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Rank Driver Points

1 Juan Pablo Montoya 445
2 Graham Rahal 403
3 Scott Dixon 397
4 Helio Castroneves 391
5 Will Power 390
6 Sebastien Bourdais 366
7 Marco Andretti 358
8 Josef Newgarden 352
9 Tony Kanaan 324
10 Simon Pagenaud 294
11 Carlos Munoz 281
12 Ryan Hunter-Reay 278
13 Charlie Kimball 275
14 Takuma Sato 240
15 James Jakes 213
16 Gabby Chaves 211
17 Jack Hawksworth 202
18 Sage Karam 172
19 Luca Filippi 161
20 Stefano Coletti 160
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22 Tristan Vautier 123
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24 Conor Daly 81
25 Ed Carpenter 75
26 Simona de Silvestro 66
27 Sebastian Saavedra 61
28 Pippa Mann 59
29 JR Hildebrand 57
30 Justin Wilson 51
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32 Francesco Dracone 38
33 Townsend Bell 32
34 Carlos Huertas 31
35 Alex Tagliani 27
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37 Oriol Servia 10
38 Bryan Clauson 10.

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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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