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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
Chevy makes it official, to join IndyCar in 2012

With twin turbo V-6
Friday, November 12, 2010

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Chevrolet will compete in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series with a new twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V-6 racing engine powered by renewable E85 ethanol fuel. The new purpose-built Chevy IndyCar engine will be developed jointly by General Motors and Ilmor Engineering.

Team Penske is the first IndyCar team to commit to Chevrolet power in 2012. The Chevrolet IndyCar engine will be available to all entrants in accordance with the series' regulations.

"Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been a proving ground for manufacturers since Louis Chevrolet, our co-founder, first raced here in 1909,” said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “Our return to IndyCar as Chevrolet enters its centennial year is natural. At the same time this engine program will be a showcase for the efficient and powerful engine technologies that parallel new Chevrolet vehicles like the Camaro, all-new Cruze compact and Equinox crossover.”

Chevrolet competed previously in Indy-style competition as an engine manufacturer in 1986-93 and 2002-05 with V-8 engines, winning 104 races, powering six driver champions, and scoring seven Indianapolis 500 victories. The new Chevrolet IndyCar engine program will reunite one of the most successful partnerships in motorsports when Team Penske  introduces the Chevrolet engine in 2012. Team Penske previously tallied 31 open-wheel victories with Chevrolet engines, including four Indianapolis 500 wins.

"Our vision is to design, build and sell the world’s best vehicles – and racing is one of the best ways to showcase what we can do," said Tom Stephens, GM vice chairman, Global Product Operations. "Re-entering IndyCar racing will help us take our advanced engine technology to the upper bounds of what’s possible. And it will also provide a dynamic training ground for engineers, who’ll transfer the technologies we develop for racing to the products we sell to our customers.

"GM has become a recognized leader in implementing direct-injection technology in both 4-cylinder and V-6 engines," Stephens said. "Building on this foundation, our new partnership with Ilmor will give us even more opportunities to accelerate our advanced propulsion technology strategy. We’ll work to further increase performance, while using the least amount of fuel – and we’ll also learn how to get the most out of E85 ethanol."

The Chevrolet IndyCar V-6 will have a displacement of 2.4 liters. The powerplant will have an aluminum block and cylinder heads, and will be a fully stressed chassis member supporting the gearbox and rear suspension. Technical details and specifications will be released at a later date.

"We are excited to have engine manufacturer competition again in the IZOD IndyCar Series, beginning in 2012," said Randy Bernard, CEO, INDYCAR. "Chevrolet brings a strong passion for racing, technology, relevance and innovation, which is a great fit for our new car platform. We are excited about the future of IndyCar racing with the addition of Chevrolet."

Bowtie Backgrounder: Chevrolet IndyCar History

Chevrolet’s roots in open-wheel racing run deep. Louis Chevrolet, co-founder and namesake of the Chevrolet Motor Co., competed at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 1909. A gifted engineer and talented race car driver, the Swiss-born Chevrolet organized the car company that bore his name with partner William Durant in 1911. Louis Chevrolet raced in the Indianapolis 500 four times, with a best finish of seventh in 1919. He prepared the cars driven to victory by his brother Gaston in 1920 and by Tommy Milton in 1921.

As an engine manufacturer, Chevrolet has competed in major open-wheel racing series in two eras. In 1986 through 1993, Chevy participated in CART and USAC-sanctioned events with turbocharged 2.65-liter Chevy Indy V-8 engines. Chevrolet returned to open-wheel competition in the IRL IndyCar Series in 2002 with a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter powerplant. Chevy Indy V-8 engines have won a total of 104 CART and IRL races, including seven Indianapolis 500 victories.

Chevy was well represented in Indy-style racing by independent teams that campaigned stock-block V-8 and V-6 engines in the ’70s and ’80s. On Oct. 15, 1984, Chevy officially became a force in open-wheel racing with the announcement of a new, purpose-built Chevrolet Indy racing engine.

The first Chevy Indy V-8 was a 2.65-liter turbocharged, methanol-burning V-8 with dual overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. The Chevy Indy V-8 made its competition debut in Phoenix on April 6, 1986. It subsequently became the dominant powerplant in Indy car competition, powering 11 drivers to a total of 86 victories in 1987-93. Chevrolet powered the winning driver in the Indianapolis 500 six straight years, and Chevrolet drivers won the PPG Indy Car World Series championship five consecutive seasons. Chevy enjoyed perfect seasons in 1990 and 1991, winning every race on the Indy car circuit. Eleven drivers won a total of 86 races with Chevy Indy V-8 engines from 1987-93, led by Emerson Fittipaldi with 18 victories.

Having achieved its engineering and marketing objectives, Chevy concluded its Indy car program at the end of the 1993 season. Paul Tracy put an exclamation point on the Chevrolet era with a victory in the season finale in Monterey, Calif., on Oct. 3, 1993.

Chevrolet returned to open-wheel racing in 2002 as Chevrolet power swept the manufacturers, drivers and team championships and Chevy drivers celebrated victories in 14 of 15 events on the Indy Racing League schedule. While this dominating performance duplicated the success of Chevy’s previous open-wheel racing program, there were significant differences between the Chevy Indy V-8 racing engines.

In 1997 the IRL introduced a naturally aspirated engine formula with 4.0-liter production-based powerplants, supplanting the turbocharged 2.65-liter engines used previously. In 2000 the maximum displacement was reduced to 3.5 liters to rein in escalating speeds and purpose-built racing engines were allowed, enabling more manufacturers to participate in the IRL series. The engine formula was significantly revised for the 2003 season to allow a smaller, lighter engine package. The maximum displacement was subsequently reduced to 3.0 liters, effective at the 2004 Indianapolis 500.

Sam Hornish and his Pennzoil Chevy
Sam Hornish Jr. won the first pole and led the first lap with the new Chevy Indy V-8 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 2, 2002. Seven months and 3,100 laps later, Hornish clinched his second championship by inches in the Chevy 500 season finale at Texas Motor Speedway. Between these bookends to the 2002 season, eight Chevy drivers stood in the winner’s circle at tracks ranging from .75-mile bullrings to 2.5-mile superspeedways: Hornish (5 victories), Helio Castroneves (2), Gil de Ferran (2), Alex Barron (1), Airton Dare (1), Felipe Giaffone (1), Scott Sharp (1) and Jeff Ward (1). Hornish was Chevy’s most successful driver in 2003, scoring three victories and finishing fifth in the IndyCar Series drivers championship.

Chevy Indy V-8 Milestones

Chevrolet drivers have won six Indy-style championships, including five consecutive titles in the PPG Indy Car World Series in 1988-92. A decade later, Sam Hornish Jr. became the first Chevrolet champion in the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series:

  • 1988    Danny Sullivan
  • 1989    Emerson Fittipaldi
  • 1990    Al Unser Jr.
  • 1991    Michael Andretti
  • 1992    Bobby Rahal
  • 2002    Sam Hornish Jr.

Chevrolet has powered the winning driver in the Indianapolis 500 seven times, including six consecutive victories in 1988-93:

  • 1988    Rick Mears
  • 1989    Emerson Fittipaldi
  • 1990    Arie Luyendyk
  • 1991    Rick Mears
  • 1992    Al Unser Jr.
  • 1993    Emerson Fittipaldi
  • 2002    Helio Castroneves

CHEVY INDY V-8 RECORD

Year

Series

Races

Wins

Indy 500 Winner

Series Champion

1986

CART

17

0

-

-

1987

CART

15

5

-

-

1988

CART

15

14

Rick Mears

Danny Sullivan

1989

CART

15

13

Emerson Fittipaldi

Emerson Fittipaldi

1990

CART

16

16

Arie Luyendyk

Al Unser Jr.

1991

CART

17

17

Rick Mears

Michael Andretti

1992

CART

16

11

Al Unser Jr.

Bobby Rahal

1993

CART

16

10

Emerson Fittipaldi

-

2002

IRL

15

14

Helio Castroneves

Sam Hornish Jr.

2003

IRL

16

3

-

-

2004

IRL

16

0

-

-

2005

IRL

17

1

-

-

Totals

-

191

104

-

-

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