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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
Streaking Hunter-Reay carries American flag

In IZOD IndyCar Series
Monday, July 16, 2012

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Ryan Hunter-Reay
No pressure, Ryan, but of the 21 drivers to win three races in a row prior to 2012, only Paul Tracy 1997, A.J. Allmendinger 2006 and Scott Dixon 2007 failed to win an Indy car title in the same year. Ryan Hunter-Reay enters the Edmonton Indy on July 22 with a three-race winning streak on a variety pack of racetracks (the flat Milwaukee Mile, the 0.875-mile Iowa Speedway with compound banking and the 1.75-mile, 11-turn canyon of a Toronto street course). He's the 23rd to accomplish the feat since 1979.

The 154 points accumulated in the three events the past month has vaulted the 31-year-old Floridian into the IZOD IndyCar Series championship lead. Will Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car who won three road/street course events early in the season, is 34 points back in second. Team Penske's Helio Castroneves is third (46 points behind).

"I don't know if I would say I expected to be the points leader," said Hunter-Reay, who drives the No. 28 Team DHL/Sun Drop Citrus Soda car for Andretti Autosport. "I certainly expected to be contending for the championship. It's just nice to see that this team is reaching its potential because the potential has been there. It's a great group, and we have even better performances in us in the future.

"So it's been a lot of fun, but we're not getting ahead of ourselves. It's lap by lap, and just concentrate on being solid."

Hunter-Reay has been that over the course of the 10 races. Deduct mechanical issues at Indianapolis (27th place) and Texas (21st place) and he's finished in the top 10 in six of the other seven races (was 12th at Barber after starting 11th). Qualifying in the top five in five events has certainly contributed to the results, too.

Sebastien Bourdais was the last driver to win four in a row at the outset of the 2006 Champ Car season, and he'll join Hunter-Reay and 23 other competitors on the 2.224-mile, 13-turn City Centre Airport course on July 20-22. Of Hunter-Reay's eight Indy car victories, four have been on ovals and the others on road/street courses.

"That's what IndyCar has always been for me even when I was a fan of the series before I even started racing go karts," said Hunter-Reay, who's finished seventh and fifth the past two years at Edmonton with Andretti Autosport. "I just loved the fact that every weekend you see the cars on a different type of track, and it's constantly changed up.

"To do well in the series and in this championship, you've got to kind of master it all. We have some great racetracks coming up with two road courses, two street circuits and an oval. I love them all. When you have a good car on an oval, that is some of the most fun you can have in a race car. I've found some success on road and street circuits as well. I don't know what my stronger suit is, really."

The last American to win four consecutive races was Al Unser Jr. in 1990, whose streak started at Toronto, and the last American IZOD IndyCar Series champion was Sam Hornish Jr. in 2006.

"I'm definitely honored to be carrying the American flag at the front right now, and every time I get on the podium I raise it because I'm proud of it," Hunter-Reay said. "I think what hits home for me is when I was a kid, before I started racing go karts, my dad took me to a couple of Indy car races in Miami and I watched the series as a fan of the series. I was really focused on the American drivers.

"I liked to watch Michael (Andretti), Bobby Rahal, Rick Mears, Al Unser Jr., the big names. I feel like now that I'm in IndyCar and doing well, hopefully there is some kid sitting there doing the same thing, so that's kind of cool."

Of note: This is the third time since 1979 that two different drivers have won three consecutive races. The others were: 2006 Bourdais won first four races, Allmendinger won the next three. In 1997, Tracy and Alex Zanardi each won three races.

25 three-race streaks since 1979

1979 (USAC): A.J. Foyt (Milwaukee, Pocono, Texas World Speedway)

1981 (CART): Rick Mears (Michigan, Watkins Glen, Mexico City)

1986 (CART): Bobby Rahal (Mid-Ohio, Sanair, Michigan)

1989 (CART): Emerson Fittipaldi (Detroit, Portland, Cleveland)

1990 (CART): Al Unser Jr. (Toronto, Michigan, Denver, Vancouver)

1991 (CART): Michael Andretti (Vancouver, Mid-Ohio, Road America)

1994 (CART): Al Unser Jr. (Long Beach, Indianapolis, Milwaukee)

Al Unser Jr. (Mid-Ohio, New Hampshire, Vancouver)

1997 (CART): Paul Tracy (Nazareth, Rio, Gateway)

Alex Zanardi (Michigan, Mid-Ohio, Road America)

1998 (CART): Alex Zanardi (Detroit, Portland, Cleveland, Toronto)

1998 (IRL)      Kenny Brack (Charlotte, Pikes Peak, Atlanta)

1999 (CART): Juan Pablo Montoya (Long Beach, Nazareth, Rio)

Juan Pablo Montoya (Mid-Ohio, Chicago, Vancouver)

2002 (CART): Cristiano da Matta (Laguna Seca, Portland, Chicago, Toronto)

2003 (CART): Paul Tracy (St. Petersburg, Monterrey, Long Beach)

2004 (Champ Car):    Sebastien Bourdais (Portland, Cleveland, Toronto)

2005 (IRL):    Dan Wheldon (St. Petersburg, Motegi, Indianapolis)

2005 (Champ Car):    Sebastien Bourdais (Edmonton, San Jose, Denver)

2006 (Champ Car):    Sebastien Bourdais (Long Beach, Houston, Monterrey, Milwaukee)

            A.J. Allmendinger (Portland, Cleveland, Toronto)

2007 (IRL)      Scott Dixon (Watkins Glen, Nashville, Mid-Ohio)

2007 (Champ Car):    Sebastien Bourdais (Long Beach, Houston, Portland)

2012 (INDYCAR):    Will Power (Barber, Long Beach, Sao Paulo)

                        Ryan Hunter-Reay (Milwaukee, Iowa, Toronto)

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