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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

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
Sao Paulo Indy 300 qualifying press conference

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Q. (Untranslated)?

WILL POWER: It was a good run. I knew about Dario and the competition. I think those guys were a little quicker down the straight because they were running less downforce and we were trying to make it up in the corner.

So, yeah, it was just that last lap six, they were telling me it was going to be close, and I started another lap, made a mistake, but, yeah. It's satisfying when you get pole by such a small margin because you have to rag it so much to do that.

But it seems like very tough, close competition, which is typical of IndyCar and great, so we're just giving ourselves the best opportunity, I guess, for the first corner tomorrow.

Q. Dario, yesterday you told us that you were counting on this weekend to rebound on championship chances, and then you made a very good effort.

DARIO FRANCHITTI: Yeah, definitely I've got to take my hat off to the team. We worked very, very hard. Honda has done a good job, too. We're catching up, I think. It will be interesting tomorrow, especially with the rain, possibly. I think it's going to be a great race for the fans, and a very tough race for us.

Q. (Untranslated)?

SCOTT DIXON: We're definitely going to try. We've made some good gains on the team throughout the year. Today I kind of messed up a few. In Q2 was fine. We tried to be easy on the tires. We seemed to have breaks sort of going away through our Q2. Nearly fell off track a couple times there. And then Q3 ran off in one, and then locked up in Turn 11, and went off to the run off and flat spot of the tire pretty good.

So, all in all, I think the car is good. If we can work on the brakes tonight and sort out a couple of things, we'll have a good car for the race tomorrow. But with the weather, it's definitely going to make the race tomorrow. As long as it's not too much, and some light showers here and there, I think it will be a fantastic race for everybody to watch and a lot of fun for us. I'm looking forward to tomorrow.

Q. (Untranslated)?

DARIO FRANCHITTI: Yeah, I think we're all going to work on our cars tonight. Everybody will be trying to adjust a little bit. I think the good thing for us, it feels a lot closer with the set‑up than it has felt since we've started driving a new car. So I hope we can translate that into a good performance tomorrow. As far as the qualifying, it's one thing to be disappointed and not get on the lap.

But I think you have to congratulate Will. He put it together. He did the lap. So it's up to me to put a lap together. But, again, I'm happy that I feel the times in the car, and we can adjust it for a good race car tomorrow.

Q. (Untranslated)?

WILL POWER: There was not a massive difference between the black tires and the red tires today. I think the track is just a little bit dusty. It kind of lacked a little bit of grip in comparison to last year.

But if it's wet tomorrow, obviously that's going to change everything. You lose so much grip. Firestone has a pretty good wet tire, so we'll see. I think it's good for the fans, and the weather's a little bit mixed up. It's not the average race. There are always position changing and different strategies, so we'll see how it plays out and we'll adjust accordingly.

Q. (Untranslated)?

SCOTT DIXON: I think it's a combination of the team making the right changes on the car. Me telling my engineer what I needed from the car, and the guys making those changes. Honda have done a good job too. Obviously we've been given the different turbo for the equivalency. That's helped as well, I think. All of that has improved.

I feel now the car's in a position. I'm starting to drive it properly, and I'm driving the car quite well, so I hope it continues tomorrow.

Q. (Untranslated)?

WILL POWER: Absolutely. I feel he had me on the last lap. It was so tight that he made a little mistake, so that's good for me. So you don't hold a guy like Dario down for very long. He's going to be back. You can see he's back in the championship fight. So I'm glad I got some points off him while I could.

Q. Dario, do you like this format? Only two days practice or two hour practice, two hour break, two hours qualify. It's a pretty high‑pressure don't go or go kind of deal. Would you be in favor of doing it more in the states?

DARIO FRANCHITTI: I don't mind either. I think either works well. This is definitely hard on the teams though. There are a few guys that ‑‑ our guys have been thrashing the two hours between sessions changing some big stuff.

It's tough on the guys, but at the same time, everybody's away for a day less on the flyaways. The promoter has less expenses putting on a two‑day show than a three‑day. So definitely it's tough on the guys.

But I don't care either way. I think when things are going well, it's a good format, when they're not, it's difficult because you don't have time to draw a breath and figure your way out of it. It's pretty intense, like you said.

Q. (Untranslated)?

SCOTT DIXON: It's a really good layout to be honest. It's one of the best layouts we go to as far as a street course because you have such long straits and big braking areas. I was saying yesterday, I wish every track had a back straight like the one they have here, because it's going to create really good racing.

If you're a faster car, you can still get to the front. So it doesn't seem to be as grippy this year. I don't know if it's because of all the rain or why that is. Maybe because we haven't run the extra third day to grip the track up.

But I expect tomorrow to be a great race whether it's rain or shine. I'm looking forward to it. But I think the layout here has got a bit of everything. It's got some medium speed corners. It has lots of street 90‑degrees that you typically have and long straights of big braking areas.

Q. (Untranslated)?

WILL POWER: I do feel at home, actually. I was asking T.K. if he could find an apartment for me down here.

I think pole position around this track is so easy to pass. I think the pole definitely helps you in the first corner to not get involved in an incident. But I think if guys are quicker behind you, they're going to pass you.

So it's always good to get pole. That means we're fast. If it rains, that changes everything, which is also good to be in front the because of all the spray, so we'll see.

Q. (Untranslated)?

DARIO FRANCHITTI: We were just discussing that yesterday. I want to beat these guys every week. You want to win every race. It seems as if competition is very high in this series, but it seems if you want to win a race or a championship, you've got to go through these two guys here to do it, as well as the others, but especially these guys.

So I would very much like to win tomorrow. We'll see if we're capable of doing it.

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