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Final Driver Standings

Rank Driver Points
1 Will Power 671
2 Helio Castroneves 609
3 Scott Dixon 604
4 Juan Pablo Montoya 586
5 Simon Pagenaud 565
6 Ryan Hunter-Reay 563
7 Tony Kanaan 544
8 Carlos Munoz 483
9 Marco Andretti 463
10 Sebastien Bourdais 461
11 Ryan Briscoe 461
12 James Hinchcliffe 456
13 Josef Newgarden 406
14 Charlie Kimball 402
15 Justin Wilson 395
16 Mikhail Aleshin 372
17 Jack Hawksworth 366
18 Takuma Sato 350
19 Graham Rahal 345
20 Carlos Huertas 314
21 Sebastian Saavedra 291
22 Ed Carpenter 262
23 Mike Conway 252
24 Oriol Servia 88
25 Kurt Busch 80
26 J.R. Hildebrand 66
27 Sage Karam 57
28 Luca Filippi 46
29 James Davison 34
30 Jacques Villeneuve 29
31 Alex Tagliani 28
32 Townsend Bell 22
33 Pippa Mann 21
34 Martin Plowman 18
35 Buddy Lazier 11
36 Franck Montagny 8
Latest IndyCar News and Commentary

Ramblings: NASCAR cheaters, SAFER, Greatest Ever
  by Brian Carroccio
Was it just me, or did anyone else find it ironic that the loudest complaints about the rules came from those unable to follow them? I speak, of course, about the rather bizarre qualifying session this past Friday for the Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race, in which 13 of 47 would-be qualifiers were unable to get through inspection in time to make a first round qualifying attempt. Thus, those 13 drivers were eliminated from qualifying. Amongst those who failed to make it through inspection were star drivers Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson and Tony Stewart. And why were these drivers and others unable to get through inspection?
A Tribute to Mario Andretti at the ripe age of 75
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
Mario Andretti turns 75 on Saturday - born in Montona, Italy, on February 28, 1940. I can't believe time has gone by so fast. As a young kid he won the first race my late father ever took me to see (Trenton 1966) and he became my childhood hero from that day forward. He went on to take his 2nd consecutive IndyCar title that year and stopped AJ Foyt's IndyCar dominance in its tracks. Then in 1967 he won NASCAR's Daytona 500, a race Foyt had tried to win for years. In those days you were either an AJ Foyt fan or a Mario Andretti fan, and if you weren't you were eventually going to be. It was a magical time.
A New Chapter for Team Penske
  INDYCAR Media Day
"Last year was exciting, really cool.  Hear so many people saying about what a great race.  Yes, the end was terrible, but the race was really cool.  To be in that challenge, fighting for the win, have that opportunity, it was just awesome. Hopefully we don't need to be 6/100ths behind.  But I think with the aero kit, it's going to differentiate a lot for the fans trying to see.  I think it's going to be fast.  It's going to be cool.  I can't wait to start 2015, to be honest."

--Helio Castroneves

The Next Generation
  INDYCAR Media Day
"It's more than Luca, too.  It's Ed on the ovals, which I'm excited about.  But Luca, the greatest attribute he'll bring to the group is his raw speed and talent.  He is one of the most talented drivers I have ever seen. When you're teammates with someone, that is the greatest opportunity to see what that driver is truly like.  You can examine from the outside, everyone can.  You can observe what you think someone is good at, what they're not good at.  When you're someone's teammate, you see what their strengths and weaknesses are.  He is very skilled.  He's a very fast driver." --Josef Newgarden
The Stars of Andretti Autosport
  INDYCAR Media Day
It's a tremendous accomplishment for the team and for myself personally to be an Indy 500 winner. We feel like we're hopefully getting started now. We've got a lot of work to do. We've been busy in the whole off-season preparing for this race. It's going to be a big hill to climb with the new car, with the aero kit and everything else. It's going to be new problems. We're going to effectively come at it from a different angle. The drivers are going to have to be open-minded about it.
The Stars of Chip Ganassi Racing
  INDYCAR Media Day
We obviously work very hard as a team. At Chip Ganassi Racing, it's open book, and we try to push the envelope to advance all the cars. Some days you have to understand maybe it's not your day. But when it comes down to the wire, you're going to fight your teammates as hard as anybody else. The last thing we get told is to make sure you don't crash each other out of the race by Chip. That's something we focus on. In the past we've done a pretty good job of that and hopefully that continues.
INDYCAR: Chevrolet Press Conference
  INDYCAR Media Day
It's an honor to have everybody here today. I must say that the Speedway looks much different than what we're traditionally used to seeing during the month of May. One word I continuously heard this morning in some of our conversations was how special this facility is. We all know that it's hosted so many special moments of automotive history. We are honored to have a number of our key partners with us, distinguished guests from Team Penske, Chip Ganassi Racing, CFH Racing, and KV Racing Technology.
Mark Miles and Derrick Walker Meet the Media
  INDYCAR Media Day
We begin a new season of competition.  Mark Miles is CEO of Hulman & Company.  Derrick Walker who has seen this sport from so many different vantage points.  Always exciting to begin a new year.  We thought we'd throw it right open to questions that you have for these two gentlemen.  Talk about the new rules that are going to be in effect.  Are there any?  Who is going to rule on them? 
Graham Rahal and James Hinchcliffe meet the media
"Obviously as a team you want the right people in the right places to help push the team forward. As Graham can attest, being a single-car operation, it's that much more difficult because everything falls on one car, all the development, especially in a year that's going to be a big development year. We have the drivers sorted, a guy with experience, that's fast.  We worked together well at the test we did last week.  We like similar things in the car.  That's huge."

--James Hinchcliffe

It was always going to be a long off-season for IndyCar
  by Brian Carroccio
This was always going to be a long offseason for the Verizon IndyCar Series. With Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles' controversial and, in my opinion, ill-advised decision to end the season Labor Day weekend and not resume until early-March, this 2014-2015 offseason was always going to be a challenging one for the series and its diehard fan base, sure to result in a certain degree of frustration and apathy.
AutoRacing1 speaks with Daniel Abt
  by Lucille Dust
AutoRacing1 had the pleasure of meeting Audi Sport ABT Formula E driver Daniel Abt this past August during the MAVTV 500 IndyCar weekend at Auto Club Speedway. The 22-year-old German came to Southern California with his friend Conor Daly, and spoke to many IndyCar teams about possibly joining the series in 2015. Recently, AR1's Lucille Dust caught up with the GP2/Formula E driver to find out how he got started in racing, what his impressions were of IndyCar, his prospects for joining the series and a host of other subjects. Enjoy. 
IndyCar does the unimaginable....again
  by Brian Carroccio
Around 12:50 p.m. ET Wednesday, in the midst of one of those proverbial run around like a chicken-with-your--head-cut-off type of days, I received a message from a friend, someone very clued in to the latest happenings in the world of racing.

Brian's Friend: "IndyCar announcement at 3 (p.m.) today. Any idea what it's about?"
Me: "No clue. Been super-busy, will let you know if I hear anything."
Brian's Friend: "(Brian) Barnhart returning as Race Director."
Me: "No way. Even they (INDYCAR/IMS) know better than that.

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