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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
Teammates Dixon & Wheldon share Kansas first row

IndyCar at Kansas Speedway
Saturday, April 26, 2008

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Scott Dixon qualifies on pole at Kansas Speedway

Shaking up the front of the grid was an intended byproduct of four-lap oval qualifying, which was instituted this year partly to test car/driver consistency.

That the Target Chip Ganassi Racing cars will share the front row for the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway wasn't totally unexpected, the remainder of the top 10 will raise some eyebrows. Two Vision Racing cars? Marty Roth and Tomas Scheckter? Where are TK and Marco?

Scott Dixon, who won the season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway from the pole, earned the PEAK Motor Oil Pole Award with a four-lap average speed of 213.956 mph (1 minute, 42.3014 seconds). Dixon, driving the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone, will share Row 1 with teammate Dan Wheldon, the defending race winner. Wheldon, the final qualifier, had a four-lap average of 213.641 mph (1:42.4521).

"It's going to be interesting," said Dixon, who claimed the 10th pole of his IndyCar Series career and second at Kansas Speedway (2003). "Obviously, we're happy starting 1-2 and want to keep it that was at the end of the race."

It's the 34th time in series history that teammates have qualified 1-2 (fourth time for TCGR).

"I was a little surprised with the time chart," said Wheldon, who won last year's race from the fourth starting spot. "But that's good for the sport. As we move on into 2009, you want a lot of different people from different teams running up front and creating surprises as the weekend goes on.

"It puts a premium on car handling because on some of these tracks you can hold your breath for a lap. Even if your car isn't good enough, you can put in a reasonable time. This adds another challenge."

Danica Patrick, who six days earlier made history by becoming the first female to win a major closed-course auto race, posted a four-lap average of 213.225 mph (1:426519) and will start third. Tomas Scheckter, making his IndyCar Series season debut in the No. 12 Luczo Dragon Racing car, will join her on Row 2. He had a qualifying effort of 212.762 mph (1:42.8753).

"We arrived here with a good Motorola car," said Patrick, who recorded her first pole start at Kansas Speedway in 2005. "We had a good first run and the car is really well-balanced. Hopefully, we can get out in front of the red and white cars."

Vision Racing teammates A.J. Foyt IV (212.478) and Ed Carpenter (212.478) will share Row 3, with Foyt checking in with a career-best fourth. Both cars also were up front in qualifications at Homestead, but were sent to the rear of the field after failing post-qualifying technical inspection.

"Our car has been really good and both Vision cars are going to be up front for the start of the race, so we've got to be happy," said Foyt, who advanced 16 positions to finish ninth at Homestead. "We've definitely got the cars and the team to get a win; we just have to have everything come together for us to be able to do it."

Marty Roth, driving the No. 25 Roth Racing car, qualified an IndyCar Series-best seventh (212.182). Helio Castroneves (212.078), who will start eighth, had a six-race streak of starting in the top five ended. His Team Penske teammate, Ryan Briscoe (211.979) will start ninth and Panther Racing's Vitor Meira matched his Homestead starting spot in 10th.

Kanaan, whose streak of 20 top-10 starting spots ended, will be joined on Row 6 by Rahal Letterman Racing's Ryan Hunter-Reay (211.681). Marco Andretti, who finished second to Dixon at Homestead-Miami Speedway, will start 14th. Jaime Camara, making his IndyCar Series debut in the No. 34 Conquest Racing car, qualified 19th.

"I'm really happy with my first IndyCar Series qualifying," said Camara, a three-year veteran of Firestone Indy Lights. "We made some progress throughout the day and the car was pretty good. I'm happy with the balance we have on the car and now we are going to focus on the race and prepare a good race car. I'm looking forward to it because it will be special to me because it will be my first IndyCar Series race."

POST-QUALIFYING QUOTES:
 
SCOTT DIXON (No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing, qualified first): “The Team Target cars were very close right off the trailer. We didn't have to do too much to them. We changed the balance here and there a little bit. Dan (Wheldon) was maybe a tenth (of a second) quicker than us this morning. It was hard to tell because there were so many cars on track that you couldn't get a clean lap. I think we have to put a lot of it down to the guys on the team. The guys that prepare these cars are very critical to aerodynamics, especially when you're by yourself. In a pack, it doesn't show that much, but a lot of credit goes to them for being ready for today.”
 
DAN WHELDON (No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing, qualified second): “It was a good day for Target Chip Ganassi Racing. I probably wasn’t as aggressive as I should have been. But we do have a lot of work to do to be competitive tomorrow.”
 
DANICA PATRICK (No. 7 Motorola, qualified third): “We arrived here with a good Motorola car. We had a good first run today, and the car is really well-balanced. Hopefully, we can get out in front of the red and white cars. My crew has worked really hard this week turning the car around.”
 
TOMAS SCHECKTER (No. 12 Luczo Dragon Racing, qualified fourth): “I'm really happy. These guys have done a great job. We've worked really hard on the setup for a very clean, team car. It has paid off sitting out of the car for a couple of races to now when I'm in a good situation. I'm looking forward to the race and looking forward to Indy as well.” (About his first start of the season): “It will be good to get back into a race. I tried to get racy with a few people today. It seems like it was just yesterday for me. The main thing for tomorrow’s race is to stay out of trouble and be good in traffic. There are more cars than what I'm used to running around with, so my goal is to stay out of trouble and race the last 15, 20 laps. If we can come away with a top-five finish and a car that is in one piece, we'll be extremely happy.”
 
A.J. FOYT IV (No. 2 Vision Racing, qualified fifth): “I'm really happy. Our car has been really good, and both Vision cars are going to be up front for the start of the race, so we've got to be happy with that. We've definitely got the cars and the team to get a win; we just have to have everything come together for us to be able to do it. Our cars are very strong so I am looking forward to the race tomorrow.”

Qualifying Saturday for the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 IndyCar Series event on the 1.5-mile Kansas Speedway, with starting position, car number in parentheses, driver, chassis-engine and speed:

1. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Honda, 213.956
2. (10) Dan Wheldon, Dallara-Honda, 213.641
3. (7) Danica Patrick, Dallara-Honda, 213.225
4. (12) Tomas Scheckter, Dallara-Honda, 212.762
5. (2) A.J. Foyt IV, Dallara-Honda, 212.478
6. (20) Ed Carpenter, Dallara-Honda, 212.401
7. (25) Marty Roth, Dallara-Honda, 212.182
8. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Honda, 212.078
9. (6) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Honda, 211.979
10. (4) Vitor Meira, Dallara-Honda, 211.843
11. (11) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Honda, 211.804
12. (17) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 211.681
13. (27) Hideki Mutoh, Dallara-Honda, 211.346
14. (26) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 211.256
15. (24) Jay Howard, Dallara-Honda, 210.617
16. (14) Darren Manning, Dallara-Honda, 210.341
17. (33) EJ Viso, Dallara-Honda, 210.112
18. (8) Will Power, Dallara-Honda, 210.091
19. (34) Jaime Camara, Dallara-Honda, 209.922
20. (06) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 209.799
21. (15) Buddy Rice, Dallara-Honda, 209.766
22. (02) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 209.405
23. (5) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Honda, 209.239
24. (23) Milka Duno, Dallara-Honda, 208.516
25. (36) Enrique Bernoldi, Dallara-Honda, 208.442
26. (18) Bruno Junqueira, Dallara-Honda, 208.022
27. (19) Mario Moraes, Dallara-Honda, No speed

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