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2017 Point Standings
After Gateway
Rank Driver Points

1 Josef Newgarden 547
2 Scott Dixon 516
3 Helio Castroneves 505
4 Simon Pagenaud 504
5 Will Power 464
6 Graham Rahal 436
7 Alexander Rossi 422
8 Takuma Sato 410
9 Tony Kanaan 365
10 James Hinchcliffe 351
11 Ryan Hunter-Reay 337
12 Max Chilton 336
13 Marco Andretti 322
14 Ed Jones 315
15 JR Hildebrand 300
16 Carlos Munoz 278
17 Charlie Kimball 263
18 Conor Daly 245
19 Mikhail Aleshin 237
20 Ed Carpenter 169
21 Spencer Pigot 165
22 Sebastien Bourdais 157
23 Gabby Chaves 98
24 Juan Pablo Montoya 93
25 Esteban Gutierrez 91
26 Sebastian Saavedra 80
27 Oriol Servia 61
28 Fernando Alonso 47
29 Pippa Mann 32
30 Jay Howard 24
31 Sage Karam 23
Zach Veach 23
33 James Davison 21
34 Jack Harvey 17
35 Tristan Vautier 15
36 Buddy Lazier 144

Rookie of Year Standings
1. Ed Jones 315
2. Esteban Gutierrez 91
3. Fernando Alonso 47
4. Zach Veach 23
5. Jack Harvey 17

Manufacturer Standings
1. Chevy 1118
2. Honda 1110

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Sonoma Go-Pro Grand Prix Sunday Press Conference
  Team Penske
Participants

1 - Josef Newgarden (Team Penske Chevy)
2 - Simon Pagenaud (Team Penske Chevy)
Roger Penske (Team Penske)
Tim Cindric (Team Penske)
3 - Will Power (Team Penske Chevy)
5 - Helio Castroneves (Team Penske Chevy)
Pagenaud wins race, Newgarden title at Sonoma
  2nd place for Newgarden gives young American title

Simon Pagenaud used a 4 pitstop strategy to get out ahead of then race leader Josef Newgarden after the final pitstop to win the Sonoma Go-Pro Grand Prix, but it was not enough to overtake Newgarden for the 2017 IndyCar title. Will Power was right behind Newgarden at the end to give Team Penske a 1-2-3 finish and a 1-2-3 in the championship. Scott Dixon came home 4th while Helio Castroneves rounded out the top-5 in what might be his last IndyCar race.

IndyCar Sonoma Saturday Press Conference
  Top-3 Qualifiers

Drivers:
1 - Josef Newgarden - Penske Chevy/Penske Shocks
2 - Simon Pagenaud - Penske Chevy/Penske Shocks
3 - Helio Castroneves - Penske Chevy/Penske Shocks

Newgarden leads Penske 1-2-3-4 in Sonoma qualifying
  Penske shock package unbeatable
Josef Newgarden will start from pole tomorrow

Josef Newgarden led a Team Penske sweep of the top-4 qualifying positions in winning pole for tomorrow's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. It was the second career pole for the driver of the No. 2 hum by Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet and first of 2016. Will Power was second, three-hundredths behind Newgarden with Simon Pagenaud, Helio Castroneves and Takuma Sato rounding out the top-five

Zach Veach IndyCar sponsor announcement
  For 2018
Participants

Michael Andretti
Zach Veach
Dan Towriss
Q&A with Honda HPD boss Art St. Cyr
  At Sonoma

Today’s Honda Racing Media Availability at Sonoma Raceway with Art St. Cyr, president , Honda Performance Development. Seven victories so far in 2017, at least one from each Honda‑powered team, and a chance at the championship going into the final event underscores the strength of the Honda team and driver lineup, unlike Chevy which has Team Penske and the rest of the Chevys are backmarkers.

Q&A with Alexander Rossi and Sebastien Bourdais
  Ahead of season finale
Drivers

Sebastien Bourdais
Alexander Rossi
IndyCar Championship Contenders Press Conference
  Top-5 Drivers
Drivers

Scott Dixon
Josef Newgarden
Simon Pagenaud
Will Power
Helio Castroneves
Visit to V12 Vineyards in Napa Valley
  by Lucille Dust
We are out in the beautiful hills of Napa Valley and Sonoma for the championship deciding final race for IndyCar series.  Nearly 90 percent of American wines come out of California, four percent of which can claim roots in the fertile hills of Napa Valley.  There are several hundred wineries in this area just an hour outside of San Francisco.  AR1 visited the V12 Winery in Napa and was quite surprised to see the owner, Jimmy Vasser, on property.
IndyCar Go-Pro GP of Sonoma Race Preview
  4-way battle for title
Race weekend for the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma is almost here. Four IndyCar drivers have a chance to claim the championship in a race that features double points awarded to finishers - and with the current point standings’ top two spots separated by just three points. The race will go 85 laps on the 12-turn, 2.385-mile road course and will be broadcast on NBCSN. The green flag is scheduled to drop at 3:30 p.m. PT
IndyCar Ganassi and Penske Team Manager Q&A
  Mike Hull and Tim Cindric

IndyCar Championship Contending Team Managers
Mike Hull - Chip Ganassi Racing (Honda)
Tim Cindric - Team Penske (Chevy)

Watkins Glen IndyCar Postscript
  by Brian Carroccio

When Josef Newgarden won at Mid-Ohio last month in dominant fashion, and took over the series championship lead, I wrote that the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season became at that moment about the 26-year-old Hendersonville, TN native.  A product of the Skip Barber junior program, who took a detour to Europe, before returning to win the 2011 Indy Lights Series championship, and then paying his dues with smaller teams, Newgarden joined the almighty Team Penske for the 2017 season.

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