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2014 Standings
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
Mike Conway wins pole for Sunday Detroit GP

by Brian Carroccio
Saturday, June 01, 2013

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Mike Conway celebrates the first pole for he and Dale Coyne
Mike Conway, in a one-off driving the No. 18 Sonny's car,  earned his first IZOD IndyCar Series pole and gave Dale Coyne Racing its maiden series pole start in qualifications for the 70-lap race June 2.  It's a pair of firsts for the second race of the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans.

How good was Conway's lap?  Will Power mentioned during the press conference that he was quite impressed with Conway's lap, and does not believe he could have turned a similar time with more laps.

Conway, who took over the seat after Ana Beatriz filled it for the initial five races of the season, recorded a quick lap of 1 minute, 18.0977 seconds with 55 seconds left in the 12-minute session on the 2.346-mile, 13-turn street course.

James Jakes posted the quickest lap in Group 1 (1:18.1704) in the No. 16 Acorn Stairlifts car for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.

Jakes, who it should be noted seems to have something of a spring in his step, has repeatedly mentioned the past few days he loves the Belle Isle layout.  While other drivers have complimented the redesign and improvements made to the track, Jakes genuinely seems to love the track.  And while he didn't say so directly it seems he thought he could have bettered Mike Conway's pole time.

The remainder of the cars in the pole sitter’s group will occupy the odd-numbered starting grid positions, starting with third. Cars from Group 1 will occupy the even-numbered starting grid positions.

"We just had to hang out and see what we had and it was enough for pole," Conway said. "Excellent job by all the guys at the team at Dale Coyne for making this happen. We couldn’t have asked for much more coming into this weekend."

“This is great to get our first pole,” Coyne said. “We have had many front-row performances, but I am thankful for Mike bringing us our first pole. Maybe a yellow Sonny’s car is good luck.”

"I think we would have had a shot at pole if our session hadn't been cut short (by a red flag for the stalled car of Alex Tagliani between Turns 4-5 with 3:30 left in the session)," Jakes said. "In a way it's goof but it's still a little disappointing to miss out on pole. Going to have to find which hotel Conway is staying so I can high jack his room tonight. He keeps on spoiling the party. But no, congratulations to those guys they've been strong all weekend."

Dario Franchitti, who earned the  pole for Race 1, will start 11th in the No. 10 Suave car for Target Chip Ganassi Racing because of an unapproved engine change carried over from the Indianapolis 500. Conway qualified third and will start second. Jakes qualified fourth and will start third.

A driver who sweeps the weekend races will receive the $50,000 SONAX Perfect Finish Award. If no one wins both races at Belle Isle, the prize fund carries over to Toronto in mid-July ($100,000). If no one wins both of those races, the Houston doubleheader in early October will be worth $150,000.

QUOTES

MIKE CONWAY (No. 18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda, Verizon P1 Award winner, Dual 2): “We just had to hang out and see what we had and it was enough for pole. Excellent job by all the guys at the team at Dale Coyne for making this happen. We’re really, really happy and can’t wait to see how it goes. (About his starting positions for both races): “We’ve got really good starting position, with second and first, and we couldn’t have asked for much more coming into this weekend. I was hoping I’d make the Fast Six, but to do it as well as we’ve done is amazing. So big credit to the team and my teammate for giving us a good car.” (Does starting from pole in Dual 2 affect strategy for Dual 1?) “That all plays into hand, especially with the amount of reds and blacks we have, we’ve got loads of blacks but not many reds. But I think the black time will be better for us anyway, so I’m happy, and it’s going to be a tough race for sure. There are some quick guys around me, and I just have to focus on getting my head down and hopefully pull away, but we’ll see.”

JAMES JAKES (No. 16 Acorn Stairlifts Honda, qualified second): “It was pretty good. It was short. It's a shame we didn't get a few more laps, actually. I think we would have had a shot at pole if our session hadn't been cut short. But yeah, the guys worked really hard. It's funny yesterday after qualifying the balance wasn't great so we made some adjustments to that and had a game plan this morning and it worked out well for us. But, like I said it's a shame we got cut short because actually if you look to the laps we only did three flat laps and if you look at the other groups three flat laps we were ahead by a half a second still. In a way it's goof but it's still a little disappointing to miss out on pole. Going to have to find which hotel [Mike] Conway is staying so I can high jack his room tonight. He keeps on spoiling the party. But no, congratulations to those guys they've been strong all weekend, as well. Obviously with the weather looking uncertain today and tomorrow it's nice to start up front." (On being a pleasant surprise): "I think you just to be patient right now in the series. This series is that competitive that if you are off your game by a tenth you fall massively backwards. There are 25 guys who can win a race, and I don't think there is any other championships where you can say that. It really is unique. IndyCar is a great product right now, and the depth of the drivers is fantastic. Everyone is pushing so hard and like I said if you are off your game you are going to go backwards so you really have to make sure that you are ticking all the boxes going into the weekend and if it doesn't go your way just stay patient and if you're doing everything you can do and it will come. But like I said yesterday, big thank to all the Penske Organization. The track is really fun to drive. It flows well. It's nice to go down to Turn 3, and hang a right. And then the next two corners, Turn 4 and Turn 5, are fun. And it's a real drivers track, you know. You really have to be on your game."

Results

Pos. Driver Best Time Round
1 Mike Conway 1:18.0977 Qual - Group 2
2 James Jakes 1:18.1704 Qual - Group 1
3 Will Power 1:18.7035 Qual - Group 2
4 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:18.2294 Qual - Group 1
5 EJ Viso 1:18.7810 Qual - Group 2
6 Simon Pagenaud 1:18.8147 Qual - Group 1
7 Scott Dixon 1:18.7865 Qual - Group 2
8 Justin Wilson 1:18.9558 Qual - Group 1
9 Helio Castroneves 1:18.8366 Qual - Group 2
10 James Hinchcliffe 1:18.9742 Qual - Group 1
11 Sebastian Saavedra 1:19.0312 Qual - Group 2
12 AJ Allmendinger 1:19.4048 Qual - Group 1
13 Ryan Briscoe 1:19.2627 Qual - Group 2
14 Marco Andretti 1:19.4625 Qual - Group 1
15 Graham Rahal 1:19.5418 Qual - Group 2
16 Dario Franchitti 1:19.5554 Qual - Group 1
17 Simona De Silvestro 1:20.0460 Qual - Group 2
18 Charlie Kimball 1:19.6196 Qual - Group 1
19 Tony Kanaan 1:20.1511 Qual - Group 2
20 Tristan Vautier 1:19.7928 Qual - Group 1
21 Takuma Sato 1:20.1557 Qual - Group 2
22 Sebastien Bourdais 1:19.9175 Qual - Group 1
23 Ed Carpenter 1:22.5913 Qual - Group 2
24 Josef Newgarden 1:20.7274 Qual - Group 1
25 Alex Tagliani 1:22.4482 Qual - Group 1

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