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After New Orleans
Rank Driver Points

1 Juan Pablo Montoya 84
2 Helio Castroneves 74
3 Will Power 70
4 James Hinchcliffe 65
5 Tony Kanaan 63
6 Simona de Silvestro 44
7 James Jakes 43
8 Graham Rahal 43
9 Luca Filippi 42
10 Simon Pagenaud 41
11 Josef Newgarden 40
12 Sebastien Bourdais 37
13 Ryan Hunter-Reay 37
14 Marco Andretti 37
15 Scott Dixon 34
16 Carlos Munoz 34
17 Jack Hawksworth 31
18 Gabby Chaves 28
19 Takuma Sato 25
20 Charlie Kimball 25
21 Stefano Coletti 23
22 Sage Karam 23
23 Carlos Huertas 20
24 Francesco Dracone 14
Latest IndyCar News and Commentary

The Fundamental Problem with IndyCar and F1 today
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
I'm sorry, I may be old school; however I have been around long enough to recognize what works in motorsports and what does not.  When it comes to the world's foremost open wheel racing series - IndyCar and Formula One - both have witnessed steady measurable declines in recent seasons. And it's time for a major shake-up. In particular F1 and IndyCar need a major revamp of the technical regulations in time for the 2017 season.
An Interview With Ryan Hunter-Reay
Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport was the 2014 Indianapolis 500 winner, and is one of only three drivers to win at Barber Motorsports Park, site of this weekend's Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.  Ryan looks to become the first driver to win three consecutive races at Barber, and he would be the first driver to do that feat since Will Power won three straight races at Sao Paulo from 2010 through 2012.
IndyCar Long Beach postscript
  by Brian Carroccio
By now you probably know what happened in Sunday’s 41st running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. However, to briefly repeat, pole sitter Helio Castroneves jumped to the lead after a rather ragged start (more on that later) with third-place starter Dixon getting ahead of second-place starter Juan Pablo Montoya into turn one. Scott Dixon scored his 36th career win at the relatively young age of 34. Dixon surpassed the win total of Bobby Unser with his 36th career Indy car race to move into fifth place on the all-time list. Now, I ran out of superlatives to describe the accomplishments of Dixon long ago. However, I’ll briefly something I’ve elaborated on in further detail in the past.
Scott Dixon beats Castroneves in Long Beach
  by Brian Carroccio
Scott Dixon moved to the lead after a slow first pit stop by pole sitter Helio Castroneves. From there, the driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet cruised to victory in the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Castroneves was second, with Team Penske teammate Juan Pablo Montoya third. Simon Pagenaud made it three Penskes in the top-4, while Tony Kanaan completed a Penske-Ganassi sweep of the top-5.
Jones holds off Pigot to win Indy Lights LB race.
  Brit now 3-for-3
Carlin's Ed Jones held off Juncos Racing's Spencer Pigot by 6-tenths of a second to score victory in the Grand Prix of Long Beach Presented by Allied Building Products. It was the third win in as many Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires races for the driver of the #11 Toys for Boys Miami/United Rivers Carlin entry. Felix Serralles of Belardi Auto Racing was third. with R.C. Enerson and Max Chilton rounding out the top-five.
Q&A with Schmidt, Hinchcliffe and Jakes
  from Long Beach
An interview with:
Sam Schmidt
James Jakes
James Hinchcliffe
Castroneves runs record qualifying lap in Long Beach
  by Brian Carroccio
Helio Castroneves led a Team Penske sweep of the front row for the 41st running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, posting a new track record of 1:06.629 in Verizon Pole Qualifying. It was the 43rd career pole for the Brazilian, who was a mere 0.0293 seconds faster than teammate Juan Pablo Montoya who will start 2nd. Target Chip Ganassi Racing's  Scott Dixon was 3rd giving Chevy a 1-2-3 start.
IndyCar New Orleans Postscript
  by Brian Carroccio
Suffice to say, the Verizon IndyCar Series made a less than glorious debut in The Big Easy this weekend.  Sure, the inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana was hampered by less-than-optimal weather, and some of the teething problems you might expect with a first-time event.  But at the end of the day the display we saw from INDYCAR at NOLA Motorsports Park was about as embarrassing and unprofessional as it gets for a series that fancies itself a top-level racing category.
Hinchcliffe's gamble pays off in win at NOLA
  by Brian Carroccio
With shrewd pit strategy James Hinchcliffe took advantage of numerous caution periods to win today's Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana. It was the Canadian's fourth career victory and first since Iowa 2013. Helio Castroneves was second, with Hinchcliffe's Schmidt Peterson teammate James Jakes third. Simona de Silvestro and Juan Pablo Montoya rounded out the top-five.
33 is just a number
  by Jon Noggle
Since the split of IndyCar racing in 1996 by Tony George there has been almost zero bumping for the Indy 500. 33 was just a number we were told by the Hulman George family in case less than 33 drivers can be drummed up. Today everyone makes the race. There are hundreds that have entered the Indianapolis 500 but for whatever reason were not able to qualify in a given year. Many of those listed never made it even once.
Miscellaneous ramblings on an Easter Weekend
  by Brian Carroccio
The world's first all-electric racing series debuting on the historic streets of Long Beach, highlighted an otherwise empty slate of major circuit racing during this past Easter weekend. Today, we'll look at the Long Beach ePrix, and a host of other subjects making news in the world of motorsports starting with the world of Formula One.
What IndyCar can learn from "Mad Men"
  by Brian C. Mackey
Mad Men is my favorite television show. Its final season kicks off this weekend and I'm eager to learn the outcome of my all-time favorite TV character, Don Draper. As one who has been in the marketing trenches for many years, I, and many others like me who share similar career paths, cannot help but wish we sported some small dose of Don's legendary fictional advertising brilliance. I'm envious of his skill sets, at least in the professional sense of boardroom theatrics.
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