2001 Indy Racing League

The 2001 Indy Racing League consisted of 13 races, held at 12 circuits across the United States of America. Sam Hornish Jr. won the Drivers’ Championship.

2001 Races
RoundDateEventCircuitTrack TypeWinnerCar/EngineAvg. Speed
118 March 2001Pennzoil Copper World Indy 200Phoenix RacewayOvalSam Hornish Jr.Dallara/Oldsmobile125.072
28 April 2001Infiniti Grand Prix of MiamiHomestead-Miami SpeedwayOvalSam Hornish Jr.Dallara/Oldsmobile148.508
328 April 2001zMAX 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayOvalGreg RayDallara/Oldsmobile133.647
427 May 200185th Indianapolis 500Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayOvalHelio CastronevesDallara/Oldsmobile141.574
59 June 2001Casino Magic 500Texas Motor SpeedwayOvalScott SharpDallara/Oldsmobile150.873
617 June 2001Radisson Indy 200Pikes Peak International RacewayOvalBuddy LazierDallara/Oldsmobile142.987
730 June 2001SunTrust Indy ChallengeRichmond RacewayOvalBuddy LazierDallara/Oldsmobile97.435
88 July 2001Ameristar Casino Indy 200Kansas SpeedwayOvalEddie Cheever Jr.Dallara/Infiniti148.914
921 July 2001Harrah's 200Nashville SuperspeedwayOvalBuddy LazierDallara/Oldsmobile144.809
1012 August 2001Belterra Resort Indy 300Kentucky SpeedwayOvalBuddy LazierDallara/Oldsmobile174.91
1126 August 2001Gateway Indy 250World Wide Technology Raceway at GatewayOvalAl Unser Jr.G-Force/Oldsmobile136.379
122 September 2001Delphi Indy 300Chicagoland SpeedwayOvalJaques LazierDallara/Oldsmobile-
136 October 2001Chevy 500Texas Motor SpeedwayOvalSam Hornish Jr.Dallara/Oldsmobile168.523
2001 Driver Standings
Pos.DriverPHXMIAATLINDTEXPIKRICHKANNASKENGATCHITEXPoints
1Sam Hornish Jr.52523216354240403035374052503
2Buddy Lazier35102812325052305050171913398
3Scott Sharp322440150243013304224540355
4Billy Boat30171622303212224028281818313
5Eliseo Salazar40353026261618261915131232308
6Felipe Giaffone2832202040261932242410209304
7Al Unser Jr.728131241935101632502428287
8Eddie Cheever Jr.11226418281752159323512261
9Buzz Calkins2214351815152017221482220242
10Airton Dare2072224113015281310221126239
11Jeff Ward26302661418240102026326238
12Robbie Buhl1961015935229172230835237
13Shigeaki Hattori17152402091624262615914215
14Mark Dismore5264141017281914840137205
15Donnie Beechler000528142635203016300204
16Robby McGehee24189191600203212201016196
17Jaques Lazier0008221311123518145210195
18Greg Ray895213211291612170024193
19Didier Andre32017013113214919181715188
20Sarah Fisher13401911220131811111965188
21Billy Roe000017101081816778101
22Jeret Schroeder41611107014150000077
23Jon Herb0514300011000152270
24Helio Castroneves12005200000000064
25Rick Treadway000000000130163059
26Davey Hamilton181112760000000054
27Richie Hearn00000220000028050
28Gil de Ferran6004000000000046
29Laurent Redon00000000000261945
30Brandon Erwin16133080000000040
31Casey Mears10197000000000036
32Chris Menninga000000000011141136
33Stan Wattles14418000000000036
34Michael Andretti0003500000000035
35Stephan Gregoire9815200000000034
36Jimmy Vasser0003200000000032
37Bruno Junqueira0003000000000030
38Anthony Lazzaro00000000001201729
39Tony Stewart0002800000000028
40Cory Witherill0081100000000019
41Arie Luyendyk0001700000000017
42Tyce Carlson1500000000000015
43John Hollansworth Jr.0120000000000012
44Alex Barron00000000009009
45Robby Gordon00090000000009
46Jack Miller00500000000005
47Scott Goodyear00010000000001
48Nicolas Minassian00010000000001