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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
20 Years, 200 Wins For Honda in Indy Car Racing

INDY
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Scott Dixon's triumph Sunday at Pocono Raceway was a milestone event for American Honda and its Honda Performance Development racing arm:  the 200th Indy car race win for the manufacturer since entering the sport in 1994.

Andretti won for Ganassi and Ford the first race back from F1 in 1994
Cyr, President of Honda Performance Development.  "This is a milestone event for HPD and the Honda Indy car racing program.  It's also a tribute to American Honda's long-term commitment to the sport of Indy car racing, and our desire to see it grow and prosper." 

"I'd also like to thank Honda R&D for the continued assistance and support throughout our CART and IRL racing programs, and our technical partners at Ilmor for their contributions to our IRL program."  Honda's Indy car racing debut was inauspicious: an eighth-place run in Surfers Paradise, Australia in March 1994.  But the company's North American open-wheel racing heritage began that day, including nine seasons of Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) competition; and another 11 to date in the Indy Racing League and INDYCAR.  All of them leading to Honda's 200th Indy car win by Dixon Sunday at Pocono Raceway, highlighting a 1-2-3 sweep for Honda and Dixon's Chip Ganassi Racing team.

Honda's first Indy car win, by Andre Ribeiro at New Hampshire International Speedway, didn't come until August 20, 1995 - almost 18 months after that Surfers Paradise debut.  It was the first of 65 CART race victories, resulting in four manufacturers' championships between 1996 and 2002, and six consecutive drivers' titles.

"Thinking back to 1995, when we won our first race after two years of testing, development and racing - and knowing the effort and hardship that went into achieving that milestone - it seems incredible that we've already reached our 200th win," said Steve Eriksen, Vice President of Honda Performance Development (HPD), who was present for both landmark events.

"At the time of that first win, 200 wins would have seemed like a pure fantasy to us, not to mention all the titles, and additional racing programs that have followed."  Indy car win Number 10 came less than a year later, as Ribeiro posted his third career CART win at Michigan International Speedway.  The 25th victory was a thrilling come-from-behind effort by eventual two-time CART champion Alex Zanardi at Cleveland in 1998; while the 50th win, in 2000 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, also marked the arrival of future three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves.

Honda moved to the Indy Racing League in 2003, and the winning continued.  Honda's most successful driver, Dario Franchitti - with 31 wins to date - scored the company's 75th open- wheel race win at The Milwaukee Mile in 2004.

Team Penske's Sam Hornish Jr. posted Honda's landmark 100th Indy car win at Richmond International Raceway in 2006, as Honda embarked on a six-year run as single engine supplier in Indy car competition following consecutive IRL manufacturers' championships in 2004-05.

Victory number 150 came at Watkins Glen International Raceway with Justin Wilson, and was additionally significant as the first win for the Dale Coyne Racing team.

Prior to Pocono, Honda's win at Detroit marked another first in Indy car for both driver Simon Pagenaud and his Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports team.  It was Honda's 199th Indy car race win, and the 100th with manufacturer competition.

Founded in 1993, HPD is the technical operations center for high-performance Honda racing cars and engines and operates at race circuits around the world from its headquarters in Santa Clarita, California.

The company scored its first of nine consecutive Indianapolis 500 victories in 2004 with Buddy Rice; and became engine supplier to the entire IZOD IndyCar Series in 2006.  Honda supplied racing engines to the full, 33-car Indianapolis 500 field every year from 2006-2011, and for a record-six consecutive years, the '500' ran without a single engine failure.

In addition to its efforts in Indy car racing, HPD spearheaded championship-winning efforts in the 2009, 2010 and 2012 American Le Mans Series; 2010 Le Mans Series; and triumphed in the LMP2 category at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in both 2010 and 2012.  HPD offers a line of race engines for track applications from prototype sports cars to karting; and showcases "fun          -to- drive" products for professional, amateur and entry-level efforts.

Honda 200 Indy Car Wins Fast Stats

(CART 1994-2002; IRL & INDYCAR 2003-2013)

  • 338 Races: 164 in CART, 174 in IRL and
  • INDYCAR competition (through Pocono 2013) 
  • 200 Race Wins: 65 in CART 1994-2002,
  • 135 in IRL and INDYCAR (through Pocono 2013)
  • 101 wins in competition with other manufacturers 
  • 197 Pole Positions:  65 in CART 1994-2002,
  • 132 in IRL and INDYCAR (through Pocono 2013)
  • 112 poles in competition with other manufacturers 
  • 6 Manufacturers' Championships in CART (1996, 1998-99, 2001) and the IRL (2004-05) in years with manufacturer competition
  • 14 Drivers' Championships:  Jimmy Vasser (1996); Alex Zanardi (1997-98); Juan Pablo Montoya (1999); Gil de Ferran (2000-01); Tony Kanaan (2004); Dan Wheldon (2005); Sam Hornish Jr. (2006); Dario Franchitti (2007, 2009-11); Scott Dixon (2008)  9 Consecutive Indianapolis 500 Wins:  Dario Franchitti (2007, 2010, 2012); Dan Wheldon (2005, 2011); Buddy Rice (1994); Sam Hornish Jr. (2006); Scott Dixon (2008); Helio Castroneves (2009)  13 Rookie of the Year winners:  Alex Zanardi (1996); Tony Kanaan (1998); Juan Pablo Montoya (1999); Dan Wheldon (2003); Kosuke Matsuura (2004); Danica Patrick (2005); Marco Andretti (2006); Ryan Hunter-Reay (2007); Hideki Mutoh (2008); Raphael Matos (2009); Alex Lloyd (2010); James Hinchcliffe (2011); Simon Pagenaud (2013).
  • 28 Winning Drivers:  Dario Franchitti - 31; Scott Dixon - 24; Dan Wheldon and Helio Castroneves - 17; Tony Kanaan and Alex Zanardi - 15; Will Power - 12; Jimmy Vasser - 8; Juan Pablo Montoya and Gil de Ferran - 7; Ryan Briscoe and Paul Tracy - 6; Sam Hornish Jr. - 5; Adrian Fernandez - 4; Ryan Hunter-Reay, Justin Wilson, Andre Ribeiro, Buddy Rice - 3; Mike Conway, Marco Andretti, Michael Andretti and Bryan Herta - 2; Ed Carpenter, Graham Rahal, Simon Pagenaud, Danica Patrick, Takuma Sato and Scott Sharp - 1.
  • 14 Winning Teams: Target Chip Ganassi Racing - 73; Team KOOL Green/Andretti Green Racing/Andretti Autosport - 57; Team Penske - 45; Tasman Motorsports - 5; Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Fernandez Racing - 4; Dale Coyne Racing - 3; Newman Haas Racing - 2; Sam Schmidt Motorsports, A.J. Foyt Racing, Ed Carpenter Racing, Bryan Herta Autosport, Walker Racing and Jim Hall Racing - 1.

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