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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
Kanaan wins Richmond crashfest

Indy Car
Saturday, June 28, 2008

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Winner Tony Kanaan is congratulated by team owner Michael Andretti
Chris Jones/IRL
Tony Kanaan kept the No. 11 7-Eleven car clear of the many accidents that turned Richmond International Raceway into a crashfest to claim his first victory since Belle Isle last September and his first on an oval since Kentucky in August.  The pole sitter held off Team Penske's Helio Castroneves, who advanced 16 positions through furious driving and attrition for his fourth second place of the season.

Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon was third and teammate Dan Wheldon fourth. KV Racing Technology's Oriol Servia finished a career-best fifth on an oval.

An accident on lap one set the tone for the rest of the evening.  A total of 10 cars were eliminated from the race because of contact. The 300-lap race (lengthened 50 laps from '07) under the lights was marred by 105 caution laps. The IndyCar Series record is 116 at Nazareth Speedway in 2002.  It was an expensive night that resulted in a lot of expensive equipment damaged - a grim reminder that the IndyCars don't belong on such a small Mickey Mouse track.  Imagine next year when it's likely the IndyCar grid might have 30 or more cars!

Andretti Green Racing's Danica Patrick finished sixth and Justin Wilson moved up 16 spots to seventh (tying his career best on an oval). Townsend Bell in the No. 23 Dreyer & Reinbold Racing car finished eighth and Marco Andretti was ninth. Andretti completed 135 laps (many under caution) on one 22-gallon load of ethanol.

Dixon’s Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Dan Wheldon finished fourth, followed by KV Racing Technology’s Oriol Servia in his first start at the .75-mile oval.

Servia’s Australian teammate Will Power had an unfortunate start to his Richmond race, with the back of his #8 Aussie Vineyards - Team Australia Honda/Dallara/Firestone stepping out and seeing him make contact with the SAFER Barrier soon after the first restart of the race.

From here the IndyCar series heads to its first road-course since the streets of St Petersburg with the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen July 6 at Watkins Glen International as the unified series continues on a schedule that is the most diverse in world motorsports.

INDYCAR SERIES POST-RACE NOTES:
• This is Tony Kanaan’s 13th career victory and his first since Belle Isle last season.
• This is Andretti Green Racing’s 34th victory in the IndyCar Series and its second this season. Danica Patrick won earlier this year at Twin Ring Motegi.
• There were 102 laps under caution, second-most in IndyCar Series history. The 2002 race at Nazareth had 116 laps run under caution. There were 99 caution laps at Dover in 1998.
• Helio Castroneves improved 15 positions to finish second, his fourth second-place finish of the season (St. Petersburg, Motegi and Texas).
• Scott Dixon finished third, his seventh consecutive top-five finish and eighth top-five finish of the season.
• Oriol Servia finished fifth, his best finish in the IndyCar Series. His previous best was sixth at Milwaukee.
• Justin Wilson finished seventh, tying his best finish in the IndyCar Series. He also finished seventh at Milwaukee.
• Townsend Bell finished a season-best eighth. His previous best was 10th at Motegi and Indianapolis.
• Jaime Camara led his first laps in the IndyCar Series. They also were the first laps led for a Conquest Racing driver on an oval since Laurent Redon led 39 laps at Richmond in 2002.

Quotes

TONY KANAAN (No. 11 Team 7-Eleven, finished first): “It was tough race at first but once we got going, I knew we could do it with the car. The problem was we had a lot of yellows and people making mistakes. Traffic was really good; everybody did a good job trying to keep away from the leaders. It was a great race apart from all of the yellows.”

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Team Penske, second): “We tried everything. Team Penske did a great job in our pit stops. I was driving my wheels off of it.. I was trying everything I could to make up spots. The only chance I got was mostly on restarts and the start of the race. Andretti Green seemed to be better than us. They seemed to be more consistent, especially when the tires started dropping a little bit. It’s a shame. I wanted to win so bad, especially for the folks from Philip Morris. We had a good showing.”

SCOTT DIXON (No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing, third): “It was a tough night. We had a very good car. Once again it was very tough to pass here. Even when the tires got old, it was very hard to get close to people. If we were out front, I think we had a car to win. TK (Tony Kanaan) definitely looked pretty strong tonight, but I think the Target car still had a good run. I think I just messed up my first pit stop and maybe the left rear or one of the rear guys had trouble getting it back on. We dropped back to about eighth or ninth, so it was good to come away with third.”

DAN WHELDON (No. 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing, fourth): “I was trying to be aggressive while trying to finish the race. It was difficult behind the other cars, and we knew there would be more than a few wrecks tonight. The car shut off on the last lap for some reason, and that's not what we need when we're trying to close the points gap.”

ORIOL SERVIA (No. 5 KV Racing Technology, fifth): “When we unloaded the car right away I said we have a top-five car, and fortunately was able to prove it. I’m very pleased with how the team performed. Everybody expected us to do well on the road and street courses, but I really wanted to prove the team is capable of doing a good job on ovals.”

DANICA PATRICK (No. 7 Motorola, sixth): “It was a carnage fest out there tonight with all the wrecks and cautions. I am happy with my finish. Obviously I wish we could have finished in the top five. The Motorola crew did a great job. I am also very happy that Tony (Kanaan) got his win. He totally deserved it.”

JUSTIN WILSON (No. 02 McDonald’s Racing Team, seventh): “What a crazy race. There was some really good driving and some really bad driving out there. I was just trying not to get caught out and stay out of trouble and bring the car home. The McDonald’s car wasn’t the quickest car out there today, but we managed to salvage some good points, and hopefully that will help us out in the championship. The team did a good job on the pit stops. I’m not sure how many we did, maybe 10. I had a bit of a moment with E.J. (Viso) at the end. His team told him yellow at the end of Turn 3 for the checkered flag and it caused a big moment. He lifted off the throttle, and I had to also but got sucked up behind him and I was all sideways and crossed up to avoid him. I thought I had crashed and was going to cross the finish line with no wheels on the car. I thought ‘I’ve come through all this only to crash at the very end.  Fortunately we were able to keep all four corners on it and bring it home.”

TOWNSEND BELL (No. 23 Dreyer & Reinbold William Rast, eighth): “We just made smart decisions tonight. Great spotting by Dane (Carter). We just had the mindset of wanting to make it to the end. This race was sketchy, which is what I expected. It was a total dogfight that first half of the race. Our car was great. We’re going to continue to work on things. It’s just fun to get another top-10. I’m pleased. It’s our best finish of the year. We can’t complain about that. The guys did a great job in the pits, and I can’t wait to get back into the car again.”

MARCO ANDRETTI (No. 26 Blockbuster, ninth): “I am incredibly disappointed. The Blockbuster car was the best car on the track today.”

Results

Pos. Driver/Car No S Qual
Speed
Laps XL LL Status Pts
1 Tony Kanaan
Team 7-Eleven
11 1 167.876 300 2 166 Running 53
2 Helio Castroneves
Team Penske
3 18 163.353 300 0 0 Running 40
3 Scott Dixon
Commit
9 4 167.120 300 0 0 Running 35
4 Dan Wheldon
Target Chip Ganassi Racing
10 6 166.768 300 0 0 Running 32
5 Oriol Servia
KV Racing Technology
5 10 165.815 300 0 0 Running 30
6 Danica Patrick
Motorola
7 14 164.396 300 0 0 Running 28
7 Justin Wilson
McDonald's Racing Team
02 23 159.652 300 0 0 Running 26
8 Townsend Bell
Dreyer & Reinbold William Rast
23 21 162.517 300 0 0 Running 24
9 Marco Andretti
Blockbuster
26 2 167.795 299 1 90 Running 22
10 EJ Viso
PDVSA HVM Racing
33 19 163.170 298 0 0 Running 20
11 Ed Carpenter
Menards/ Vision Racing
20 13 164.963 238 0 0 Running 19
12 Darren Manning
ABC Supply Co./AJ Foyt Racing
14 22 160.616 235 0 0 Running 18
13 Hideki Mutoh
Formula Dream
27 7 166.518 220 0 0 Mechanical 17
14 Jaime Camara
Sangari
34 24 158.884 217 1 44 Contact 16
15 Ryan Briscoe
Team Penske
6 11 165.643 158 0 0 Laps 15
16 Ryan Hunter-Reay
Rahal Letterman Racing Team Ethanol
17 25 0.000 143 0 0 Contact 14
17 Mario Moraes
Sonny's Bar-B-Q
19 20 162.566 143 0 0 Contact 13
18 Graham Rahal
Hole in the Wall Camps
06 3 167.250 131 0 0 Contact 12
19 Marty Roth
Roth Racing
25 15 164.326 117 0 0 Handling 12
20 Vitor Meira
Delphi National Guard
4 17 163.849 91 0 0 Contact 12
21 John Andretti
Roth Racing
24 12 165.275 91 0 0 Contact 12
22 Buddy Rice
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
15 5 166.804 80 0 0 Contact 12
23 Bruno Junqueira
Z-Line Designs
18 9 166.032 78 0 0 Contact 12
24 A.J. Foyt IV
Lilly Diabetes/Vision Racing
2 8 166.126 29 0 0 Contact 12
25 Will Power
Aussie Vineyards-Team Australia
8 16 164.321 8 0 0 Contact 10
26 Enrique Bernoldi
Sangari Conquest Racing
36 26 0.000 6 0 0 Handling 10

Race Statistics

      Winner's average speed: 108.790 mph

      Time of race: 2:04:05.5111

      Margin of victory: 4.7691 seconds

      Cautions: 9 caution flags for 102 laps

      Lead changes: 3 among 3 drivers

      Lap leaders: Kanaan 1-71, Camara 72-115, M. Andretti 116-205,

      Kanaan 206-300.

      Point standings: Dixon 351, Castroneves 308, Wheldon 299,

      Kanaan 269, Patrick 220, Mutoh 216, M. Andretti 211, Briscoe 210, Servia 194, Carpenter 185.

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