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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
Will Power wins Edmonton pole for Penske

Indy Racing League
Saturday, July 24, 2010

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Will Power
Point leader Will Power is poised to add to his IndyCar points lead on Sunday after winning the pole Saturday over his Penske teammate Helio Castroneves Saturday afternoon on the 1.97-mile temporary circuit, with Castroneves qualifying second, just seven-hundredths of a second slower than Power's pole time.

Target Chip Ganassi teammates Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon will start 3rd and 4th and Ryan Briscoe rounded out the top-5. 

KV Racing's EJ Viso will start 6th but the real surprise was Simona di Silvestro qualifying 7th quick, easily beating the other women in the race.

Will Power on his 6th pole of 2010 and 8th career IZOD IndyCar Series pole:  "We started out with a pretty tough [qualifying] group, but our car was good.  Still, I knew Helio [Castroneves] would be real close, we've been pushing each other hard all weekend, so I gave it all I had.  Track position is critical here, so it's great to start up at the front once again." 

Sunday's Honda Indy Edmonton, the final temporary-circuit event of 2010, starts at 6 p.m. EDT, with live television coverage on Versus.

QUOTES:

WILL POWER (No. 12 Verizon Team Penske): "It's awesome to get the Verizon car on the pole again. All the points count and I know here it's important to be at the front because it is tough to pass. If all the strategy goes well, like it did last year, it makes it easier to win. It's a long day tomorrow. We have a good starting spot and we have to keep going to win this championship." (What makes you so good at this track?): "We've all work really hard. Obviously, last year the cats were really good. But this year, I had trouble trying to beat my teammate. It's good to see two Team Penske cars on the front row."

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Team Penske): "We had a very good lap out there and I just made a little mistake and this place is about not making mistakes. Will is making us better - me, Ryan and the team. He's pushing hard and I'm pushing hard, too. It's a shame we couldn't make it, but we're getting closer. We can win the race from (second)."

DARIO FRANCHITTI (No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing): "We just missed it a little bit. Ultimately, it wasn't a bad (Firestone) Fast Six for us."

E.J. VISO (No. 8 PDVSA-Jet Aviation-KV Racing Technology): "It was a good run today and a good qualifying effort against very tough guys. We put in so much effort to go up against the Penske and Ganassi drivers that we didn't have a set of stickers that we could use in the last run. We needed another two or three tenths from a set of stickers and we could have qualified in P4. We're happy. It's a tough race and a long race and we have the resources to finish up with those guys."

TAKUMA SATO (No. 5 Lotus - KV Racing Technology): "The first group was the toughest group today. I didn't get a good feeling during the first run with the primary tires. However, when we went to the alternate tire, the car was getting better and it looked like it was all coming together. Unfortunately the times were so close that we missed the top-12 by just a tenth. I tried everything we had but we just couldn't find the grip so I'm very disappointed we didn't make it through to Q2 today."

MARIO MORAES (No. 32 KV Racing Technology): "Unfortunately, my KV Racing car had some understeer in qualifying. We couldn't put a lap together to reach the Top 12. We just missed at the end of session. Overall, our balance in the car is pretty good for the race. I hope to get a good start and move up in the race."

PAUL TRACY (No. 15 Make-A-Wish KV Racing Technology): "We were put in the hardest group possible today. There were three Penskes, a Ganassi car, Wilson and others. That group was just stacked with a lot of fast guys. It's a shame because we just didn't have enough to transfer to the second round. We missed by a little today. It's tough to start 15th on Sunday. I really wanted to start further up in the grid for the Make A Wish, Honda Canada and Motegi Wheels people. We had been a top-seven car all weekend leading into qualifying. I'm disappointed for everyone. We'll have to drive through the field again in the race."

DAN WHELDON (No. 4 National Guard Panther Racing): "A lot of the things we've learned from the Soldiers in the National Guard are really helpful on a day like today - it's their 'never give up' and 'never say die' attitude that gets them through tough situations and that's what everybody on the National Guard Panther Racing team is going to strive for as we look forward to tomorrow's race. We've learned some key things in the last two days here in Edmonton and myself and everybody on this team are going to work hard tonight and tomorrow in the warm-up to improve the No. 4 car so that we're a factor in the race. We've overcome some challenges in each of the past two IZOD IndyCar Series races and the fans that will be here tomorrow and the ones watching on TV are going to see the same effort during the race tomorrow."

MARIO ROMANCINI (No. 34 Conquest Racing): "After the morning practice, we got a pretty good balance and I was happy with the car. But in qualifying when we tried the red tires, the balance changed a lot, and the car was very lose and we missed quite a lot of time because of that. It wasn't so bad for us as P17 is the best position start so far in the season, so we can't complain a lot, but based on what happened this morning, we were expecting to be a bit better, but the race is going to be long tomorrow, and I think we will have a solid race car."

BERTRAND BAGUETTE (No. 36 Conquest Racing/RACB): "The qualification session was a little bit better for us. On the first set of tires it wasn't so good, but then we did some few good modifications for the second set. Unfortunately, I hit the wall on my second lap and I damaged the left corner of my car; and after that it was harder for sure. I still did my best driving the car, but without that damage it would be a lot quicker. We are P20, the race is long and quite physical so everything is possible".

HIDEKI MUTOH (No. 06 Formula Dream/Panasonic):  "We improved a lot overnight; it was a significant improvement. Then we had a good practice session and ended fourth fastest and I was quite happy, balance-wise so we kept the same balance in qualifying but the temperature went a lot warmer and the balance changed. We tried many things during the qualifying session to try to find a better balance but we just didn't find it in the limited time. It was good to get back in Round 2 after not making it the past two events. It was good news for me and I was trying to get into the next round for the top-six but it was difficult because the balance changed a lot. In Toronto we found a good race setup and although it's not the same layout here at all but I think we can apply it here. It's going to be a tough race. My arms are already banged up a little." 

DANICA PATRICK (No. 7 Team GoDaddy.com): "Coming off of a strong weekend in Toronto, we were hoping to keep the momentum going into Edmonton for the GoDaddy.com car. I was in a really tough qualifying group, and I didn't have the speed to make it into the top six today. The first couple laps of tomorrow's race will be very important, and hopefully we'll come out with some clean laps."

TONY KANAAN (No. 11 Team 7-Eleven): "It was a tough day for Team 7-Eleven and for the whole team. Sometimes when you're struggling as a team, you try to do too much when you get in the car, and that's what happened. I'm driving the car, so I'm the only one to blame. You try to set the world on fire because you trust in yourself and have a lot of confidence that you can make a difference. Sometimes you go over the limit."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY (No. 37 Team IZOD): "We definitely recovered a little bit since yesterday, but we're still struggling with something. We're not satisfied with our qualifying effort overall as a team. But, I know the IZOD guys will give me a great race car. I always know when I wake up in the morning on race day that I've got a shot to put that thing in the top five. We'll do our best at getting a good race car under us tomorrow, but eighth today was like a home run."

RAPHAEL MATOS (No. 2 HP de Ferran Dragon Racing): It was a good qualifying session today. It was great to advance to the second round. We made some improvements to the car between the first and second rounds. We're missing a little bit, but we are close on the set-up and we keep getting closer. This is a physically demanding track and that will make for a long race, but I have been training really hard and I feel really fit. So I'm hoping that will help me in the race tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it.

MARCO ANDRETTI (No. 26 Team Venom Energy): "We really needed to take advantage of the Firestone reds today and unfortunately we just weren't able to find the grip we needed. Track position is crucial at a place like this so it's frustrating for the Venom car to start where we are. We'll do what we can to make the best out of the race tomorrow."

ALEX TAGLIANI (No. 77 Bowers & Wilkins/Hot Wheels): "It wasn't so much that the group one draw was so competitive it's that we just weren't competitive like we should be. It's no secret that we've been struggling to find a set up all weekend. We're a bit lost at the moment with a car that has a lot of understeer, is very nervous with some push. I just feels really unstable and just doesn't have any bit even with the Firestone red tires on. The way the car feels on the track, I would have been very surprised if we had made it out of our group to battle for the Firestone Fast 6. We're not going to give up. The Fazzt guys will keep working to find something to make the no.77 Bower & Wilkins Hot Wheels car better and we'll also try to be creative with our strategy for the race. Until that checkered flag drops we're going to fight."

JUSTIN WILSON (No. 22 Team Z-Line Designs/DRR): "The Z-Line Designs car was quick and I would have thought I was running P2 if the crew hadn't told me my lap times and position. I lost a bit of rear grip on my final two laps and unfortunately we missed the Firestone Fast Six by a couple of tenths. I think we have a good race car and will go over the data tonight and work out a game plan for the race. I'm looking forward to tomorrow and hopefully we can pick up positions throughout the race."

TOMAS SCHECKTER (No. 24 MonaVie/DRR): "Today was a lot better. Considering the fact that I have only been on road courses for only about four or five days this year,  we definitely are getting better and developing the car and getting the time that we need. We didn't want to do any more  so after we made the top-12 we saved two sets of the Firestone Firehawk Alternate (red sidewall) tires. I'm really pleased with the MonaVie car and it really seems to suit the Firestone Firehawk "red" tires, so I'm really looking forward to tomorrow."

RYAN BRISCOE (No. 6 Team Penske): "It's really exciting as usual. This track, it's exciting. It's really fast and bumpy, but you can really attack the bumps and push the car hard. It's a lot of fun out there. My car wasn't really to my liking. We made probably too many changes going into qualifying just trying to find an extra couple of 10ths and sort of went backwards a bit. It was a little disappointing for me. I thought we would have a shot at pole today, but we didn't have the speed. It was good to get in the Fast Six. It was tough to get through Q1. It was just really good. I mean, no yellow flags at all, so the whole field was very consistent on such a challenging track. But fifth is good. I started on the front row the last two years and it didn't work out for me, so maybe starting fifth will help."

SIMONA DE SILVESTRO (No. 78 Team Stargate Worlds/HVM): "Starting seventh with some of the big guys in front of us is something pretty special. We put two sets of reds (Firestone alternate tires) on in the first session. I think if we would have had a fresh set of reds in the second session we would have been a bit quicker. But the whole team at HVM can be really happy. They've worked really hard all weekend, and now we just have to try to move forward and I think it could be a good race for us. If we can duplicate what we did in Toronto -- moving forward in the race -- I think with this starting position it's going to be good."

VITOR MEIRA (No. 14 ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Racing): "It's not a weekend we were expecting to be honest. We came out of Toronto with a decent result, it wasn't an optimum weekend there, but we learned a bunch of things. We unloaded here and it wasn't good, we have been chasing a moving target here. We don't know where to pinpoint where the problem is. We're trying things, very aggressive things. We're going through every piece of information, but so far, we have not figured out what we can improve. We're talking about a second here, so it's not a small detail. Maybe it's a lot of small things or one big thing but we'll keep our heads down and keep working. We have one practice left to get it right."

Results

Pos

Driver Team Time Diff Session
1 Will Power Penske 01:00.713 - Fast six
2 Helio Castroneves Penske 01:00.789 00:00.076 Fast six
3 Scott Dixon Ganassi 01:01.239 00:00.526 Fast six
4 Dario Franchitti Ganassi 01:01.248 00:00.535 Fast six
5 Ryan Briscoe Penske 01:01.380 00:00.667 Fast six
6 EJ Viso KV Racing 01:01.612 00:00.899 Fast six
7 Simona de Silvestro HVM Racing 01:01.544 00:00.831 Top 12
8 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 01:01.560 00:00.847 Top 12
9 Justin Wilson Dreyer & Reinbold 01:01.589 00:00.876 Top 12
10 Raphael Matos De Ferran Dragon 01:01.792 00:01.079 Top 12
11 Hideki Mutoh Newman/Haas 01:02.194 00:01.481 Top 12
12 Tomas Scheckter Dreyer & Reinbold 01:02.875 00:02.162 Top 12
13 Takuma Sato KV Racing 01:01.918 00:01.205 Group 1
14 Mario Moraes KV Racing 01:02.132 00:01.419 Group 2
15 Paul Tracy KV Racing 01:02.326 00:01.613 Group 1
16 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 01:02.147 00:01.434 Group 2
17 Mario Romancini Conquest 01:02.419 00:01.706 Group 1
18 Alex Lloyd Dale Coyne 01:02.220 00:01.507 Group 2
19 Alex Tagliani Fazzt 01:02.524 00:01.811 Group 1
20 Bertrand Baguette Conquest 01:02.519 00:01.806 Group 2
21 Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 01:02.580 00:01.867 Group 1
22 Dan Wheldon Panther 01:02.740 00:02.027 Group 2
23 Vitor Meira AJ Foyt 01:02.751 00:02.038 Group 1
24 Tony Kanaan Andretti No Time - Group 2
25 Milka Duno Dale Coyne No Time - Group 1

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