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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
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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