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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
Wheldon wins in Kansas

Indy Car
Sunday, April 27, 2008

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The Target Chip Ganassi cars started from pole and dominated the entire weekend
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Dan Wheldon became the first repeat IndyCar Series winner at Kansas Speedway in eight races, winning the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 by 2.1778 seconds over Tony Kanaan.

Wheldon, driving the No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, last won on the 1.52-mile oval. Wheldon inherited the lead on Lap 152 when teammate Scott Dixon pitted and held through a Lap 172 restart.

Dixon finished third and series points leader Helio Castroneves fourth. Marco Andretti was fifth and rookie teammate Hideki Mutoh sixth. Danica Patrick, who last week became the first female to win a major closed-course auto race, started third and was among the leaders early. But a mechanical failure on the right-rear wheel hub on Lap 156 ended her day.

Dan Wheldon
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Wheldon’s teammate Scott Dixon dominated the race, leading 145 laps, but Dixon, the 2003 Kansas winner, went in for a final pit stop two laps before a yellow flag came out. Dixon shuffled back to seventh but only had time to climb back to third in the final 28 laps.

Andretti Green Racing’s Tony Kanaan finished second, his best finish of the season.

Helio Castroneves finished fourth and retains the series points lead heading into the Indianapolis 500.

Danica Patrick, who recorded her first career victory one week ago, was seventh when she went in for her final pit stop, however a bent wheel ended her race. She was 19th.

The 2008 IndyCar Series season continues with the 92nd running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 25 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race will be telecast live in High Definition at noon (EDT) by ABC. The race will air live on the IMS Radio Network. A Spanish-language telecast of the race will be carried by ESPNDeportes. The IMS Radio Network broadcast also is carried on XM Satellite Radio and www.indycar.com. The 2008 Firestone Indy Lights season continues May 23 at Indianapolis. The Kansas Lottery 100 will be telecast at 2 p.m. (EDT) on May 1 by ESPN2.

POST-RACE QUOTES:
 
DAN WHELDON (No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing, finished first): (About staying out longer than Dixon): "I think to be honest, I was able to sit behind and save a bit more fuel. He was doing everything he could. We were running the same fuel position, and I could hear him lifting. When you're behind a car, you can save a little bit more and that might have made the difference.”
 
TONY KANAAN (No. 11 Team 7-Eleven, finished second): “If you watched the last 30 laps of the race, you could see I was just trying to catch (Dan Wheldon). I definitely didn't have anything for him. Second place is pretty good, especially before Indy. We can carry the momentum into the month. It's a good finish, let's see what happens.”
 
SCOTT DIXON (No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing, finished third): “That's two weeks in a row. I don't know what we're trying to do on the 9 car side. We definitely lost the race ourselves. It's just something we have to work on. At least a Target car won this weekend. Congrats to Dan (Wheldon). He was just sitting back smartly and saving a bit of fuel. It's something we need to work on strategy-wise. We came away with good points and are still in the championship and that's what counts.”
 
HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Team Penske, finished fourth): “The Team Penske car was solid today. We had made some changes between qualifying and the race, and they seemed to make us a little bit quicker. However, during the middle part of our runs, we weren’t able to keep up with the leaders. Thankfully, we were able to stay out of trouble and bring home a fourth-place finish, which keeps us in the championship lead heading into Indy. We’ve ran consistently well the first part of the season, and I have no doubt that the team will continue to give me the car I need to go for my third Indianapolis 500 win next month.”
 
MARCO ANDRETTI (No. 26 Forsythe, finished fifth): “It was a struggle today. It is these kinds of days that you have to fight through that will really help you in the championship. The car balance wasn’t the best, but we can’t complain about fifth place. I think Helio (Castroneves) has a little more experience than I do in close finishes, so he may have been hiding a little bit of speed in the closing laps. He turned it on and ended up getting me at the line. It would have been nice to put the Forsythe car in fourth but from what we were dealing with, I’m happy with fifth.”
 
HIDEKI MUTOH (No. 27 Formula Dream, finished sixth): “A sixth-place finish is the best result for me on an oval race track. Considering the fact I started from the 13th position, I am happy with the result. The Formula Dream crew gave me a very good car, so I was able to race hard against the Penske cars at the end. That was an exciting finish. I think our strategy was perfect for today’s race, and I learned so much.”
 
RYAN BRISCOE (No. 6 Team Penske, finished seventh): “I thought today was a good race for Team Penske.  We had a solid car and I'm fairly happy with our result.  The final laps were a little frustrating, because I think I had better than a seventh place car.  I was just trying to play it safe, looking for a solid finish.  I thought it was a good day for me and I feel like I learned a lot out there.”
 
A.J. FOYT IV (No. 2 Vision Racing, finished eighth): “I had a good car today so I have to thank my guys for that and for the great pit stops. I wish we could have had a better result today, but we got caught in the pits when a caution came out and that hurt us. I am glad that the race was clean for us, but I wish we could have come out of here with a better result after starting up where we did.”
 
JUSTIN WILSON (No. 02 McDonald’s Racing Team, finished ninth): “The McDonald’s car was great in traffic and when I was in a draft. It was great to be able to keep up and start to race people. I was enjoying myself and having fun. As soon as we lost the draft, we struggled to keep up with the pace. That’s the part where these other teams have had years of experience on us so hopefully we will work that out over the next couple of weeks and close some of that gap. Generally I am just very pleased with how the McDonald’s car ran and feel like we are starting to be able to race well. We just need to work on some little things. We learned a little bit by leading the race and running in the front pack.”
 
ED CARPENTER (No. 20 Menards/Vision Racing, finished 10th): “I had a great car today and was in fourth and could have challenged for a podium spot, but E.J. Viso ruined our chances of that. I came into the pits and he was trying to pit in my pit box and that's just unacceptable. It's a shame that our fate came down to his mistake. If there's something we can take away from the race at this point it's that we have a great car and we can run with the leaders. We just have to put all of this other stuff behind us and focus on getting our cars ready for Indy and having a great month of May.”
 
DANICA PATRICK (No. 7 Motorola): “We had understeer in the beginning and that made me drop back, but I was climbing back up again. I could see the leaders. A yellow and a good restart and we're back in it. That last run - I went high in (Turns) 1 and 2 because Marco (Andretti) was in the middle and I didn't know how many people were underneath me in the middle of the corner. I got caught up in the grey and I was out of the throttle for an eternity and lost a whole straightaway. That was disappointing. I got back going and I was, 'This is exciting rear-end stuff going on here.' It felt like something was wrong at some point with the left front and that's kinds of, I don't know when it started. Definitely the loose feeling I was having that last stint was probably the rear tire moving when I got in the corner." (About close racing with Tomas Scheckter and E.J. Viso): "I always expect Scheckter to drive like that. And that Viso, I don't know who he is even. He's new and he's got a pretty fast car. He's learning the ropes of this oval racing. He almost put me in the wall at one point. I was like, ‘Look dude, you're new. You better be nice because we all know how to handle this a little better than you do at this point.’ It's all right. You got some newcomers and they're going to be trying to push it. They're not going to know how. They're not going to know what they can and can't do. There's a lot of etiquette to learn in oval racing. It takes a little time. Yeah, there was close racing out there, but didn't end up racing close at the end.”

Results

Pos St. Driver Chassis/Engine Laps Status

1.

(2) Dan Wheldon Dallara-Honda 200 Running
2. (11) Tony Kanaan Dallara-Honda 200 Running
3. (1) Scott Dixon Dallara-Honda 200 Running
4. (8) Helio Castroneves Dallara-Honda 200 Running
5. (14) Marco Andretti Dallara-Honda 200 Running
6. (13) Hideki Mutoh Dallara-Honda 200 Running
7. (9) Ryan Briscoe Dallara-Honda 200 Running
8. (5) A.J. Foyt IV Dallara-Honda 200 Running
9. (22) Justin Wilson Dallara-Honda 199 Running
10. (6) Ed Carpenter Dallara-Honda 198 Running
11. (23) Oriol Servia Dallara-Honda 198 Running
12. (20) Graham Rahal Dallara-Honda 198 Running
13. (15) Jay Howard Dallara-Honda 197 Running
14. (17) EJ Viso Dallara-Honda 197 Running
15. (26) Bruno Junqueira Dallara-Honda 196 Running
16. (24) Milka Duno Dallara-Honda 195 Running
17. (27) Mario Moraes Dallara-Honda 193 Running
18. (12) Ryan Hunter-Reay Dallara-Honda 169 Running
19. (3) Danica Patrick Dallara-Honda 156 Mechanical
20. (21) Buddy Rice Dallara-Honda 150 Contact
21. (19) Jaime Camara Dallara-Honda 150 Running
22. (10) Vitor Meira Dallara-Honda 101 Mechanical
23. (4) Tomas Scheckter Dallara-Honda 96 Contact
24. (16) Darren Manning Dallara-Honda 76 Handling
25. (25) Enrique Bernoldi Dallara-Honda 54 Handling
26. (7) Marty Roth Dallara-Honda 41 Handling
27. (18) Will Power Dallara-Honda 22 Contact

Race Statistics
      Winner's average speed: 161.774 mph
      Time of race: 1:52:44.9806
      Margin of victory: 2.1778 seconds
      Cautions: 4 caution flags for 41 laps
      Lead changes: 5 among 4 drivers
      Lap leaders: Dixon 1-26, Wilson 27-31, Dixon 32-77,
      Castroneves 78, Dixon 79-151, Wheldon 152-200.
      Point standings: Castroneves 144, Dixon 138, Wheldon 135,
      Kanaan 129, Patrick 110, Power 97, Andretti 95, Servia 93,
      Carpenter 90, Rahal 88.

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