Iowa Corn Indy 250 2012 Results: Reaction, Leaders and Post-Race Analysis

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Iowa Corn Indy 250 2012 Results: Reaction, Leaders and Post-Race Analysis
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Updated Sunday, June 24 at 1:00 a.m. ET by Michael Moraitis

A rain delay before the start of the Iowa Corn Indy 250 helped build anticipation for the race and it was certainly a race that was worth the wait for winner, Ryan Hunter-Reay, and his team, Andretti AutoSport.

The rain didn't seem to bother the drivers too much and the track looked to be in good condition. However, you would not have known that seeing all the wrecks that happened over the course of the night and as a result, caution flags were flying all race long.

Here's how the race worked itself out in Iowa, courtesy of

Race Results

1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 28 Chevrolet
2 Marco Andretti 26 Chevrolet
3 Tony Kanaan 11 Chevrolet
4 Scott Dixon 9 Honda
5 Simon Pagenaud 77 Honda
6 Helio Castroneves 3 Chevrolet
7 Rubens Barrichello 8 Chevrolet
8 Ed Carpenter 20 Chevrolet
9 Graham Rahal 38 Honda
10 Justin Wilson 18 Honda
11 Charlie Kimball 83 Honda
12 Takuma Sato 15 Honda
13 Katherine Legge 6 Chevrolet
14 James Jakes 19 Honda
15 Simona De Silvestro 78 Lotus
16 Alex Tagliani 98 Honda
17 James Hinchcliffe 27 Chevrolet
18 Ryan Briscoe 2 Chevrolet
19 Josef Newgarden 67 Honda
20 Mike Conway 14 Honda
21 Oriol Servia 22 Chevrolet
22 JR Hildebrand 4 Chevrolet
23 E.J. Viso 5 Chevrolet
24 Will Power 12 Chevrolet
25 Dario Franchitti 10 Honda

Ryan Hunter-Reay picked up the win, his second of the season and his second in-a-row. The victory puts Hunter-Reay second in the points standings, two spots up from his previous position.

It was a two horse race for much of the evening with Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon both leading the way. Late in the race with only 12 laps to go, Dixon was passed by Hunter-Reay for the lead and Dixon ended up finishing fourth in what was a frustrating finish.

Had this been the Iowa Corn Indy 245, Dixon might have come out victorious. Dixon stays put at third in the points standings.

Both Tony Kanaan and Marco Andretti finished on the podium for a second straight race. Hunter-Reay had to fight off his teammate in order to complete the exciting victory in Iowa.

The Iowa Speedway Twitter page spelled out just how great this race was.

Thanks to the dreaded rain delay, we all had to stay up a little extra late tonight to watch the race as spelled out by the Detroit Grand Prix.

Dario Franchitti had some engine problems this evening and that forced him out of the race before it even started. Here's what he had to say.

Mario Andretti took the time to congratulate his drivers, both of which had a strong showing tonight.

Scott Birch, a writer from the Des Moines Register, let us know just how bad a night Scott Dixon had towards the end of the race as he was left in the dust with a fourth place finish.

End of Update

Iowa will be the focus of IndyCar enthusiasts on Saturday as racing fans get ready for the 2012 Iowa Corn Indy 250 at the Iowa Speedway.

Dario Franchitti will have a great chance to continue his fantastic season with another victory after winning the pole during qualifying.

Check back for race reaction, results and analysis from the Iowa Speedway.

Where: Iowa Speedway, Newton, Iowa

When: Saturday, June 23 at 10:00 p.m. ET

Watch: NBC Sports Network

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1) Dario Franchitti

2) Helio Castroneves

3) Marco Andretti

4) James Hinchcliffe

5) Ryan Bricsoe

6) Will Power

7) Ryan Hunter-Reay

8) Scott Dixon

9) Tony Kanaan

10) Graham Rahal

11) Alex Tagliani

12) Josef Newgarden

13) Rubens Barrichello

14) J.R. Hildebrand

15) Justin Wilson

16) E.J. Viso

17) Charlie Kimball

18) Oriol Servia

19) Katherine Legge

20) Mike Conway

21) James Jakes

22) Ed Carpenter

23) Simona de Silvestro

24) Takuma Sato

25) Simon Pagenaud