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2014 Standings
After Pocono
Driver Standings

1 Will Power 446
2 Helio Castroneves 446
3 Simon Pagenaud 402
4 Juan Pablo Montoya 391
5 Ryan Hunter-Reay 388
6 Carlos Munoz (R) 340
7 Marco Andretti 325
8 Scott Dixon 297
9 Ryan Briscoe 285
10 Sebastien Bourdais 271
11 Tony Kanaan 267
12 James Hinchcliffe 266
13 Mikhail Aleshin 263
14 Justin Wilson 253
15 Charlie Kimball 239
16 Jack Hawksworth 227
17 Carlos Huertas (R) 224
18 Josef Newgarden 220
19 Graham Rahal 202
20 Sebastian Saavedra 196
21 Takuma Sato 189
22 Mike Conway 152
23 Ed Carpenter 138
24 Oriol Servia 88
25 Kurt Busch (R) 80
26 JR Hildebrand 66
27 Sage Karam (R) 57
28 James Davison (R) 34
29 Jacques Villeneuve 29
30 Alex Tagliani 28
31 Luca Filippi 24
32 Townsend Bell 22
33 Pippa Mann 21
34 Martin Plowman (R) 18
35 Buddy Lazier 11
36 Franck Montagny 8

Rookie of the Year
1 Carlos Munoz 340
2 Mikhail Aleshin 263
3 Jack Hawksworth 217
4 Carlos Huertas 204
5 Kurt Busch 80
6 Sage Karam 57
7 James Davison 34
8 Martin Plowman 18

Wins
T1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 2
T1 Will Power 2
T1 Simon Pagenaud 2
T4 Mike Conway 1
T4 Helio Castroneves 1
T4 Carlos Huertas 1
T4 Ed Carpenter 1
T4 Juan Pablo Montoya 1

Podium Finishes
T1 Will Power 5
T1 Helio Castroneves 5
2 Ryan Hunter-Reay 4
T3 Carlos Munoz 3
T3 Juan Pablo Montoya 3
T6 Marco Andretti 2
T6 Simon Pagenaud 2
T8 Mike Conway 1
T8 Carlos Huertas 1
T8 Scott Dixon 1
T8 Tony Kanaan 1
T8 Graham Rahal 1
T8 Charlie Kimball 1
T8 Ed Carpenter 1
T8 Jack Hawksworth 1
T8 Mikhail Aleshin 1

Lap Leaders:
1 Will Power 348
2 Helio Castroneves 174
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 165
4 Ed Carpenter 116
5 Tony Kanaan 79
6 Juan Pablo Montoya 74
7 Takuma Sato 67
8 James Hinchcliffe 56
9 Simon Pagenaud 53
10 Jack Hawksworth 32
11 Scott Dixon 27
12 Marco Andretti 22
13 Justin Wilson 20
14 Sebastian Saavedra 14
15 Graham Rahal 10
16 Mike Conway 8
17 Josef Newgarden 8
T18 Oriol Servia 7
T18 Carlos Huertas 7
19 Ryan Briscoe 5
20 Mikhail Aleshin 4
21 Alex Tagliani 3
22 Sebastien Bourdais 2

Entrant Points
Pos. # Entrant Points
1 12 Team Penske 446
2 3 Team Penske 446
3 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports 402
4 2 Team Penske 391
5 28 Andretti Autosport 388
6 34 Andretti Autosport/HVM 340
7 25 Andretti Autosport 325
8 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 297
9 20 Ed Carpenter Racing 290
10 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing 285
11 11 KVSH Racing 271
12 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 267
13 27 Andretti Autosport 266
14 7 SMP Racing 263
15 19 Dale Coyne Racing 253
16 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 239
17 98 BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian 227
18 18 Dale Coyne Racing 224
19 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 220
20 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 202
21 17 KV/AFS Racing 196
22 14 A.J. Foyt Racing 189
23 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 112
24 26 Andretti Autosport 88
25 21 Ed Carpenter Racing 66
26 22 Dreyer and Reinbold 57
27 33 KV Racing Technology 34
28 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 29
29 68 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 28
30 6 KV Racing Technology 22
31 63 Dale Coyne Racing 21
32 41 A.J. Foyt Racing 18
33 91 Lazier Partners Racing 11

Finishing Average
1 Helio Castroneves 5.81
2 Kurt Busch 6.00
3 Will Power 6.09
4 Simon Pagenaud 6.72
5 Sage Karam 9.00
6 J.R. Hildebrand 10.00
T7 Scott Dixon 10.18
T7 Carlos Munoz 10.18
9 Juan Pablo Montoya 10.45
10 Ryan Hunter-Reay 10.72
11 Ryan Briscoe 11.75
12 Marco Andretti 12.125
13 Carlos Munoz 12.375
T14 Oriol Servia 12.5
T14 Justin Wilson 12.5
16 Alex Tagliani 13.0
17 Sebastien Bourdais 13.25
18 Charlie Kimball 13.625
19 Mike Conway 13.66
T20 Jacques Villeneuve 14.0
T20 Ed Carpenter 14.0
22 Carlos Huertas 14.25
23 Mikhail Aleshin 14.875
24 James Hinchcliffe 15.125
T25 Takuma Sato 15.5
T25 Jack Hawksworth 15.5
27 Sebastian Saavedra 15.75
28 James Davison 16.00
29 Josef Newgarden 16.375
30 Graham Rahal 16.625
31 Martin Plowman 20.5
32 Franck Montagny 22.0
33 Pippa Mann 24.0
34 Townsend Bell 25.0
35 Buddy Lazier 32.0

Pole Positions
T1 Takuma Sato 2
T1 Will Power 2
T1 Helio Castroneves 2
T4 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1
T4 Sebastian Saavedra 1
T4 Ed Carpenter 1
T4 Simon Pagenaud 1
T4 Juan Pablo Montoya 1

Appearances in the Firestone Fast Six
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 4
T2 Scott Dixon 3
T2 Will Power 3
T2 James Hinchcliffe 3
T2 Helio Castroneves 3
T2 Jack Hawksworth 3
T7 Simon Pagenaud 2
T7 Josef Newgarden 2
T9 Takuma Sato 1
T9 Marco Andretti 1
T9 Sebastien Bourdais 1
T9 Tony Kanaan 1
T9 Sebastian Saavedra 1
T9 Mike Conway 1
T9 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
T9 Ryan Briscoe 1
Tracy hopes Edmonton performance opens doors in '09

Walker Racing and Paul Tracy prove they belong
Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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Paul Tracy
The Edmonton IndyCar race is the only one slated for Walker Racing and Paul Tracy for 2008.  However their performance this past weekend proved they belong.  Tracy is hopeful the group can put together a program for 2009 and here he talks about the weekend and what he hopes comes out of it.

"I spent the whole race saving fuel, doing fuel mileage, and the last stint I really had to do fuel mileage, couldn't really go quick at all," he admitted, "I knew that I couldn't go at the pace that Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon and those guys could go, but I could set the pace of the group that I was with, and that was the group from third to tenth. They were all about the same, so I was just running my race and pacing myself, making it to the goal line.

"The last stint, I really had to make some fuel mileage for a while, then they turned me loose for a little bit. At the very end they said 'you've got to slow down again', so I was fortunate enough that Oriol had some type of problem or ran out of fuel right at the end. I'm just really happy for the team, really happy for the sponsor. I think it shows that we deserve to be out here."

"I'm extremely, extremely excited," he enthused, "It's been a long time coming, getting back in a car. I never dreamed that the final phase of my career would go like this. Obviously, I was under contract to Gerry Forsythe [and], when they decided not to go racing, that kind of left me hung out. There really wasn't anything out there that interested me in driving.  But Derrick Walker and I had been talking all the way through the summer from Long Beach about trying to put something together and finding sponsorship, working on things, [but] it kept going down dead-end roads.

"Then I was on vacation with my wife and kids in San Diego and we were hanging out at the beach when Derrick said "I think we got something for Edmonton, are you available? The deal came together while I was [at Goodwood], which was the week before last, so I flew back early from England on an overnight flight straight to Indianapolis. We made a seat, I got to know the team and, four days later, we were at the track."

"I wasn't in the best shape of my life, like I said this weekend, but definitely was able to carry it through here and was strong all the way through the race," he noted, "I was a little bit concerned about fatigue, as I haven't been doing a lot of cardio in the last few months. I've been riding a little bit, a couple days a week, but not like every single day. I've been lifting more weights than doing cardio. So I was a little bit worried about my cardio for the race, but I think my strength was fine.

"Obviously, with more time to prepare, I would have been more prepared, but I only had four days of really hard training cardio-wise to get ready for this race. Other than that, I was pretty happy with how I ran."

"A lot of people were saying 'don't do this, it's going to be a bad deal, you're going to be set up to look bad, they're only using you to sell tickets', but I spoke to Derrick on the 'phone, and he said 'look, I'm going to give you the best, everything I got, to make us look good this weekend. So just believe in me'. That's why I took the chance on doing this. He's trying to get back in the game.

"For me, it's difficult to hear people say 'Paul should just have to come out and pay his dues again, run around at the back, show that he can drive'. I showed today what I can do if we got a proper deal.

"I felt, coming in, that I could do a good job. This series has got the best of both groups. The top guys in the IRL were really top guys at their time in CART - Helio and Dixon, they were frontrunners - and you've got the top guys that were in Champ Car, so that doubles the level of top guys.

"The last couple years have been frustrating for me. We really struggled the last couple years, [and] I came into this weekend and learned that guys that were my crew guys and engineers from last year were making bets that I wouldn't crack the top 20, because they felt it was me that was the problem at Forsythe. So that definitely gave me some extra motivation to prove that 'hey, I can still do this, I can run up front with these guys that are a lot younger than me'."

"I'm not ready to retire," he insisted, "I want to do a few more years of racing, try to help the series and help it grow in Canada. That's what I've stated all along since the merger so, hopefully, I'll get the opportunity to do that.

"It's no secret that, my whole career, the most important part of the season for me is always to run in the Canadian races. And, right from the beginning of my career, winning the Toronto race in '93, to run well at home was always the focal point of my year.

"I think it would have been very, very difficult emotionally to not be a part of an IndyCar Series race and have to miss out on it. But I got this opportunity and we cashed in on it. So from that standpoint, I hope the door was cracked open for us. Now I hope it's wide open for me and Derrick to be able to move forward and doing something long-term.

"I'm excited for Derrick and I'm excited for Tony's team. I think the equipment they've got, we've shown them what the level is, where they're at. Hopefully, we can continue."

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