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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
Franchitti tops Power in opening IndyCar practice

by Mark J. Cipolloni
Friday, August 20, 2010

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Dario Franchitti
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Ganassi Racing's Dario Franchitti, defending champion for the race here, turned the fastest lap in Friday's 1-hour practice session for the IndyCars at Infineon Raceway.  His lap of 1m18.2969s just beat Penske Racing's Will Power by just 41 thousandths of a second and FAZZT's Alex Tagliani.

Scott Dixon and Justin Wilson rounded out the top-5.

Marco Andretti, Graham Rahal, Ryan Briscoe, Dan Wheldon and Hideki Mutoh rounded out the top-10

Starting up front is always key on the undulating 2.303-mile road course in beautiful Sonoma, California where passing is always difficult, so qualifying up front on Saturday is on everyone’s mind.

The top 16 drivers were separated by just 1-second on Friday and with the track rubbering in more on Saturday one can expect the speeds to increase and the gap to narrow.

Will Power is still a bit careful when he drives through the fast and blind S-turn 3A where he had his bad accident last year that resulted in a broken back.

"I still look for any dust up ahead.  The warning light system is much better than last year, but you are so busy through there it takes full concentration and it's hard to take your eyes off the track to look for the flagman or lights."

Conquest Racing has flipped the numbers of its two IZOD IndyCar Series entries for this weekend's Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma.

Bertrand Baguette's RACB/Conquest Racing car will carry the No. 34 while Francesco Dracone's Halkin Jet/LaPasta.biz/Conquest car will carry the No. 36. Baguette is looking forward to the change this weekend which only involved changing the number decals on the car he has driven for most of the season.

"I prefer the No. 34," the Belgian rookie said. "I did all my karting with the No. 34 and even a few of my first single-seater (race cars) had 34. I actually wanted to run 34 this year, but Mario (Romancini) already had it."

While team owner Eric Bachelart hasn't decided what will happen for the rest of the year, Baguette is hopeful that he can put together a strong performance with the number to keep it.

"It's my preferred number and have always done well with it," he said. "I think the change is good and I hope that it is still a lucky number for me."

Another one-hour practice session is slated Saturday morning followed by PEAK Performance Pole Qualifying featuring the Firestone Fast Six. The Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma is scheduled for 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday.

Results

Rank

No Name Laps Gap Diff Best Lap Time Best Lap Speed
1 10 Dario Franchitti 12 --.---- --.---- 1:18.2969 105.889 mph
2 12 Will Power 13 0.0041 0.0041 1:18.3011 105.884 mph
3 77 Alex Tagliani 19 0.2650 0.2691 1:18.5661 105.526 mph
4 9 Scott Dixon 12 0.0409 0.3100 1:18.6070 105.472 mph
5 22 Justin Wilson 14 0.0091 0.3191 1:18.6161 105.459 mph
6 26 Marco Andretti 17 0.0109 0.3300 1:18.6269 105.445 mph
7 02 Graham Rahal 19 0.0243 0.3543 1:18.6513 105.412 mph
8 6 Ryan Briscoe 14 0.2642 0.6185 1:18.9154 105.059 mph
9 4 Dan Wheldon 21 0.0054 0.6239 1:18.9209 105.052 mph
10 06 Hideki Mutoh 18 0.0342 0.6581 1:18.9551 105.007 mph
11 3 Helio Castroneves 12 0.0176 0.6757 1:18.9727 104.983 mph
12 2 Raphael Matos 13 0.0533 0.7290 1:19.0259 104.912 mph
13 24 JR Hildebrand 15 0.0125 0.7415 1:19.0385 104.896 mph
14 32 Mario Moraes 14 0.0491 0.7906 1:19.0875 104.831 mph
15 11 Tony Kanaan 3 0.0100 0.8006 1:19.0976 104.817 mph
16 37 Ryan Hunter-Reay 15 0.2068 1.0074 1:19.3044 104.544 mph
17 8 EJ Viso 14 0.1231 1.1305 1:19.4274 104.382 mph
18 34 Bertrand Baguette 21 0.0772 1.2077 1:19.5047 104.281 mph
19 14 Vitor Meira 25 0.1014 1.3091 1:19.6060 104.148 mph
20 5 Takuma Sato 21 0.0439 1.3530 1:19.6500 104.09 mph
21 19 Alex Lloyd 18 0.2331 1.5861 1:19.8831 103.787 mph
22 78 Simona de Silvestro 20 0.0967 1.6828 1:19.9797 103.661 mph
23 7 Danica Patrick 18 0.0148 1.6976 1:19.9946 103.642 mph
24 36 Francesco Dracone 23 2.5719 4.2695 1:22.5665 100.414 mph
25 18 Milka Duno 23 1.3644 5.6339 1:23.9308 98.781 mph

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