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2019 Point Standings
After Laguna Seca
Rank Driver Points

1 Newgarden, Josef 641
2 Pagenaud, Simon 616
3 Rossi, Alexander 608
4 Dixon, Scott 578
5 Power, Will 550
6 Rosenqvist, Felix (R) 425
7 Herta, Colton (R) 420
8 Hunter-Reay, Ryan 420
9 Sato, Takuma 415
10 Rahal, Graham 389
11 Bourdais, Sebastien 387
12 Hinchcliffe, James 370
13 Ferrucci, Santino (R) 351
14 Pigot, Spencer 335
15 Kanaan, Tony 304
16 Andretti, Marco 303
17 Ericsson, Marcus (R) 290
18 Veach, Zach 271
19 Leist, Matheus 261
20 Jones, Ed 217
21 Harvey, Jack 186
22 Chilton, Max 184
23 Carpenter, Ed 161
24 Daly, Conor 149
25 Kimball, Charlie 117
26 O'Ward, Patricio (R) 115
27 Karam, Sage 39
28 Davison, James 36
29 Castroneves, Helio 33
30 Hanley, Ben (R) 31
31 Mann, Pippa 28
32 Kaiser, Kyle (R) 22
33 Hildebrand, JR 20
34 Servia, Oriol 16
35 Enerson, RC (R) 13
36 King, Jordan (R) 12

Rookie of Year Standings
1 Rosenqvist, Felix 425
2 Herta, Colton 420
3 Ferrucci, Santino 351
4 Ericsson, Marcus 290
5 O'Ward, Patricio 115
6 Hanley, Ben 31
7 Kaiser, Kyle 22
8 RC Enerson 13
9 King, Jordan 12

Manufacturer Standings
1. Honda 1436
2. Chevy 1387

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Power tops IndyCar open test at COTA
  Alexander Rossi 2nd in Andretti Honda
The superior Team Penske put all three of their Chevy powered cars in the Top-4 as practice ended for the IndyCar Open test at Circuit of Americas in Austin, Texas. The only one capable of breaking up the Penske party was Alexander Rossi in the #27 Andretti Honda.  Will Power ended up on top with Rossi 0.2396 sec behind. The big surprise was Scott McLaughlin who was in an IndyCar for only the 2nd time in his life with the 3rd best time.
IndyCar Open Test Tuesday Press Conference
  From COTA
Drivers
Will Power, Team Penske
Pato O'Ward, Arrow McLaren SP
5 Things To Look For heading into IndyCar Open Test
  At COTA
Twenty-seven drivers in 25 cars are scheduled to converge on the Circuit of The Americas layout for a full-field open test Tuesday and Wednesday as the start of the 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season looms just over a month away. This event will mark the first full-field test of the new year and should prove beneficial to the drivers and teams when they return to COTA on April 24-26 for the AutoNation INDYCAR Challenge.
Arrow McLaren SP reveals 2020 NTT IndyCar liveries
  With new driver Askew and O'Ward
Arrow McLaren SP today revealed the liveries for its 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES contenders. The cars were unveiled by Arrow McLaren SP fans in downtown Indianapolis and signaled the start of an exciting new team and partnership.  Hear from the Arrow McLaren SP drivers and team management:
Chip Ganassi Racing Celebrates 30th Anniversary
  88 Drivers have raced for Ganassi
Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) will celebrate its 30th Anniversary with the start of the 2020 season, currently fielding five cars across the NASCAR Cup Series and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. CGR, which began in 1990, is recognized as one of the most successful teams in the motorsports industry. Beginning with its first win in the 1994 INDYCAR race in Australia, the organization has compiled historic victories in some of the most iconic races around the globe.
Racing world mourns loss of John Andretti
  Cancer takes him at 56
John Andretti, one of the most popular and versatile American race drivers of his generation, died Thursday, Jan. 30 after a long, courageous battle with colon cancer. He was 56. Andretti, a member of the famed Andretti racing family, drove and won at the highest levels of North American motorsports in Indy cars, stock cars and sports cars. He also competed in top-level drag racing and short-track open-wheel racing. His career included 12 starts in the Indianapolis 500 and 11 starts in the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Kanaan Announces 2020 Will Be His Final Season
  Closes career with 5 final oval races
Tony Kanaan's most emotional moment in his illustrious INDYCAR career came at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2013 when he finally captured the prestigious but elusive Indianapolis 500 crown. On Thursday at the world-renowned motorsports facility with the Borg-Warner Trophy by his side, yet another emotional scene transpired for the ever-popular 45-year-old Brazilian entering his 23rd season of competition. Kanaan, an Indy 500 winner and 2004 series champion, announced that the upcoming 2020 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season will be his final as a primary driver.
Alonso will win this year's Indy 500
  by Andrew Maitland
It must be a little weird to be as good as Fernando Alonso. But while his career is somewhat of a baffling rollercoaster right now, he's laying the foundation of what could become the new and unprecedented benchmark for a life in motorsport not just well spent, but eternally remembered and never matched or surpassed. It's tempting to think it hasn't been a perfect ride for the mercurial Spaniard who is now equally well-known on both sides of the pond, but I think that's just plain wrong. Fernando Alonso's career was just so ... Fernando Alonso.
Q&A with Charlie Kimball and Larry Foyt
  Announcing Kimball as full-time driver of the #4
Participants
Charlie Kimball Driver of the #4 AJ Foyt Chevy
Larry Foyt - Team President
INDYCAR stars set for Rolex 24
  Dixon, Hunter-Reay and Rossi have real chance to win
NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers are set to compete in yet another prestigious offseason motorsports event with this week's Rolex 24 at Daytona, the top U.S. sports car road race at Daytona International Speedway. Just days after three NTT INDYCAR SERIES drivers competed in the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the series will be represented by six former series champions and five Indianapolis 500 winners in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's season-opening race.
As IndyCar & IMSA go hybrid, auto industry dumps it
  A Day late and a Dollar Short
A Day Late And a Dollar Short, isn't that the life story of IndyCar and IMSA?  After dragging their feet with hybridization of their power units for their top categories - IndyCars and Daytona DPi prototypes - when the automobile industry was spending tons of money on R&D on hybrid engines for their passenger cars, they recently had a Come to Jesus moment and decided they must now implement hybrid power by 2022.
Historical IndyCar TV Numbers
  2016 thru 2019
As 2019 draws to a close, AutoRacing1.com analyzes the IndyCar TV data from 2016 thru the current year 2019. Any while you may have read the picture is all rosy for IndyCar, don't believe the FAKE NEWS as we present the raw data and an analysis on the raw data to present the true picture.  So much of what we read in the media today is slanted and bias reporting, it is hard for people to know what's real and what's fake. Was the move to all races on NBC/NBCSN good for IndyCar, or was it bad?  Read and find out.
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