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2014 Standings
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
Universities to design IndyCar Body Kits, Race in Lights

by Mark J. Cipolloni
Monday, April 01, 2013

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Each IndyCar team will partner with a university to design its body kit
In an AR1.com exclusive, IndyCar will make two major announcements today:

1) Each IndyCar team will team up with a university to design its body kit starting in 2014 and,

2) IndyCar has received commitments from four of the nation’s most prominent universities to serve as the first-year competitors in a class of competition within the Indy Lights Championship with team run by the universities and staffed by students, including the driver.

IndyCar Body Kits:
Each IndyCar team will pick a university to design its Body Kit for the 2014 season and beyond.  Aeronautical and Fluid Dynamic engineers will work in conjunction with the engineers on each race team to design their body kit.  A team may only change universities once in a 12 month period and a university cannot be associated with more than one IndyCar team at a time.

The Ohio State Buckeyes designed IndyCar Body Kit
The Michigan State Wolverines designed IndyCar Body Kit
Aldo Falla

The rationale behind getting universities involved with the sport is further explained in the Collegiate Racing Championship portion of the announcement.

Even Dallara has designed a new Body Kit for 2014 to replace their hideous looking existing one

Collegiate Racing Championship
Supported by a cadre of brands and corporate partners with a motivation to appeal to the collegiate market through a sport that applies the education the students are receiving, engineering students will staff the team on the competition side, and the star students of each school’s business school will manage the marketing and sponsorship side.

The four teams that will be participating will be The Michigan Wolverines, The Ohio Sate Buckeyes, the UCLA Bruins and the Stanford Cardinals and will begin competition in coming months, competing for a collegiate class prize while on track simultaneously with the current Indy Lights cars and teams.

Four universities have signed up to race in the 2014 Indy Lights season
Aldo Falla

With Indy Lights at an all time low car count, this news comes in the nick of time to bring notoriety to the series.

Dr. Emmett Brown, director of the collegiate division in the Road to Indy program made a statement today in a short press conference.

"All the parts that came together to make this happen have been around in various fragmented ways for years. This is the first time all of these elements have been put together in a comprehensive program to combine the strengths of the collegiate marketplace with IndyCar, a sport that all but requires college educated team members. We look forward to seeing what these schools can do on the track, and growing this segment of our ladder system."

He went on to say “The schools already have drivers lined up, and I am proud to say that none of them is writing a check or paying a single dime for their ride. They have been selected on talent alone, which is the way any real sport should be. This is big deal. It’s something that should have been put together a long time ago.”

Dr. Brown also answered question from a member of the small number of media attending the press conference inquiring about transfer of technology that can be developed at the schools.

"Yes, we have already thought of that and will be incorporating these schools into our IndyCar body kit plans for coming seasons. They certainly have the ability and resources to do a great job there. The schools will use the funds from sale of those body aero kits as supplemental funding for their own competition in the Indy Lights Collegiate Championship, presented by Red Bull.

Teams are being managed by AccelSports Racing and core team personnel will be provided to each team, as well as overall management of day to day and on track competition.

Teams will also have a comprehensive merchandise program, selling team branded apparel and die cats cars and other items at each event, from a co-op trailer that will carry all of the collegiate team merchandise.

The collegiate teams have an extensive activation program with exclusive on-campus events and marketing channels, along with a huge hospitality program at each event, with complete sections of grandstand already pre-purchased by alumni and team sponsors.

The program was shaped by an original proposal by Scott Morris, founder of the North American Collegiate Racing league, nearly 15 years ago. However, since that time, open wheel racing has been virtually ADHD stricken, and only now seems to have gained the focus to produce something that can drive the growth of open wheel racing in America.

We at AR1 can’t wait to see whole sections of Blue and Gold and Cardinal red at all the races in 2014.

It seems like IndyCar has finally created something that can start to capture the attention of the American sports fan, and drive attendance, and TV ratings, as well as all of the other press that will take notice of the collegiate competitors.

This could be the start of something big…stay tuned!

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