Rank Driver Points
1. Pagenaud, Simon 532
2. Power, Will 504
3. Castroneves, Helio 502
4. Newgarden, Josef 484
5. Rahal, Graham 477
6. Dixon, Scott 461
7. Kanaan, Tony 433
8. Montoya, Juan Pablo 433
9. Kimball, Charlie 432
10. Munoz, Carlos 430
11. Rossi, Alexander (R) 428
12. Hunter-Reay, Ryan 416
13. Hinchcliffe, James 404
14. Bourdais, Sebastien 347
15. Aleshin, Mikhail 339
16. Andretti, Marco 320
17. Sato, Takuma 313
18. Daly, Conor (R) 267
19. Chilton, Max (R) 229
20. Hawksworth, Jack 165
21. Pigot, Spencer (R) 121
22. Chaves, Gabby 84
23. Hildebrand, JR 72
24. Servia, Oriol 67
25. Carpenter, Ed 61
26. Filippi, Luca 55
27. Enerson, RC (R) 55
28. Bell, Townsend 46
29. Mann, Pippa 37
30. Brabham, Matt (R) 35
31. Tagliani, Alex 22
32. Karam, Sage 21
33. Clauson, Bryan 14
34. Wilson, Stefan (R) 12
35. Lazier, Buddy 659
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Today is the five-year anniversary of IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon’s passing. Below, is an article written by Brian Carroccio, which appeared on AutoRacing1, a few days after Wheldon succumbed to injuries from a horrific accident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
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IndyCar must incorporate electric into its next engine
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An Interview with Sebastien Bourdais and Dale Coyne
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CART reunion honors Gurney, Penske and 'Pat' Patrick
by Lucille Dust The CART reunion committee put together a great program to honor the men who founded the CART organization. The ballroom was full of years of stories about the wonderful things that CART created and how great the open wheel series became. Robin Miller addressed the group and explained that Penske, Gurney and Patrick put their money where their mouth was and started CART in 1979.
Josef Newgarden with Tim Cindric Today's IndyCar media teleconference introduced Josef Newgarden as Team Penske's newest Verizon IndyCar Series driver. He was joined by Team Penske president Tim Cindric. Earlier this morning the team announced that Josef Newgarden was joining Team Penske as the driver of the No. 2 Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet beginning in 2017. This obviously comes on the heels of one of our most successful seasons ever in IndyCar where the team earned 10 wins, 11 poles, their 14th IndyCar championship with Simon Pagenaud and a 1-2-3 sweep in the points standings, something they had not done since 1994.
At Awards Banquet An epic season deserves an equally impressive champion. That's what INDYCAR has in Simon Pagenaud, who was honored this evening at the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship Celebration. Pagenaud, 32, was saluted at Hilbert Circle Theater on Indianapolis' Monument Circle for capturing the season championship on the strength of a series-best five race wins and seven Verizon P1 Award pole positions over the course of the 16-race campaign.
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Or will they do the right thing this time? IndyCar's current TV deals with ABC and NBC Sports Network run through the 2018 season. NBC Sports said it is very interested in continuing the relationship. Will IndyCar do the right thing this time to ensure series growth by putting all races on network TV, or will it do another money grab from NBC Sports Network where the majority of races are on cable and invisible to the American public?
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