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2016 Final Standings
After Sonoma
Rank Driver Points

1. Pagenaud, Simon 532
2. Power, Will 504
3. Castroneves, Helio 502
4. Newgarden, Josef 484
5. Rahal, Graham 477
6. Dixon, Scott 461
7. Kanaan, Tony 433
8. Montoya, Juan Pablo 433
9. Kimball, Charlie 432
10. Munoz, Carlos 430
11. Rossi, Alexander (R) 428
12. Hunter-Reay, Ryan 416
13. Hinchcliffe, James 404
14. Bourdais, Sebastien 347
15. Aleshin, Mikhail 339
16. Andretti, Marco 320
17. Sato, Takuma 313
18. Daly, Conor (R) 267
19. Chilton, Max (R) 229
20. Hawksworth, Jack 165
21. Pigot, Spencer (R) 121
22. Chaves, Gabby 84
23. Hildebrand, JR 72
24. Servia, Oriol 67
25. Carpenter, Ed 61
26. Filippi, Luca 55
27. Enerson, RC (R) 55
28. Bell, Townsend 46
29. Mann, Pippa 37
30. Brabham, Matt (R) 35
31. Tagliani, Alex 22
32. Karam, Sage 21
33. Clauson, Bryan 14
34. Wilson, Stefan (R) 12
35. Lazier, Buddy 659


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Chevy 1814
Honda 1710
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An Interview with Simon Pagenaud and Will Power
  2016 IndyCar Champion
With a dominating drive from the pole position, Simon Pagenaud won the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and earned his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship.
Pagenaud led 76 of the 85 laps in the No. 22 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chevrolet) to score his fifth win of the season and wrap up the title. It secured Team Penske’s 14th Indy car championship in its 50th year of operation.
Chevy wins 2016 IndyCar title
  An Interview with Mark Kent, Paul Ray and Michael Stouffer
Chevrolet has won the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series (VISC) Manufacturer Championship.  It is the fifth consecutive year the Bowtie Brand has captured the title since returning to IndyCar racing in 2012. The Chevrolet 2.2 liter turbocharged V6 IndyCar engine program combined with the Chevrolet Aero Kit to produce 13 poles and ­­­14 wins in the 16-race season.
Pagenaud wins in Sonoma to seal first IndyCar title
  by Mark J. Cipolloni
In only his second year driving for the captain, Roger Penske, Frenchman Simon Pagenaud won his first IndyCar title by dominating the Go-Pro Grand Prix of Sonoma from his pole position. His championship rival, Will Power had clutch problems and finished 8 laps down. Graham Rahal was second ahead of Juan Montoya. Andretti teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay and Alexander Rossi rounded out the top-5.
DHL, Hunter-Reay and Andretti Expand Partnership
  4-Year Extension
Andretti Autosport and DHL Express announced today the extension of their partnership which began in 2011. The world's leading express services provider will remain the primary sponsor on the No. 28 Andretti Autosport IndyCar through 2020. In addition to this partnership extension, the Indianapolis-based, four-time Indy 500 and IndyCar Series Champions confirmed that series veteran Ryan Hunter-Reay will pilot the DHL-sponsored machine for four years beyond this weekend's 2016 season finale.

 

IndyCar Saturday Press Conference from Sonoma
  Top-3 Qualifiers
Drivers
1st - Simon Pagenaud
2nd - Helio Castroneves
3rd - Will Power
Pagenaud leads Penske top-4 sweep in Sonoma qualifying
  by Brian Carroccio

Simon Pagenaud led a Team Penske sweep of the top-4 in winning pole position for tomorrow's GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. It was the ninth career pole position for the driver of the No. 22 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chevrolet and seventh of 2016. Helio Castroneves was second, less than two-tenths behind Pagenaud. Juan Pablo Montoya was third, with Pagenaud's closest championship rival Will Power fourth.


Pagenaud and Power ready to do battle
  Lucille Dust
This is Team Penske's 50th Anniversary of racing excellence.  The most successful team in racing history has 28 national championships, 16 Indianapolis 500 wins, two Daytona 500 championships and more than 430 major wins across open-wheel, stock are and sports car competition. It began in 1966 as Roger Penske Racing, five years after Penske was named by Sports Illustrated as driver of the year in the Sports Car Club of America.  Fifty years later, Team Penske is recognized as the most powerful enterprise in American motorsports, having 13 IndyCar championships, five NASCAR titles, over 100 NASCAR Sprint Cup victories and even a Formula 1 victory to its credits.
Preview Go-Pro GP of Sonoma
  Pagenaud, Power braced for epic IndyCar finale
Team Penske drivers Simon Pagenaud and Will Power are set to battle it out in another title showdown for the IndyCar Series at Sonoma this weekend. The GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma will be the 11th road/street course race of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule with five drivers winning the previous 10 races. The GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma will be the 13th Indy car race at Sonoma Raceway. Scott Dixon is the two-time defending race winner. This will be the fifth race on the 12-turn, 2.385-mile layout. The Verizon IndyCar Series competed on a 12-turn, 2.303-mile layout from 2005-2011.
Dubai's Ed Jones steals cool $1M from IndyCar's coffers
  Wins Indy Lights when teammate moves over for him
Today Dubai's Ed Jones won the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship when his Carlin teammate Felix Serralles let his pass on the last lap to move him ahead of Santiago Urrutia (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian) unofficially by two points (363 to 361) and secure the $1 million Mazda advancement scholarship to advance into the Verizon IndyCar Series for a guaranteed three-race program. Nice!
Watkins Glen IndyCar postscript
  by Brian Carroccio
I have to admit: I had it wrong. Entering this weekend's race at Watkins Glen, it was my general belief that the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series ‘Silly Season' wasn't shaping up to be all that well, silly. With teams not having the budget for the free agent shopping sprees we see in other sports and some stubborn veterans not ready to call it a day, it was my sense that the status quo would largely remain. But like the volcano, which has sat dormant for centuries, the mere slightest of fissures can cause enormous eruptions.
Stealing the Indy 500 - Part 2 of 2
  by Stephen Cox
(Read Part 1 by clicking here) Ken Wallis was running out of time. Both of Carroll Shelby's turbine-powered cars were now at Indianapolis but they were nowhere near race-ready condition. His drivers, McLaren and Hulme, had only a six-day window before they returned to Europe for the Spanish Grand Prix. In a desperate bid to make the cars competitive, Wallis used a liberal interpretation of USAC's rules to design a new annulus (the engine opening that fed air to the turbine). When measured by technical inspectors, the annulus was under the legal 16-inch limit. But at full throttle on the race track, a variable valve system opened to permit greater air flow into the turbine. 
IndyCar Watkins Glen Sunday Press Conference
  Top-3 Drivers
Interview with:
1 - Scott Dixon
2 - Josef Newgarden
3 - Helio Castroneves
7 - Simon Pagenaud (Points Leader)
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