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After Toronto
Driver Standings

Driver Standings
1 Helio Castroneves 533
2 Will Power 520
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 464
4 Simon Pagenaud 462
5 Juan Pablo Montoya 428
6 Scott Dixon 387
7 Carlos Munoz (R) 384
8 Tony Kanaan 380
9 Marco Andretti 375
10 Sebastien Bourdais 358
11 Ryan Briscoe 344
12 James Hinchcliffe 330
13 Charlie Kimball 317
14 Justin Wilson 311
15 Mikhail Aleshin 298
16 Josef Newgarden 288
17 Jack Hawksworth (R) 287
18 Graham Rahal 266
19 Carlos Huertas (R) 265
20 Takuma Sato 234
21 Sebastian Saavedra 229
22 Mike Conway 218
23 Ed Carpenter 168
24 Oriol Servia 88
25 Kurt Busch (R) 80
26 JR Hildebrand 66
27 Sage Karam (R) 57
28 Luca Filippi 46
29 James Davison (R) 34
30 Jacques Villeneuve 29
31 Alex Tagliani 28
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 384
2 Mikhail Aleshin 298
3 Jack Hawksworth 287
4 Carlos Huertas 265
5 Kurt Busch 80
6 Sage Karam 57
7 James Davison 34
8 Martin Plowman 18

Wins
T1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 3
T2 Will Power 2
T2 Simon Pagenaud 2
T2 Mike Conway 2
T5 Helio Castroneves 1
T5 Carlos Huertas 1
T5 Ed Carpenter 1
T5 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
T5 Sebastien Bourdais 1

Podium Finishes
T1 Will Power 6
T1 Helio Castroneves 6
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 5
4 Tony Kanaan 4
T5 Carlos Munoz 3
T5 Juan Pablo Montoya 3
T7 Marco Andretti 2
T7 Simon Pagenaud 2
T7 Mike Conway 2
T10 Carlos Huertas 1
T10 Scott Dixon 1
T10 Josef Newgarden 1
T10 Graham Rahal 1
T10 Charlie Kimball 1
T10 Ed Carpenter 1
T10 Jack Hawksworth 1
T10 Mikhail Aleshin 1
T10 Sebastien Bourdais 1
Manufacturer Standings:
1 Chevrolet 2056
2 Honda 1042

Lap Leaders:
1 Will Power 353
2 Tony Kanaan 326
3 Helio Castroneves 241
4 Ryan Hunter-Reay 167
5 Ed Carpenter 116
6 Juan Pablo Montoya 74
7 Takuma Sato 67
8 Sebastien Bourdais 60
9 Simon Pagenaud 59
10 James Hinchcliffe 56
11 Scott Dixon 44
12 Jack Hawksworth 32
13 Justin Wilson 25
14 Marco Andretti 22
T15 Mike Conway 15
T15 Josef Newgarden 15
17 Sebastian Saavedra 14
18 Graham Rahal 10
T19 Oriol Servia 7
T19 Carlos Huertas 7
21 Ryan Briscoe 5
22 Mikhail Aleshin 4
23 Alex Tagliani 3

Entrant Points
Pos. # Entrant Points
1 3 Team Penske 533
2 12 Team Penske 520
3 28 Andretti Autosport 464
4 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports 462
5 2 Penske Motorsports 428
6 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 387
7 20 Ed Carpenter Racing 386
8 34 Andretti Autosport/HVM 384
9 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 380
10 25 Andretti Autosport 375
11 11 KVSH Racing 358
12 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing 344
13 27 Andretti Autosport 330
14 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 317
15 19 Dale Coyne Racing 311
16 7 Schmidt PetersonMotorsports 298
17 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 288
18 98 BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian 287
19 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 266
20 18 Dale Coyne Racing 265
21 14 A.J. Foyt Racing 234
22 17 KV/AFS Racing 229
23 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 134
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 5.38
T2 Kurt Busch 6.00
T2 Will Power 6.00
4 Simon Pagenaud 6.92
5 Sage Karam 9.00
6 Scott Dixon 9.61
7 J.R. Hildebrand 10.00
8 Tony Kanaan 10.23
9 Ryan Hunter-Reay 10.38
T10 Juan Pablo Montoya 11.15
T10 Sebastien Bourdais 11.15
12 Ryan Briscoe 11.38
13 Justin Wilson 11.92
14 Carlos Munoz 12.00
15 James Hinchcliffe 12.46
16 Oriol Servia 12.5
17 Marco Andretti 12.69
18 Ed Carpenter 12.75
19 Alex Tagliani 13.0
20 Charlie Kimball 13.23
21 Takuma Sato 13.46
22 Mikhail Aleshin 13.61
23 Jacques Villeneuve 14.0
24 Mike Conway 14.66
25 Graham Rahal 15.0
26 James Davison 16.0
27 Carlos Huertas 16.07
28 Josef Newgarden 16.92
29 Sebastian Saavedra 17.0
30 Jack Hawksworth 17.16
31 Luca Filippi 18.50
32 Martin Plowman 20.5
33 Franck Montagny 22.0
34 Pippa Mann 24.0
35 Townsend Bell 25.0
36 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
T4 Scott Dixon 1
T4 Sebastien Bourdais 1

Appearances in the Firestone Fast Six
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 5
T2 Helio Castroneves 4
T2 Will Power 4
T3 James Hinchcliffe 3
T3 Scott Dixon 3
T3 Jack Hawksworth 3
T7 Simon Pagenaud 2
T7 Josef Newgarden 2
T7 Tony Kanaan 2
T7 Sebastien Bourdais 2
T11 Takuma Sato 1
T11 Marco Andretti 1
T11 Sebastian Saavedra 1
T11 Mike Conway 1
T11 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
T11 Ryan Briscoe 1
T11 Luca Filippi 1

Qualifying Average
1 Helio Castroneves 5.53
2 James Hinchcliffe 6.90
3 Ed Carpenter 7.00
4 Luca Filippi 7.66
5 Simon Pagenaud 7.69
6 Will Power 7.76
7 Scott Dixon 8.84
8 J.R. Hildebrand 9.00
9 Sebastien Bourdais 9.76
10 Carlos Munoz 10.3
11 Tony Kanaan 10.53
12 Ryan Hunter-Reay 10.61
13 Juan Pablo Montoya 10.84
14 Takuma Sato 11.69
15 Kurt Busch 12.0
16 Marco Andretti 12.61
T17 Josef Newgarden 12.92
T17 Ryan Briscoe 12.92
19 Justin Wilson 13.0
20 Jack Hawksworth 14.5
21 Mike Conway 14.66
22 Mikhail Aleshin 14.84
23 Graham Rahal 15.38
24 Sebastian Saavedra 16.53
25 Charlie Kimball 17.15
26 Carlos Huertas 17.84
27 Franck Montagny 21.0
28 Pippa Mann 22.0
29 Alex Tagliani 24.0
30 Martin Plowman 24.5
31 Townsend Bell 25.0
32 Jacques Villeneuve 27.0
33 James Davison 28.0
34 Sage Karam 31.0
35 Buddy Lazier 33.0
Briscoe tops Wilson for pole at Watkins Glen

by Mark J. Cipolloni
Saturday, July 04, 2009

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Ryan Briscoe on his way to pole position
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Ryan Briscoe put his Penske Dallara Honda on pole for the Camping World Grand Prix IndyCar race at Watkins Glen while his teammate Helio Castroneves was too slow to even make it out of the first round of qualifying.  Justin Wilson manhandled his Dale Coyne entry to 2nd on the grid ahead of Scott Dixon, Mario Moraes and Graham Rahal (who later failed tech inspection and will be moved back 10 positions)

Dario Franchitti made it into the Fast 6 qualifying but crashed hard in the final turn on his first lap and will start 6th.

Briscoe earned his second PEAK Performance Pole Award of the season with a track-record lap of 1 minute, 28.5970 seconds (136.935 mph) July 4 during the 10-minute Firestone Fast Six session on the 3.37-mile, 11-turn circuit.

"I'm excited for Team Penske," said Briscoe, who also started from the pole at The Glen last year.

Helio Castroneves, the pole winner in 2005-07, was bumped in the first 20-minute segment by Dan Wheldon's final lap of 1:29.6398.

"Needless to say, qualifying was a bit frustrating because the Team Penske car is better than where we qualified," said Castroneves, who will start 14th. "It took us a little longer to get up to speed than we thought it would, and we just didn't have enough time to get a fast lap in there at the end of the session. I was hoping we'd be able to get one more lap before the end, but we just didn't have the chance."

It was the 180th pole for Penske Racing and in doing so Briscoe set a new track record for the IndyCars at Watkins Glen.

Team Penske has started from the pole at Watkins Glen the past five years (Briscoe in 2008 and 2009 and Castroneves in 2005 thru 2007).

Briscoe is pretty confident going into tomorrow's race given the gap he has over the other drivers.

"The red tires were awesome said Briscoe and quite a bit faster than the blacks, which makes Justin Wilson's lap on the blacks pretty impressive."

Asked whether he can walk away from the field on Sunday given his gap to 2nd place Wilson Briscoe replied, "You never know what can happen in the race.  Justin has two sets of reds left (Briscoe only has one new set) and with traffic and caution I might stretch out a gap only to see it eliminated with a caution."

Paul Tracy, making his 267th open-wheel racing start but the first at The Glen, will start 14th in the No. 15 GEICO KV Racing Technology car. Richard Antinucci, also making his first start at Watkins Glen International -- and his first in the IndyCar Series -- will start 20th in the No. 98 Novicomm LED Lighting Technology CURB/Agajanian/Team 3G car.

All drivers will start the race on the softer red tires except Ryan Hunter-Reay and Robert Doornbos.

Sunday's race starts at 1:00 pm ET and will be broadcast live on ABC.

Quotes

RYAN BRISCOE (No. 6 Team Penske, pole): "I'm excited for Team Penske. I love this place. I came in after (qualifying session) 2 and had the run on the new red tire, then posted the 28.1 (lap of 1:28.1322). I haven't had this much fun in so long. It's unbelievable the speeds you can carry through the turns out there today. The balance of the car has been great. I'm sorry that the final session ended the way it did with Dario (Franchitti) in the wall. Hopefully we can follow through and have a good race tomorrow."

JUSTIN WILSON (No. 18 Z-Line Designs, second): (Would the results have been different with the full 10 minutes of green-flag laps?): "I'm not sure. I don't know if we had enough to pass Ryan (Briscoe). He was always doing a great job today. I'd like to think we could have got there, especially since he was on used tires and we were on a new set, but it's just how it goes. I'm very pleased. Everyone at Dale Coyne Racing has done a great job. These guys here have worked hard to get here. We tested, and it's always a flat-out mad rush, so I've got to thank them and everyone at Z-Line Designs. Hopefully tomorrow will be a good day." (How long will your sticker alternate tires last Sunday?): "I'm pretty confident they'll last, but I don't know. We'll see how things develop. It's nice to have one more set than most people. We'll see if we can use that to our advantage and make sure we have a good strong race. It's going to be a case of not making any mistakes."

SCOTT DIXON (No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing, third): "I think the No. 9 car seems to race better than we qualify, and that's definitely been the tale today. We kind of hit on a setup later in the afternoon in the last few practices, and I think we're getting pretty close now. (Ryan) Briscoe in the Penske car is certainly quick, and it's going to be tough to beat him. Of course, it was like that last year, but we were able to come through in the race. It was unfortunate for Dario (Franchitti) with that crash, because now he'll start sixth, but I think he could have been on the pole. But both Team Target cars are in the top six, and we can win from there."

MARIO MORAES (No. 5 KV Racing Technology/Votorantim, fourth): "The KV Racing Technology team did a great job setting the car up for qualifying today. It really shows that the test we did here two weeks ago paid off, and I just hope that all of our hard work pays off for the race tomorrow."

GRAHAM RAHAL (No. 02 McDonald's Racing Team, fifth): "It's a physical place, and to run all those laps it gets pretty tiring. Unfortunately, we just didn't have enough to make it to that top spot. I hoped when Dario (Franchitti) crashed that would be the end of the session because I thought third would be as good as we were going to get. We're close, and tomorrow is looking pretty good."

DARIO FRANCHITTI (No. 10 Polaroid, sixth): "Qualifying is always fun here; it really physically tests you those three sessions if you make it to the Fast Six. You're really hanging it out there, and that's what I did in the Fast Six. I knew I had a guaranteed top six and the Polaroid car felt really good, so I just pushed hard and I got a little loose on the entry to that last corner, and it just bit me. There's so much grip in those Firestone reds (tires) and you have to take advantage of it, and that's what I was trying to do."

DANICA PATRICK (No. 7 Boost Mobile/Motorola, eighth): "I think we could have gotten a little more out of the Boost Mobile/Motorola car. The last lap was our quickest, but we had gained some understeer by then. If the car had been able to stay more consistent, we definitely could have started higher on the grid. There are so many good drivers this year; the field is super-competitive, so to be eighth is still good. This is the highest start I've had on a road course this year, so I think we can still pull out a strong finish."

Results after First Round

Pos

Driver Diff Best Time Status
1 Ryan Briscoe (6) --.---- 1:28.9409 Rnd 1 Grp 1
2 Graham Rahal (02) 0.2198 1:29.1607 Rnd 1 Grp 2
3 Dario Franchitti (10) 0.3299 1:29.2708 Rnd 1 Grp 1
4 Scott Dixon (9) 0.3988 1:29.3397 Rnd 1 Grp 2
5 Mario Moraes (5) 0.4842 1:29.4251 Rnd 1 Grp 1
6 Mike Conway (24) 0.4078 1:29.3487 Rnd 1 Grp 2
7 Danica Patrick (7) 0.6971 1:29.6380 Rnd 1 Grp 1
8 Marco Andretti (26) 0.5970 1:29.5379 Rnd 1 Grp 2
9 Tony Kanaan (11) 0.7698 1:29.7107 Rnd 1 Grp 1
10 Dan Wheldon (4) 0.6989 1:29.6398 Rnd 1 Grp 2
11 Justin Wilson (18) 0.8255 1:29.7664 Rnd 1 Grp 1
12 EJ Viso (13) 0.9069 1:29.8478 Rnd 1 Grp 2
- Eliminated - - -
13 Hideki Mutoh (27) 0.8534 1:29.7943 Rnd 1 Grp 1
14 Helio Castroneves (3) 0.9253 1:29.8662 Rnd 1 Grp 2
15 Paul Tracy (15) 1.6758 1:30.6167 Rnd 1 Grp 1
16 Ryan Hunter-Reay (14) 1.4592 1:30.4001 Rnd 1 Grp 2
17 Robert Doornbos (06) 1.6857 1:30.6266 Rnd 1 Grp 1
18 Raphael Matos (2) 1.5572 1:30.4981 Rnd 1 Grp 2
19 Milka Duno (23) 4.7415 1:33.6824 Rnd 1 Grp 1
20 Richard Antinucci (98) 2.2501 1:31.1910 Rnd 1 Grp 2
21 Ed Carpenter (20) 2.7443 1:31.6852 Rnd 1 Grp 2

Results After Round 2

Pos Driver Diff Best Time Status
1 Ryan Briscoe (6) --.---- 1:28.1322 Round 2
2 Dario Franchitti (10) 0.6728 1:28.8050 Round 2
3 Justin Wilson (18) 0.6892 1:28.8214 Round 2
4 Mario Moraes (5) 0.8671 1:28.9993 Round 2
5 Scott Dixon (9) 1.0211 1:29.1533 Round 2
6 Graham Rahal (02) 1.0294 1:29.1616 Round 2
- Eliminated - - -
7 Mike Conway (24) 1.0393 1:29.1715 Round 2
8 Danica Patrick (7) 1.0754 1:29.2076 Round 2
9 Marco Andretti (26) 1.2217 1:29.3539 Round 2
10 Tony Kanaan (11) 1.2809 1:29.4131 Round 2
11 EJ Viso (13) 1.4339 1:29.5661 Round 2
12 Dan Wheldon (4) 1.7815 1:29.9137 Round 2

Fast 6 Results

Pos

Driver Diff Gap Best Time Best Speed
1 Ryan Briscoe (6) --.---- --.---- 1:28.5970 136.935
2 Justin Wilson (18) 0.7136 0.7136 1:29.3106 135.841
3 Scott Dixon (9) 1.1309 0.4173 1:29.7279 135.209
4 Mario Moraes (5) 1.2033 0.0724 1:29.8003 135.100
5 Graham Rahal (02) 1.3556 0.1523 1:29.9526 134.871
6 Dario Franchitti (10) 0.0000 0.0000 -0.0001 Crashed

Starting Lineup

1. (6) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Honda, 1:28.5970 (136.935)
2. (18) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 1:29.3106 (135.841)
3. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 1:29.7279 (135.209)
4. (5) Mario Moraes, Dallara-Honda, 1:29.8003 (135.100)
5. (10) Dario Franchitti, Dallara-Honda, no time (no speed)
6. (24) Mike Conway, Dallara-Honda, 1:29.1715 (136.052)
7. (7) Danica Patrick, Dallara-Honda, 1:29.2076 (135.997)
8. (26) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 1:29.3539 (135.775)
9. (11) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Honda, 1:29.4131 (135.685)
10. (13) E.J. Viso, Dallara-Honda, 1:29.5661 (135.453)
11. (4) Dan Wheldon, Dallara-Honda, 1:29.9137 (134.929)
12. (27) Hideki Mutoh, Dallara-Honda, 1:29.7943 (135.109)
13. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Honda, 1:29.8662 (135.001)
14. (15) Paul Tracy, Dallara-Honda, 1:30.6167 (133.883)
15. (02) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 1:29.9526 (134.871)
16. (14) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 1:30.4001 (134.203)
17. (06) Robert Doornbos, Dallara-Honda, 1:30.6266 (133.868)
18. (2) Raphael Matos, Dallara-Honda, 1:30.4981 (134.058)
19. (23) Milka Duno, Dallara-Honda, 1:33.6824 (129.501)
20. (98) Richard Antinucci, Dallara-Honda, 1:31.1910 (133.039)
21. (20) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Honda, 1:31.6852 (132.322)

Note: Franchitti lost his two fastest laps for causing a full-course caution during Firestone Fast Six.

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