Indy 500, Honda, Not Chevy, Dominates in the ClutchMay 29, 2012, 6:20 pm : Posted by Car in
INDIANAPOLIS — Chevrolet crushed the competition during the Indianapolis 500 time trials. But Honda was dominant when it mattered.
The four Dallara-Honda cars of Chip Ganassi Racing spent much of Sunday’s 200-lap race running in the top 10. Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon swept the first two positions, as Honda had four of the top eight places.
Some of Chevy’s top entrants: Points leader Will Power (28th) and Ryan Hunter-Reay (27th) didn’t finish; pole-winner Ryan Briscoe was fifth, and three-time Indianapolis 500 champion Helio Castroneves was 10th.
Tony Kanaan’s third-place finish was Chevrolet’s best effort. Marco Andretti (24th) led a race-high 59 laps and ran up front most of the day but was dogged by poor fuel strategy and handling problems before crashing on Lap 188.