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2014 Standings
After Long Beach
Pos. Driver Points

1 Will Power 93
2 Mike Conway 66
3 Simon Pagenaud 60
4 Helio Castroneves 55
5 Ryan Hunter-Reay 54
6 Scott Dixon 51
7 Carlos Munoz 48
8 Juan Pablo Montoya 47
9 Mikhail Aleshin 46
10 Sebastian Saavedra 42
11 Tony Kanaan 40
12 Justin Wilson 38
13 Takuma Sato 36
14 Josef Newgarden 34
15 Ryan Briscoe 33
16 Sebastien Bourdais 33
17 Graham Rahal 33
18 Marco Andretti 32
19 Carlos Huertas 32
20 Oriol Servia 26
21 Jack Hawksworth 24
22 James Hinchcliffe 20
23 Charlie Kimball 17

Wins
T1 Will Power 1
T1 Mike Conway 1

Podium Finishes
1 Will Power 2
T2 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1
T2 Helio Castroneves 1
T2 Mike Conway 1
T2 Carlos Munoz 1

Lap Leaders:
1 Will Power 74
2 Ryan Hunter-Reay 51
3 Takuma Sato 33
4 Scott Dixon 22
5 Mike Conway 4
6 Sebastian Saavedra 3
7 Helio Castroneves 2
8 Josef Newgarden 1


Prize Money
1 Will Power $50,000
T2 Mike Conway $30,000
T2 Ryan Hunter-Reay $30,000
4 Simon Pagenaud $18,000
5 Takuma Sato $17,000
T6 Helio Castroneves $15,000
T6 Carlos Munoz $15,000
T8 Juan Pablo Montoya $10,000
T8 Scott Dixon $10,000
T10 Mikhail Aleshin $8,000
T10 Tony Kanaan $8,000
12 Oriol Servia $7,000
T13 Justin Wilson $5,000
T13 Marco Andretti $5,000
T15 Sebastian Saavedra $4,000
T15 Josef Newgarden $4,000
T17 Ryan Briscoe $2,000
T17 Carlos Huertas $2,000

Entrant Points
Pos. # Entrant Points
1 12 Team Penske 93
2 20 Ed Carpenter Racing 66
3 77 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 60
4 3 Team Penske 55
5 28 Andretti Autosport 54
6 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 51
7 34 Andretti Autosport HVM Racing 48
8 2 Team Penske 47
9 7 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 46
10 17 KV AFS Racing 42
11 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 40
12 19 Dale Coyne Racing 38
13 14 A.J. Foyt Enterprises 36
14 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 34
15 8 NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing 33
16 11 KVSH Racing 33
17 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 33
18 25 Andretti Autosport 32
19 18 Dale Coyne Racing 32
20 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 26
21 98 BHA/BBM with Curb-Agajanian 24
22 27 Andretti Autosport 20
23 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 17

Finishing Average
1 Will Power 1.5
2 Simon Pagenaud 5
T3 Helio Castroneves 7
T3 Oriol Servia 7
5 Scott Dixon 8
6 Mike Conway 8.5
7 Mikhail Aleshin 9
8 Juan Pablo Montoya 9.5
T9 Sebastian Saavedra 10
T9 Carlos Munoz 10
11 Ryan Hunter-Reay 11
T12 Tony Kanaan 12
T12 Justin Wilson 12
T14 Ryan Briscoe 13.5
T14 Sebastien Bourdais 13.5
T14 Graham Rahal 13.5
T17 Josef Newgarden 14
T17 Carlos Huertas 14
19 Takuma Sato 14.5
20 Marco Andretti 15
21 Jack Hawksworth 18
22 James Hinchcliffe 20
23 Charlie Kimball 21.5

Pole Positions
T1 Takuma Sato 1
T1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 1

Appearances in the Firestone Fast Six
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 2
T2 Scott Dixon 1
T2 Tony Kanaan 1
T2 Sebastien Bourdais 1
T2 Will Power 1
T2 Takuma Sato 1
T2 Marco Andretti 1
T2 James Hinchcliffe 1
T2 Josef Newgarden 1
T2 Simon Pagenaud 1
T2 Jack Hawksworth 1

Qualifying Average
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 2
2 Scott Dixon 6
3 Jack Hawksworth 6.5
4 Marco Andretti 7
5 Tony Kanaan 7.5
T6 Takuma Sato 8
T6 Sebastien Bourdais 8
T8 Will Power 9
T8 Carlos Munoz 9
10 Helio Castroneves 9.5
11 Simon Pagenaud 10
12 James Hinchcliffe 10.5
13 Oriol Servia 12
T14 Josef Newgarden 13
T14 Justin Wilson 13
16 Ryan Briscoe 13.5
17 Mike Conway 14.5
18 Sebastian Saavedra 16.5
19 Juan Pablo Montoya 17
20 Mikhail Aleshin 17.5
21 Carlos Huertas 19
22 Charlie Kimball 19.5
23 Graham Rahal 22
Thank Heavens, Bob Jenkins is Announcing Again

by Stephen Cox
Sunday, March 31, 2013

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Bob Jenkins interviews Tony Kanaan
I had just ordered a Bison Burger with bacon and cheese and frankly, I was concerned.

We were at Ted’s Montana Grill just outside of Colorado Springs. It was said to be the best burger joint within shouting distance of Pike’s Peak International Speedway. This was important to me because I take food seriously.

It was late 1999. Our broadcast crew was in Colorado to televise the USAC midget race that would serve as the opening event for the brand new Pike’s Peak facility.

The waitress wanted to know if I’d have pepper jack or Swiss. I was already taking a chance by eating a distant cousin of the wooly mammoth, so why not swing for the fence? I’ll go with pepper jack.

We were about to collectively dive into our Ted’s Famous Bison Burgers when a random restaurant customer approached our table. In his left hand he held a paper napkin. It did not appear to be in new condition. In his right hand was a cheap Bic bearing Tyrannosaurus-like teeth marks.

The under-equipped autograph seeker stalks his prey.

I was a young and hungry amateur-race-driver-turned-wannabe-broadcaster sitting between two men I considered legends in the sport.

On my right was Larry Rice, a fine broadcaster, great friend, midget champ, and the 1978 Indy 500 co-Rookie of the Year who never failed to graciously point out that he was the co-Rookie of the Year (emphasis on “co-“), an honor he shared with some guy named Rick Mears.

Sitting on my left was Jenkins, who had served as talent and host in nearly every form of auto racing worth televising.

Who did the race fan approach? Certainly not me. To my surprise, he didn't even approach Larry. He went straight to Bob Jenkins, who ignored the teeth marks, autographed the dirty napkin and courteously granted the race fan his undivided attention even as his Bison Burger got cold.

I make a mental note. This is how every race announcer (and driver) should treat fans. This is what professionals do.

Wait a minute. Another mental note occurs. Since when does a race fan walk past a former Indy 500 Rookie of the Year to ask for a TV announcer’s autograph? Since freaking never.

Such has been the impact of Bob Jenkins on American auto racing. And that was 14 years ago.

Many thousands of fans rejoiced in January when USAC announced that Jenkins would step in as the voice of the Silver Crown racing series in 2013. Jenkins will come out of retirement to announce eleven Silver Crown events this year, offering race fans a chance to hear a voice that will one day be mentioned in the same breath as Chris Economaki and Sid Collins.

This is not simply good news for Silver Crown. It is good news for race fans nationwide who recognize Bob’s familiar, easy-to-listen-to manner. It is good news for drivers, who never need fear that Jenkins will criticize them out of a ride. It is good news for aspiring broadcasters, who get one more chance to learn how to announce a race from one of the all-time masters.

And it is good news for Bob, because this is what he loves and this is where he belongs.

Silver Crown racing is the epitome of Midwest open-wheel action. Bob’s announcing makes the entire event feel familiar and comfortable. Historic venues like Belleville, DuQuoin, Indianapolis and Milwaukee round out a perfect scenario that harkens back to a day when drivers were not plastic corporate clones and no one knew what “spec racing” meant.

Bob Jenkins has come out of retirement. If you consider yourself a real racing fan, go enjoy a Silver Crown race this season and appreciate the return of one of the finest voices in the sport.

And be sure to bring a napkin and a pen.

Stephen Cox

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