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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
Franchitti tops Power in opening IndyCar practice

by Mark J. Cipolloni
Friday, August 20, 2010

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Dario Franchitti
IRL
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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