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2014 Standings
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

Wins
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
Ganassi duo 1-2 in Richmond qualifying

IndyCar
Friday, June 26, 2009

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Dario Franchitti collects $10K Peak Pole Award
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Dario Franchitti continued his winning ways on the IRL short tracks when he won the PEAK Performance Pole Award presented by Advance Auto Parts Friday.  Driving the No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, he recorded a four-lap average of 167.315 mph on the 0.75-mile Richmond International Raceway.

Franchitti started from the pole, led 262 laps and won the SunTrust Indy Challenge in his last visit to Richmond (2007).

Matos will start 5th
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Scott Dixon (166.638 mph) will join his teammate on the front row. It's Dixon's best start of the season.

Team Penske teammates Helio Castroneves (165.931) and Ryan Briscoe (165.749) will share Row 2. Briscoe, the IndyCar Series points leader, missed qualifying on the front row for the first time this season.

Graham Rahal (165.218) will start fifth and Raphael Matos (164.928) sixth - his best on an oval this season. E.J. Viso (164.629) also posted a season high on an oval in seventh.

Mario Moraes was uninjured in the day's only accident when he spun his No. 5 KV Racing Technology car off of Turn 4 in the final practice.

QUOTES:

DARIO FRANCHITTI (No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing, PEAK Performance Pole Award winner): "I enjoy the short tracks. We started on pole here in '07, but that was based on points. I actually had to earn it today. The Target car was fast. Dixie (Scott Dixon) and I are both starting up front, so it's a good day for Team Target. I enjoy the technique of racing on short ovals, the way you have to set the car up. Things come at you quick here. It's a really fun discipline of our series and I really enjoy it."

SCOTT DIXON (No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing, qualified second): "After some changes in practice, for a couple of laps we were just trying to feel the car out. The car was really good and should have been closer to pole if not on pole and I kind of let that down. We have a good car for the race and fantastic with two cars on the front row and hopefully we can keep it that way at the end."

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Team Penske, qualified third): "The No. 3 Team Penske car was pretty good in practice this morning, especially in Turns 1&2, but unfortunately on my third qualifying lap, I had a huge moment.  I'll tell you, it may not look that bad on TV,  but when you're in the car it's pretty intense. This place is so fast, I didn't have enough time to fix or readjust the car. I am not sure how I was able to hold it together, and I was just trying to finish the run safely, so I definitely lost some speed. Thankfully, I was able to save it and Team Penske ended up in a decent starting spot (third) for tomorrow's race."

RYAN BRISCOE (No. 6 Team Penske, qualified fourth): "I was really happy with my qualifying run today. We weren't too confident with the car in practice, but I was pleasantly surprised with the progress we made. I have to say, my engineers did a great job, and I think we really improved the Team Penske car a lot between practice and qualifying. It doesn't really matter where you start here as long as you're in the top six or eight. So, I think we should be in fine shape for tomorrow. It's a big race for us, Richmond is home to our partner Philip Morris, so we always aim to do well."

GRAHAM RAHAL (No. 02 McDonald's Racing Team, qualified fifth): "The McDonald's boys were working extremely hard today because we certainly weren't on pace earlier today.  We still have a little bit too much understeer we've got to work on but we made big gains from earlier today and we're closer to the pace of some of these guys so we've got to be pretty happy."

RAPHAEL MATOS (No. 2 US Marines Luczo Dragon Racing, qualified sixth): "I was a little too conservative on the first lap and the modifications we made right before qualifying didn't work. Starting position is so important here and sixth is a good spot. After I got up to speed the car felt really good, it was consistent and I think we'll have a good car tomorrow. You have to have a smart strategy here. It's a long race, the conditions will be difficult at night and the car changes a lot. We're very fortunate to have our pit too, there's a lot of space on the way in and out. Hopefully that will help us tomorrow.

E.J. VISO (No. 13 PDVSA HVM Racing, qualified seventh): "I think we did a good job. This little achievement shows that testing is very important, and obviously, the development we did here a couple weeks ago is paying off right now. It's also important to qualify close to the front at this track, being one of the most difficult tracks to overtake in the championship and being such a criminal track last year in the race. Less than 10 cars finished, and that means that were many accidents. Obviously, you want to be as close to the front as possible to have fewer risks in front of you."

HIDEKI MUTOH (No. 27 Formula Dream, qualified eighth): "I think we have a decent car.  I wish we could've started farther up the field, but you never know how the race will unfold.  The track was getting better as qualifying went on, so I really don't know where we would've qualified if we went out later.  I hope to make my way through traffic tomorrow night and have a strong finish."

DANICA PATRICK (No. 7 Boost Mobile/Motorola, qualified 10th): "It has been a frustrating day for the whole team.  We were really strong here last year, and we are completely off our marks this year.  We have to put our heads together and hopefully we can figure out what we can do between now and tomorrow.  Richmond is a difficult track to pass on, so we are we need to be strong on the start, any restarts and in the pits to make up for it."

Results

Rank Car Driver Name Speed
1 10 Franchitti, Dario 167.315
2 9 Dixon, Scott 166.638
3 3 Castroneves, Helio 165.931
4 6 Briscoe, Ryan 165.749
5 02 Rahal, Graham 165.218
6 2 Matos, Raphael (R) 164.928
7 13 Viso, EJ 164.629
8 27 Mutoh, Hideki 164.575
9 23 Scheckter, Tomas 164.441
10 7 Patrick, Danica 164.197
11 24 Conway, Mike (R) 164.129
12 06 Doornbos, Robert (R) 164.071
13 4 Wheldon, Dan 163.843
14 20 Carpenter, Ed 163.824
15 18 Wilson, Justin 163.506
16 26 Andretti, Marco 162.780
17 11 Kanaan, Tony 162.634
18 14 Hunter-Reay, Ryan 162.506
19 5 Moraes, Mario 160.895
20 98 Lazier, Jaques 153.176
R=Rookie

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