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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
Ganassi teammates on front row in Miami

by Mark J. Cipolloni
Friday, October 01, 2010

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Dario Franchitti
Dario Franchitti, 2nd in points to Will Power coming into the final IndyCar Series race of the season, did what he had to on Friday evening by winning the pole position for the Cafes do Brasil Indy 300 and getting the bonus point that goes with it to reduce Power's point lead to just 11.  His Ganassi teammate Scott Dixon will start 2nd making it an all Target Chip Ganassi front row.  Will Power will start 3rd just 0.1432s behind.

Ryan Briscoe and Dan Wheldon rounded out the top-5.

Franchitti won this race from pole last year in a race that ran caution free.

"They all add up," said Franchitti of his extra point. "We weren't the best in the morning, I didn't feel, and engineer Chris Simmons worked his magic and the balance was very, very good.

"To have Scott there with me is a big help. So we'll see what we can do tomorrow night. If we can make the same jump with the race car as we did with the qualifying car then we'll be in good shape."

Both Power and Franchitti have their eye on winning the championship first and foremost, and winning the race would just be icing on the cake.

The two will be racing for this new IndyCar Championship trophy tomorrow night
"I am racing for the championship," said Franchitti.  "Driving for points doesn't work for me so winning the pole, leading the most laps and winning the race will be the way to win maximum points.  If I can do that then I will have done everything I could."

Franchitti already has two IndyCar (including CART) titles under his belt, but Power is looking for his first championship so he will do what it takes to ensure the title first.

"If Dario falls out then I will go for the win because then the title will be mine," said Power.  "But as long as Dario is still in the running I am going to play it smart and not take any unnecessary chances, taking calculated risks to be in position to score the points I need to win the title."

With the winner getting 10 more points than 2nd place, just winning the race is not going to be enough for Franchitti if Power manages to finish 2nd.  Power would win by a single point so in that scenario Franchitti will also need the two bonus points for leading the most laps to take the title.

Be sure tune into Versus tomorrow night at 7 PM ET as this is sure to be a barnburner of a fight.

Results

Rank

No Name Gap Diff Time Speed
1 10 Dario Franchitti --.---- --.---- 0:25.0689 213.252 mph
2 9 Scott Dixon 0.0656 0.0656 0:25.0930 213.047 mph
3 12 Will Power 0.0776 0.1432 0:25.1387 212.66 mph
4 6 Ryan Briscoe 0.0999 0.2431 0:25.1954 212.182 mph
5 4 Dan Wheldon 0.0536 0.2967 0:25.1994 212.148 mph
6 22 Justin Wilson 0.0722 0.3689 0:25.2523 211.703 mph
7 20 Ed Carpenter 0.0444 0.4133 0:25.2629 211.615 mph
8 11 Tony Kanaan 0.0125 0.4258 0:25.2815 211.459 mph
9 5 Takuma Sato 0.0089 0.4347 0:25.2812 211.461 mph
10 3 Helio Castroneves 0.0276 0.4623 0:25.2970 211.329 mph
11 7 Danica Patrick 0.0544 0.5167 0:25.3337 211.023 mph
12 8 EJ Viso 0.0204 0.5371 0:25.3407 210.965 mph
13 32 Mario Moraes 0.0449 0.5820 0:25.3482 210.903 mph
14 34 Bertrand Baguette 0.0008 0.5828 0:25.3394 210.976 mph
15 24 Ana Beatriz 0.0056 0.5884 0:25.3685 210.734 mph
16 26 Marco Andretti 0.0040 0.5924 0:25.3717 210.707 mph
17 67 Sarah Fisher 0.0065 0.5989 0:25.3575 210.825 mph
18 02 Graham Rahal 0.0102 0.6091 0:25.3658 210.756 mph
19 77 Alex Tagliani 0.0262 0.6353 0:25.3851 210.596 mph
20 37 Ryan Hunter-Reay 0.1186 0.7539 0:25.4499 210.06 mph
21 14 Vitor Meira 0.0030 0.7569 0:25.4144 210.353 mph
22 19 Alex Lloyd 0.1395 0.8964 0:25.5221 209.466 mph
23 2 Raphael Matos 0.0324 0.9288 0:25.5388 209.329 mph
24 36 Sebastian Saavedra 0.0007 0.9295 0:25.5367 209.346 mph
25 78 Simona de Silvestro 0.0786 1.0081 0:25.5698 209.075 mph
26 06 Hideki Mutoh 0.0998 1.1079 0:25.5570 209.179 mph
27 18 Milka Duno 0.1524 1.2603 0:25.7039 207.984 mph

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