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After Toronto
Driver Standings

Driver Standings
1 Helio Castroneves 533
2 Will Power 520
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 464
4 Simon Pagenaud 462
5 Juan Pablo Montoya 428
6 Scott Dixon 387
7 Carlos Munoz (R) 384
8 Tony Kanaan 380
9 Marco Andretti 375
10 Sebastien Bourdais 358
11 Ryan Briscoe 344
12 James Hinchcliffe 330
13 Charlie Kimball 317
14 Justin Wilson 311
15 Mikhail Aleshin 298
16 Josef Newgarden 288
17 Jack Hawksworth (R) 287
18 Graham Rahal 266
19 Carlos Huertas (R) 265
20 Takuma Sato 234
21 Sebastian Saavedra 229
22 Mike Conway 218
23 Ed Carpenter 168
24 Oriol Servia 88
25 Kurt Busch (R) 80
26 JR Hildebrand 66
27 Sage Karam (R) 57
28 Luca Filippi 46
29 James Davison (R) 34
30 Jacques Villeneuve 29
31 Alex Tagliani 28
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 384
2 Mikhail Aleshin 298
3 Jack Hawksworth 287
4 Carlos Huertas 265
5 Kurt Busch 80
6 Sage Karam 57
7 James Davison 34
8 Martin Plowman 18

T1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 3
T2 Will Power 2
T2 Simon Pagenaud 2
T2 Mike Conway 2
T5 Helio Castroneves 1
T5 Carlos Huertas 1
T5 Ed Carpenter 1
T5 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
T5 Sebastien Bourdais 1

Podium Finishes
T1 Will Power 6
T1 Helio Castroneves 6
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 5
4 Tony Kanaan 4
T5 Carlos Munoz 3
T5 Juan Pablo Montoya 3
T7 Marco Andretti 2
T7 Simon Pagenaud 2
T7 Mike Conway 2
T10 Carlos Huertas 1
T10 Scott Dixon 1
T10 Josef Newgarden 1
T10 Graham Rahal 1
T10 Charlie Kimball 1
T10 Ed Carpenter 1
T10 Jack Hawksworth 1
T10 Mikhail Aleshin 1
T10 Sebastien Bourdais 1
Manufacturer Standings:
1 Chevrolet 2056
2 Honda 1042

Lap Leaders:
1 Will Power 353
2 Tony Kanaan 326
3 Helio Castroneves 241
4 Ryan Hunter-Reay 167
5 Ed Carpenter 116
6 Juan Pablo Montoya 74
7 Takuma Sato 67
8 Sebastien Bourdais 60
9 Simon Pagenaud 59
10 James Hinchcliffe 56
11 Scott Dixon 44
12 Jack Hawksworth 32
13 Justin Wilson 25
14 Marco Andretti 22
T15 Mike Conway 15
T15 Josef Newgarden 15
17 Sebastian Saavedra 14
18 Graham Rahal 10
T19 Oriol Servia 7
T19 Carlos Huertas 7
21 Ryan Briscoe 5
22 Mikhail Aleshin 4
23 Alex Tagliani 3

Entrant Points
Pos. # Entrant Points
1 3 Team Penske 533
2 12 Team Penske 520
3 28 Andretti Autosport 464
4 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports 462
5 2 Penske Motorsports 428
6 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 387
7 20 Ed Carpenter Racing 386
8 34 Andretti Autosport/HVM 384
9 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 380
10 25 Andretti Autosport 375
11 11 KVSH Racing 358
12 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing 344
13 27 Andretti Autosport 330
14 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 317
15 19 Dale Coyne Racing 311
16 7 Schmidt PetersonMotorsports 298
17 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 288
18 98 BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian 287
19 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 266
20 18 Dale Coyne Racing 265
21 14 A.J. Foyt Racing 234
22 17 KV/AFS Racing 229
23 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 134
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 5.38
T2 Kurt Busch 6.00
T2 Will Power 6.00
4 Simon Pagenaud 6.92
5 Sage Karam 9.00
6 Scott Dixon 9.61
7 J.R. Hildebrand 10.00
8 Tony Kanaan 10.23
9 Ryan Hunter-Reay 10.38
T10 Juan Pablo Montoya 11.15
T10 Sebastien Bourdais 11.15
12 Ryan Briscoe 11.38
13 Justin Wilson 11.92
14 Carlos Munoz 12.00
15 James Hinchcliffe 12.46
16 Oriol Servia 12.5
17 Marco Andretti 12.69
18 Ed Carpenter 12.75
19 Alex Tagliani 13.0
20 Charlie Kimball 13.23
21 Takuma Sato 13.46
22 Mikhail Aleshin 13.61
23 Jacques Villeneuve 14.0
24 Mike Conway 14.66
25 Graham Rahal 15.0
26 James Davison 16.0
27 Carlos Huertas 16.07
28 Josef Newgarden 16.92
29 Sebastian Saavedra 17.0
30 Jack Hawksworth 17.16
31 Luca Filippi 18.50
32 Martin Plowman 20.5
33 Franck Montagny 22.0
34 Pippa Mann 24.0
35 Townsend Bell 25.0
36 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
T4 Scott Dixon 1
T4 Sebastien Bourdais 1

Appearances in the Firestone Fast Six
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 5
T2 Helio Castroneves 4
T2 Will Power 4
T3 James Hinchcliffe 3
T3 Scott Dixon 3
T3 Jack Hawksworth 3
T7 Simon Pagenaud 2
T7 Josef Newgarden 2
T7 Tony Kanaan 2
T7 Sebastien Bourdais 2
T11 Takuma Sato 1
T11 Marco Andretti 1
T11 Sebastian Saavedra 1
T11 Mike Conway 1
T11 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
T11 Ryan Briscoe 1
T11 Luca Filippi 1

Qualifying Average
1 Helio Castroneves 5.53
2 James Hinchcliffe 6.90
3 Ed Carpenter 7.00
4 Luca Filippi 7.66
5 Simon Pagenaud 7.69
6 Will Power 7.76
7 Scott Dixon 8.84
8 J.R. Hildebrand 9.00
9 Sebastien Bourdais 9.76
10 Carlos Munoz 10.3
11 Tony Kanaan 10.53
12 Ryan Hunter-Reay 10.61
13 Juan Pablo Montoya 10.84
14 Takuma Sato 11.69
15 Kurt Busch 12.0
16 Marco Andretti 12.61
T17 Josef Newgarden 12.92
T17 Ryan Briscoe 12.92
19 Justin Wilson 13.0
20 Jack Hawksworth 14.5
21 Mike Conway 14.66
22 Mikhail Aleshin 14.84
23 Graham Rahal 15.38
24 Sebastian Saavedra 16.53
25 Charlie Kimball 17.15
26 Carlos Huertas 17.84
27 Franck Montagny 21.0
28 Pippa Mann 22.0
29 Alex Tagliani 24.0
30 Martin Plowman 24.5
31 Townsend Bell 25.0
32 Jacques Villeneuve 27.0
33 James Davison 28.0
34 Sage Karam 31.0
35 Buddy Lazier 33.0
Chevrolet IndyCar V6 Ready for 2013 Season-Opener

IndyCar season starts this weekend
Wednesday, March 20, 2013


Can Castroneves win again at St. Pete?
Chevrolet’s return to the IZOD IndyCar Series in 2012 was extremely successful: the Bowtie Brand captured the Manufacturers' Championship on the strength of 11 wins in 15 races; Ryan Hunter-Reay crowned the Overall Driver Champion as well as the Oval Track Champion and Will Power named the Road Course Champion.

But, that was last year. The focus quickly turned to the 19-race 2013 schedule beginning with the season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Fla.) March 24, 2013.  The  pre-season testing is done, the preparation is complete and the Chevy V6 IndyCar teams and drivers are ready for the challenge of a new season. 

"As the sun rises on the first race of the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series, we are poised at Chevrolet to resume the competition on the track,” said Chris Berube, Chevrolet Racing Program Manager, IZOD IndyCar Series.  “After a great 2012 season, we have worked extensively during the 6 month off-season with our technical partners, ILMOR and Pratt & Miller, as well as internally at GM, to prepare the Chevrolet 2.2L Twin Turbo Direct Injected V6 for the 2013 season.  It will be a clean scorecard and we expect the on-track racing to be close and exciting for the fans.  With 19 races this year, and the addition of double headers, standing starts, the Triple Crown and the return of push to pass, there should be plenty for the fans to debate around the water cooler.  Chevrolet returns with seven strong teams and thirteen talented drivers to pilot their Chevrolet-powered IndyCars to Victory Lane.”

Racing is deeply steeped in the DNA of Chevrolet dating back more than 100 years to founder Louis Chevrolet’s love of the sport.  The dedication to constantly evolve the power and efficiency of Chevrolet’s vehicle line-up is the driving force behind the involvement in the IZOD IndyCar Series.

Direct injection and turbocharging are fundamental technologies in the 2013 Chevrolet IZOD IndyCar engine.  Both are key technologies in several current powerful and fuel-efficient Chevrolet production cars, including the Malibu and American’s best-selling sports car, Camaro.

A total of seven organizations fielding 13 full-time cars will carry the Gold Bowtie as they take on the competition in 2013 powered by the purpose-built Chevrolet IndyCar twin-turbocharged, direct-injected V-6 racing engine powered by renewable E85 ethanol fuel.

The Team Chevy line-up as the season kicks off in St. Petersburg will be:

Andretti Autosport:  Ryan Hunter-Reay, No. 1 DHL Chevrolet, Marco Andretti, No. 26 RC Cola Chevrolet; James Hinchcliffe, No. 27 Chevrolet and E.J. Viso, No. 5 Team Venezuela/PDVSA CITGO HVM Chevrolet

Ed Carpenter Racing: Ed Carpenter, No 20 Fuzzy’s Premium Vodka Chevrolet

Dragon Racing: Sebastian Saavedra, No. 6 TrueCar Chevrolet and Sebastien Bourdais, No. 7 McAfee Chevrolet.

KV Racing Technology: Tony Kanaan, No. 11 Hydroxcut SH Racing Chevrolet and Simona de Silvestro, No. 78 Nuclear Entergy Areva Chevrolet

Panther Racing: JR Hildebrand, No. 4 National Guard Chevrolet

Panther Dreyer & Reinbold Racing: Oriol Servia, No. 22 Mecum Auctions Chevrolet

Team Penske: Helio Castroneves, No. 3 Hitachi Chevrolet and Will Power, No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet

Practice for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will begin Friday, March 22. Qualifying will be Saturday at 2:05 p.m. ET and the race is scheduled to start on Sunday, March 24 at 12:00 (Noon) p.m. ET with live TV coverage of the 110-lap event on NBC Sports Network. The IMS Radio Network brings the action live to fans. Both the radio broadcast and live timing and scoring can be found on  Radio broadcast can also be heard on XM Radio 211/Sirius Radio 211.



"The IndyCar season opener at St. Petersburg is one of my favorite events of the year. This is now my home race, which makes a great way to kick off the 2013 season. The engineers and crew at Andretti Autosport have been working so hard to stay one step ahead of the rest in terms of development over the off-season and I know we’re all ready to get on with the job and put that hard work to the test. I’ve stood on each step of the St. Pete podium except for the top spot and I feel we can make that next step. It’s certainly a dream come true driving the No. 1 car for DHL and Chevy, time to go to work!."

“I’m definitely looking forward to finally just getting to St. Pete! It’s been such a long off season that the first race simply can’t come soon enough. We had a strong result there last year with the Go Daddy Chevy and with the work the team has done through the winter hopefully we’re going to be even stronger. It’s the first race of any kind – you obviously can’t test on street circuits so nobody quite knows where anybody stacks up. It will be interesting to see on Friday where we stand. More than anything I love that event; I love that that’s where we open the season. It’s such a cool city, such a cool track and we just want to get back to racing.”

“I love the setting and the atmosphere of St. Pete, and being the first race it really sets the tone for the season. I am looking to start off strong with the RC Cola Chevy.”

"This year I'm going to start with a different approach. I believe that off the bat I'm already coming with a strong lineup of partners, not only at the track, but off the track, that I will be adding to my program. I'm definitely excited about working with Andretti Autosport and working with the three drivers that they have been working with for a time that they have created a good energy and good atmosphere, which I'm willing to add to and be a part of. St. Pete is one of my favorite tracks - I really like it. It's a track where, as a driver, you can really drive it. I believe it's going to be a really fun year."


“I’m anxious to go racing again.  It’s been a long off-season since that Fontana win (MAVTV500 on Sept. 15).  But, this winter was really good for our new team.  Last year, at this time, we were scrambling to get everything and everyone together at Ed Carpenter Racing.  Now, we feel much more confident with a strong off-season program.  Of course, being a one-team is difficult competing against the top multi-car teams.  We are the youngest team in the series and we are still developing our organization.  I feel good how the team is coming along.  We have a very good crew and I’m excited to see how things progress in 2013.  The streets of St. Petersburg are always tough and the season opener is usually pretty entertaining.  I know I am ready to go.” 


"I'm looking forward to the first race of the season with a new team and new teammate. The offseason has been good and we want to keep that momentum going into the first race weekend. I understand how important it is to start the season in a positive way because that will carry out through the 19 races. We are very positive all around and I have high expectations going into St. Pete. This will be my second time in an IndyCar, but this will be my first full season in the series. I am grateful for the opportunity TrueCar and Jay Penske have given me this year. As well as my all-time sponsor AFS, Coldeportes, autoniza, and Seringe."

"St. Petersburg is a very special place for me for many reasons. It was my very first CART race back in 2003 and what an event it has been with claiming a pole and leading many laps. We also own a home there, which we have called home since last year. As far as the race is concerned, it is a track I have always been fast on and you could not dream of a better scenery to begin the season. I am confident our Mc Afee / Chevrolet #7 will be on pace to challenge for a win. That is what the entire Dragon Racing team is shooting for!"


“I’m really excited to start the season being part of the team Chevy family! I think we are going to have a great race and looking forward to a great season together!”



"I'm really looking forward to the season getting started this weekend. It's been a long off season and it's been great to be able to get some testing in lately, but it's a whole different feeling when you actually get to show up at the track to race. Last year at St. Pete we had a really strong run before getting caught out by a fuel pressure issue so I'm really looking forward to getting back there to see what we can do.
“I think out partnership we have with Panther DRR is going to be very beneficial all around this year. It's great to be able to work with those guys again and continue to grow, so I can't wait to kick things off in a few days."


"Going into St. Pete, I feel a million times better this year than I did last year, without any exaggeration! The field is unbelievable - I've never seen IndyCar so competitive and I've been around for a while! I think it's going to be great for the fans. The competition level is honestly astronomical. Everybody's learned so much about this car and improved their game since last year, including us. It's going to be a great season and I'm ready to get started."


“I am very excited to get the No. 3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet on the Streets of St. Pete to defend our race win last year. We’ve done well here in the past because the track fits my style and being the first race of the year I want to really go for a win. It’s going to be another really competitive year again this year but we know that Chevy has done their homework in the offseason to give us an engine we can win races and a championship with.”
“I always enjoy driving at St. Pete and I’m looking forward to getting back in action with the Verizon Team Penske guys. Being the first race you are always amped up to start with a win and hopefully we can convert our success the last couple years in qualifying to a race victory. I know that Chevrolet will give us what we need to win on race day after making some slight adjustments in my approach for this year I look forward to a great race and season.”

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