Chevrolet powered quartet Buddy Lazier, Robbie Buhl, Sarah Fisher and Buddy Rice rounded out the finishers, all a number of laps down with Rice's first race with the latest Chevrolet engine spoiled by a continuation of his practice gearbox woes.
In addition to Dixon and Barron, who both suffered gearbox problems and Kenny Brack who recorded a rare retirement for Team Rahal with electrical gremlins, AJ Foyt IV retired with a box full of neutrals while Roger Yasukawa, Al Unser Jr and Bryan Herta all failed to finish with accident related damage.
The day was soured however by a nasty pit lane incident triggered when Herta and Unser Jr made contact with one of Unser Jr's pit crew getting hit in the process. Kelley Racing's left rear tyre carrier Anton Julian (sp?) was transported directly to a local hospital where he was later described as conscious and in a serious but stable condition.