After Sao Paolo
Pos. Driver Points
1 Takuma Sato 136
2 Marco Andretti 123
3 Helio Castroneves 116
4 James Hinchcliffe 112
5 Scott Dixon 101
6 Ryan Hunter-Reay 94
7 Justin Wilson 91
8 Oriol Servia 89
9 Simona de Silvestro 86
10 Charlie Kimball 80
11 E. J. Viso 80
12 Simon Pagenaud 80
13 Josef Newgarden 76
14 Graham Rahal 74
15 Dario Franchitti 70
16 JR Hildebrand 70
17 Tony Kanaan 69
18 Alex Tagliani 68
19 Will Power 68
20 Sebastien Bourdais 65
21 Tristan Vautier 56
22 James Jakes 53
23 Ed Carpenter 43
24 Sebastian Saavedra 36
25 Ana Beatriz 35
26 AJ Allmendinger 18
27 Mike Conway 5
Latest IndyCar News and Commentary
AJ Foyt waxes poetic about good 'ol days of IndyCar
IndyCar Indy 500 Q and A A.J. Foyt is back at the Indianapolis 500 this weekend with Takuma Sato behind the wheel and perhaps his best chance to win the fabled race as an owner in more than a decade. Still, he can't help but reminisce about the good old days. The four-time champion was asked Thursday whether there will ever be a time when there's true innovation in the IndyCar Series—where there are multiple chassis builders, for example, like there was before Dallara became the sole provider in 2006.
by Brian Carroccio Pistons failed, spark plugs went bad, tires suddenly came loose, and valves suddenly lost pressure. There was a very noteworthy instance of USAC incompetence, a never before or since seen “Spin and Win,” the first last lap pass in Indianapolis 500 history, and the curious yet still unsolved case of “That Damn Coogin." And more often than not, you were bound to find a calculating Unser, Roger Penske and sometimes an unholy alliance of the two behind the dirty deed. Combined, it all adds up to Indy car racing's most famous and mysterious tale: the Andretti Curse.
Five Minutes With former IRL Driver John Hollansworth
by Stephen Cox It was May 30, 1999 and John Hollansworth, Jr. had his hands full. Early in the 83rd running of the Indianapolis 500, his Oldsmobile-powered Dallara picked up a massive understeer condition. A car passed him on the inside. Caught up in the dirty air, Hollansworth's mishandling car brushed the wall hard in Turn 3. He rejoined the race after a quick pit stop. Sam Schmidt spun in front of him and Hollansworth barely missed the wreck. The field slowed under caution. Coming up through the gears on the backstretch as the race went green again, the shifter froze in fourth gear.
by Tim Wohlford Underdog car owner/driver Ed Carpenter from Indianapolis driving a single car entry won a surprise pole position for the Indy 500. Carpenter was the big winner in the 2013 Fast Nine shootout for the Indy 500 Pole, moving up from the provisional 5th position. Joining him on the front row is rookie sensation Carlos Munoz and Marco Andretti. Second row features EJ Viso, AJ Allmendinger and Will Power. Power fell from a provisional pole, and Castroneves fell from the 4th spot to middle of the third row.
Dallara DW12: The 'Ugly Duckling' sure does race well
by Brian Carroccio She's beautiful on the inside. I presume you've all heard the expression, which immediately brings to mind a woman, who for whatever sterling qualities she happens to boast, aesthetically speaking, doesn't exactly impress. And when someone notes the fact said woman is "beautiful on the inside," they are telling us to look beyond the immediate, the superficial; to find some greater quality that maybe isn't apparent to the naked eye.
by Stephen Cox Imagine you’re in a McDonald’s restaurant. You order a Big Mac. The cashier plops your sandwich on the counter and says, “That’ll be six hundred and twelve dollars, sir. Uh… excuse me. Did you actually say six hundred and twelve dollars? Yes, sir. Our Big Macs come with special sauce, lettuce and cheese. They’re really good. You would probably respond, “They’re not that good!” and walk out of the restaurant.
Entering the Indy 500 For the past 50 years at the Indianapolis 500, there has been little dispute that A.J. Foyt was “The Man” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was the hero of heroes and the definition of a legend. As the first four-time winner of the Indianapolis 500, Foyt had established himself as the “grand champion” of the Indianapolis 500 and was the measuring stick by which all future legends would be compared.
IndyCar Check off one more motorsports' bucket list for Kurt Busch. The 2004 NASCAR champion and driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Chevrolet SS in the Sprint Cup Series drove an Andretti Autosport Indy car Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) where he completed 83 laps on the famed 2.5-mile oval and reached a top speed of 218.210 mph.
by Brian Carroccio Once upon a time, I may have gotten on board with the tradition thing. But I'll be honest: glorified taxi-cabs running at the Holy Grail of IndyCar, 33 becoming "just a number," and the great Indianapolis 500 used as a political pawn in a sickening power struggle for control of Indy car racing, sort of soured me on tradition. Jaded, skeptical, and no longer dreaming about the moonlight on the water, I've moved on to a cold reality.
5-Minutes with Hoosier Hundred Promoter Bob Sargent
by Stephen Cox The 60th running of the most prestigious dirt track race in the world is slated for Thursday, May 23rd at the Indiana State Fairgrounds where the USAC Silver Crown cars will compete in the 2013 Hoosier Hundred. Yup, I am openly promoting this race and nope, they don't pay me. I grew up attending the Hoosier Hundred with the greatest man I ever knew – my Dad – in the 70's and 80's, back when it was a September event. It was among our favorite events each summer.
IndyCar Street race Before an enthusiastic Brazilian crowd on the streets of Sao Paolo, Brazil, James Hinchcliffe drove his Andretti Autosport Chevy to victory over Takuma Sato. Hinchcliffe passed Sato, who was fighting to hang on with worn tires, in the final turn of the final lap to win by 0.343 sec. Marco Andretti completed the podium much to the delight of his Andretti Autosport crew. Oriol Servia and Josef Newgarden rounded out the top-5.
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