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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
Castroneves hopes to wow audiences again

IndyCar star on dancing with the stars: All-Stars
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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Julianne Hough and Helio Castroneves
"Keep the frame," Helio Castroneves laughs as he prepares for an afternoon of "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" rehearsal with his professional dance partner, Chelsie Hightower, in a utilitarian studio out of the public eye in Hollywood, Calif.

The phrase is one of the few - but certainly among the most important - the IZOD IndyCar Series driver remembers from his autumn 2007 run as the show's champion with partner Julianne Hough. Appel, ball-change, spot turn -- the ballroom dancing terms were replaced by a racing lexicon to allow the Team Penske veteran to quickly get up to speed on the hardwood stage.

Castroneves returns to drama, glamour and glitter of the ballroom on Monday, Sept. 24 (8-10 p.m. ET) on ABC.

"Sometimes I was explaining that when you get to a new track to get to know it you do a lot of laps before you start going for speed because you want to learn about where to turn and things like that," Castroneves said. "Once you understand the track, you're going to change the springs. That means you're going to set up each phase of the dancing - the middle, beginning and end - to make it a little better. Then, when you're going for the qualifying that means you start all over again and hopefully all the details are there for the show.

"That's basically the analogy I used with Julianne. I was joking with Chelsie that she's probably going to have to learn a little racing lingo so that I can understand."

The vivacious Hightower, who matches her student smile for electric smile in public and private, definitely understands. In previous seasons, she's danced with snowboarder Louie Vito and professional bull rider Ty Murray, both of whom brought insider lingo to the show.

She received a close-up view of the IZOD IndyCar Series at Auto Club Speedway on Sept. 15, taking a two-seater ride with Mario Andretti and then taking in the MAVTV 500 INDYCAR World Championships with a rooting interest for Castroneves (he gained 12 positions to finish fifth in the 250-lap race).

"There are no secrets," Castroneves said when asked how competitors are able to perform such intricate moves after only a few days of rehearsal. "Dancing is just like racing. You don't learn choreography. They just give you steps to do and you do them over and over and over. When I'm driving the racetrack, it's all about repetition."

A well-conditioned athlete, light on his feet and with an innate sense of rhythm, helps in the quick turnaround from the Foxtrot - which will be their debut dance on the series premiere - to the next show-stopper. Like Indy car racing, the team that has the rhythm, hits its marks with poise and displays flair with regularity usually comes out in front in weekly voting by the three-judge panel and viewers via phone, text and online.

It occurred in November 2007, when Castroneves hoisted the Mirror Ball Trophy wearing the bright yellow zoot suit that today would be blowing up the Twitterverse. It's possible that he'll reprise the Quick Step in the suit, and it's quite possible he'll be the first two-time winner of the ultimate dance party.

"Chelsie is a very talented dancer and I'm fortunate to have a partner that I'm going to have fun (with)," Castroneves says. "She is tough, though, in the dance studio. I told her that whatever you do I'll follow your lead even though I know the man leads when dancing."

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