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2014 Standings
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
Pippa Mann nursing hand back to health

by Tim Wohlford
Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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Pippa Mann
When you talk to Pippa Mann, you just have to ask her about her hand, badly burned in the Vegas crash last year. It’s not all of her life, but for now, it’s still an important part of her life.

“It’s doing really good” she tells me as she shows scars from skin and tendon grafts. “It still looks a little bit bulky, but as you can see, it makes a pretty good fist! I’ve been working it in the gym, and it holds onto stuff pretty good.... I’m expecting it to hold onto a steering wheel just fine.”

The recovery is amazing, but even more powerful is Pippa’s positive attitude about all of last season. To say that she had a horrible 2011 season – albeit brightened by an Indy 500 performance – would be an understatement.

"That’s the way it goes sometimes in this sport. I guess I’ve been incredibly lucky through my career that I got to the stage I was at and never had any big issues, and within the space of 14 months I had two broken bones, a pretty serious concussion, and then some pretty serious burn damage. Fate decided it was my turn to get beat up for a while. She was just trying to see if I was still interested in racing cars. The answer is, ‘I am.’”

Pippa would love to see advances in glove technology, for obvious reasons and along with Simona de Silvestro, emerged with badly burned hands, but barely scathed gloves.

“What’s happening is the heat is penetrating straight through the gloves and burning us. So the fire is not penetrating, but the heat is coming through.”

With that out of the way, we started talking about fun things. She moved from England to Italy for a while at age 17 to race karts, so when she later moved to Indy to chase her Indy 500 dreams she kinda knew what to expect in the way of adjustments.  At first, fellow drivers that she met while working out formed the core of her circle of friends, but now it’s obvious that she’s a Hoosier.

When she’s not racing, she fills her weekends with deck parties with her friends, rooting for the Colts (she likes American football), or trips to see the Indianapolis Ice hockey team. If you didn’t know she was an IndyCar driver, you might say she’s just like thousands of bright, ambitious young people trying to find her way in the world.

Except of course, her “way” includes finding a sponsor – “Beating down doors” she joked -- that will pay the bills to run IndyCar, something that has been difficult lately. She jokes as she starts the sponsor conversation, “...Says the girl who is on the sidelines right now....”

In a nutshell, she’s looking for about $3 – $4 million. However, she was optimistic about her chances, explaining to me that finding that kind of money in the States for IndyCar is easier than finding that money to run, say, GP2 in Europe.

And then, of course, there is that bit about driving an IndyCar. It means rugged workouts at PitFit, and being far away from home. I asked her if she sometimes felt alone, which circled us back to the Vegas crash last year.

“No, I wasn’t feeling alone. My biggest fear after I got hurt in Vegas was whether my mother would want me to stop driving. I spoke to her within 24 hours (of the crash) and she said she supported me to keep driving.” Pippa paused – this clearly was still an emotional subject with her.

“She knew the type of person I am... and called me up. ‘I want you to know, if you want to keep doing this it’s entirely your decision. I stand behind you 100%, if this is what you still want, you’ve come too far to quit now.’

"I pretty much burst into tears. It means a lot. My mom’s not a big race fan, but she supports me, and she’s incredibly proud of me. It meant so much to me."

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