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2014 Standings
After Long Beach
Pos. Driver Points

1 Will Power 93
2 Mike Conway 66
3 Simon Pagenaud 60
4 Helio Castroneves 55
5 Ryan Hunter-Reay 54
6 Scott Dixon 51
7 Carlos Munoz 48
8 Juan Pablo Montoya 47
9 Mikhail Aleshin 46
10 Sebastian Saavedra 42
11 Tony Kanaan 40
12 Justin Wilson 38
13 Takuma Sato 36
14 Josef Newgarden 34
15 Ryan Briscoe 33
16 Sebastien Bourdais 33
17 Graham Rahal 33
18 Marco Andretti 32
19 Carlos Huertas 32
20 Oriol Servia 26
21 Jack Hawksworth 24
22 James Hinchcliffe 20
23 Charlie Kimball 17

Wins
T1 Will Power 1
T1 Mike Conway 1

Podium Finishes
1 Will Power 2
T2 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1
T2 Helio Castroneves 1
T2 Mike Conway 1
T2 Carlos Munoz 1

Lap Leaders:
1 Will Power 74
2 Ryan Hunter-Reay 51
3 Takuma Sato 33
4 Scott Dixon 22
5 Mike Conway 4
6 Sebastian Saavedra 3
7 Helio Castroneves 2
8 Josef Newgarden 1


Prize Money
1 Will Power $50,000
T2 Mike Conway $30,000
T2 Ryan Hunter-Reay $30,000
4 Simon Pagenaud $18,000
5 Takuma Sato $17,000
T6 Helio Castroneves $15,000
T6 Carlos Munoz $15,000
T8 Juan Pablo Montoya $10,000
T8 Scott Dixon $10,000
T10 Mikhail Aleshin $8,000
T10 Tony Kanaan $8,000
12 Oriol Servia $7,000
T13 Justin Wilson $5,000
T13 Marco Andretti $5,000
T15 Sebastian Saavedra $4,000
T15 Josef Newgarden $4,000
T17 Ryan Briscoe $2,000
T17 Carlos Huertas $2,000

Entrant Points
Pos. # Entrant Points
1 12 Team Penske 93
2 20 Ed Carpenter Racing 66
3 77 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 60
4 3 Team Penske 55
5 28 Andretti Autosport 54
6 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 51
7 34 Andretti Autosport – HVM Racing 48
8 2 Team Penske 47
9 7 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 46
10 17 KV AFS Racing 42
11 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 40
12 19 Dale Coyne Racing 38
13 14 A.J. Foyt Enterprises 36
14 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 34
15 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing 33
16 11 KVSH Racing 33
17 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 33
18 25 Andretti Autosport 32
19 18 Dale Coyne Racing 32
20 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 26
21 98 BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian 24
22 27 Andretti Autosport 20
23 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 17

Finishing Average
1 Will Power 1.5
2 Simon Pagenaud 5
T3 Helio Castroneves 7
T3 Oriol Servia 7
5 Scott Dixon 8
6 Mike Conway 8.5
7 Mikhail Aleshin 9
8 Juan Pablo Montoya 9.5
T9 Sebastian Saavedra 10
T9 Carlos Munoz 10
11 Ryan Hunter-Reay 11
T12 Tony Kanaan 12
T12 Justin Wilson 12
T14 Ryan Briscoe 13.5
T14 Sebastien Bourdais 13.5
T14 Graham Rahal 13.5
T17 Josef Newgarden 14
T17 Carlos Huertas 14
19 Takuma Sato 14.5
20 Marco Andretti 15
21 Jack Hawksworth 18
22 James Hinchcliffe 20
23 Charlie Kimball 21.5

Pole Positions
T1 Takuma Sato 1
T1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1

Appearances in the Firestone Fast Six
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 2
T2 Scott Dixon 1
T2 Tony Kanaan 1
T2 Sebastien Bourdais 1
T2 Will Power 1
T2 Takuma Sato 1
T2 Marco Andretti 1
T2 James Hinchcliffe 1
T2 Josef Newgarden 1
T2 Simon Pagenaud 1
T2 Jack Hawksworth 1

Qualifying Average
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 2
2 Scott Dixon 6
3 Jack Hawksworth 6.5
4 Marco Andretti 7
5 Tony Kanaan 7.5
T6 Takuma Sato 8
T6 Sebastien Bourdais 8
T8 Will Power 9
T8 Carlos Munoz 9
10 Helio Castroneves 9.5
11 Simon Pagenaud 10
12 James Hinchcliffe 10.5
13 Oriol Servia 12
T14 Josef Newgarden 13
T14 Justin Wilson 13
16 Ryan Briscoe 13.5
17 Mike Conway 14.5
18 Sebastian Saavedra 16.5
19 Juan Pablo Montoya 17
20 Mikhail Aleshin 17.5
21 Carlos Huertas 19
22 Charlie Kimball 19.5
23 Graham Rahal 22
Scenes from IndyCar testing at Barber Tuesday

by Scott Morris
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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A large number of IndyCar teams were testing the 2012 IndyCar at Barber Motorsports Park Tuesday and our Scott Morris was on hand to take these photos and offer up these observations:

Dario was off the track a few times yesterday and today and was not happy. You could see it in his face and his body language as he milled about the paddock and pits. The morning session was stopped to pull him out of the gravel trap. I heard someone say they had to "dig" the car out. Then in the afternoon session I watched him cut turns 7-7a through the grass. He never came back around again, and hung the car up for the day.

Watching the cars turn in to 7-7a, and having sat there many times and watch other cars at this track, I noticed a few things. Just from this observers view, it seems to me like most all of the cars would turn in crisp initially, but then would understeer into the turn from there. I was just judging this by watching the drivers hands, and also the sound of the tires.

I could also see the cars pushing under throttle too, and I noticed this in 8-8a. You could see as the driver applied the throttle, they would get way out to the track edge much sooner than I recall them doing in the previous car.

You can tell the car is softer than the previous model as well, and softer than most any formula car at this level that I have watched. Through 7-7a the old car would skim the curbs and you could see it jump and dart a bit. This car seems to just float right though. Dare I say it kind of even looks comfy and smooth...like a fluffy couch pillow. Really, it almost looks like a good thing if you don’t think about it.

Lots of driver and crew head-shaking on the car, despite huge improvements over the last test here at Barber. Yes, it seems like it will be faster but it was said more than once "She is not fun to drive." "A lot of work and just doesn’t seem to like the corner"  "Understeer in and out"  "We can setup the car toward oversteer to dial it out a bit, but that puts us at the edge of our settings and adjustments" "She is fickle and moody in the setup - what worked for us a few hours ago isn't even close right now"

Some mildly positive comments were "Makes a ton of downforce" which led to "well with that much downforce, the car will be pretty sensitive to temperature and pressure changes"

One driver summed it up pretty well  "Hey, we are drivers. We get in the car and we drive it, and we work with the talented geniuses on our crew and we make it better every time. That is what racing is about. With a challenging car comes a certain reward when you get it right you know. Don’t count that out. Plus, it's a brand new car. The old car had its issues too, and in the end we worked it out and the car raced really well. I expect the same from this package. I like this part of the process myself. It's what separates the top guys from the ones just turning the wheel and pushing the pedals."

The weather was stellar today. About 65-70 degrees, sunny and dry. The track has some "weepers" coming through though, because we have had so much rain here in recent weeks and over the winter. In the valleys of some of the trackside areas, it was pretty swampy. I have soggy shoes to prove it. All in all though, another gorgeous day at Americas most beautiful racing facility.

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