrecked and were taken out of the race?|
Helio Castroneves and Buddy Rice. Helio went low on the track and collected Buddy Rice in the effort.
|How many cars finished on the lead lap?|
10. The cars of Sam Hornish Jr, Marco Andretti, Michael Andretti, Dan Wheldon, Tony Kanaan, Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti, Danica Patrick, Scott Sharp, and Vitor Meira finished on the lead lap.
|Dan Wheldon led how many of laps throughout the race?|
148. Wheldon led a race high 148 laps, but was put out of contention for the win due to a cut tire.
|Scott Dixon was black-flagged for blocking which driver?|
Tony Kanaan. Scott Dixon was forced to serve a drive-through penalty for allegedly blocking Tony Kanaan.
|Sam Hornish won the race by which margin over Marco Andretti?|
.0635 seconds. The 2006 race was the second closest finish in Indy 500 history.
|Which two drivers improved the most positions during the race?|
Buddy Lazier and PJ Jones. Buddy Lazier and PJ Jones both improved 13 positions. Buddy Lazier started 25th and finished 12th. PJ Jones started 32nd and finished 19th.
Did you find these entries particularly interesting, or do you have comments / corrections to make? Let the author know!
Send the author a thank you or
Submit a correction