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After Alabama GP
Rank Driver Points

1 Pagenaud, Simon 188
2 Dixon, Scott 140
3 Montoya, Juan Pablo 136
4 Castroneves, Helio 118
5 Kanaan, Tony 106
6 Rahal, Graham 100
7 Power, Will 94
8 Newgarden, Josef 91
9 Sato, Takuma 90
10 Hunter-Reay, Ryan 87
11 Kimball, Charlie 80
12 Hinchcliffe, James 75
13 Aleshin, Mikhail 70
14 Bourdais, Sebastien 69
15 Munoz, Carlos 66
16 Chilton, Max (R) 64
17 Andretti, Marco 61
18 Rossi, Alexander (R) 59
19 Daly, Conor (R) 59
20 Hawksworth, Jack 50
21 Filippi, Luca 45
22 Pigot, Spencer (R) 16
23 Servia, Oriol 12
24 Carpenter, Ed 9

Chevy 461
Honda 319
Latest IndyCar News and Commentary

Q&A with IndyCar point leader Simon Pagenaud
  Pagenaud disappointed by Boston drop; would love Watkins Glen option
Simon Pagenaud will drive the No. 22 Menards Team Penske Chevrolet in both the Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 14th and the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29th. He leads the 2016 points standings by 48 over Scott Dixon after wins at Long Beach and Barber Motorsports Park. It's been a dream start to the season so far for him - two wins, a pole, two second-place finishes. Pagenaud was today's guest on this week's IndyCar media conference.
Alabama GP Postscript
  by Brian Carroccio
Well, it's Simon Pagenaud's world right now. A week after scoring a somewhat controversial victory at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Frenchman left little doubt in Sunday's Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Starting from pole the driver of the No. 22 PPG Automotive Refinish Team Penske Chevrolet led all but 6 laps, survived a late challenge from Graham Rahal and ultimately scored a 13.747 second victory. It was Pagenaud's sixth career win, and his fourth top-2 finish in four 2016 races.
Dale Pelfrey hopes to move team up to IndyCar
  My Mazda Road to Indy
As the only owner operating teams on all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy, Dale Pelfrey has earned a reputation for spotting talent. In a combined 13 races so far this season, Team Pelfrey’s stable of four drivers in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, three drivers in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and two drivers in the Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires have earned four victories and a total of 13 podiums – and that’s not even counting his F1600 Championship Series squad.
Q&A with Oriol Servia and Sam Schmidt
  Indy 500 ride for Oriol Servia
Oriol Servia
Will Marotti
Sam Schmidt
Alabama GP Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 drivers
1. Simon Pagenaud
2. Graham Rahal
3. Josef Newgarden
Pagenaud wins again at Barber
  by Brian Carroccio

Before an announced weekend crowd of 83,000, Simon Pagenaud emerged from a late race scrap with Graham to score his second consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series victory in today's Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The Frenchman dominated the majority of the race from pole position before a hard charging Rahal closed the gap during the final stint. With 9 laps remaining Rahal made an inside move heading into turn 8 when the American's left front made contact with Pagenaud's right rear.

Alabama GP Saturday Press Conference
  From Barber Motorsports Park
1. (22) Simon Pagenaud, Chevrolet
2. (12) Will Power, Chevrolet
3. (21) Josef Newgarden, Chevrolet
4. (9) Scott Dixon, Chevrolet
5. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Chevrolet
6. (15) Graham Rahal, Honda
Pagenaud wins Barber pole
  by Brian Carroccio

Verizon IndyCar Series championship leader Simon Pagenaud edged Team Penske teammate Will Power to win pole for tomorrow's Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. Ed Carpenter Racing's Josef Newgarden, the defending race winner was third with Scott Dixon and Sebastien Bourdais rounding out a Chevrolet sweep of the top-five. Graham Rahal was the lead Honda in sixth.

Q&A with Pagenaud and Newgarden
  From Alabama Grand Prix
IndyCar points leader and race winner last week in Long Beach, Simon Pagenaud, No. 22 Ppg Automotive Finishes Team Penske Chevrolet, and last year's Alabama Grad Prix winner Josef Newgarden, No. 21 Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet met with media at Barber Motorsports Park.
Long Beach GP Postscript
  by Brian Carroccio
On the one hand it was your typical fare. The glorious cacophony of California sunshine tempered by the soothing Pacific breeze glistening off palm trees and art deco buildings once again provided an idyllic backdrop for exotic machines powering down Shoreline Drive. And as they have for more than four decades, the crowds packed the house for the latest installment of North America's longest running and most iconic urban festival of speed. Yes, from all indications the 42nd annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (the event) was absolutely everything it's always been and everything you'd expect it to be. As for the 42nd annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (the race) well, let's talk about that.
Time to take the wings off of Indy and F1 cars
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
As you know, we here at have called for the removal wings from IndyCars for quite some time. They have ruined the racing. The constant pursuit of speed has led to aerodynamic R&D in the pursuit of more downforce and less drag. But the time has come to stop. Do we care more about breaking lap records or good close racing that puts a premium on driving skill?
Pagenaud holds off Dixon in closest ever race at LB
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
IndyCar point leader Simon Pagenaud beat Scott Dixon out of the pits on a questionable pit exit violation and held off the defending champion for a nose-to-tail finish in the 42nd running of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. It was the closest finish in the 42-year history of the race in a race run all the way without a caution. Polesitter Helio Castroneves was third ahead of Juan Montoya and Takuma Sato.
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