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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
Mario Andretti addresses IndyCar questions

IndyCar
Tuesday, November 09, 2010

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Mario Andretti, 1978 F1 World Champion
MODERATOR: Welcome, everyone, to the IndyCar teleconference. Our guests today are Tom Lee, one of the founding partners of the Morale Entertainment Foundation, and Mario Andretti, the 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner, 1978 Formula One World Champion, 1967 Daytona 500 winner. I can sum it up by saying one of the greatest drivers to ever touch the steering wheel of a racecar.

Tom and Mario are our guests because Mario is joining the Indy 500 Centennial Tour in January with Morale Entertainment leading the coordination of that tour. During the tour, Indianapolis 500 veteran drivers and those with ties to the greatest spectacle in racing and the IZOD IndyCar Series will visit American military personnel stationed in Europe and southwest Asia. Other confirmed participants include Al Unser, Jr., Johnny Rutherford, Graham Rahal, Davey Hamilton, Larry Foyt, Martin Plowman, Jack Arute, IZOD Trophy Girl Cameron Haven, and IndyCar executive Terry Angstadt.

Tom and Mario, thanks for joining us today.

Q. Tom, I'm going to start with you. Tell us more about the Indy 500 Centennial Tour and the Morale Entertainment Foundation and the vital role both will play to honor the troops defending our freedom across the world.

TOM LEE: The Morale Entertainment Foundation is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers. We take great Americans to visit U.S. bases overseas. We help inspire our troops. We bring a piece of America to the troops and boost their morale.

The Indy 500 Centennial Tour, of course, coincides with the hundredth running of the Indy 500 in 2011. It's also important to note it's the centennial of naval aviation. A nice tie-in there. We're bringing this incredible team of drivers representing past, present and future Indy 500 drivers to the troops. You've already heard this incredible list of people that are going.

It's a great way to kick off this centennial year, the hundredth running year, of course to honor and celebrate our troops overseas. Let's not forget that the Indy 500 is run on Memorial Day, which also honors the troops each year that way.

The Indy 500 is viewed by the military around the world on military bases. It's a very popular event. So this plays in beautifully to that.

We'll travel about 15,000 flight miles. The drivers will meet nearly one-on-one with over 10,000 troops in Europe and southwest Asia. We're also planning to bring with us a special two-seater IndyCar to some of the bases that we'll be visiting. We'll give an incredible opportunity for the troops to have an experience to ride in that car. Imagine how fantastic it would be for Mario Andretti to be in the front seat driving around some of the troops on one of the bases overseas.

Just real quickly, we'll start the tour at Landstuhl Medical Center, which is in Rahmstein, Germany, which is where the wounded warriors from Iraq and Afghanistan are taken mostly within 24 hours of being injured. From there we'll travel to southwest Asia. We'll also be visiting an aircraft carrier as part of this centennial year of naval aviation, we'll visit an aircraft carrier on active duty out in the Arabian Sea. That's a quick summary of what our intentions are.

Q. Mario, talk about your involvement and anticipation of the Indy 500 Centennial Tour, joining the tour to go over and salute our warriors in Europe and southwest Asia.

Mario Andretti, 1967 Daytona 500 winner
MARIO ANDRETTI: Well, I'm quite happy that I was invited to this tour. The invitation came while I was visiting the last race at Homestead. I happened to be taking a general from the National Guard for a ride in the two-seater car. He mentioned something about it. Of course, Tom Lee mentioned it to me. One thing led to another.

The fact they said, Well, maybe we'll have the two-seater car shipped over there, and you can give some rides there. I said, You know what, this sounds good, sounds like an incredibly good idea.

I've had the opportunity to visit bases around the world before, and I always welcome that opportunity. I think it always gives you just a great feeling to visit with the military around the world, these young individuals that obviously are out there and serving our country and sacrificing in many different ways. If we can bring a smile to their face for whatever reason, I think it's a great feeling.

So I'm definitely looking forward to this. It's going to be a great experience, I'm sure. Like I said, I hope that it's well-received. I think it should be. I'm sure we have a lot of race fans in the military and we'll see what kind of response we get.

MODERATOR: Let's open it up for questions.

Mario Andretti won IndyCar races in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s
Q. Mario, Randy Bernard has been talking about the fact that the IndyCar Series has really been gaining a lot of momentum. I certainly tend to agree with him. You have to be glad to see that. We were talking about the efforts you have been making, rather exhaustive efforts, to get those two sides back together. Now that it is, are you getting an indication that this series is starting to roll again?

MARIO ANDRETTI: Yeah, no question. We're definitely gaining ground. I'm not sure the message is still clear enough to the fan base, that it's down to one series now. But I can tell you that great welcome was the presence of IZOD as a title sponsor of the series. They really get it. These people really get it. They've done a great job this year alone to expose the sport to mainstream America where it once was and where it needs to be.

So on many fronts a lot of good things are happening. So I feel very positive about it and have very good reason for it.

Q. Ironically, unfortunately we've lost the race in Edmonton. Slight chance we may get that back. You've done a lot of promotion work with that event. I know it makes you sad to see that race go.

MARIO ANDRETTI: Yeah, no question. I think a venue like that is definitely a loss to the series. Canada, I love to see at least two races in Canada. The East Coast, the West Coast, makes a lot of sense. Edmonton I think has been a great host to the series. I just hope that maybe they'll work things out because I thought that was one of the good star venues for us to be going back to.

Q. Mario mentioned the great impact that IZOD has had on the IZOD IndyCar Series in its first year at title sponsor. IZOD also has a significant involvement in the Indy 500 Centennial Tour. Tom, if you could talk about that, what IZOD is doing to help the tour.

TOM LEE: We're extremely pleased that IZOD has chosen to become a significant sponsor, as has Kangaroo Express. We hope some others will join. They I believe see sort of the obvious connection between being the series sponsor and how important this is in the centennial year, basically the first event of the year kicking us off for the troops.

They're also going to be providing some swag. We love to give away items to the troops. So I'm sure we'll be giving away a lot of great clothing and other IZOD racing materials which the troops will absolutely love and treasure. Of course, they're going to want to get autographs from people like Mario to treasure for the rest of their lives.

Q. Mario, I think it's fair to say one of NASCAR's troubles in the last year or so has been they're not developing younger fans. How do you feel the IndyCar folks are doing with that? We all know who you and A.J. and all those guys are. I'm wondering if there are people in their 20s and 30s who are really into the IndyCar Series now.

MARIO ANDRETTI: That is a good question. I think the sanctioning bodies in general recognize this.

It's cyclical. It's life. There is a cycle of life for drivers. You've got drivers that obviously have been around a long time. Sooner or later they're going to retire. They almost start all over. The same thing with fans.

But I think the job of the organizing bodies, such as IndyCar, NASCAR, so forth, is to always try to find ways to connect the fans, such as making maybe the drivers more available to the fans, opening up sometimes the pit area to allow the fans to come closer to the racecars and visit. Anything to become fan-friendly, if you will. All these things have a way of really working in a positive way.

I remember myself as a kid just one instant when I was able to get next to a driver, like Eddie Sachs in Trenton. I was shaking in my boots. He actually talked to me. I asked him a question about how he enjoyed the race in Monza, in Italy, when they went there to run on the high banks. He actually answered it to me.

I know how those things work. Us as drivers, when we're out there, I think we have to think in those terms. There could be a day that would impress somebody, and that person could become a fan for life. Those are all the things that are important to remember also to create the fan base.

TOM LEE: If I could add something to what Mario said. It ties into what happens on these tours.

Let's not forget that the average or the bulk of the troops out in the field are 18- to 24-year-old young men and women. I can share with you, we had a concern about connecting with them on one of our recent tours. We took several of the great Apollo astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell and Gene Cernan, this was called Legends of Aerospace. We were concerned if these 20-year-old kids would connect with these historic figures that we read about in school.

I have to tell you, it was absolutely amazing. They were rock stars out there. I guarantee you, when Mario, some of these other great drivers, some of the current drivers are out there as well, they're going to connect. The opportunity that these young people would never have to meet these people, just like Mario said, the Eddie Sachs story, which is a terrific story, that will happen over and over again on this tour and we're going to create fans for life in the military.

Q. Mario, when you think of your time at Indy, what comes to mind first, your victory in '69 or the controversial 1981 race?

MARIO ANDRETTI: Well, all of the above, I suppose. In general, when I look back at my stint at Indy, which goes from 1965 through 1994, in general a lot of people say, Well, you know, the curse, all that sort of thing. But when I look at my record, even though I didn't finish as many races as I would have liked to, I led more races than some of the four-time winners, most of them, all but one.

The point I'm making is I had great experiences there. My memories about me driving at Indy are just totally positive. Again, yeah, you could talk about 1981, that being somewhat of a negative. It was in a sense because of the way it was handled. All in all, even though I finished second, I came in from I think starting last. So that in itself was a great day.

Q. Your vision of the American dream, that's what these guys and women overseas are doing, protecting the American dream. Throughout the recent election campaigns, you heard a lot of negativity about the American dream is dying. I'm wondering what your sense is of this as someone who came over from Italy and built a great career and a great life.

MARIO ANDRETTI: Well, I can tell you, I'm a perfect example of living the American dream because I'm an immigrant. I was able to realize, again, what I was still dreaming about when I left Italy.

I arrived in the States, and motor racing was the only thing in my mind - besides school, of course, at the age of 15. I started driving here at 19. I would have never had the opportunity if I would have stayed in Italy, for instance. So I did fully realize it because of what this country can provide for you.

If you work hard enough, if you really believe in yourself, those opportunities are out there. I don't think in any way the American dream is dying. Of course, it all depends which side of the aisle you sit on. At the same time, I don't think we can give up on that in any way. I think that's something that we need to keep fighting for because that's made America the greatest country in the world. We can't give that up. If we do, it's shame on us.

Q. Mario, could you give me a comment on how you think Marco is doing, really the entire Andretti team. The victories haven't been there as much as you've wanted. But your thoughts on Marco, really where the team sits right now looking ahead to the coming year.

MARIO ANDRETTI: Well, I think when it comes to Marco, clearly his results have not shown what his capabilities are, for sure. I can tell you, from where I sit this year, the team - admittedly so - the team itself, engineers, obviously the men conducting the race on the radio, have given up four races for him that he definitely would have finished at least second, but he had a clear chance to win, and that includes Indianapolis.

You just don't give up those opportunities. Like I say, when he was out there busting his butt, they always made the wrong calls. I don't know, just didn't have any gambling in them. Somewhere along the line, you have to have some of that.

Having said that, the team recognizes this. So they're making some changes which I think are going to be very, very positive for Marco, some things I fully agree with. The team will announce it in due time. But that gives me reason to really feel very positive come next year because Marco has really come into his own, I mean, as far as his driving. He's shown a lot of intelligence and a lot of confidence at this stage of his career. I think we're going to see some results from him, for sure.

Q. Next year I believe we have a race on the East Coast which is exciting. We don't have Pocono anymore. Nazareth, where you live, is quiet. The NASCAR folks are all over the place. But it's nice to have an event I believe Labor Day weekend in Baltimore. Your thoughts on maybe getting a nice prime slot on the East Coast again for the series.

MARIO ANDRETTI: Well, that's great news obviously. I think Baltimore is going to be a great host city for the IndyCars. I saw the layout of the track. I know that's been in the works for some time now.

Again, that's really great news for us on the East Coast. As you said, we haven't been here for a while, for several years. We need to be in this market. So I really look forward to that one down there. I'm sure it's going to be a great success.

Q. Mario, you talked about the American dream. The fact that you were born in Italy during the war, came over here to America, does that make you appreciate the freedom provided by America and also the service personnel who protect that freedom even more because you weren't born in this country and you came here for the freedom?

MARIO ANDRETTI: I think so. I think I have a different appreciation for that aspect of it. If I would have been born here, obviously there are a lot of things that I would have taken for granted, which is natural.

So having been displaced from my native land, even though at a young age, but old enough to certainly be aware of what's going on, seeing my parents, my dad, giving up everything he worked for all his life through no fault of his own, but looking and being concerned about the future of us, my twin brother Aldo, my sister Anna Maria. That's why at this stage of his life he made the decision to come to America, all of that.

Then again, coming over, realizing what America could provide as far as opportunities for us gives us a clear appreciation of what's here. I think maybe I have different values, and all of it is what you're saying. It gives me just a different viewpoint, for sure.

MODERATOR: At this time we have no further questions, so I would like to thank both Tom Lee and Mario Andretti for their participation today in the call. We wish everyone the best of luck on the tour. We thank both of you for your involvement in this tour, what it's going to mean for our troops fighting to protect our freedom overseas. Thank you, Tom and Mario.

MARIO ANDRETTI: Thank you. We look forward.

TOM LEE: Thank you.

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