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2018 Point Standings
Final after Sonoma
Rank Driver Points

1 Scott Dixon 678
2 Alexander Rossi 621
3 Will Power 582
4 Ryan Hunter-Reay 566
5 Josef Newgarden 560
6 Simon Pagenaud 492
7 Sebastien Bourdais 425
8 Marco Andretti 392
9 Graham Rahal 392
10 James Hinchcliffe 391
11 Takuma Sato 351
12 Ed Jones 343
13 Spencer Pigot 325
14 Zach Veach 313
15 Tony Kanaan 312
16 Charlie Kimball 287
17 Matheus Leist 253
17 Max Chilton 223
19 Jordan King 175
20 Jack Harvey 103
21 Carlos Munoz 95
22 Pietro Fittipaldi 91
23 Santino Ferrucci 66
23 Patricio O'Ward 44
25 Colton Herta 20

Rookie of Year Standings
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1. Robert Wickens 391
2. Zach Veach 270
3. Matheus Leist 215
4. Jordan King 126
5. Zachary De Melo 122
6. Jack Harvey 63
7. Rene Binder 61
8. Kyle Kaiser 45
9. Pietro Fittipaldi 41
10. Stefan Wilson 31
11. Santino Ferrucci 18
12. Alfonso Celis Jr. 10

Manufacturer Standings
1. Honda 1365
2. Chevy 1046

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Mari Hulman George Dies at 83
  IMS Chairman of the Board Emeritus
Hulman & Company and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Chairman of the Board Emeritus Mari Hulman George, who touched the lives of millions through her deep passion for auto racing, stewardship of the Racing Capital of the World and decades of compassionate philanthropy, died Nov. 3 in Indianapolis with her family by her side. She was 83.
Q&A with new SPM IndyCar driver Marcus Ericsson
  IndyCar was the right move for my future
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports announced yesterday that Marcus Ericsson will pilot the No. 7 Honda for the 2019 IndyCar Series season. The current Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team driver will make the move to the North American open-wheel racing series following the conclusion of Formula One’s season later this year in Abu Dhabi.  The Kumla, Sweden native is a two-time champion (Formula BMW UK, 2007; Japanese Formula Three, 2009), and has twice claimed the Swedish Junior Racer of the Year award (2007, 2009).
Indy 500 Winner Rossi Looks Forward To Baja Challenge
  To make Baja 1000 debut with Honda Off-Road Racing Team
Honda racer Alexander Rossi, rookie winner of the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in 2016, is excited to tackle a new challenge – the SCORE Baja 1000 – as he joins the Honda Off-Road Racing Team for November’s 61st running of the legendary race. Rossi, who took runner-up honors in the Verizon IndyCar Series this season with three wins, will share driving duties in this year’s Baja 1000 with Jeff Proctor in the No. 709 Honda Ridgeline Baja Race Truck.
USGP Friday Press Conference
  Brown announces no McLaren IndyCar team
TEAM REPRESENTATIVES
Maurizio ARRIVABENE (Ferrari)
Claire WILLIAMS (Williams)
Gene HAAS (Haas)
Zak BROWN (McLaren)
Ed Jones, Scuderia Corsa Join Ed Carpenter For 2019
  Italian-American team moves up from IMSA to IndyCar
Ed Carpenter Racing and Scuderia Corsa will combine their efforts to field Ed Jones in 13 of 17 events on the 2019 IndyCar Series schedule, team officials announced today. The 2019 season will see Jones compete in all road and street course events in the No. 20 Ed Carpenter Racing Scuderia Corsa Chevrolet. Additionally, ECR and Scuderia Corsa will field the No. 64 for Jones in the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Jones will race alongside team owner Ed Carpenter, oval driver of the No. 20, and Spencer Pigot, full-time driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet.
Final Thoughts on CART Reunion
  by Lucille Dust
It was a whirlwind weekend in Indy for the CART Alumni that attended the 3rd reunion. The weather was perfect, the atmosphere was much like the Friday night barbecues held after the first day of competition at the given track of the weekend.  Friendships were rekindled after years of not seeing with each other. Paul Leyton, president of the CART Reunions, sat down with me as the last people were leaving the Ganassi Race shop in Indy to discuss how he felt things went this weekend and the future plans for another reunion.
AR1 Ranks the Top-10 IndyCar drivers of 2018
  Mark C.
The talent level on the 2018 IndyCar grid in 2018 was the highest since the CART IndyCar days, which is unlikely to be surpassed as long as ride-buyers make up the lower 1/3 of the IndyCar grid. However, week-in and week-out it was hard to predict who would come out victorious, such is the quality of the current crop of drivers and teams in the top 2/3rds of the grid. While some publications do a subjective ranking of drivers for the year, AutoRacing1.com removed all subjectivity, and based our ranking on pure performance.
Q&A with Harding Steinbrenner IndyCar Team
  After merger announced today
Participants
Al Unser Jr. - Team Consultant
George Michael Steinbrenner - Team Co-Owner
Patricio O'Ward - Driver
Colton Herta - Driver
Sonoma GP Post-Race Press Conference
  Winner and Series Champion
Participants
Scott Dixon - 2018 Champion
Chip Ganassi - Dixon Team Owner
Mike Hull - Ganassi Team Manager
Ryan Hunter-Reay - Race Winner
Alexander Rossi - Points runnerup
Hunter-Reay dominates at Sonoma as Dixon wins 5th title
  Rossi comes up short after contact with Andretti
Ryan Hunter-Reay drove a brilliant race in dominating fashion to win the season finale Sonoma GP IndyCar race but it was Scott Dixon's measured drive to 2nd place that cemented his 5th IndyCar title. Alexander Rossi finished 7th in the race after a first lap incident with his teammate Marco Andretti and had to charge from last to 7th to finish 2nd in the points standings. Will Power completed the podium in third for Team Penske.
Team Penske earns 500th race win
  IndyCar, NASCAR and IMSA
The most successful organization in the history of motorsports added another chapter to its legacy today as Team Penske earned its 500th all-time race victory. Brad Keselowski captured the checkered flag at today’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway to record the landmark victory for the organization. Led by “The Captain” Roger Penske, Team Penske was formed in 1966 after Roger Penske walked away from his promising career as a race car driver to focus on his developing automotive business and forming his own race team.
IndyCar Sonoma GP Post-Qualifying Press Conference
  Rookie O'Ward a sensation
Drivers
1st - Ryan Hunter-Reay
2nd - Scott Dixon
3rd - Josef Newgarden
5th - Patricio O'Ward
6th - Alexander Rossi
7th - Will Power
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