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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

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
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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