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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
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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