2009 Indianapolis 500 Driver Facts

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2009 Indianapolis 500 Driver Facts
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Indianapolis 500 Driver Facts

Former winners in the race (4): Helio Castroneves (2001, 2002), Dan Wheldon (2005), Dario Franchitti (2007), Scott Dixon (2008).

IRL race winners (13): Helio Castroneves, Ryan Briscoe, Dario Franchitti, Graham Rahal, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Marco Andetti, Danica Patrick, Justin Wilson, Dan Wheldon, Scott Sharp, Tomas Scheckter, Ryan Hunter-Reay.

CART/Champ Car race winners (13): Helio Castroneves, Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Will Power, Paul Tracy, Justin Wilson, Robert Doornbos, Oriol Servia, John Andretti,  Nelson Philippe, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alex Tagliani.

NASCAR race winners (1): John Andretti.

IRL Series Champions: Scott Dixon (2008, 2003), Dario Franchitti (2007), Dan Wheldon (2005), Tony Kanaan (2004), Scott Sharp (2006).

Rookies (5): Raphael Matos, Robert Doornbos, Mike Conway, Nelson Philippe, Alex Tagliani.

Nationalities represented: United States - 11 (Graham Rahal, Marco Andretti, Danica Patrick, Ed Carpenter, A.J. Foyt IV, Scott Sharp, Sarah Fisher, Davey Hamilton, Townsend Bell, John Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay)

Brazil - 5 (Helio Castroneves, Tony Kanaan, Mario Moraes, Vitor Meira, Raphael Matos)

England - 4 (Justin Wilson, Dan Wheldon, Alex Lloyd, Mike Conway)

Australia - 2 (Ryan Briscoe, Will Power

Canada - 2 (Paul Tracy, Alex Tagliani)

Venezuela - 2 (E.J. Viso, Milka Duno)

Scotland - 1 (Dario Franchitti)

New Zealand - 1 (Scott Dixon)

Japan - 1 (Hideki Mutoh)

The Netherlands - 1 (Robert Doornbos)

Spain - 1 (Oriol Servia)

South Africa - 1 (Tomas Scheckter)

France - 1 (Nelson Philippe)

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