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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
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
Ron McQueeney/IRL
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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