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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
Dixon wins pole in Texas

Indy Car
Friday, June 06, 2008

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Scott Dixon accepts pole award
Shawn Payne/IRL
The heat and the wind were once again present in Texas when qualifying for the Bombardier Learjet 550k got underway today.

Scott Dixon has converted three pole starts into two victories and a third place this season. What will the IndyCar Series points leader do with his fourth pole on the action-packed Texas Motor Speedway.

Dixon, driving the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car, topped the record-tying 28-car field to win the PEAK Motor Oil Pole Award presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts with a four-lap cumulative time of 1 minute, 37.5063 seconds (214.878 mph average) on the high-banked 1.5-mile oval.

Team Penske's Helio Castroneves, 28 points behind Dixon in the championship standings, will join the reigning Indianapolis 500 winner on the front row. He recorded a 214.777 mph average (1:37.5525). His teammate, Ryan Briscoe, who posted his first IndyCar Series victory June 1 at The Milwaukee Mile, qualified in the third position (213.937). He'll be joined on Row 2 by Andretti Green Racing rookie Hideki Mutoh (213.485), who netted the highest starting position in his rookie season.

Andretti Green Racing's Danica Patrick (213.238) and Luczo Dragon Racing's Tomas Scheckter (213.212), who won at Texas in 2005, will share Row 3.

Quotes

SCOTT DIXON (No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone, PEAK Motor Oil Pole Award Presented by O'Reilly Auto Parts winner): "I didn't think it was going to be enough. The track got fast, and I thought it would benefit guys like (Ryan) Briscoe qualifying later in day. It's shocking to be honest. I'm very happy we came away with the pole, especially with how hard the Target team works, but I'm still shocked. I think tomorrow is going to be straight-out speed, especially when it comes down to the final 40 or 50 laps. You need to be fast. Last year it seemed like (Sam) Hornish (Jr.) just pulled away from field. Hopefully, the car stays the same tonight and we don't change too much for tomorrow's race."
 
HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Team Penske Dallara/Honda/Firestone, qualified second): "We had one lap that was fast, but we needed four laps and unfortunately we weren't able to do that.  I wish we could go back to the old way we used to qualify, but it is what it is. I'm happy Team Penske was able to have a good performance in qualifying. We definitely have a competitive car this weekend, and hopefully we'll be able challenge the Ganassi team for the win." (About the importance of starting in the front): "The wind is really having an effect here. The turbulent air behind two or three cars makes the car difficult to handle.  That's why it's extremely important to start the race smartly. This is one of those places where it's a sprint race from the beginning to the end."
 
RYAN BRISCOE (No. 6 Team Penske Dallara/Honda/Firestone, qualified third): "We were a little disappointed that we weren’t able to turn in a better result in qualifying today, but we were off a bit on our gears. Fortunately, we have a fast car, so we should be able to hang with the lead pack in tomorrow’s race. In practice today, we worked on some long runs, and the Team Penske car was really solid, so I’m confident that we’ll be in good shape when the green flag drops.”
 
HIDEKI MUTOH (No. 27 Formula Dream Dallara/Honda/Firestone, qualified fourth): "I am glad the No. 27 Formula Dream car was able to get the fourth starting position. I think it will be a tough race tomorrow, so my goal is to move up one by one and learn from each experience. I hope I will be able do well tomorrow.”
 
DANICA PATRICK (No. 7 Motorola Dallara/Honda/Firestone, qualified fifth): “The Motorola car was fast on the first lap, but unfortunately the car got slower as the run went on. I am happy that we are starting up front, and hopefully we will be able to maintain the speed to stay there for the entire race.”
 
TOMAS SCHECKTER (No. 12 Symantec Luczo Dragon Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone, qualified sixth): " Our practice session did not go exactly how we wanted it to go. We spent more time in the pits than we wanted to so we really didn't know how much speed we had in the car. The Symantec crew did a great job of making changes after practice to get the car ready for qualifying. For not knowing how much speed we had in the car at practice I'm very happy with qualifying."
 
JOHN ANDRETTI (No. 24 Roth Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone, qualified seventh): Roth Racing gave me a really solid car for this weekend. We've been fast since we've unloaded at Texas. I'm really proud of the team's hard work. We had a great first lap in qualifying and just went from there. We'll make some changes tonight, go into the race and learn a lot more on the track Saturday."
 
WILL POWER (No. 8 Aussie Vineyards – Team Australia Dallara/Honda/Firestone, qualified eighth): “KVRT Aussie Vineyards – Team Australia is just happy we got a good qualifying run in. We have to race well, but the team has been working hard on the race setup over the last couple of days. The main thing for me is to finish well in the race. I have qualified well and hopefully it will be a good race tomorrow”
 
VITOR MEIRA (No. 4 Delphi National Guard Dallara/Honda/Firestone, qualified ninth): "Our qualification run was OK. We need to find a little bit more speed for our qualification runs, but in Texas you have to have a good race car, and we know we do. I’d like to be a little bit faster, but tomorrow we’ll all see who’s quick really early in the race. It’s difficult dealing with the wind, but like I said yesterday, that’s something that everybody here has to battle with. I’m looking forward to tomorrow. I love night races and I’ve always enjoyed Texas, so this is going to be a good race.”

RYAN HUNTER-REAY: (No. 17 Rahal Letterman Racing Team Ethanol Dallara/Honda/ Firestone, qualified 10th): “That’s about where I thought we’d run today. We’ll take it, I thought we might find another tenth of a second, but this is OK. You can race your way to the front here and it’s going to be a long night so I think we’re in pretty decent shape for tomorrow."

DAN WHELDON (No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone,, qualified 11th): "The guys did a great job getting a new car set up." (About right foot): "It’s just the right side of it, it smashed against the tub. It’s fine; I just can’t put much weight on it. That was probably the biggest hit I’ve had; the first part of it hurt the most. I wasn’t expecting it. The Polaroid car was really strong. It’s disappointing.”

Grid: Bombardier Learjet 550

Row 1
Pos. 1
Scott Dixon
Scott Dixon
Car # 9
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 214.878/1:37.5063
Pos. 2
Helio Castroneves
Helio Castroneves
Car # 3
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 214.777/1:37.5525
Row 2
Pos. 3
Ryan Briscoe
Ryan Briscoe
Car # 6
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 213.927/1:37.9398
Pos. 4
Hideki Mutoh
Hideki Mutoh
Car # 27
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 213.485/1:38.1426
Row 3
Pos. 5
Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick
Car # 7
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 213.238/1:38.2562
Pos. 6
Tomas Scheckter
Tomas Scheckter
Car # 12
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 213.212/1:38.2684
Row 4
Pos. 7
John Andretti
John Andretti
Car # 24
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 212.844/1:38.4383
Pos. 8
Will Power
Will Power
Car # 8
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 212.595/1:38.5537
Row 5
Pos. 9
Vitor Meira
Vitor Meira
Car # 4
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 212.501/1:38.5971
Pos. 10
Ryan Hunter-Reay
Ryan Hunter-Reay
Car # 17
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 212.482/1:38.6062
Row 6
Pos. 11
Dan Wheldon
Dan Wheldon
Car # 10
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 212.474/1:38.6098
Pos. 12
Ed Carpenter
Ed Carpenter
Car # 20
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 212.247/1:38.7153
Row 7
Pos. 13
Tony Kanaan
Tony Kanaan
Car # 11
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 212.152/1:38.7594
Pos. 14
Marco Andretti
Marco Andretti
Car # 26
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 211.974/1:38.8424
Row 8
Pos. 15
A.J. Foyt IV
A.J. Foyt IV
Car # 2
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 211.622/1:39.0065
Pos. 16
Oriol Servia
Oriol Servia
Car # 5
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 211.333/1:39.1421
Row 9
Pos. 17
Darren Manning
Darren Manning
Car # 14
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 211.277/1:39.1682
Pos. 18
Graham Rahal
Graham Rahal
Car # 06
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 211.128/1:39.2384
Row 10
Pos. 19
Marty Roth
Marty Roth
Car # 25
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 211.122/1:39.2412
Pos. 20
Enrique Bernoldi
Enrique Bernoldi
Car # 36
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 210.731/1:39.4254
Row 11
Pos. 21
Jaime Camara
Jaime Camara
Car # 34
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 210.582/1:39.4955
Pos. 22
Mario Moraes
Mario Moraes
Car # 19
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 210.254/1:39.6508
Row 12
Pos. 23
Justin Wilson
Justin Wilson
Car # 02
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 210.160/1:39.6953
Pos. 24
Mario Dominguez
Mario Dominguez
Car # 96
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 210.059/1:39.7435
Row 13
Pos. 25
Buddy Rice
Buddy Rice
Car # 15
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 209.622/1:39.9515
Pos. 26
Bruno Junqueira
Bruno Junqueira
Car # 18
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 209.572/1:39.9753
Row 14
Pos. 27
Milka Duno
Milka Duno
Car # 23
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 209.420/1:40.0479
Pos. 28
EJ Viso
EJ Viso
Car # 33
D/H/F
Speed/Time: 209.313/1:40.0987

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