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After Long Beach
Pos. Driver Points

1 Will Power 93
2 Mike Conway 66
3 Simon Pagenaud 60
4 Helio Castroneves 55
5 Ryan Hunter-Reay 54
6 Scott Dixon 51
7 Carlos Munoz 48
8 Juan Pablo Montoya 47
9 Mikhail Aleshin 46
10 Sebastian Saavedra 42
11 Tony Kanaan 40
12 Justin Wilson 38
13 Takuma Sato 36
14 Josef Newgarden 34
15 Ryan Briscoe 33
16 Sebastien Bourdais 33
17 Graham Rahal 33
18 Marco Andretti 32
19 Carlos Huertas 32
20 Oriol Servia 26
21 Jack Hawksworth 24
22 James Hinchcliffe 20
23 Charlie Kimball 17

T1 Will Power 1
T1 Mike Conway 1

Podium Finishes
1 Will Power 2
T2 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1
T2 Helio Castroneves 1
T2 Mike Conway 1
T2 Carlos Munoz 1

Lap Leaders:
1 Will Power 74
2 Ryan Hunter-Reay 51
3 Takuma Sato 33
4 Scott Dixon 22
5 Mike Conway 4
6 Sebastian Saavedra 3
7 Helio Castroneves 2
8 Josef Newgarden 1

Prize Money
1 Will Power $50,000
T2 Mike Conway $30,000
T2 Ryan Hunter-Reay $30,000
4 Simon Pagenaud $18,000
5 Takuma Sato $17,000
T6 Helio Castroneves $15,000
T6 Carlos Munoz $15,000
T8 Juan Pablo Montoya $10,000
T8 Scott Dixon $10,000
T10 Mikhail Aleshin $8,000
T10 Tony Kanaan $8,000
12 Oriol Servia $7,000
T13 Justin Wilson $5,000
T13 Marco Andretti $5,000
T15 Sebastian Saavedra $4,000
T15 Josef Newgarden $4,000
T17 Ryan Briscoe $2,000
T17 Carlos Huertas $2,000

Entrant Points
Pos. # Entrant Points
1 12 Team Penske 93
2 20 Ed Carpenter Racing 66
3 77 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 60
4 3 Team Penske 55
5 28 Andretti Autosport 54
6 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 51
7 34 Andretti Autosport HVM Racing 48
8 2 Team Penske 47
9 7 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 46
10 17 KV AFS Racing 42
11 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 40
12 19 Dale Coyne Racing 38
13 14 A.J. Foyt Enterprises 36
14 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 34
15 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing 33
16 11 KVSH Racing 33
17 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 33
18 25 Andretti Autosport 32
19 18 Dale Coyne Racing 32
20 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 26
21 98 BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian 24
22 27 Andretti Autosport 20
23 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 17

Finishing Average
1 Will Power 1.5
2 Simon Pagenaud 5
T3 Helio Castroneves 7
T3 Oriol Servia 7
5 Scott Dixon 8
6 Mike Conway 8.5
7 Mikhail Aleshin 9
8 Juan Pablo Montoya 9.5
T9 Sebastian Saavedra 10
T9 Carlos Munoz 10
11 Ryan Hunter-Reay 11
T12 Tony Kanaan 12
T12 Justin Wilson 12
T14 Ryan Briscoe 13.5
T14 Sebastien Bourdais 13.5
T14 Graham Rahal 13.5
T17 Josef Newgarden 14
T17 Carlos Huertas 14
19 Takuma Sato 14.5
20 Marco Andretti 15
21 Jack Hawksworth 18
22 James Hinchcliffe 20
23 Charlie Kimball 21.5

Pole Positions
T1 Takuma Sato 1
T1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1

Appearances in the Firestone Fast Six
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 2
T2 Scott Dixon 1
T2 Tony Kanaan 1
T2 Sebastien Bourdais 1
T2 Will Power 1
T2 Takuma Sato 1
T2 Marco Andretti 1
T2 James Hinchcliffe 1
T2 Josef Newgarden 1
T2 Simon Pagenaud 1
T2 Jack Hawksworth 1

Qualifying Average
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 2
2 Scott Dixon 6
3 Jack Hawksworth 6.5
4 Marco Andretti 7
5 Tony Kanaan 7.5
T6 Takuma Sato 8
T6 Sebastien Bourdais 8
T8 Will Power 9
T8 Carlos Munoz 9
10 Helio Castroneves 9.5
11 Simon Pagenaud 10
12 James Hinchcliffe 10.5
13 Oriol Servia 12
T14 Josef Newgarden 13
T14 Justin Wilson 13
16 Ryan Briscoe 13.5
17 Mike Conway 14.5
18 Sebastian Saavedra 16.5
19 Juan Pablo Montoya 17
20 Mikhail Aleshin 17.5
21 Carlos Huertas 19
22 Charlie Kimball 19.5
23 Graham Rahal 22
Lauren George takes over ownership of Lights team

Tony and Laura George's youngest child
Wednesday, May 20, 2009


17-year old Lauren George is now a team owner
Vision Racing co-owners, Tony and Laura George are pleased to announce that their daughter, Lauren George, has officially joined the ranks of team ownership. The younger George assumed the role of team owner on May 7, 2009, her 18th birthday, and will oversee the team's Firestone Indy Lights operation that includes the No. 21 Vision Racing Dallara/Firestone entry driven by James Davison.

"Laura and I have decided to bring Lauren into ownership with the intent of making her responsible for directing our Firestone Indy Lights program," Tony George said. "She has literally grown up around the sport and has developed a passion for it. Given her desire, ambition and acumen, her mother and I agreed that this would be a perfect opportunity for her. We are very proud of her and are excited for both her and the team."

When you attend your first Indianapolis 500 Pole Day at just four days old, perhaps a racing savvy comes naturally, but George isn't taking the appointment and subsequent assignment lightly, nor is she resting on any laurels.

"Since the formation of Vision in 2005, I have watched the team grow from the ground up and have been able to see first hand the many challenges of operating a successful racing team," she said.  "I have been known to offer my dad my 'two cents' about the team from time to time, mostly when it's not asked for, so maybe this is my parents' way of showing me just how difficult it is to operate a team. Regardless, I'm excited for the opportunity and plan on giving it my full attention and devotion."

George will be graduating from Park Tudor School this month and entering the University of Notre Dame. However, for someone who just celebrated their 18th birthday, yet will be attending their 19th consecutive Indianapolis 500, balancing racing and everything else life brings just comes with the territory.

George noted, "Just because I will be completing my studies, I don't think the day to day operation is going to change at all. We have a wonderful group of guys at the shop, from the two car IndyCar team all the way down through the Lights team and our partnership with Bryan Herta and Steve Newey, so I have no concerns about the team's direction. Looking forward, I think one of my main objectives is to make the team sustainable so that in the future Vision can give talented young drivers, who we believe have the potential to be great assets to IndyCar on and off the track, the opportunity to show their ability to the top teams in IndyCar." 

Furthermore, George hopes that her new Notre Dame connection will not just be an investment in her personal education endeavors, but reap dividends for the team as well. She added, "Today, it's unrealistic to go looking for a major sponsor to fund an entire program. In looking at the success of the Vision Wellness Tour, I think there's something to be said for having a mission and finding a group of sponsors who share that same mission. I have a few ideas that I would like to see materialize, maybe in the near future, maybe several years from now. I'll just be learning as much as I can at Notre Dame, being mindful of my goals with the team. Notre Dame is also known for having one of the largest and most loyal alumni networks in the world, so hopefully I can make some helpful connections during my time there as well."

Speaking of adding sponsorship to the team, in addition to placing George at the helm of the Vision Racing's first Firestone Indy Lights effort since 2005, the team is pleased to announce that its partnership with People's Liberation, Inc. has been extended to serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 21 Dallara/Firestone machine starting with Friday's Firestone Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and carrying through the remainder of the season.

New sponsor colors for Lauren George's Indy Lights team.  Here she is pictured with her driver James Davison after qualifying for the Freedom 100
The car will be sporting a new look with the logo, and the orange and white color scheme of the People's Liberation brand. The parent company, People's Liberation, Inc., recently signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the brand in the U.S. with retailer Charlotte Russe, and has additional plans to expand internationally in Europe and Asia.

"It's great to have People's Liberation on board," George said. "The brand fits the FIL perfectly. It's young, it's exciting, and its apparel for those who are on the rise in their own way. You can't miss the car, and I think it's going to look great running up front on track."

People's Liberation, Inc. also joins SONAX to form the team's Indy Lights sponsorship portfolio.

"We are excited for Lauren, and to have the opportunity to continue to grow our partnership with the George family and the Vision Racing teams", says Colin Dyne, CEO of People's Liberation, Inc. "We think both Indy Lights and Lauren really reflect the spirit and vitality of the People's Liberation brand".

Vision Racing is returning to the famed 2.5-mile oval for the first time in Firestone Indy Lights competition since 2005 where they finished third with driver Jay Drake.

Davison will be making his second start at the historic Brickyard in a Firestone Indy Lights machine on Friday. His first attempt last year with Sam Schmidt Motorsports saw him start from the second spot and finish in the 17th position. In an open-test at Indianapolis earlier in the month, Davison was seventh fastest overall.

"I don't think a top-five finish this Friday is out of the question, realistically," George said. "We have been working with our car for three or four months, while most teams have had three or four years, even more, of data and information to draw off of, so we're at a bit of a disadvantage on ovals at the moment but we'll get there.  There's a good deal of work to be done in order to dial in the car for the race, but I'm confident in the team's ability to get it done. The Freedom 100 is a special race, especially as my brother won the inaugural race driving for AJ Foyt in 2003, so it's fitting that my first "official" race as team owner will be at the Brickyard."

In the most recent race on the 1.5-mile oval at Kansas Speedway Davison and the team drove to an eighth place finish for their third top-ten finish of the 2009 season. That also put him in the tenth spot in the championship point standings. His best career-oval finish is second which came last year at Kentucky Speedway. 

George concluded, "In looking at our results so far this season there is certainly a lot of promise, but we're not satisfied with where we're at by any means. We were pretty competitive in St. Pete in Long Beach, but due to some unfortunate circumstances we weren't able to capitalize on our speed quite how we would have liked. On the ovals we appear to be about an 8th place car at the moment, as we started and finished 8th in Kansas and ran 8th at the Indy test. The team's real strength will show in July when we get back to the road courses. The car was fast in pre season testing, and I expect to be contending for the wins as soon as we get to Watkins Glen. I hope to see the People's Liberation/Charlotte Russe car in Victory Circle very soon."

Firestone Indy Lights action begins Thursday, May 21st for practice and qualifying. The Freedom 100 will run on Carb Day, Friday May 22nd at 12:20 pm ET.

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