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After Pocono
Driver Standings

1 Will Power 446
2 Helio Castroneves 446
3 Simon Pagenaud 402
4 Juan Pablo Montoya 391
5 Ryan Hunter-Reay 388
6 Carlos Munoz (R) 340
7 Marco Andretti 325
8 Scott Dixon 297
9 Ryan Briscoe 285
10 Sebastien Bourdais 271
11 Tony Kanaan 267
12 James Hinchcliffe 266
13 Mikhail Aleshin 263
14 Justin Wilson 253
15 Charlie Kimball 239
16 Jack Hawksworth 227
17 Carlos Huertas (R) 224
18 Josef Newgarden 220
19 Graham Rahal 202
20 Sebastian Saavedra 196
21 Takuma Sato 189
22 Mike Conway 152
23 Ed Carpenter 138
24 Oriol Servia 88
25 Kurt Busch (R) 80
26 JR Hildebrand 66
27 Sage Karam (R) 57
28 James Davison (R) 34
29 Jacques Villeneuve 29
30 Alex Tagliani 28
31 Luca Filippi 24
32 Townsend Bell 22
33 Pippa Mann 21
34 Martin Plowman (R) 18
35 Buddy Lazier 11
36 Franck Montagny 8

Rookie of the Year
1 Carlos Munoz 340
2 Mikhail Aleshin 263
3 Jack Hawksworth 217
4 Carlos Huertas 204
5 Kurt Busch 80
6 Sage Karam 57
7 James Davison 34
8 Martin Plowman 18

Wins
T1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 2
T1 Will Power 2
T1 Simon Pagenaud 2
T4 Mike Conway 1
T4 Helio Castroneves 1
T4 Carlos Huertas 1
T4 Ed Carpenter 1
T4 Juan Pablo Montoya 1

Podium Finishes
T1 Will Power 5
T1 Helio Castroneves 5
2 Ryan Hunter-Reay 4
T3 Carlos Munoz 3
T3 Juan Pablo Montoya 3
T6 Marco Andretti 2
T6 Simon Pagenaud 2
T8 Mike Conway 1
T8 Carlos Huertas 1
T8 Scott Dixon 1
T8 Tony Kanaan 1
T8 Graham Rahal 1
T8 Charlie Kimball 1
T8 Ed Carpenter 1
T8 Jack Hawksworth 1
T8 Mikhail Aleshin 1

Lap Leaders:
1 Will Power 348
2 Helio Castroneves 174
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 165
4 Ed Carpenter 116
5 Tony Kanaan 79
6 Juan Pablo Montoya 74
7 Takuma Sato 67
8 James Hinchcliffe 56
9 Simon Pagenaud 53
10 Jack Hawksworth 32
11 Scott Dixon 27
12 Marco Andretti 22
13 Justin Wilson 20
14 Sebastian Saavedra 14
15 Graham Rahal 10
16 Mike Conway 8
17 Josef Newgarden 8
T18 Oriol Servia 7
T18 Carlos Huertas 7
19 Ryan Briscoe 5
20 Mikhail Aleshin 4
21 Alex Tagliani 3
22 Sebastien Bourdais 2

Entrant Points
Pos. # Entrant Points
1 12 Team Penske 446
2 3 Team Penske 446
3 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports 402
4 2 Team Penske 391
5 28 Andretti Autosport 388
6 34 Andretti Autosport/HVM 340
7 25 Andretti Autosport 325
8 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 297
9 20 Ed Carpenter Racing 290
10 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing 285
11 11 KVSH Racing 271
12 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 267
13 27 Andretti Autosport 266
14 7 SMP Racing 263
15 19 Dale Coyne Racing 253
16 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 239
17 98 BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian 227
18 18 Dale Coyne Racing 224
19 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 220
20 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 202
21 17 KV/AFS Racing 196
22 14 A.J. Foyt Racing 189
23 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 112
24 26 Andretti Autosport 88
25 21 Ed Carpenter Racing 66
26 22 Dreyer and Reinbold 57
27 33 KV Racing Technology 34
28 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 29
29 68 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 28
30 6 KV Racing Technology 22
31 63 Dale Coyne Racing 21
32 41 A.J. Foyt Racing 18
33 91 Lazier Partners Racing 11

Finishing Average
1 Helio Castroneves 5.81
2 Kurt Busch 6.00
3 Will Power 6.09
4 Simon Pagenaud 6.72
5 Sage Karam 9.00
6 J.R. Hildebrand 10.00
T7 Scott Dixon 10.18
T7 Carlos Munoz 10.18
9 Juan Pablo Montoya 10.45
10 Ryan Hunter-Reay 10.72
11 Ryan Briscoe 11.75
12 Marco Andretti 12.125
13 Carlos Munoz 12.375
T14 Oriol Servia 12.5
T14 Justin Wilson 12.5
16 Alex Tagliani 13.0
17 Sebastien Bourdais 13.25
18 Charlie Kimball 13.625
19 Mike Conway 13.66
T20 Jacques Villeneuve 14.0
T20 Ed Carpenter 14.0
22 Carlos Huertas 14.25
23 Mikhail Aleshin 14.875
24 James Hinchcliffe 15.125
T25 Takuma Sato 15.5
T25 Jack Hawksworth 15.5
27 Sebastian Saavedra 15.75
28 James Davison 16.00
29 Josef Newgarden 16.375
30 Graham Rahal 16.625
31 Martin Plowman 20.5
32 Franck Montagny 22.0
33 Pippa Mann 24.0
34 Townsend Bell 25.0
35 Buddy Lazier 32.0

Pole Positions
T1 Takuma Sato 2
T1 Will Power 2
T1 Helio Castroneves 2
T4 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1
T4 Sebastian Saavedra 1
T4 Ed Carpenter 1
T4 Simon Pagenaud 1
T4 Juan Pablo Montoya 1

Appearances in the Firestone Fast Six
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 4
T2 Scott Dixon 3
T2 Will Power 3
T2 James Hinchcliffe 3
T2 Helio Castroneves 3
T2 Jack Hawksworth 3
T7 Simon Pagenaud 2
T7 Josef Newgarden 2
T9 Takuma Sato 1
T9 Marco Andretti 1
T9 Sebastien Bourdais 1
T9 Tony Kanaan 1
T9 Sebastian Saavedra 1
T9 Mike Conway 1
T9 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
T9 Ryan Briscoe 1
Dixon tops opening day IndyCar test at Barber

Day 2 tomorrow
Sunday, March 22, 2009

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Scott Dixon at Barber Sunday
Shawn Payne/IRL
Reigning IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon paced the first day of an IndyCar Series Open Test at Barber Motorsports Park. Dixon recorded a best lap of 1 minute, 10.5005 seconds, 117.446 mph, on the 15-turn, 2.38-mile circuit.

Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing rookie Robert Doornbos was second with a lap of 1:10.6341 while Andretti Green Racing’s Tony Kanaan was third (1:10.66.21). Dixon’s Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, Dario Franchitti, was fourth and Team Penske’s Ryan Briscoe was fifth.

The 16 drivers participating in the test combined to complete 1,085 laps with 10 within 0.4645 of a second of Dixon’s quickest lap.

The test concludes March 23 with a session from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (CT). The test is the final opportunity for teams to prepare for the season opener April 5 at St. Petersburg, Fla.

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Results Sunday from the IndyCar Series Open Test:

1. #9 Scott Dixon 1:10.5005

2. #06 Robert Doornbos 1:10.6341

3. #11 Tony Kanaan 1:10.6621

4. #10 Dario Franchitti 1:10.6630

5. #6 Ryan Briscoe 1:10.6937

6. #3 Will Power 1:10.7772

7. #02 Graham Rahal 1:10.7795

8. #26 Marco Andretti 1:10.8921

9. #4 Dan Wheldon 1:10.8921

10. #18 Justin Wilson 1:10.9079

11. #27 Hideki Mutoh 1:10.9650

12. #5 Mario Moraes 1:11.1491

13. #12 Raphael Matos 1:11.4496

14. #7 Danica Patrick 1:11.4640

15. #24 Mike Conway 1:11.8791

16. #20 Ed Carpenter 1:12.4355

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Track officials announced that 10,300 fans attended today’s Open Test. Admission was $10 for adults and free for children 15 and under.

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Andretti Green Racing drivers Marco Andretti and Danica Patrick met with the media during the lunch break.

MARCO ANDRETTI (No. 26 Andretti Green Racing): (About possibly racing at Barber in the future) “I think it would be good. Look at the amount of fans we have here just for a test. As far as driving, I enjoy the place. We might have to sit down and try and develop some passing zones, maybe Turn 5. It would definitely be a tough place to pass. It’s definitely a fun track. There’s a lot of fast corners.” (About which tracks on the schedule Barber compares to) “It’s pretty unique. I think the closest would be Sonoma or Watkins Glen. Watkins has the longer corners. Sonoma has the compression and the ups and downs. Turn 1 you could kind of compare to Mid-Ohio.”

DANICA PATRICK (No. 7 Andretti Green Racing): (About possibly racing at Barber in the future) “I think the first concern that always comes up when you’re looking at a track for a race event is safety. There are a lot of guard rails around here. I think that would be another thing to look at is just the actual layout of the track and the offs, because they’re inevitable and you have to see what you’re headed into. That would be the first thing. The fans are obviously coming out, so I don’t doubt that the promoters could bring a bunch out for the race.” (About which tracks on the schedule Barber compares to) “I think any of our road courses not our street courses. They all have a lot of hills and compressions and elevation changes.”

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Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Johnny Rutherford, the driver of the Honda Accord safety car at IndyCar Series events, took a private tour of the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum with George Barber, a former racer who founded the museum in 1994 and opened Barber Motorsports Park in 2003.

The two swapped stories from various eras as they strolled through the 80,000 square feet over five floors. The museum showcases more than 1,200 motorcycles and 60 cars – mostly Lotuses.

JOHNNY RUTHERFORD: “This facility is incredible. To see what Mr. Barber has done here to the 500 or so acres that the track lies on - it’s manicured, it’s beautiful with plants and shrubs and trees. The track itself is technical, and it’s well laid out. It’s a great facility. The museum is absolutely a have-to-see. It’s incredible the number of motorcycles and race cars that you just don’t see in a lot of places. It was a lot of fun to share stories with Mr. Barber. He’s done a wonderful job and is dedicated to this facility.”

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INDYCAR SERIES POST-TEST QUOTES:

SCOTT DIXON (No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing, fastest): “The team has done a great job for sure. Both cars definitely have got speed. It was kind of a strange day. We actually spent most of the time in the truck. It’s definitely a nice facility here, and it was great to see so many fans out here. We set our time earlier in the day, just before lunch. This afternoon we ran around on old tires just trying a really extreme setup, and got out on two laps at the end there.”

ROBERT DOORNBOS (No. 06 Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing, second): “I was very happy to drive on a circuit that I am familiar with, where I can use my experience in setting the car up to my liking and getting to know the team better, because it’s a whole new adventure for me. This morning we did only 10 laps and the gearbox broke, so we had to wait a couple of hours to get it fixed. We just had to stay focused for the afternoon and make the most of it. We had a good setup and we got the car to my liking and did a quick lap time. I think it’s very important to make a good first impression, because the team gave me this chance. They know what I can do. They know that I can win races, and I just need to prove it.”

RYAN BRISCOE (No. 6 Team Penske fifth): “It was a good day overall. We felt good about the Team Penske car’s balance, and we were really solid at the end of the day. We’re getting ready for the first race. We worked on the brake package and did some general setup work. We really focused on what the small setup changes do to the car.” (About the impressive crowd at Barber Motorsports Park) “It reminded me of when we used to go to Spain for F1 testing, we used to draw crowds like this. It’s pretty cool to get a chance to sign autographs and talk to fans in the paddock when it’s at a test.”

WILL POWER (No. 3 Team Penske, sixth): “We were pretty satisfied. I’ve been out of the car for awhile so it was good to get back into form. We worked away at a number of different things to make the Team Penske car go faster. This is a very physical, challenging and technical track. It was good to continue to work with the team and get comfortable. Overall, I think we accomplished what we wanted.”

JUSTIN WILSON (No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing, 10th): “We had our ups and downs today trying to shave off time. We started out with a bit of oversteer and brought the setup closer to where I was comfortable. Unfortunately, we ran out of time just as we were making great progress.”

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