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2005 Indycar Winners



Dan Wheldon and Team Andretti Green
won the 2005 IRL Championship as well as the Indy 500

2005 Champ

Wheldon won in a Honda-powered Dallara
sponsored by Klein Tools & Jim Beam.

2005 Champ

Danica Patrick beat out Patrick Carpentier, Ryan Briscoe, Tomas Enge and Paul Dana for 2005 IRL Rookie Of The Year. She also won Indy 500 Rookie of the Year honors after she finished in 4th. The diminutive racer drives for Team Rahal Letterman Racing. Her car was a Honda-powered Panoz. This rookie's popularity sky rocketed after the Indy 500 and she appeared on many magazine covers and television shows, often overshadowing the other drivers.

Rookie Champ

2005 Indy Racing League Schedule

Click on city names to go to that race track's website.

March
Date Time EST City Track Size TV Channel Race Name Winner
6 1pm Homestead 1.5-mile oval ESPN Toyota 300 Dan Wheldon
19 4pm Phoenix 1-mile oval ABC Copper World 200 Sam Hornish, Jr.
April
Date Time EST City Track Size TV Channel Race Name Winner
3 2pm St Pete 2 Street ESPN Honda GP Dan Wheldon
30 12am Japan oval ESPN2 Japan 300 Dan Wheldon
May
Date Time EST City Track Size TV Channel Race Name Winner
29 Noon Indianapolis IN 2.5 mile ABC Indy 500 Dan Wheldon
June
Date Time EST City Track Size TV Channel Race Name Winner
* 11 8:30pm Fort Worth TX 1.5 mile ESPN Bombardier 500k Tomas Scheckter
* 25 7:30pm Richmond VA .75 mile ESPN2 SunTrust Challenge Helio Castroneves
July
Date Time EST City Track Size TV Channel Race Name Winner
3 Noon Kansas 1.5 mile ABC Argent Mortgage 300 Tony Kanaan
* 16 8:30pm Nashville 1.3 mile ESPN Firestone 200 Dario Franchitti
24 2pm Milwaukee Mile 1 mile ABC ABC Supply A.J. Foyt 225 Sam Hornish, Jr.
31 2:30p Michigan 2 ABC Michigan 400 Bryan Herta
August
Date Time EST City Track Size TV Channel Race Name Winner
14 2pm Kentucky 1.5 mile ABC AMBER Alert Portal 300 Scott Sharp
21 2pm Pikes Peak 1 mile ABC Honda 225 Dan Wheldon
28 3p Sonoma CA 2 mile ABC Argent Mortgage GP Tony Kanaan
September
Date Time EST City Track Size TV Channel Race Name Winner
11 1pm Chicago 1.5 mile ABC Delphi 300 Dan Wheldon
25 2pm Watkins Glen 3.4 mile ABC Indy Grand Prix Scott Dixon
October
Date Time EST City Track Size TV Channel Race Name Winner
16 2:30p Fontana 2 mile ABC Toyota 400 Dario Franchitti


* -- Saturday night race; all other races on Sunday

IRL Sched