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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
Franchitti wins pole for Honda GP of Toronto

by Mark J. Cipolloni
Saturday, July 11, 2009

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Polesitter Dario Franchitti
Mark Scheuern/AR1

1999 Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti has won the pole for the 23rd running of the Honda Grand Prix of Toronto.  Franchitti's lap of 1m01.0249s in his Target Chip Ganassi entry was enough to beat Penske Trucking driver Will Power.

Franchitti, who started on the pole on the streets of Toronto as a rookie in 1997, posted a quick lap on the 1.755-mile, 11-turn circuit to top the Firestone Fast Six session for the 85-lap race July 12.

"I got my first pole here in 1997 and I tried to remember how I did it then," said Franchitti.  "After my quick lap in the Fast 6 I pulled it in and said that's it, that is as fast I could go.  That is the best lap I have driven around here."

Al the drivers were happy today's qualifying was run in the dry.

"We always knew we would get qualifying in today," said Franchitti. "Whether it was wet or dry was the question. I think we all proved that it's pretty treacherous out there in the wet today. I managed to do a 360 in the last corner. I was entertaining the fans, yes (laughter). It's really treacherous in the wet. I was hoping it was going to dry up."

Will Power, making his first IndyCar Series start since the Indianapolis 500, also will be on the front row in the No. 12 Penske Truck Leasing car for Penske Racing. Graham Rahal and Justin Wilson, the winner six days earlier at Watkins Glen International, will share Row 2.

Starting fourth will be Justin Wilson, the race winner last week in Watkins Glen. His fourth start here in Toronto. He has a win and a previous pole.

"I thought it was a reasonable day," said Wilson. "Things went quite well. But we weren't just quite quick enough. We started out quite loose, struggling to get the power down, struggling for grip. We kept working on it, kept making improvements. Quite pleased with what we managed to do on the used reds. Unfortunately it wasn't enough to beat Dario. He was on good form as well as Graham and Will. I'm pretty pleased with fourth. Hopefully we'll have a trouble-free race and we'll move forward."

Canadian Alex Tagliani, was fastest in Q2 qualifying but could not duplicate the lap in Q3 and ended up 5th on the grid.

"We lost the balance between Q2 and Q3," said Tagliani, "For a small but talented team like ours, to be ahead of drivers from teams like Penske and Ganassi, it means a lot to us. It’s a good reward for everyone on the team and they truly deserve it because they do such a fantastic job. It’s also very special to have a good performance like this at a home race in front of my fellow Canadians. It’s also nice to be able to offer our sponsors the Rexall Edmonton Indy and Northlands, the King Tut Exhibit, Sears, Craftsman and The Keg a good qualifying result and I’m confident we can follow this up with another strong performance tomorrow.”

“The Azul – Votorantim – KV Racing Technology team had a disappointing qualifying session,” Mario Moraes said.  “It was unusual to have our fastest lap on the black tires instead of the red.  The team will work on the car tonight and with a good race strategy tomorrow, I am confident I can have a good race.

His teammate, and hometown favorite Paul Tracy said, “I am super disappointed.  We just missed advancing by a hundredth of a second.  The times are so tight from fifth to eighth and I just couldn’t get any more out of the Ontario Honda Dealers – Wounded Warriors.ca car.  We had a very good car the first practice yesterday when the track was slippery and a good car on the wet track this morning.  I am very frustrated.  As far as the race tomorrow… it is going to be tough, but it is a street circuit and anything can happen.  I have to get the car through Turn #1 at the start and not get collected in a crash.  Then just settle into a pace, work our race strategy, save fuel and the tires and see what happens.”

Even though Andretti Green are promoting this race, their race team is having a horrible weekend so far.  Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 Boost Mobile/Motorola car, will start way back in the 18th position.  Tony Kanaan, driver of the #11 Team 7-Eleven/Nestle Pure Life entry, will start 20th.  Marco Andretti, driver of the #26 NYSE iShares car, will start in the 17th position and Hideki Mutoh, who drives the #27 Formula Dream car, will start 22nd.  No home team advantage that's for sure.

Sunday's race starts at 1:00 PM and will be broadcast live on ABC back in the USA.

QUOTES:

DARIO FRANCHITTI (No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing, PEAK Performance Pole Award winner): "I think I got my first pole here in '97, which is an awful long time ago. So that was '97. I was trying to remember what I did right back in '97 this morning so I could kind of put it to practice with the Target car. Usual story. The guys worked really, really hard to improve the car yesterday. Then with the rain this morning, we didn't do too much running. And it was good actually with the changes we made in qualifying. The car was good out of the box. The lap that I did in the Fast Six, I came in afterwards and said basically, 'That's it. That was a hell of a lap. That was as good of a lap as I've driven around here. If they can go quicker, let them have it, because that's all she's got.' I was very happy with the car and the job I did today."

WILL POWER (No. 12 Penske Truck Rentals, qualified second): "My crew just walked in this weekend; the first time they've been back since May and same with me. They did a fantastic job. We're really happy to be second. We would have been a lot happier with first, but second is great. The car has been good since we rolled it off the trailer and the same at Long Beach. I'm just doing my job."       

GRAHAM RAHAL (No. 02 McDonald's Racing Team, qualified third): "At the end of the day, the McDonald's car ran extremely well and we made great improvements and it shows what this team can do. We're happy to be third today."

JUSTIN WILSON (No. 18 Z-Line Designs, qualified fourth): "I thought it was a reasonable day.  Things went quite well.  But we weren't just quite quick enough.  We started out quite loose, struggling to get the power down, struggling for grip.  We kept working on it, kept making improvements.  Quite pleased with what we managed to do on the used reds.  Unfortunately it wasn't enough to beat Dario (Franchitti).  He was on good form as well as Graham (Rahal) and Will (Power).  I'm pretty pleased with fourth.  Hopefully we'll have a trouble-free race and we'll move forward."

ALEX TAGLIANI (No. 34 King Tut/Conquest Racing, qualified fifth): "It was a great job for the Conquest Racing team. All of the boys did a fantastic job. We didn't run as much as we wanted to yesterday. I think we left a couple things on the table by not running a new set of tires on Friday. I think the car was decent. We missed a couple of attempts at the end to improve our lap and be in the top three but it was a great effort from all of the boys."

RAPHAEL MATOS (No. 2 US Marines Luczo Dragon Racing, qualified ninth): "I'm a little bit frustrated that we didn't make it into the fastest six. We had a car that could fight for a top five, but I just made a mistake and hit the wall in turn 11. It bent the right toe link and we couldn't go back out. It just means we have to work harder for tomorrow's race."

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Team Penske, qualified 10th): "I have to say, what an incredible crowd. It's great to be back here in Toronto. In qualifying, unfortunately, I got caught in a lot of traffic. I lost about three laps there because of traffic in front of me. This is a tough street circuit. We have some different drivers and teams in the Fast Six, so it should be interesting tomorrow in the race. Team Penske will be ready and we will go for it on Sunday."

RYAN BRISCOE (No. 6 Team Penske, qualified 11th): "It's tough out there. I just had a difficult time finding the balance on the Team Penske car. It was tough to get the tires to come in, and I just couldn't get enough grip. We're starting further back than we'd like but we'll just have to work a bit harder in the race tomorrow and work our way through the field."

Results

Pos

Driver/No. Time Speed Diff Status
1 Dario Franchitti (10) 1:01.0249 103.532 --.---- Firestone Fast 6
2 Will Power (12) 1:01.2851 103.092 0.2602 Firestone Fast 6
3 Graham Rahal (02) 1:01.3301 103.016 0.3052 Firestone Fast 6
4 Justin Wilson (18) 1:01.5157 102.705 0.4908 Firestone Fast 6
5 Alex Tagliani (34) 1:01.6980 102.402 0.6731 Firestone Fast 6
6 Mike Conway (24) 1:02.0090 101.888 0.9841 Firestone Fast 6
7 Robert Doornbos (06) 1:01.4419 102.829 0.4170 Round 2
8 Scott Dixon (9) 1:01.4718 102.779 0.4469 Round 2
9 Raphael Matos (2) 1:01.5348 102.674 0.5099 Round 2
10 Helio Castroneves (3) 1:01.7954 102.241 0.7705 Round 2
11 Ryan Briscoe (6) 1:01.8575 102.138 0.8326 Round 2
12 Ryan Hunter-Reay (14) 1:01.9680 101.956 0.9431 Round 2
13 Mario Moraes (5) 1:01.9704 101.952 0.9455 Rnd 1 Grp 1
14 Tomas Scheckter (23) 1:01.8681 102.120 0.8432 Rnd 1 Grp 2
15 Paul Tracy (15) 1:01.9730 101.948 0.9481 Rnd 1 Grp 1
16 EJ Viso (13) 1:02.1577 101.645 1.1328 Rnd 1 Grp 2
17 Marco Andretti (26) 1:02.2138 101.553 1.1889 Rnd 1 Grp 1
18 Danica Patrick (7) 1:02.5839 100.952 1.5590 Rnd 1 Grp 2
19 Ed Carpenter (20) 1:02.5907 100.942 1.5658 Rnd 1 Grp 1
20 Tony Kanaan (11) 1:02.6556 100.837 1.6307 Rnd 1 Grp 2
21 Dan Wheldon (4) 1:02.8411 100.539 1.8162 Rnd 1 Grp 1
22 Hideki Mutoh (27) 1:03.0413 100.220 2.0164 Rnd 1 Grp 2
23 Richard Antinucci (98) 1:04.5132 97.933 3.4883 Rnd 1 Grp 2

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