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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
Scott Dixon wins pole in Kentucky

IndyCar
Friday, August 08, 2008

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Dixon accepts Peak Pole award
Scott Dixon took another step toward the championship by winning the pole today for the Meijer Indy 300 presented by Pepsi and Edy's at sold out Kentucky Speedway.

Dixon earned his fifth PEAK Motor Oil Pole Award of the season (sixth pole start overall based on entrant points at Iowa Speedway) with a four-lap cumulative time of 1 minute, 37.3293 seconds (218.968 mph average) on the 1.5-mile oval to deny Vitor Meira of his first pole start since June 2004. Dixon tied Greg Ray for second all-time with 13 pole starts and ended Team Penske's run at four.

Vitor Meira, who made his IndyCar Series debut at Kentucky Speedway in 2002, still posted a season-high starting spot in the No. 4 Delphi National Guard entry for Panther Racing (1:37.5783; 218.409).

"That's where we were struggling a little bit, on qualifying," said Meira, who has four consecutive top-10 finishes at Kentucky. "We kept improving. We're still a little bit off but any day you're mixed up there with the Ganassis it has to be a good day since they're on a role here."

Dixon’s teammate Dan Wheldon qualified third, while Andretti Green Racing’s Hideki Mutoh qualified fourth.

Danica Patrick's crew will have the No. 7 Motorola back-up car ready for the race after the primary car made contact with the Turn 2 SAFER Barrier during the afternoon practice session. Patrick did not make a qualifying attempt and will start from the last row of the 26-car field with Bruno Junqueira, who also did not make an attempt in the No. 17 Z-Line Designs car.

"It is really unfortunate that the Motorola car is starting in the last row," said Patrick, who started from the pole at Kentucky Speedway in 2005 and was ninth in the afternoon session (218.113 mph best lap). "We were running well in both practice sessions and then something broke causing us to hit the wall.  We decided not to qualify.  It's not ideal, but it gives the guys more time to get the back-up car ready for tomorrow.  It is going to be a challenge getting through traffic, but I'm confident in my team and looking forward to the race."

Quotes

SCOTT DIXON (No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing, qualified first): “Dan (Wheldon) was struggling earlier today, and I was certainly hoping he good be a bit better – maybe one spot better, but not faster than me. It's a good starting position for Team Target to be 1 and 3. I have to thank the team a lot. They have certainly prepared great cars, especially in qualifying. We just have to worry about our line (for the qualifying laps), and it worked out. Our race car is very similar to our qualifying setup. Hopefully we can lead a lot of laps, gain a lot of points and close in on that championship.”

VITOR MEIRA (No. 4 Delphi National Guard, second): “I think we did really good. That’s where we were struggling a little bit, on qualifying. The Delphi Panther National Guard Car did really, really good. We kept improving. We’re still a little bit off, but any day you’re mixed up there with the Ganassi’s it has to be a good day since they’re on a role here. I’m pleased, and I hope that tomorrow goes as well as today did.”

DAN WHELDON (No. 10 Polaroid, third): “It was a good run out there. There are four races left, and I want to finish for the team very strong, and that's what I'm focused on. They can expect a very strong effort from the No. 10 car tomorrow night. Scott (Dixon) has been very quick, and that's what the benchmark is for tomorrow.”

HIDEKI MUTOH (No. 27 Formula Dream, fourth): “The Formula Dream car has been very consistent and easy to handle this weekend so I am very with the car. I wish my time was a little faster, but I hope I will be able to stay close to the front. I won the Indy Lights race here last year, so I hope the race tomorrow will be a good one as last year.”

RYAN BRISCOE (No. 6 Team Penske, fifth): “The Team Penske car feels really solid, and it has a nice balance. We probably could've gotten a bit more speed out of it, but I'm certainly happy with where we are. I think we have a great car, and we should be in good shape for the race tomorrow.”

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Team Penske, sixth): “Today was rather difficult in the early going for the No. 3 Team Penske crew. The car felt really solid during the practice sessions, but we didn't seem to have the speed of the leaders, and we couldn't figure out why that was. My engineer made the decision right before qualifying to make some changes to the car that seemed to work for us, and we ran our fastest lap of the day. We're pretty happy with our starting position, and our race car works really well in traffic, so we'll do our best to stay out of trouble and bring home another good result in hopes of keeping the championship battle alive.”

TONY KANAAN (No. 11 Team 7-Eleven, seventh): “I don’t think our qualifying run was strong enough today, but it is a long race, so I’m not worried. We had the misfortune of totaling a car here last week during a test with Rafa (Raphael Matos), and that cost us a lot. Unfortunately this Team 7-Eleven car doesn’t have all the nice pieces we need for a superspeedway, so we’re just hanging in there right now.”

ED CARPENTER (No. 20 Menards/Vision Racing, eighth): “Consistency is always good for a driver to have, and those were some pretty consistent laps, (0.0033 of a second variance per lap) but I really need to thank my Vision guys. I wasn’t really happy with my car in that last practice, and thanks to my teammate A.J. (Foyt IV) for his input and my crew guys for putting in some hard work to change the Menards car completely for qualifying. As a result, we went faster in qualifying than I’ve been all day. There’s a lot of teamwork going on around here, and hopefully we’ll see it pay off.”

MARCO ANDRETTI (No. 26 Meijer, ninth): “My run was quite easy because there wasn’t a lot more to go from a downforce standpoint. Unfortunately we just didn’t have the speed today in qualifying. I’m confident that the Meijer car will do the tow as it showed today in practice. It will do a good time, and we know we have a good race car.”

A.J. FOYT IV (No. 2 Lilly Diabetes/Vision Racing, 10th): “This track has always been good to us. We had a great race here last year, and this weekend we’ve had a really good car since we unloaded it, so I’m expecting to have a great run in the No. 2 Lilly car tomorrow. The first qualifying lap held us back a little or we’d have run a bit faster I think.”

Lineup

Pos

Driver Lap 1 Time Lap 2 Time Lap 3 Time Lap 4 Time Avg Speed
1 Scott Dixon (9) 24.3645 24.3309 24.3146 24.3193 218.968
2 Vitor Meira (4) 24.4399 24.4088 24.3749 24.3547 218.409
3 Dan Wheldon (10) 24.4192 24.4041 24.4015 24.3879 218.332
4 Hideki Mutoh (27) 24.4863 24.4668 24.4774 24.4677 217.696
5 Ryan Briscoe (6) 24.5050 24.4819 24.4734 24.4518 217.665
6 Helio Castroneves (3) 24.5434 24.4870 24.4528 24.4393 217.642
7 Tony Kanaan (11) 24.4726 24.4930 24.4787 24.4953 217.604
8 Ed Carpenter (20) 24.5024 24.500 24.4981 24.4997 217.469
9 Marco Andretti (26) 24.5142 24.5124 24.5152 24.4877 217.404
10 AJ Foyt IV (2) 24.5836 24.5228 24.4957 24.4808 217.286
11 Marty Roth (25) 24.5605 24.5439 24.5358 24.5508 217.046
12 Oriol Servia (5) 24.5952 24.5582 24.5336 24.5183 217.015
13 Will Power (8) 24.5651 24.5811 24.6077 24.5808 216.729
14 Ryan Hunter-Reay (17) 24.6040 24.6068 24.5737 24.5695 216.687
15 Buddy Rice (15) 24.6110 24.6033 24.5954 24.5795 216.609
16 Sarah Fisher (67) 24.6147 24.5922 24.6055 24.6007 216.557
17 Darren Manning (14) 24.6278 24.6262 24.6368 24.6294 216.321
18 Milka Duno (23) 24.7032 24.7325 24.6801 24.6910 215.694
19 Justin Wilson (02) 24.7717 24.7338 24.6976 24.7113 215.459
20 Graham Rahal (06) 24.7822 24.7499 24.7331 24.7392 215.263
21 EJ Viso (33) 24.7725 24.7689 24.7638 24.7904 215.065
22 Jaime Camara (34) 24.8836 24.9118 24.8610 24.8865 214.099
23 Mario Moraes (19) 24.9472 24.9518 24.9129 24.8939 213.749
24 Enrique Bernoldi (36) 25.0187 24.9587 24.9276 24.9119 213.511
25 Danica Patrick No Time
26 Bruno Junqueira No Time

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