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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
Ohio native Rahal fastest on opening day at Mid-Ohio

IndyCar
Friday, August 06, 2010

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Graham Rahal
Ohio native Graham Rahal topped the time chart in the initial IZOD IndyCar Series practice session for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by Westfield Insurance.

The New Albany, Ohio native, competing in his second race of the season with Newman/Haas Racing, had a best lap of 1 minute, 8.3061 seconds on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn circuit in the No. 02 National Tire & Battery entry.

The hour-long session also featured the top 22 cars separated by less than a second, J.R. Hildebrand, the 2009 Firestone Indy Lights champion who is making his IZOD IndyCar Series debut in the No. 24 RollCoater/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing car, placed seventh (1:08.6340), and series championship points leader Will Power second (1:08.3301) in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car.

"The thing that is obvious to me is that it is really close and very competitive," said Rahal, who has recorded three top-10 finishes with three different teams in six races this season. "At one point, I was 10th, but only a tenth off. But I really wanted to be fastest on the first day at home. It feels good. I am a little bit surprised, especially where we came from. The good thing is the car is nowhere close for me. There's a lot we need to improve on. If we can be this competitive and have a lot to improve on is a good sign for me."

Another 60-minute session precedes the three rounds of qualifying Aug. 7.

QUOTES:

GRAHAM RAHAL (No. 2 National Tire & Battery, fastest of the day): "We definitely struggled at the start of practice. We had a hard time getting it right. We felt really low on grip during the first run. We were really off. The thing that is obvious to me is that it is really close and very competitive. At one point, I was 10th, but only a tenth off. But I really wanted to be fastest on the first day at home. It feels good. I am a little bit surprised, especially where we came from. I was a little bit worried. We tried a whole bunch of things and I think I had a better lap in me, but I locked up a little bit and messed up a lap. The good thing is the car is nowhere close for me. There's a lot we need to improve on. If we can be this competitive and have a lot to improve on is a good sign for myself and the National Tire & Battery team."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY (No. 37 Team IZOD, fourth-fastest): "I think the Team IZOD car was pretty good overall. Towards the end of the session, we really tried some things to see if it was what we needed and it wasn't. Our fast time stuck from probably halfway through the session, so I think the car is pretty good. We just have to make some tweaks to it and then we'll see."

TONY KANAAN (No. 11 Team 7-Eleven, ninth fastest): "It was a good session. We had the Team 7-Eleven car up in the top five for a while during the session, which was good to see. We just have some more work to do for tomorrow and then we'll see what we can do."

HIDEKI MUTOH (No. 06 Formula Dream/Panasonic 16th-fastest)"The car had a lot of oversteer at the beginning of the session.  I think the track was messy.  As the session went on the car felt quite good.  We made quite a few changes and found two good ones so we need to carry that over to tomorrow.  My teammate was P1 with a new set of tires so that was good news too." 

MARCO ANDRETTI (No. 26 Meijer, 18th fastest): "We have some work to do with the Meijer car before we're where we want and need to be for the weekend.  I think we have some positive feedback from the session today and from the test here a week ago.  We'll make some changes tonight and keep chipping away at it."

E.J. VISO  (No. 8 PDVSA - KV Racing Technology): "We only had a one-hour practice, but the No. 8 PDVSA car felt good.  Very well balanced.  The track was a little bit slippery from the other tire compounds of the support series.  That is affecting our car's setup a little.  But you have the deal with that.  I am feeling good about this weekend and Mid-Ohio is always fun to drive.  We had some very useful and productive testing last week and I am sure it is going to payoff this weekend.  There was a lot of traffic on the track today.  So some of our best laps didn't make it for fast times.  We have a large field here, so the track will be crowd in qualifying and the race." 

MARIO MORAES  (No. 22 KV Racing Technology): "I think it is great to be back at Mid-Ohio.  Last year, I didn't get the chance to race here (due to Moraes' father death).  I'm dealing with my wrist right now.  It isn't real good.  I have a cracked bone in my right wrist.  I hurt it in Edmonton.  But I we have a good car for the race. Now we just have to improve it a little bit."

TAKUMA SATO  (No. 5 Lotus - KV Racing Technology): "I think we had a good session today despite what the standings say, but we know what we're doing.  I was continuing our program from the test here last week and double checking the things we have been working on.  I feel positive on how things went today."

Results

Rank

No Name Laps Best Lap Time Gap Diff
1 02 Graham Rahal 23 1:08.3061 --.---- --.----
2 12 Will Power 20 1:08.3301 0.0240 0.0240
3 3 Helio Castroneves 16 1:08.3778 0.0478 0.0718
4 37 Ryan Hunter-Reay 19 1:08.4692 0.0913 0.1631
5 6 Ryan Briscoe 21 1:08.5437 0.0745 0.2376
6 8 EJ Viso 22 1:08.6243 0.0807 0.3183
7 24 JR Hildebrand 28 1:08.6340 0.0096 0.3279
8 32 Mario Moraes 26 1:08.6385 0.0046 0.3325
9 11 Tony Kanaan 19 1:08.6495 0.0109 0.3434
10 4 Dan Wheldon 27 1:08.6526 0.0032 0.3466
11 36 Bertrand Baguette 27 1:08.7154 0.0627 0.4093
12 9 Scott Dixon 19 1:08.7280 0.0127 0.4220
13 78 Simona de Silvestro 21 1:08.7751 0.0471 0.4691
14 22 Justin Wilson 19 1:08.7971 0.0219 0.4910
15 10 Dario Franchitti 17 1:08.8375 0.0405 0.5315
16 06 Hideki Mutoh 26 1:09.0532 0.2157 0.7472
17 27 Adam Carroll 28 1:09.1088 0.0555 0.8027
18 26 Marco Andretti 20 1:09.1324 0.0237 0.8264
19 7 Danica Patrick 23 1:09.1578 0.0254 0.8518
20 5 Takuma Sato 25 1:09.1824 0.0245 0.8763
21 2 Raphael Matos 17 1:09.2168 0.0344 0.9107
22 77 Alex Tagliani 23 1:09.2814 0.0646 0.9753
23 14 Vitor Meira 25 1:09.3350 0.0537 1.0290
24 19 Alex Lloyd 19 1:09.3593 0.0243 1.0533
25 34 Francesco Dracone 29 1:11.0931 1.7337 2.7870
26 18 Milka Duno 31 1:12.8371 1.7441 4.5311
27 66 Jay Howard 9 1:14.9038 2.0666 6.5977

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