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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
SunTrust Indy Challenge Preview

IndyCars at Richmond Saturday night
Tuesday, June 24, 2008

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More cars, more laps, more qualifying
The IndyCar Series makes its eighth visit to Richmond International Raceway but several changes are in place. Twenty-six cars are entered, more than any previous IndyCar Series race. Twenty-two cars competed at Richmond from 2002-05. Two other changes include the addition of 50 laps to the race and the introduction of four-lap qualifying. How will the drivers and teams adapt to these changes?
 
Short track dominance up for grabs
In the span of four weeks, the IndyCar Series will have competed on three short tracks – The Milwaukee Mile (June 1), Iowa Speedway (June 22) and Richmond International Raceway (June 28). Team Penske’s Ryan Briscoe won at Milwaukee, while Target Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dan Wheldon won at Iowa. Can one of those teams earn a second short-track victory or will another team drive to Victory Lane?
 
Dixon maintains points lead, aims to continue success of “500” winners
Scott Dixon holds a 48-point lead in the standings over Helio Castroneves and a 49-point lead over Dan Wheldon. Dixon finished second at Richmond last year and won there in 2003. He also hopes to continue the recent success of Indianapolis 500 winners at Richmond. The last two Indianapolis 500 champions, Dario Franchitti and Sam Hornish Jr., also won at Richmond. Can Dixon maintain his dominance?
 
Championship road goes through Richmond
Of the seven SunTrust Indy Challenge winners, four of them have gone on to win the series championship (Sam Hornish Jr. – 2002, Scott Dixon – 2003, Hornish – 2006, Dario Franchitti – 2007). The other three series champions had strong finishes at the track. In 2001, Hornish finished second at Richmond; 2004 series champion Tony Kanaan finished fifth and 2005 series champion Dan Wheldon finished fifth. Will a win at Richmond offer a look at the 2008 IndyCar Series champion?
 
Helio’s turn?
Richmond has been a good track for Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves. He won the race in 2005 and the pole in 2004 and 2006. Overall, Castroneves has four top-10 finishes and has led 187 laps in six starts at the track. Can Castroneves return to Victory Lane at Richmond?
 
First-time winner at Richmond?
With nine rookies in the IndyCar Series field and several other drivers competing in the IndyCar Series for the first time, will a driver win his or her first race at Richmond International Raceway? Already this season, Graham Rahal, Danica Patrick and Ryan Briscoe have won their first career races.
 
Race Notes:
The SunTrust Indy Challenge will be the eighth IndyCar Series event conducted at Richmond International Raceway. The top three drivers in points are all past winners at Richmond. Scott Dixon won in 2003, Helio Castroneves won in 2005 and Dan Wheldon won in 2004.
 
Scott Dixon and Helio Castroneves are also past winners of the PEAK Motor Oil Pole Award at Richmond. Dixon won in 2003, while Castroneves won in 2004 and 2006.
 
Thirteen drivers entered in the SunTrust Indy Challenge have competed in previous IndyCar Series events at the track. Five of those drivers led laps (Scott Dixon 206, Helio Castroneves 187, Dan Wheldon 58, Vitor Meira 40 and Tony Kanaan 8).
 
Four Indianapolis 500 champions are expected to participate in the SunTrust Indy Challenge: Helio Castroneves (2001, 2002), Buddy Rice (2004), Dan Wheldon (2005) and Scott Dixon (2008).
 
Three IndyCar Series champions are scheduled to participate in the SunTrust Indy Challenge: Scott Dixon (2003), Tony Kanaan (2004) and Dan Wheldon (2005).
 
Season-to-Date:

  • Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon are the only drivers to finish in the top five in seven of the eight races this season.
  • Dan Wheldon is the only drivers to complete all 1,586 laps in 2008.
  • Helio Castroneves and Dan Wheldon are the only drivers running at the finish of every race in 2008.

Milestones & Records:

  • Helio Castroneves will attempt to make his 106th career IndyCar Series start. It would also be his 104th consecutive start.
  • Helio Castroneves can establish an IndyCar Series record for most consecutive seasons with at least one win should he win the SunTrust Indy Challenge. Castroneves is tied with Scott Sharp with victories in seven consecutive seasons.
  • Helio Castroneves can extend his IndyCar Series record for consecutive seasons with a pole to seven if he can win the PEAK Motor Oil Pole Award presented by Advance Auto Parts.
  • Scott Dixon needs to lead 85 more laps to become the fifth driver to lead 2,000 laps in his career. The others to lead at least 2,000 laps are Sam Hornish Jr. (3,428), Helio Castroneves (2,774), Dan Wheldon (2,735) and Tony Kanaan (2,253).
  • Scott Dixon has led 633 laps this season. The record for most laps led in a season is 899 by Tony Kanaan in 2004.
  • Vitor Meira has gone 84 starts without a victory in the IndyCar Series, the longest drought of any IndyCar Series driver. 

Schedule (local time):
June 26
4-7 p.m. – IndyCar Series practice (rookies and transitioning drivers)
 
June 27
12-1:45 p.m. – IndyCar Series practice
3:15-5:15 p.m. – IndyCar Series practice (two groups)
7:30 p.m. – PEAK Motor Oil Pole Qualifying presented by Advance Auto Parts
 
June 28
7 p.m. – SunTrust Indy Challenge pre-race
8 p.m. – SunTrust Indy Challenge (300 laps/225 miles)

Entry List

Car Driver Hometown Entrant Race Strategist
2 A.J. Foyt IV Hockley, Texas Vision Racing Tony George
3 Helio Castroneves Sao Paulo, Brazil Team Penske Tim Cindric
4 Vitor Meira Brasilia, Brazil Panther Racing John Barnes
5 Oriol Servia Pals, Spain KV Racing Technology Jimmy Vasser
6 Ryan Briscoe Sydney, Australia Team Penske Roger Penske
7 Danica Patrick Roscoe, Ill. Andretti Green Racing Kyle Moyer
8 Will Power (R) Toowoomba, Australia KV Racing Technology Mark Johnson
9 Scott Dixon Auckland, New Zealand Target Chip Ganassi Racing Mike Hull
10 Dan Wheldon Emberton, England Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chip Ganassi
11 Tony Kanaan Salvador, Brazil Andretti Green Racing George Klotz
14 Darren Manning North Yorkshire, England A.J. Foyt Enterprises A.J. Foyt
15 Buddy Rice Phoenix Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Dennis Reinbold
17 Ryan Hunter-Reay Boca Raton, Fla. Rahal Letterman Racing Scott Roembke
18 Bruno Junqueira Belo Horizonte, Brazil Dale Coyne Racing Dale Coyne
19 Mario Moraes (R) Sao Paulo, Brazil Dale Coyne Racing Adam Schaechter
20 Ed Carpenter Indianapolis Vision Racing Jeff Britton
23 Townsend Bell San Luis Obispo, Calif. Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Robbie Buhl
24 John Andretti Indianapolis Roth Racing Larry Curry
25 Marty Roth Toronto Roth Racing Larry Curry
26 Marco Andretti Nazareth, Pa. Andretti Green Racing Paul Harcus
27 Hideki Mutoh (R) Tokyo Andretti Green Racing Kim Green
33 E.J. Viso (R) Caracas, Venezuela HVM Racing Michael Cannon
34 Jaime Camara (R) Goiania, Brazil Conquest Racing Eric Zeto
36 Enrique Bernoldi (R) Curitiva, Brazil Conquest Racing Brandon Fry
02 Justin Wilson (R) Sheffield, England Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Mike Talbott
06 Graham Rahal (R) New Albany, Ohio Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing Todd Malloy

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