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After Toronto
Driver Standings

Driver Standings
1 Helio Castroneves 533
2 Will Power 520
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 464
4 Simon Pagenaud 462
5 Juan Pablo Montoya 428
6 Scott Dixon 387
7 Carlos Munoz (R) 384
8 Tony Kanaan 380
9 Marco Andretti 375
10 Sebastien Bourdais 358
11 Ryan Briscoe 344
12 James Hinchcliffe 330
13 Charlie Kimball 317
14 Justin Wilson 311
15 Mikhail Aleshin 298
16 Josef Newgarden 288
17 Jack Hawksworth (R) 287
18 Graham Rahal 266
19 Carlos Huertas (R) 265
20 Takuma Sato 234
21 Sebastian Saavedra 229
22 Mike Conway 218
23 Ed Carpenter 168
24 Oriol Servia 88
25 Kurt Busch (R) 80
26 JR Hildebrand 66
27 Sage Karam (R) 57
28 Luca Filippi 46
29 James Davison (R) 34
30 Jacques Villeneuve 29
31 Alex Tagliani 28
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 384
2 Mikhail Aleshin 298
3 Jack Hawksworth 287
4 Carlos Huertas 265
5 Kurt Busch 80
6 Sage Karam 57
7 James Davison 34
8 Martin Plowman 18

Wins
T1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 3
T2 Will Power 2
T2 Simon Pagenaud 2
T2 Mike Conway 2
T5 Helio Castroneves 1
T5 Carlos Huertas 1
T5 Ed Carpenter 1
T5 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
T5 Sebastien Bourdais 1

Podium Finishes
T1 Will Power 6
T1 Helio Castroneves 6
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 5
4 Tony Kanaan 4
T5 Carlos Munoz 3
T5 Juan Pablo Montoya 3
T7 Marco Andretti 2
T7 Simon Pagenaud 2
T7 Mike Conway 2
T10 Carlos Huertas 1
T10 Scott Dixon 1
T10 Josef Newgarden 1
T10 Graham Rahal 1
T10 Charlie Kimball 1
T10 Ed Carpenter 1
T10 Jack Hawksworth 1
T10 Mikhail Aleshin 1
T10 Sebastien Bourdais 1
Manufacturer Standings:
1 Chevrolet 2056
2 Honda 1042

Lap Leaders:
1 Will Power 353
2 Tony Kanaan 326
3 Helio Castroneves 241
4 Ryan Hunter-Reay 167
5 Ed Carpenter 116
6 Juan Pablo Montoya 74
7 Takuma Sato 67
8 Sebastien Bourdais 60
9 Simon Pagenaud 59
10 James Hinchcliffe 56
11 Scott Dixon 44
12 Jack Hawksworth 32
13 Justin Wilson 25
14 Marco Andretti 22
T15 Mike Conway 15
T15 Josef Newgarden 15
17 Sebastian Saavedra 14
18 Graham Rahal 10
T19 Oriol Servia 7
T19 Carlos Huertas 7
21 Ryan Briscoe 5
22 Mikhail Aleshin 4
23 Alex Tagliani 3

Entrant Points
Pos. # Entrant Points
1 3 Team Penske 533
2 12 Team Penske 520
3 28 Andretti Autosport 464
4 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports 462
5 2 Penske Motorsports 428
6 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 387
7 20 Ed Carpenter Racing 386
8 34 Andretti Autosport/HVM 384
9 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 380
10 25 Andretti Autosport 375
11 11 KVSH Racing 358
12 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing 344
13 27 Andretti Autosport 330
14 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 317
15 19 Dale Coyne Racing 311
16 7 Schmidt PetersonMotorsports 298
17 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 288
18 98 BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian 287
19 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 266
20 18 Dale Coyne Racing 265
21 14 A.J. Foyt Racing 234
22 17 KV/AFS Racing 229
23 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 134
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 5.38
T2 Kurt Busch 6.00
T2 Will Power 6.00
4 Simon Pagenaud 6.92
5 Sage Karam 9.00
6 Scott Dixon 9.61
7 J.R. Hildebrand 10.00
8 Tony Kanaan 10.23
9 Ryan Hunter-Reay 10.38
T10 Juan Pablo Montoya 11.15
T10 Sebastien Bourdais 11.15
12 Ryan Briscoe 11.38
13 Justin Wilson 11.92
14 Carlos Munoz 12.00
15 James Hinchcliffe 12.46
16 Oriol Servia 12.5
17 Marco Andretti 12.69
18 Ed Carpenter 12.75
19 Alex Tagliani 13.0
20 Charlie Kimball 13.23
21 Takuma Sato 13.46
22 Mikhail Aleshin 13.61
23 Jacques Villeneuve 14.0
24 Mike Conway 14.66
25 Graham Rahal 15.0
26 James Davison 16.0
27 Carlos Huertas 16.07
28 Josef Newgarden 16.92
29 Sebastian Saavedra 17.0
30 Jack Hawksworth 17.16
31 Luca Filippi 18.50
32 Martin Plowman 20.5
33 Franck Montagny 22.0
34 Pippa Mann 24.0
35 Townsend Bell 25.0
36 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
T4 Scott Dixon 1
T4 Sebastien Bourdais 1

Appearances in the Firestone Fast Six
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 5
T2 Helio Castroneves 4
T2 Will Power 4
T3 James Hinchcliffe 3
T3 Scott Dixon 3
T3 Jack Hawksworth 3
T7 Simon Pagenaud 2
T7 Josef Newgarden 2
T7 Tony Kanaan 2
T7 Sebastien Bourdais 2
T11 Takuma Sato 1
T11 Marco Andretti 1
T11 Sebastian Saavedra 1
T11 Mike Conway 1
T11 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
T11 Ryan Briscoe 1
T11 Luca Filippi 1

Qualifying Average
1 Helio Castroneves 5.53
2 James Hinchcliffe 6.90
3 Ed Carpenter 7.00
4 Luca Filippi 7.66
5 Simon Pagenaud 7.69
6 Will Power 7.76
7 Scott Dixon 8.84
8 J.R. Hildebrand 9.00
9 Sebastien Bourdais 9.76
10 Carlos Munoz 10.3
11 Tony Kanaan 10.53
12 Ryan Hunter-Reay 10.61
13 Juan Pablo Montoya 10.84
14 Takuma Sato 11.69
15 Kurt Busch 12.0
16 Marco Andretti 12.61
T17 Josef Newgarden 12.92
T17 Ryan Briscoe 12.92
19 Justin Wilson 13.0
20 Jack Hawksworth 14.5
21 Mike Conway 14.66
22 Mikhail Aleshin 14.84
23 Graham Rahal 15.38
24 Sebastian Saavedra 16.53
25 Charlie Kimball 17.15
26 Carlos Huertas 17.84
27 Franck Montagny 21.0
28 Pippa Mann 22.0
29 Alex Tagliani 24.0
30 Martin Plowman 24.5
31 Townsend Bell 25.0
32 Jacques Villeneuve 27.0
33 James Davison 28.0
34 Sage Karam 31.0
35 Buddy Lazier 33.0
Dixon triumphs in Miami, Franchitti wins IndyCar title

by Mark J. Cipolloni
Saturday, October 02, 2010

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2010 champ Dario Franchitti

Target Chip Ganassi's Scott Dixon won the IZOD IndyCar season finale at Homestead Miami Speedway Saturday night and his teammate Dario Franchitti won the 2010 IndyCar title over Team Penske's Will Power, denying the Australian of his first IndyCar title.  Power didn't help his cause after he got up into the marbles, brushed the outside wall and broke his right rear suspension ending any hope he had of winning the title.

Power was running in fourth place when his car brushed the wall in the exit of Turn 4 on the 135th lap of the 200-lap race. The crew desperately tried to repair the car, replacing the right rear wishbone in just a few minutes, but Power was unable to continue after returning to the track. He retired from the race and finished 25th as Dario Franchitti, who finished eighth, wound up winning the championship by just five points.

“It’s definitely disappointing,” said Power, who came into the race 11 points ahead of Franchitti. “I really wanted to win this championship. It was at a point in the race where I felt I really had to push because Dario had led the most laps and was leading the race. I was trying to get around (Ryan) Hunter-Reay, and I got a little too high and brushed the wall and bent the suspension.”

Franchitti came home 8th and won the title by just 5 points, 602 to Power's 597.  And Dixon, by virtue of his win, beat Helio Castroneves for third place in points.

Franchitti celebrated with a trademark burnout while owner Chip Ganassi shared a hug with Franchitti's wife, actress Ashley Judd.

A year ago, Franchitti used some savvy pit strategy to leapfrog Dixon and Briscoe for the title and cap his comeback from an ill-fated trip to NASCAR.

This time, he dominated when he had to. He started from the pole and with Dixon playing blocker, led enough laps to pick up two valuable bonus points and increase the pressure on Power.

Power blinked.

"Good haul, isn't it?" Franchitti said. "Look back to the start of 2007, I hadn't won a championship. Won a lot of races, but not a championship or Indy 500. Now we find ourselves with two Indy 500s and three championships.

"I'm just going to enjoy it. I think I'm just going to let it sink in, enjoy it. But I'm very proud of the achievement."

"Dario seems to get better with age," said Dixon.  "They said triathletes are at their peak in their mid-thirties and it certainly seems that way with Dario.  He left in 2008 and then comes back and wins two straight IndyCar titles here.

Danica Patrick outdueled her Andretti Autosport teammate for 2nd place in what she called her 2nd best oval race of her career, Texas being what she described as her best race.

A disappointed Power said after the race that "This was the best year of my career, but I am disappointed with the outcome.

“Like I predicted at the beginning of the season, the guy who made the least amount of mistakes would win the championship,” said Power, who suffered his first DNF of the season on Saturday. “Next year I’ll come back very strong. The confidence I’ve gained on the ovals is very important. I knew going into this year that ovals were going to be my weak point, but now I feel like I’m on par with the other guys. Next year will be a tough fight.”

A year ago, Power was recovering from serious injuries sustained in a crash at Infineon Raceway. He returned to the track more motivated than ever and he asserted himself as a contender from the outset as he won the first two races of the season and led the championship for nearly all of 2010. He believes he’ll be just as driven in 2011 – if not more.

“Last year I was here watching this race in a back brace,” added Power. “The Verizon team had a great season, and we have a lot to be proud of. This has been the best season of my career in motorsport, and I’ve learned so much. We’ll be coming back to win this thing next year.”

"I realized early on in this race that I did not have the car to beat Dario.  The car was not handling well and I had to run the high groove.  I was passing a backmarker and he took the air off my wings and I just skated up the track and pancaked the wall."

On losing the title by just 5 points, we asked Power what one race he wished he could have all over again, Power said "If there is one thing I wish could have gone differently this year was Chicagoland, we ran out front all day only to have pit equipment failure kill our chances."

Meanwhile Dale Coyne Racing's Alex Lloyd clinched the Rookie of The year title, beating Simona di Silvestro. "Our turning point was the Indy 500.  We had a really good race at Indy and followed it up with a good race in Texas.  I was effectively out of the sport for two years and the team had new engineering staff this year, so it is very rewarding to win this title.

"I hope we can come back next year with this same team and see if we can build upon what we accomplished this year."

For Chip Ganassi, it is the culmination of the best year of his career as a team owner, winning the Daytona 500, Indy 500, the Grand-Am Rolex title, many races and now the Indy 500 title.

Franchitti will be crowned champion Sunday night in Miami Beach.

Results

Rank

No Name Laps Gap Diff Pits Comment
1 9 Scott Dixon 200 --.---- --.---- 3 Running
2 7 Danica Patrick 200 2.7587 2.7587 4 Running
3 11 Tony Kanaan 200 0.0111 2.7698 4 Running
4 6 Ryan Briscoe 200 1.0129 3.7827 4 Running
5 3 Helio Castroneves 200 1.5497 5.3324 3 Running
6 14 Vitor Meira 200 1.8802 7.2126 4 Running
7 26 Marco Andretti 200 1.1511 8.3637 4 Running
8 10 Dario Franchitti 200 2.7764 11.1401 4 Running
9 4 Dan Wheldon 200 11.1120 22.2521 3 Running
10 02 Graham Rahal 199 1 lap 1 lap 3 Running
11 37 Ryan Hunter-Reay 199 1.9767 1.9767 3 Running
12 19 Alex Lloyd 199 0.8603 2.8370 5 Running
13 20 Ed Carpenter 199 2.1761 5.0131 3 Running
14 77 Alex Tagliani 199 0.0260 5.0391 4 Running
15 34 Bertrand Baguette 199 1.5237 6.5628 4 Running
16 36 Sebastian Saavedra 199 0.0185 6.5813 5 Running
17 2 Raphael Matos 199 0.0217 6.6030 4 Running
18 5 Takuma Sato 199 4.8314 11.4344 5 Running
19 8 EJ Viso 198 1 lap 2 laps 5 Running
20 06 Hideki Mutoh 198 4.0849 4.0849 5 Running
21 22 Justin Wilson 198 2.1157 6.2006 5 Running
22 67 Sarah Fisher 197 1 lap 3 laps 6 Running
23 78 Simona de Silvestro 197 0.9108 0.9108 4 Running
24 18 Milka Duno 170 27 laps 30 laps 4 Contact
25 12 Will Power 143 27 laps 57 laps 4 Contact
26 24 Ana Beatriz 42 101 laps 158 laps 1 Contact
27 32 Mario Moraes 25 17 laps 175 laps 1 Mechanical

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