2004: Buddy Rice
Starting Position: 1
Race Time: 3:14:55.2395
Chassis/engine: Panoz G Force/Honda
Buddy Rice delivered car owners Bobby Rahal and late night host David Letterman the win in a rain-abbreviated race. The thunderstorm that ultimately ended the race early produced an F2 tornado that nearly struck the speedway that was still packed with a quarter of a million spectators.