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After Toronto
Driver Standings

Driver Standings
1 Helio Castroneves 533
2 Will Power 520
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 464
4 Simon Pagenaud 462
5 Juan Pablo Montoya 428
6 Scott Dixon 387
7 Carlos Munoz (R) 384
8 Tony Kanaan 380
9 Marco Andretti 375
10 Sebastien Bourdais 358
11 Ryan Briscoe 344
12 James Hinchcliffe 330
13 Charlie Kimball 317
14 Justin Wilson 311
15 Mikhail Aleshin 298
16 Josef Newgarden 288
17 Jack Hawksworth (R) 287
18 Graham Rahal 266
19 Carlos Huertas (R) 265
20 Takuma Sato 234
21 Sebastian Saavedra 229
22 Mike Conway 218
23 Ed Carpenter 168
24 Oriol Servia 88
25 Kurt Busch (R) 80
26 JR Hildebrand 66
27 Sage Karam (R) 57
28 Luca Filippi 46
29 James Davison (R) 34
30 Jacques Villeneuve 29
31 Alex Tagliani 28
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 384
2 Mikhail Aleshin 298
3 Jack Hawksworth 287
4 Carlos Huertas 265
5 Kurt Busch 80
6 Sage Karam 57
7 James Davison 34
8 Martin Plowman 18

Wins
T1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 3
T2 Will Power 2
T2 Simon Pagenaud 2
T2 Mike Conway 2
T5 Helio Castroneves 1
T5 Carlos Huertas 1
T5 Ed Carpenter 1
T5 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
T5 Sebastien Bourdais 1

Podium Finishes
T1 Will Power 6
T1 Helio Castroneves 6
3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 5
4 Tony Kanaan 4
T5 Carlos Munoz 3
T5 Juan Pablo Montoya 3
T7 Marco Andretti 2
T7 Simon Pagenaud 2
T7 Mike Conway 2
T10 Carlos Huertas 1
T10 Scott Dixon 1
T10 Josef Newgarden 1
T10 Graham Rahal 1
T10 Charlie Kimball 1
T10 Ed Carpenter 1
T10 Jack Hawksworth 1
T10 Mikhail Aleshin 1
T10 Sebastien Bourdais 1
Manufacturer Standings:
1 Chevrolet 2056
2 Honda 1042

Lap Leaders:
1 Will Power 353
2 Tony Kanaan 326
3 Helio Castroneves 241
4 Ryan Hunter-Reay 167
5 Ed Carpenter 116
6 Juan Pablo Montoya 74
7 Takuma Sato 67
8 Sebastien Bourdais 60
9 Simon Pagenaud 59
10 James Hinchcliffe 56
11 Scott Dixon 44
12 Jack Hawksworth 32
13 Justin Wilson 25
14 Marco Andretti 22
T15 Mike Conway 15
T15 Josef Newgarden 15
17 Sebastian Saavedra 14
18 Graham Rahal 10
T19 Oriol Servia 7
T19 Carlos Huertas 7
21 Ryan Briscoe 5
22 Mikhail Aleshin 4
23 Alex Tagliani 3

Entrant Points
Pos. # Entrant Points
1 3 Team Penske 533
2 12 Team Penske 520
3 28 Andretti Autosport 464
4 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports 462
5 2 Penske Motorsports 428
6 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 387
7 20 Ed Carpenter Racing 386
8 34 Andretti Autosport/HVM 384
9 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 380
10 25 Andretti Autosport 375
11 11 KVSH Racing 358
12 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing 344
13 27 Andretti Autosport 330
14 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 317
15 19 Dale Coyne Racing 311
16 7 Schmidt PetersonMotorsports 298
17 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 288
18 98 BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian 287
19 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 266
20 18 Dale Coyne Racing 265
21 14 A.J. Foyt Racing 234
22 17 KV/AFS Racing 229
23 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 134
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 5.38
T2 Kurt Busch 6.00
T2 Will Power 6.00
4 Simon Pagenaud 6.92
5 Sage Karam 9.00
6 Scott Dixon 9.61
7 J.R. Hildebrand 10.00
8 Tony Kanaan 10.23
9 Ryan Hunter-Reay 10.38
T10 Juan Pablo Montoya 11.15
T10 Sebastien Bourdais 11.15
12 Ryan Briscoe 11.38
13 Justin Wilson 11.92
14 Carlos Munoz 12.00
15 James Hinchcliffe 12.46
16 Oriol Servia 12.5
17 Marco Andretti 12.69
18 Ed Carpenter 12.75
19 Alex Tagliani 13.0
20 Charlie Kimball 13.23
21 Takuma Sato 13.46
22 Mikhail Aleshin 13.61
23 Jacques Villeneuve 14.0
24 Mike Conway 14.66
25 Graham Rahal 15.0
26 James Davison 16.0
27 Carlos Huertas 16.07
28 Josef Newgarden 16.92
29 Sebastian Saavedra 17.0
30 Jack Hawksworth 17.16
31 Luca Filippi 18.50
32 Martin Plowman 20.5
33 Franck Montagny 22.0
34 Pippa Mann 24.0
35 Townsend Bell 25.0
36 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
T4 Scott Dixon 1
T4 Sebastien Bourdais 1

Appearances in the Firestone Fast Six
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 5
T2 Helio Castroneves 4
T2 Will Power 4
T3 James Hinchcliffe 3
T3 Scott Dixon 3
T3 Jack Hawksworth 3
T7 Simon Pagenaud 2
T7 Josef Newgarden 2
T7 Tony Kanaan 2
T7 Sebastien Bourdais 2
T11 Takuma Sato 1
T11 Marco Andretti 1
T11 Sebastian Saavedra 1
T11 Mike Conway 1
T11 Juan Pablo Montoya 1
T11 Ryan Briscoe 1
T11 Luca Filippi 1

Qualifying Average
1 Helio Castroneves 5.53
2 James Hinchcliffe 6.90
3 Ed Carpenter 7.00
4 Luca Filippi 7.66
5 Simon Pagenaud 7.69
6 Will Power 7.76
7 Scott Dixon 8.84
8 J.R. Hildebrand 9.00
9 Sebastien Bourdais 9.76
10 Carlos Munoz 10.3
11 Tony Kanaan 10.53
12 Ryan Hunter-Reay 10.61
13 Juan Pablo Montoya 10.84
14 Takuma Sato 11.69
15 Kurt Busch 12.0
16 Marco Andretti 12.61
T17 Josef Newgarden 12.92
T17 Ryan Briscoe 12.92
19 Justin Wilson 13.0
20 Jack Hawksworth 14.5
21 Mike Conway 14.66
22 Mikhail Aleshin 14.84
23 Graham Rahal 15.38
24 Sebastian Saavedra 16.53
25 Charlie Kimball 17.15
26 Carlos Huertas 17.84
27 Franck Montagny 21.0
28 Pippa Mann 22.0
29 Alex Tagliani 24.0
30 Martin Plowman 24.5
31 Townsend Bell 25.0
32 Jacques Villeneuve 27.0
33 James Davison 28.0
34 Sage Karam 31.0
35 Buddy Lazier 33.0
Castroneves gives Penske pole for both his races

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

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Helio Castroneves
Mark Scheuern

DETROIT, MI - Helio Castroneves won his IndyCar Series record seventh pole of the season, claiming the AAMCO Transmissions Pole Award for the Detroit Indy Grand Prix presented by Firestone at The Raceway at Belle Isle.

Castroneves, driving the No. 3 Team Penske Dallara/Honda/Firestone, recorded a lap of 1 minute, 12.0688 seconds (103.401 mph) to move from third to first during the Firestone Fast Six session and break Billy Boat's 1998 single-season pole record.

Castroneves, whose trademark victory fence climb was born on Belle Isle following his first North American victory in 2000, started from the pole in four of the five street/road courses this season.

Championship contenders Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan also were involved in the 10-minute rally session on the 2.070-mile, 14-turn circuit on Belle Isle. Dixon, the points leader by four over Franchitti, improved from fourth to third (1:12.5830; 102.669). Franchitti (1:12.1430; 103.295) will start second and Kanaan fourth (1:12.8451; 102.299).

Ryan Hunter-Reay, making his first appearance in the Firestone Fast Six, will start fifth in the No. 17 Team Ethanol car (1:13.3434; 101.604), while Marco Andretti will join him on Row 3 (1:13.3840; 101.548). Hunter-Reay improved one position in the shootout.

DETROIT INDY GRAND PRIX POST-QUALIFYING NOTES:
. This is Helio Castroneves' seventh pole of the season, setting a series record for most poles in a season. It is the 23rd pole of his IndyCar Series career, extending his series record.
. Dario Franchitti qualified second. It is his fourth consecutive front row start.
. Helio Castroneves earned the pole on four of the five road/street courses this season. He only failed to win the pole at Infineon last weekend.
. Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon and Ryan Hunter-Reay improved positions in Firestone Fast Six. Four of the six drivers improved their lap times.
. Ryan Hunter-Reay qualified fifth, his career-best qualifying effort.
. Sam Hornish Jr. qualified in the top 10 for the 31st consecutive race, extending his series record.

DETROIT INDY GRAND PRIX POST-QUALIFYING QUOTES:

HELIO CASTRONEVES (No. 3 Team Penske Dallara/Honda/Firestone, AAMCO Transmissions Pole Award winner): "I didn't do this by myself. Everyone at Team Penske was incredible. I can't thank Roger (Penske), my guys and the entire team enough. It was an amazing effort. We tried very small changes and focused on the details to get that lap. I'm so excited. I can't even describe it. I'm extremely happy. Tomorrow is going to be a good one. There are so many fans out today, it's just incredible. It's great to be back at Belle Isle."

DARIO FRANCHITTI (No. 27 Canadian Club Dallara/Honda/Firestone, qualified second): "It was a good run. It's always one of those things when you get beaten by less than a tenth (of a second), you think, 'I could have done better there, or better there' but when the tires were at their best, that's what I did. I'm still a little bit puzzled as to how Helio improved his time when there was a waving yellow. I thought we were supposed to slow down with the waving yellows. So I'm puzzled about that. But especially after what happened this morning with crashing the car and the guys having to rebuild it, they really did a great job with that. So I'm proud of them and I'm looking forward to tomorrow."

SCOTT DIXON (No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone, qualified third): "Today we had a pretty good car in the first session but in the qualifying session I think I was pretty cautious which maybe wasn't the thing to do. We changed the car and then had a ton of understeer in the shootout which didn't help much. At least we're starting up near the front and Helio (Castroneves) has the pole instead of Dario (Franchitti) so we'll work on strategy. We have to keep an open mind and make sure we don't step on our own toes. The Target team is going to try and have a good solid race."

TONY KANAAN (No. 11 Team 7-Eleven Dallara/Honda/Firestone, qualified fourth): "We're not very happy with our qualifying effort. We posted the second-quickest lap during qualifying and fell to fourth, so we're not happy. The Team 7-Eleven guys have worked very hard all weekend and I'm disappointed for them. This is a tough course to pass on so the race is going to play out a lot in the pits and on strategy so we have to rely on the mechanics to do a good job on the stops, plus our in laps and out laps will be crucial."

RYAN HUNTER-REAY (No. 17 Rahal Letterman Racing Team Ethanol Dallara/Honda/Firestone, qualified fifth): "It was another good day for the Ethanol team. I've been saying this every day but we keep getting faster every session and we did it again today when it counted. We got in the Firestone Fast Six and gained a spot so we are very happy. We still have work to do to get into the front row, but we can race from 5th on the grid. The Ethanol guys deserve to be running up front like this and hopefully we do even better tomorrow."

MARCO ANDRETTI (No. 26 NYSE Group Dallara/Honda/Firestone, qualified sixth): "I don't think I did the best job I could have in qualifying. Besides Ryan (Hunter-Reay), I'm the quickest of the guys who hasn't driven here before but to me, that doesn't matter too much. I want to be quicker than the guys who have been here before. There's still a lot of work to do on the NYSE car. It's a very abrasive and bumpy track so it's tough to get right but we've got a warm-up tomorrow and we're starting near the front so I think we'll have a good day."

SAM HORNISH JR. (No. 6 Team Penske Dallara/Honda/Firestone, qualified seventh): "While we hoped that we would make it into the top six, we were pleased with our lap time. Once again we fell just outside the final shootout, but this is about where we seem to be qualifying on road courses lately. We've been pretty happy with the Team Penske car so far in practice, so we should be in good shape for the race if we can stay out of trouble."

DARREN MANNING (No. 14 ABC Supply Co./A.J. Foyt Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone, qualified eighth): "It's always difficult to get the car dialed into good track conditions when you're in the slow group which happened here and at Sonoma. But we made some changes overnight and when we were to do our qual sim, a red came out. We never showed what we had. I knew the car would be faster from this morning. I had confidence in it. We'll do a few more bits on the ABC car overnight and hopefully we'll be even more competitive in the race."

TOMAS SCHECKTER (No. 2 Vision Racing Dallara/Honda/Firestone, qualified ninth): "I put in about the best lap that I could do. I probably lost a little bit going into turn five, but otherwise it was a decent lap. I like this circuit and hopefully we've got a chance tomorrow in the race. We'll see how it goes."

VITOR MEIRA (No. 4 Delphi Panther Dallara/Honda/Firestone, qualified 10th): "We're working to improve on our deficiencies. It's always tough on street courses; you just never feel like you have enough time and there are lots of changes you wish you could make. This track is still very bumpy, but I hear it's much better than it was when Indy-cars used to race here. We always want to be better, and we always want to get the most out of the car. But, again, we are still better now than we were this time last weekend."

Starting lineup

Pos Driver Diff Best Time Best Speed
1 Helio Castroneves (3) ... 1:12.0688 103.401
2 Dario Franchitti (27) 0.0742 1:12.1430 103.295
3 Scott Dixon (9) 0.5142 1:12.5830 102.669
4 Tony Kanaan (11) 0.7763 1:12.8451 102.299
5 Ryan Hunter-Reay (17) 1:13.3434 101.604
6 Marco Andretti (26) 1.3152 1:13.3840 101.548
7 Sam Hornish Jr (6) 1.5536 1:13.6224 101.219
8 Darren Manning (14) 2.1126 1:14.1814 100.456
9 Tomas Scheckter (2) 2.1327 1:14.2015 100.429
10 Vitor Meira (4) 2.2201 1:14.2889 100.311
11 Danica Patrick (7) 2.3373 1:14.4061 100.153
12 Ed Carpenter (20) 3.1050 1:15.1738 99.130
13 AJ Foyt IV (22) 3.5020 1:15.5708 98.610
14 Kosuke Matsuura (55) 3.5310 1:15.5998 98.572
15 Buddy Rice (15) 3.7198 1:15.7886 98.326
16 Dan Wheldon (10) 3.7900 1:15.8588 98.235
17 Scott Sharp (8) 4.1923 1:16.2611 97.717
18 Sarah Fisher (5) 8.7994 1:20.8682 92.150

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