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After IndyCar GP
Rank Driver Points

1 Josef Newgarden 178
2 Alexander Rossi 176
3 Sebastien Bourdais 152
4 Scott Dixon 147
5 James Hinchcliffe 144
6 Graham Rahal 142
7 Will Power 135
8 Robert Wickens 133
9 Ryan Hunter-Reay 125
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13 Takuma Sato 90
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20 Max Chilton 58
21 Zachary De Melo 49
22 Jordan King 44
23 Kyle Kaiser 35
24 Helio Castroneves 28
25 Ed Carpenter 26
26 Jack Harvey 25
27 Rene Binder 22
28 Pietro Fittipaldi 7

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1. Robert Wickens 133
2. Zach Veach 84
3. Matheus Leist 60
4. Zachary De Melo 49
5. Jordan King 44
6. Jack Harvey 25
7. Kyle Kaiser 23
8. Rene Binder 22
9. Pietro Fittipaldi 7

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1. Honda 338
2. Chevy 271

Houston GP: race 2: Castroneves takes pole

INDY
Sunday, June 29, 2014

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Helio Castroneves
Phil Abbott/LAT for Chevy
Earning the Verizon P1 Award for Race 2 of the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston presented by the Greater Houston set up Helio Castroneves to carve into Team Penske teammate Will Power's championship lead.

Driving the No. 3 Pennzoil Ultra Premium Team Penske car, Castroneves recorded a quick lap of 59.1702 seconds in Group 2 of qualifications. Two groups were set based on June 27 combined practice times for 12 minutes of track time for each group.

"It's the right place to start and the right car to start because it carries the race sponsor," said Castroneves, who earned his second pole of the season and 40th of his career to tie Rick Mears for fourth on the all-time list.

Castroneves won Dual 2 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit on June 1 the last time he started on the pole. He trails Power, who won Dual 1 at Belle Isle, by 31 points entering the 90-lap feature on the 1.634-mile, 10-turn temporary street circuit (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN). Power will start 18th for the second consecutive race in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car.

Mikhail Aleshin, who had qualified a season-high 10th in Race 1, significantly bettered than by leading the way in Group 1 with a lap of 1:00.2493 in the No. 7 SMP Racing car for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports to join Castroneves on Row 1.

Aleshin's teammate, Simon Pagenaud, who earned the Verizon P1 Award for Race 1, will share Row 2 with Graham Rahal, who also posted his best qualifying effort of the season.

Lineup Top-12

P No Name Time Diff Gap Speed Tire Team
1 3 Helio Castroneves 59.170 0.000 0.000 99.415 A Team Penske
2 77 Simon Pagenaud 59.196 0.0260 0.0260 99.371 A Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
3 11 Sebastien Bourdais 59.286 0.1161 0.0901 99.220 A KV Racing Technology
4 27 James Hinchcliffe 59.513 0.3431 0.2270 98.842 A Andretti Autosport
5 34 Carlos Munoz 59.665 0.4950 0.1519 98.590 A Andretti HVM Racing
6 9 Scott Dixon 59.754 0.5841 0.0891 98.443 A Target Chip Ganassi Racing
7 18 Carlos Huertas 59.805 0.6350 0.0509 98.359 A Dale Coyne Racing
8 8 Ryan Briscoe 1:00.138 0.9682 0.3332 97.814 A Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
9 20 Mike Conway 1:00.142 0.9721 0.0039 97.808 A Ed Carpenter Racing
10 83 Charlie Kimball 1:00.199 1.0287 0.0566 97.716 A Chip Ganassi Racing Teams
11 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1:00.224 1.0542 0.0255 97.675 A Andretti Autosport
12 98 Jack Hawksworth 1:00.582 1.4120 0.3578 97.098 A Bryan Herta Autosport

Full Lineup

1.  (3) Helio Castroneves, 59.1702 (99.415)
2.  (7) Mikhail Aleshin, 01:00.2493 (97.634)
3.  (77) Simon Pagenaud, 59.1962 (99.371)
4.  (15) Graham Rahal, 01:00.2993 (97.553)
5.  (11) Sebastien Bourdais, 59.2863 (99.220)
6.  (19) Justin Wilson, 01:00.3369 (97.493)
7.  (27) James Hinchcliffe, 59.5133 (98.842)
8.  (10) Tony Kanaan, 01:00.4841 (97.255)
9.  (34) Carlos Munoz, 59.6652 (98.590)
10.  (14) Takuma Sato, 01:00.5288 (97.183)
11.  (9) Scott Dixon, 59.7543 (98.443)
12.  (16) Luca Filippi, 01:00.7529 (96.825)
13.  (18) Carlos Huertas, 59.8052 (98.359)
14.  (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, 01:00.8328 (96.698)
15.  (8) Ryan Briscoe, 01:00.1384 (97.814)
16.  (25) Marco Andretti, 01:01.0311 (96.384)
17.  (20) Mike Conway, 01:00.1423 (97.808)
18.  (12) Will Power, 01:01.1423 (96.208)
19.  (83) Charlie Kimball, 01:00.1989 (97.716)
20.  (17) Sebastian Saavedra, 01:01.2876 (95.980)
21.  (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, 01:00.2244 (97.675)
22.  (67) Josef Newgarden, 01:03.4769 (92.670)
23.  (98) Jack Hawksworth, 01:00.5822 (97.098)

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