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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
Ford Top 10 Open-Wheel Highlights

By: John Oreovicz, ESPN.com
Thursday, May 26, 2011

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In 2011, Ford Racing is celebrating its 110-year anniversary. This month the Indianapolis 500, one of the crown jewels of American racing, is celebrating its Centennial Anniversary. Ford Racing has had many legendary moments not only at the famed brickyard but throughout the storied history of American open-wheel racing.

10—COSWORTH SETS NEW ENGINE STANDARDS. When Honda and Toyota switched allegiance to the Indy Racing League, Ford stepped up to provide engines for the entire CART series field in 2003. Cosworth developed its XF engine into the XFE, setting new standards for racing engine durability and affordability. Paul Tracy was the first driver to win a race and a championship with the XFE, which continued to serve the re-branded Champ Car World Series through early 2008.

9—FORD-COSWORTH PROVES SUPERIORITY. Honda built Twin Ring Motegi at great expense, carving it out of a Japanese mountaintop near its headquarters. Honda was desperate to win its home race, but never did during five years of CART sanction. The first driver to spoil Honda’s party was Adrian Fernandez, who drove a Ford-Cosworth XD powered car to victory in 1998. Fernandez (and Ford-Cosworth) repeated as the Japanese victors in 1999, and Michael Andretti and Kenny Brack continued Ford-Cosworth’s mastery of Motegi over the next two years.

8—XB LEAVES LASTING RECORDS AT INDY. The Ford-Cosworth XB powered 24 of the 33 cars in the 1996 Indianapolis 500, including that of winner Buddy Lazier. But the most lasting marks the XB left on Indianapolis Motor Speedway were the track records established by Arie Luyendyk - 237.498 mph for one lap and 236.986 mph for the four-lap qualifying run. Luyendyk also set the unofficial IMS record of 239.260 mph in practice.

7—A LOSS LEADS TO MULTIPLE WINS. Ford officially re-entered Indy car racing prior to the 1992 season, commissioning Cosworth to build a new generation engine. Michael Andretti dominated the Indianapolis 500 but his car lost fuel pressure with just 11 laps remaining. Andretti and the XB went on to win five races over the rest of the 1992 season, beginning with the GI Joe’s 200 at Portland International Raceway.

6—“TRIPLE CROWN” SWEPT BY UNSER. The Cosworth DFX went on to dominate Indy car racing in the late 1970s and well into the ‘80s, scoring more than 150 race wins (including the Indianapolis 500 from 1978-87) and powering eleven consecutive USAC and CART series champions. An especially significant victory in that span was Al Unser’s triumph in the 1978 California 500, making him the only driver in history to sweep the “Triple Crown” of 500-mile races.

5—FOYT SETS A FOURTH RECORD WIN. AJ Foyt Racing took over the development and distribution of the four-cam Ford in 1970 and he continued to campaign the engine with success against competition from Offenhauser and Cosworth. Foyt’s crowning achievement as a driver/constructor/engine builder came when he drove a Coyote/Foyt-Ford to his record setting fourth victory in the Indianapolis 500, a feat since matched by just two men.

4—FORMULA 1 CHANGES SPECS TO MATCH INDY. In late 1974, Vel’s Parnelli Jones Racing built a Ford-Cosworth DFV powered Formula 1 car for driver Mario Andretti. The VPJ F1 program ground to a halt in 1976, but then, the team converted one of its Formula 1 chassis into USAC Indy car specifications and mated it to a turbocharged DFV engine de-stroked reduce capacity from 3.0 to 2.65 liters. Ford never officially provided factory support to the DFX project, though its development was later taken over by Cosworth.

3—REAR ENGINE VICTORIOUS AT INDY 500. The strong performance of the Lotus-Ford in 1963 convinced Ford to design an upgraded engine that featured double overhead cams. Through the use of fuel-injection and exhausts exiting from the center of the vee, the four-cam Ford achieved its goal of an additional 50 horsepower. Clark claimed pole position at Indianapolis in 1964, but tire problems forced his retirement. In 1965, Clark dominated the “500,” leading 190 of 200 laps to earn the first rear engine victory at Indianapolis. By 1967, the Indianapolis field would consist solely of rear engine cars.

2 – LOTUS REAR ENGINES DEBUT WITH A WIN.  As a driver, Dan Gurney watched Formula 1 transition from front-engine to rear-engine cars in the early 1960s. He approached Ford executives and Team Lotus boss Colin Chapman and convinced them to team up for an assault on the USAC Indy car racing. Driving Lotus cars powered by production derived Ford V-8s, Clark and Gurney finished second and seventh respectively in the 1963 Indianapolis 500, with Clark the only driver capable of running with eventual victor Parnelli Jones. Clark went on to score the first victory for a rear engine Indy car in a 200-mile race at the Milwaukee Mile later that year, with Gurney placing third.

1-- FORD AND “SWEEPSTAKES” WIN SIDE BY SIDE.  At the dawn of the automotive era, Henry Ford believed people viewed cars as “fast toys” and reasoned that he needed to enter one of his cars in competition to prove his ideas for mass production. With a five-man crew, he built a car nicknamed “Sweepstakes” and entered it in a race at the Detroit Driving Club billed as “the biggest event of its kind” in America. On October 10, 1901 Ford competed on a 1-mile dirt track in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, where “Sweepstakes” averaged 45 mph to defeat Alexander Winton and win the first and only race of his driving career. Ford won $1000, but more importantly, the widespread publicity gained from his victory attracted investment in the Ford Motor Company. 

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