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2017 Point Standings
After Sonoma
Rank Driver Points

1 Josef Newgarden 642
2 Simon Pagenaud 629
3 Scott Dixon 621
4 Helio Castroneves 598
5 Will Power 562
6 Graham Rahal 522
7 Alexander Rossi 494
8 Takuma Sato 441
9 Ryan Hunter-Reay 421
10 Tony Kanaan 403
11 Max Chilton 396
12 Marco Andretti 388
13 James Hinchcliffe 376
14 Ed Jones 354
15 JR Hildebrand 347
16 Carlos Munoz 328
17 Charlie Kimball 327
18 Conor Daly 305
19 Mikhail Aleshin 237
20 Spencer Pigot 218
21 Sebastien Bourdais 214
22 Ed Carpenter 169
23 Gabby Chaves 98
24 Juan Pablo Montoya 93
25 Esteban Gutierrez 91
26 Sebastian Saavedra 80
27 Oriol Servia 61
28 Jack Harvey 57
29 Fernando Alonso 47
30 Pippa Mann 32
31 Zachary Claman DeMelo 26
32 Jay Howard 24
33 Zach Veach 23
34 Sage Karam 23
35 James Davison 21
36 Tristan Vautier 15
37 Buddy Lazier 14

Rookie of Year Standings
1. Ed Jones 354
2. Esteban Gutierrez 91
3. Jack Harvey 57
4. Fernando Alonso 47
5. Zach Veach 23

Manufacturer Standings
1. Chevy 1489
2. Honda 1326

Latest IndyCar News and Commentary

My Mazda Road to Indy: Victor Franzoni
  USF2000 Road-To-Indy driver
Victor Franzoni
Victor Franzoni burst onto the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires scene in 2014, winning his first-ever race in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. With his irrepressible grin and unfailingly positive attitude, Franzoni made fans on and off the racetrack.
Q&A with IndyCar's Frye and Novak
  New IndyCar Race Director meets the press

Jay Frye - President of Competition and Operations
Kyle Novak - New Race Director
Sato again fastest as IndyCar testing wraps up at ISM
  Indy 500 winner tops all sessions in Phoenix

Takuma Sato made it a clean sweep of the 4 IndyCar regular practice sessions at ISM in Phoenix as teams tried to come to grips with the diabolical handling in traffic of the new IndyCar. The drivers are starting to get more comfortable with the new car's handling. Sato inched closer to the 190 mph mark with a lap of 189.955 mph to beat the Penske Chevy of Will Power (189.769 mph) and the AJ Foyt Chevy of Tony Kanaan (189.632 mph). 

Q&A with Andretti Autosport IndyCar drivers
  At Phoenix test

Ryan Hunter-Reay
Marco Andretti
Zach Veach
Alexander Rossi

Q&A with Team Penske IndyCar drivers
  At Phoenix Test

Josef Newgarden
Will Power
Simon Pagenaud

One Cure and RLL Form a Long Term Partnership
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that One Cure, an initiative from the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University (CSU), will be the primary sponsor of the No. 15 Verizon IndyCar Series entry of Graham Rahal at ISM Raceway on April 7 and Portland International Raceway, September 2.  One Cure will also be an associate sponsor for Rahal’s entry for the full 2018 season with the goal of bringing awareness to, and understanding for One Cure.
Scenes from Phoenix IndyCar Test
  by Lucille Dust
Four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon tested the windscreen prototype on Thursday, Feb. 8 at ISM Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. The 2018 IndyCar rookies were also testing.'s Lucille Dust captured these photos for your viewing.
Scenes from IndyCar testing at Sonoma
  Teams get 1-day of testing in

Did you wonder what the 2018 IndyCars will look like? Twelve drivers from seven Verizon IndyCar Series teams took part in a one-day test session at Sonoma Raceway on Monday, Feb. 5 and the photos below give you a glimpse at what to expect in St. Petersburg. Even more important than the liveries is the way the cars look now. IndyCar has done a fantastic job with the new bodykits and the cars look 100% better than they did the last 10 years.

Rahal's bullish on IndyCar direction
  Next TV deal will be critical
Bobby Rahal, Graham Rahal, and Christophe Doussoux, senior vice president of lubricants for Total Specialties, a new sponsor named today for the Rahal Lanigan Letterman IndyCar team, talked about the direction of IndyCar, the new IndyCar and why Total is returning to IndyCar after over 20 years. Bobby Rahal also stated that the team will be announcing more sponsors in the near future.
Scenes from new IndyCar testing at Sebring
  January 24, 2018
Graham Rahal

After his first few hours on track, Graham Rahal was ready for more. But first, he had to admire the car one more time. “It’s a sexy car,” Rahal said. “Let’s be honest, that’s a big deal for a lot of fans. That’s what they enjoy watching and seeing. It’s a huge, huge step forward.” Judge for yourself with these photos from Sebring Wednesday.

Universal kit unveiling kicks off 'Future' of IndyCar
  Old car with new clothes

For INDYCAR, "The Future Starts Now" - and it began today with the official unveiling of the highly anticipated car that will rule the roads, streets and ovals in the Verizon IndyCar Series for 2018 and beyond. A panel of dignitaries from within the sport and the automotive industry gathered at the North American International Auto Show to talk about the newly developed universal aerodynamic bodywork kit that will be affixed to the Dallara IR-12 chassis and used by all competitors in the 17-race season that begins in seven weeks.

Q&A with Harding Racing's Barnhart and Chaves
  Full-Season #88 team
Harding Racing announced today that Gabby Chaves will be the driver of the No. 88 Harding Racing Chevrolet for the full 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.  Chaves and team president Brian Barnhart were guests on the Verizon IndyCar Series Teleconference today to discuss the pairing and the upcoming 2018 season. 
Brian Barnhart - President
Gabby Chaves - Driver/Columbia
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