2010 IndyCar Series season

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2010 IndyCar season
Season
Races 17
Start date March 14
End date October 2
Awards
Drivers' champion United Kingdom Dario Franchitti
Teams' champion United States Chip Ganassi Racing
Rookie of the Year United Kingdom Alex Lloyd
Indianapolis 500 winner United Kingdom Dario Franchitti
Discipline champions
Oval champion United Kingdom Dario Franchitti
Road course champion Australia Will Power
Chronology
Previous season Next season
2009 2011

The 2010 Izod IndyCar Series season was the 15th season of the IndyCar Series, and the 99th recognized season of top-level American open wheel racing. It was the series' first of six planned seasons under Izod title sponsorship, a multi-million dollar deal which was announced on November 5, 2009.[1][2] Its premier event was the 94th Indianapolis 500, held on Sunday, May 30.

Chip Ganassi Racing's Dario Franchitti retained his title, to win his third in four seasons after defeating Team Penske driver Will Power in a championship battle that went to the final race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Power had led the championship for most of the season, and led Franchitti by twelve into Homestead, but after hitting the wall during the race and finishing in 25th place, Franchitti's eighth place finish with maximum bonus points gave him the championship by five points. Franchitti and Power each won one of the new-for-2010 sub-championships for oval tracks, and road courses. Franchitti won the oval championship with six top-five finishes from eight races, including victories at the Indianapolis 500 and Chicagoland,[3] and also won the road course event at Mid-Ohio. Power was even more dominant in the road course championship, finishing each of the nine races in the top three, with five wins in São Paulo, St. Petersburg, Watkins Glen, Toronto and Sonoma.[4]

After battling Franchitti for the title in 2009, Scott Dixon and Ryan Briscoe finished third and fifth in the championship standings with the third Penske car, piloted by Hélio Castroneves finished between the pair. Dixon won on the ovals at Kansas and Homestead-Miami, as well as a victory in Edmonton after Castroneves was penalised for blocking on a late-race restart. Dixon's victory in Florida helped him overhaul Castroneves for third place in the championship standings. Castroneves also took three victories during the season, winning the inaugural race at Barber Motorsports Park as well as back-to-back victories at Kentucky and Twin Ring Motegi, as he finished sixteen points behind Dixon. Briscoe finished over 100 points behind Franchitti, with a solitary victory at Texas. Andretti Autosport drivers Tony Kanaan and Ryan Hunter-Reay were the only other drivers to win a race, as they finished sixth and seventh respectively. Rookie of the Year went to Dale Coyne Racing driver Alex Lloyd who competed in his first full season, after three races over the previous two seasons. He finished 24 points ahead of Simona de Silvestro.

2010 IndyCar Series schedule[edit]

The final 2010 schedule was announced on July 31, 2009,[5] with revisions announced on August 26, 2009.[6] New events included a season-opening street race in São Paulo, Brazil, and the new Alabama Grand Prix at Barber Motorsports Park. Richmond and Milwaukee did not return in 2010.[7] All races were broadcast, in the United States, on ABC[8] or Versus in HD.

Rnd Date Race Name Track Location Time (ET) TV
1 March 14 Brazil São Paulo Indy 300 Streets of São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil 11:30 AM Versus
2 March 29 United States Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida 10:00 AM ESPN2
3 April 11 United States Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by Legacy Credit Union Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama 3:00 PM Versus
4 April 18 United States Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California 3:30 PM Versus
5 May 1 United States RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300 Kansas Speedway Kansas City, Kansas 1:30 PM ABC
6 May 30 United States 94th Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana 12:00 PM ABC
7 June 5 United States Firestone 550K Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas 8:00 PM Versus
8 June 20 United States Iowa Corn Indy 250 Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa 1:30 PM Versus
9 July 4 United States Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, New York 3:30 PM ABC
10 July 18 Canada Honda Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario 12:30 PM ABC
11 July 25 Canada Honda Indy Edmonton Edmonton City Centre Airport Edmonton, Alberta 5:00 PM Versus
12 August 8 United States Honda Indy 200 presented by Westfield Insurance Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio 2:30 PM Versus
13 August 22 United States Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma Infineon Raceway Sonoma, California 5:00 PM Versus
14 August 28 United States Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil Indy 300 Chicagoland Speedway Joliet, Illinois 7:00 PM Versus
15 September 4 United States Kentucky Indy 300 Kentucky Speedway Sparta, Kentucky 8:00 PM Versus
16 September 18 Japan Indy Japan 300 Twin Ring Motegi Motegi, Japan 10:00 PM Versus
17 October 2 United States Cafés do Brasil Indy 300 Homestead-Miami Speedway Homestead, Florida 6:00 PM Versus
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course/Street Circuit

– The Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg was originally scheduled for March 28 (3:30 PM on ABC) but was postponed to the next day due to torrential rain.

Series news[edit]

  • Announced in a press conference at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on November 5, 2009, clothier Izod signed on as the series' new title sponsor from 2010 to 2015, with an option for two additional years.[1] According to Robin Miller,[9] the deal was worth $10 million per year with at least $5 million toward promotions and marketing. It would additionally include a payout of $100,000 per car, per year to teams eligible for the TEAM revenue-sharing program, and possible partial funding for a full-time car for Ryan Hunter-Reay, whom received sponsorship backing from the brand in 2009. This was the third title sponsorship in the IndyCar Series' history; previous sponsorships were provided by Pep Boys (1998–1999) and Northern Light (2000–2001).
  • Originally Honda was supposed to end their IndyCar Series single engine supplier after 2009, but on September 23, 2009, it was confirmed that Honda renewed their single engine supplier until 2011 season.[10]
  • On November 25, 2009, a season opening race in São Paulo, Brazil was confirmed by city authorities and an Indy Racing League press release.[11][12] The race, the São Paulo Indy 300, took place on a 2.3-mile (3.7 km) temporary street course. Despite the long travel distance for the teams, the event was lucrative with Terry Angstadt claiming each participating team would receive a six-figure sum from the event promoters in addition to all expenses paid.[13]
  • The possibility was left open for a race at Milwaukee, however, ongoing issues involving unpaid sanctioning fees from the management put the race, and the future of the facility, at risk. In November, Historic Mile, LLC. announced they were going out of business.[7] It was announced on December 16 that no national racing series would race at the Milwaukee Mile in 2010 due to the inability for Wisconsin State Fair Park officials to find a replacement promoter for the season.[14]
  • The July 25 race in Edmonton went ahead, despite event organizers losing $9.2 million on the race over the previous two seasons.[15][16]
  • 2010 rule changes were announced on January 12, 2010. The 4-position fuel mixture switch was removed so that cars were only able to run on "full rich" or "yellow" fuel settings. The Honda Overtake assist returned with an approximate doubling of bhp increase from last year's 5–20 bhp upon pressing the button. All cars had a reverse gear on the road and street courses in 2010.[17]
  • IRL founder and IMS board member, Tony George, resigned from the IMS effective immediately on January 19, 2010.[18]
  • Former chief executive officer of the Professional Bull Riders, Randy Bernard, was announced as the new IRL CEO on February 2, 2010.[19]
  • A carriage dispute between the Comcast Corporation and its Versus channel, and DirecTV that had been in place since August was resolved on March 15, 2010. This meant that Versus was restored to nearly sixteen million customers; returning to coverage that the channel offered before the dispute.[20]
  • Indianapolis 500 qualifying in 2010 awarded points to each of the 33 qualifying drivers. The polesitter received fifteen points, with the other drivers on the front row receiving 13 and 12 respectively. Each qualifying driver earned at least three points.[21]
  • Two additional titles were awarded starting with the 2010 season, with an oval champion and a road/street course champion being crowned. A trophy and prize money was awarded to the highest points finisher on the 9 road/street courses and 7 oval races (excluding Homestead).[22] After a fan vote, the names of the championships were announced as the A. J. Foyt Oval Championship and the Mario Andretti Road Course Championship.[23]

Teams and drivers[edit]

Driver chart[edit]

  • This chart reflects confirmed championship participants ONLY. All drivers competed in Honda HI7R V8-engined, Firestone Firehawk-shod, Dallara IR5 chassis. (R) reflects an IZOD IndyCar Series rookie.
Team # Drivers Sponsor(s) Notes
United States Chip Ganassi Racing 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Target
10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Target/Suave/Cottonelle/T-Mobile Team did not use the champion's #1 it is entitled to, instead keeping the #10 for consistency.[24]
United States Team Penske 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske/Verizon Wireless
6 Australia Ryan Briscoe
12 Australia Will Power Verizon Wireless
United States Andretti Autosport 7 United States Danica Patrick Go Daddy/Boost Mobile
11 Brazil Tony Kanaan 7-Eleven
26 United States Marco Andretti Venom Energy
27 United Kingdom Adam Carroll (R) Boost Mobile Watkins Glen and Mid-Ohio only;[25] partnership with AFS Racing[26]
37 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Izod/Ethanol
43 United States John Andretti Window World Kansas and Indy 500 only; partnership with Richard Petty Motorsports
United States Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing
Newman/Haas Racing
02 United States Graham Rahal Quick Trim Toronto, Mid-Ohio, Sonoma, Chicagoland, Motegi and Homestead only.
06 Japan Hideki Mutoh Formula Dream/Panasonic Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing from São Paulo to Long Beach.
United States Dale Coyne Racing 18 Venezuela Milka Duno Citgo
19 United Kingdom Alex Lloyd (R) Boy Scouts of America
United States Panther Racing 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon National Guard
20 United States Ed Carpenter Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka Indy 500, Chicagoland, Kentucky and Homestead only; partnership with Vision Racing
United States KV Racing Technology 5 Japan Takuma Sato (R) Lotus Cars
8 Venezuela E. J. Viso PDVSA/Herbalife
15 Canada Paul Tracy GEICO/Make-A-Wish Foundation/Toronto Blue Jays Indy 500, Toronto, and Edmonton only.
32 Brazil Mario Moraes GEICO
United States de Ferran Dragon Racing 2 Brazil Raphael Matos Hewlett-Packard/McAfee
21 United States Davey Hamilton Hewlett-Packard Indy 500 and Chicagoland only; partnership with Kingdom Racing
United States A. J. Foyt Enterprises 14 Brazil Vitor Meira ABC Supply Company
41 United States A. J. Foyt IV Indy 500 only. Lazier replaced Foyt on Bump Day.
United States Jaques Lazier
United States Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 22 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Z-Line Designs/Charter Communications
23 Brazil Ana Beatriz (R) Petroleo Ipiranga/Lubrizol São Paulo only.
South Africa Tomas Scheckter MonaVie Indy 500 only.
24 United Kingdom Mike Conway Dad's Root Beer/Roll Coater/Honda Indy Toronto/MonaVie/TranSystems Conway injured at Indy 500; relief drivers filled in from Texas onwards.
United States Graham Rahal Replaced Conway at Iowa.
South Africa Tomas Scheckter Replaced Conway at Texas, Toronto and Edmonton.
Canada Paul Tracy Replaced Conway at Watkins Glen, Kentucky and Motegi.
United States J. R. Hildebrand (R) Replaced Conway at Mid-Ohio and Sonoma.
Brazil Ana Beatriz (R) Replaced Conway at Chicagoland and Homestead.
25 Petroleo Ipiranga/Lubrizol Indy 500 only.
United States HVM Racing 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro (R) Stargate Worlds
United States Conquest Racing 34 Brazil Mario Romancini (R) Guaraná Dolly/Ronn Motors/ArmandoLive.com/SafeFreight Technology São Paulo to Edmonton only; left team afterward for financial reasons.
Italy Francesco Dracone (R) La Pasta/Halkin Jet Mid Ohio only.
Belgium Bertrand Baguette (R) Royal Automobile Club of Belgium/Angie's List/Ice Watch Sonoma onwards. Dracone and Baguette swapped car numbers at Sonoma.
36 Barber to Mid-Ohio only. Angie's List sponsored Baguette at Indy 500 and Texas.
Italy Francesco Dracone (R) La Pasta/Halkin Jet Sonoma only. Dracone and Baguette swapped car numbers at Sonoma.
South Africa Tomas Scheckter Laverstroke Park Farm Chicagoland and Kentucky only.
United States Roger Yasukawa N/A Motegi only.
Colombia Sebastián Saavedra (R) N/A Homestead only. Partnership with Walker Racing.
Canada FAZZT Race Team 33 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Bowers & Wilkins Indy 500 only.
77 Canada Alex Tagliani Bowers & Wilkins/La Capsule Sportive/Hot Wheels
Part-time entries
United States Sarah Fisher Racing 66 United Kingdom Jay Howard (R) Service Central Kansas, Indy 500, Texas, Mid-Ohio, and Chicagoland only.
United States Graham Rahal Kentucky only.
67 Dollar General St. Pete, Barber, and Long Beach only.
United States Sarah Fisher Kansas, Indy 500, Texas, Iowa, Chicagoland, Kentucky, and Homestead only.
United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 99 United States Townsend Bell Herbalife Indy 500 only; partnership with Chip Ganassi Racing
United States Bryan Herta Autosport 29 Colombia Sebastián Saavedra (R) William Rast Indy 500 only.
United States Rahal Letterman Racing 30 United States Graham Rahal Quick Trim Indy 500 only.

Team and driver news[edit]

Testing[edit]

Two open tests were scheduled for February 24–26 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama and May 4 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky.[113] At Barber, Team Penske's Will Power recorded the best time over the three sessions, and topped the times in two of the three held. His lap time of 1:09.8724 – set in the third session[114] – saw him as the only driver to set a time in the 1:09s. Team-mates Hélio Castroneves and Ryan Briscoe set the second-fastest and third-fastest laps of the test. The Kentucky test was washed out by weepers – water seeping up onto the track from six inches of overnight rain – and no times were set.[115]

Race results[edit]

Rd. Race Pole position Fastest lap Most laps led Winning driver Winning team Report
1 Brazil São Paulo United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Australia Will Power United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Australia Will Power United States Team Penske Report
2 United States St. Petersburg Australia Will Power Venezuela E. J. Viso Australia Will Power Australia Will Power United States Team Penske Report
3 United States Barber Australia Will Power United Kingdom Justin Wilson United States Marco Andretti Brazil Hélio Castroneves United States Team Penske Report
4 United States Long Beach Australia Will Power United States Ryan Hunter-Reay United States Ryan Hunter-Reay United States Ryan Hunter-Reay United States Andretti Autosport Report
5 United States Kansas Australia Ryan Briscoe Brazil Tony Kanaan New Zealand Scott Dixon New Zealand Scott Dixon United States Chip Ganassi Racing Report
6 United States Indianapolis Brazil Hélio Castroneves Australia Will Power United Kingdom Dario Franchitti United Kingdom Dario Franchitti United States Chip Ganassi Racing Report
7 United States Texas Australia Ryan Briscoe United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Australia Ryan Briscoe Australia Ryan Briscoe United States Team Penske Report
8 United States Iowa Australia Will Power United Kingdom Dario Franchitti United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Brazil Tony Kanaan United States Andretti Autosport Report
9 United States Watkins Glen Australia Will Power Australia Will Power Australia Will Power Australia Will Power United States Team Penske Report
10 Canada Toronto United Kingdom Justin Wilson Australia Will Power United Kingdom Justin Wilson Australia Will Power United States Team Penske Report
11 Canada Edmonton Australia Will Power New Zealand Scott Dixon Australia Will Power New Zealand Scott Dixon United States Chip Ganassi Racing Report
12 United States Mid-Ohio Australia Will Power Australia Ryan Briscoe Canada Alex Tagliani United Kingdom Dario Franchitti United States Chip Ganassi Racing Report
13 United States Sonoma Australia Will Power United States J. R. Hildebrand Australia Will Power Australia Will Power United States Team Penske Report
14 United States Chicagoland Australia Ryan Briscoe New Zealand Scott Dixon Australia Ryan Briscoe United Kingdom Dario Franchitti United States Chip Ganassi Racing Report
15 United States Kentucky United States Ed Carpenter United States Ryan Hunter-Reay United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Brazil Hélio Castroneves United States Team Penske Report
16 Japan Motegi Brazil Hélio Castroneves Brazil Hélio Castroneves Brazil Hélio Castroneves Brazil Hélio Castroneves United States Team Penske Report
17 United States Homestead United Kingdom Dario Franchitti United States Marco Andretti United Kingdom Dario Franchitti New Zealand Scott Dixon United States Chip Ganassi Racing Report

Race summaries[edit]

Round 1: São Paulo Indy 300[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 5 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 61 2:00:57.7112 4
2 4 37 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 61 +1.8581 20
3 16 14 Brazil Vitor Meira A. J. Foyt Enterprises 61 +9.7094 0
4 12 2 Brazil Raphael Matos De Ferran Luczo Dragon Racing 61 +10.4235 0
5 18 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 61 +10.8883 0
Race average speed: 76.733 mph (123.490 km/h)
Lead changes: 7 between 5 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 19 laps

Round 2: Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 100 2:07:05.7968 50
2 4 22 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 100 +0.8244 0
3 19 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 100 +4.7290 9
4 5 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 100 +5.1699 0
5 13 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 100 +22.2172 3
Race average speed: 84.975 mph (136.754 km/h)
Lead changes: 10 between 8 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 23 laps

Round 3: Indy Grand Prix of Alabama[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 3 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 90 1:56:41.3928 20
2 5 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 90 +0.5703 0
3 7 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 90 +8.1590 0
4 1 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 90 +8.6639 12
5 4 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 90 +9.7410 58
Race average speed: 106.436 mph (171.292 km/h)
Lead changes: 7 between 3 drivers
Cautions: 2 for 5 laps

Round 4: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 2 37 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 85 1:47:12.5404 64
2 3 22 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 85 +5.6031 0
3 1 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 85 +8.5864 19
4 8 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 85 +10.6287 2
5 6 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Autosport 85 +11.7732 0
Race average speed: 93.619 mph (150.665 km/h)
Lead changes: 5 between 3 drivers
Cautions: 1 for 5 laps

Round 5: RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 2 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 200 1:50:43.1410 167
2 3 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 200 +3.0528 2
3 15 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Autosport 200 +3.2210 0
4 8 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 200 +3.8300 0
5 22 37 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 200 +6.1133 0
Race average speed: 164.741 mph (265.125 km/h)
Lead changes: 3 between 3 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 33 laps

Round 6: 94th Indianapolis 500[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 3 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 200 3:05:37.0131 155
2 18 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 200 +0.1536 0
3 16 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 200 +20.9875 1
4 26 19 United Kingdom Alex Lloyd Dale Coyne Racing 200 +20.9876 0
5 6 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 200 +21.4922 0
Race average speed: 161.623 mph (260.107 km/h)
Lead changes: 13 between 8 drivers
Cautions: 9 for 44 laps

Round 7: Firestone 550[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 228 2:04:47.1555 102
2 8 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 228 +1.4629 1
3 10 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 228 +2.3162 0
4 4 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 228 +3.0770 0
5 2 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 228 +7.5882 86
Race average speed: 159.508 mph (256.703 km/h)
Lead changes: 10 between 7 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 36 laps

Round 8: Iowa Corn Indy 250[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 15 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Autosport 250 1:42:12.4036 62
2 4 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 250 +4.2030 43
3 19 8 Venezuela E. J. Viso KV Racing Technology 250 +5.2538 0
4 8 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 250 +9.0536 0
5 1 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 250 +9.5902 32
Race average speed: 131.205 mph (211.154 km/h)
Lead changes: 16 between 7 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 51 laps

Round 9: Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 60 1:40:27.4391 45
2 3 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 60 +1.2181 4
3 4 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 60 +2.6754 1
4 11 2 Brazil Raphael Matos De Ferran Dragon Racing 60 +8.0208 0
5 9 32 Brazil Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology 60 +9.3229 0
Race average speed: 120.768 mph (194.357 km/h)
Lead changes: 5 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 2 for 5 laps

Round 10: Honda Indy Toronto[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 2 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 85 1:47:15.2554 15
2 5 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 85 +1.2757 22
3 4 37 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 85 +1.7605 0
4 8 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Autosport 85 +3.5382 2
5 14 02 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas Racing 85 +9.7349 0
Race average speed: 83.451 mph (134.301 km/h)
Lead changes: 6 between 5 drivers
Cautions: 6 for 21 laps

Round 11: Honda Indy Edmonton[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 3 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 95 1:50:37.0551 2
2 1 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 95 +2.6688 76
3 4 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 95 +3.2831 0
4 5 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 95 +8.8652 0
5 8 37 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 95 +11.1482 0
Race average speed: 101.666 mph (163.616 km/h)
Lead changes: 4 between 3 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 10 laps

Round 12: Honda Indy 200[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 2 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 85 1:54:32.2568 29
2 1 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 85 +0.5234 25
3 6 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 85 +4.0883 0
4 14 77 Canada Alex Tagliani FAZZT Race Team 85 +5.6423 30
5 5 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 85 +5.9150 0
Race average speed: 100.542 mph (161.807 km/h)
Lead changes: 4 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 15 laps

Round 13: Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 75 1:52:34.1915 73
2 6 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 75 +0.7432 2
3 3 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 75 +6.6132 0
4 5 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 75 +7.8607 0
5 2 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 75 +10.4594 0
Race average speed: 92.063 mph (148.161 km/h)
Lead changes: 2 between 2 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 10 laps

Round 14: Peak Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 2 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 200 1:47:49.5783 28
2 7 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 200 +0.0423 14
3 5 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 200 +0.1051 3
4 9 37 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 200 +0.1631 2
5 13 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Autosport 200 +0.3408 0
Race average speed: 169.161 mph (272.238 km/h)
Lead changes: 25 between 11 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 28 laps

Round 15: Kentucky Indy 300[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 8 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 200 1:41:50.0059 7
2 1 20 United States Ed Carpenter Panther Racing 200 +13.1597 11
3 3 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 200 +13.9214 93
4 26 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Autosport 200 +13.9931 0
5 11 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 200 +14.1968 0
Race average speed: 174.402 mph (280.673 km/h)
Lead changes: 11 between 7 drivers
Cautions: 2 for 23 laps

Round 16: Indy Japan 300[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 200 2:04:04.4780 153
2 4 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 200 +4.5746 0
3 3 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 200 +5.0743 0
4 2 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 200 +6.4825 32
5 12 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 200 +7.6057 0
Race average speed: 147.008 mph (236.586 km/h)
Lead changes: 3 between 3 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 50 laps

Round 17: Cafés do Brasil Indy 300[edit]

Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 2 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 200 1:52:08.5580 47
2 11 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 200 +2.7587 0
3 8 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Autosport 200 +2.7698 4
4 4 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 200 +3.7827 7
5 10 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 200 +5.3324 1
Race average speed: 158.905 mph (255.733 km/h)
Lead changes: 18 between 7 drivers
Cautions: 5 for 39 laps

Final driver standings[edit]

Pos Driver SAO
Brazil
STP
United States
ALA
United States
LBH
United States
KAN
United States
INDY United States TXS
United States
IOW
United States
WGL
United States
TOR
Canada
EDM
Canada
MDO
United States
SNM
United States
CHI
United States
KTY
United States
MOT
Japan
HMS
United States
Pts
QL 500
1 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 7* 5 3 12 2 3 1* 5 18* 3 2 3 1 3 1 5 2 8* 602
2 Australia Will Power 1 1* 4 3 12 2 8 14 5 1* 1 2* 2 1* 16 8 3 25 597
3 New Zealand Scott Dixon 6 18 2 4 1* 6 5 4 6 8 20 1 5 2 8 7 6 1 547
4 Brazil Hélio Castroneves 9 4 1 7 4 1 9 20 2 9 24 10 3 5 6 1 1* 5 531
5 Australia Ryan Briscoe 14 3 6 8 6 4 24 1* 4 2 18 4 6 4 11* 24 4 4 482
6 Brazil Tony Kanaan 10 10 8 5 3 32 11 6 1 21 4 12 17 7 5 4 7 3 453
7 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 2 11 12 1* 5 17 18 7 8 7 3 5 10 8 4 21 9 11 445
8 United States Marco Andretti 23 12 5* 14 13 16 3 3 15 13 8 11 9 12 3 6 11 7 392
9 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon 5 20 11 9 15 18 2 9 11 6 10 20 14 25 2 3* 10 9 388
10 United States Danica Patrick 15 7 19 16 11 23 6 2 10 20 6 15 21 16 14 9 5 2 367
11 United Kingdom Justin Wilson 11 2 7 2 18 11 7 19 24 10 7* 21 27 6 7 11 16 21 361
12 Brazil Vitor Meira 3 15 18 11 10 30 27 10 7 19 11 16 15 15 9 23 17 6 310
13 Canada Alex Tagliani 19 6 10 21 8 5 10 18 12 17 17 23 4* 14 25 15 13 14 302
14 Brazil Raphael Matos 4 8 14 20 16 12 29 16 14 4 21 13 7 21 29 16 18 17 290
15 Brazil Mario Moraes 24 21 13 6 7 13 31 21 25 5 14 7 12 11 17 18 24 27 287
16 United Kingdom Alex Lloyd 18 23 23 19 19 26 4 8 13 25 23 18 13 10 21 13 21 12 266
17 Venezuela E. J. Viso 12 17 16 15 27 19 25 11 3 11 19 8 26 19 27 26 15 19 262
18 Japan Hideki Mutoh 20 14 15 13 23 9 28 12 20 12 12 17 18 17 13 17 14 20 250
19 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro 16 16 21 17 21 22 14 24 21 24 9 22 8 13 23 25 23 23 242
20 United States Graham Rahal 9 17 22 7 12 9 5 20 9 10 20 8 10 235
21 Japan Takuma Sato 22 22 25 18 24 31 20 25 19 15 25 9 25 18 26 27 12 18 214
22 Belgium Bertrand Baguette 20 24 20 24 22 22 17 18 16 14 11 23 12 10 25 15 213
23 Venezuela Milka Duno 21 24 24 25 26 DNQ 23 23 23 26 25 23 22 19 19 19 24 184
24 Brazil Mario Romancini 17 13 22 23 22 27 13 17 16 22 22 24 149
25 United Kingdom Mike Conway 8 19 9 10 14 15 19 110
26 United States Sarah Fisher 17 29 26 15 22 15 22 22 92
27 Canada Paul Tracy DNQ 14 13 6 12 22 91
28 United States Ed Carpenter 8 17 20 2 13 90
29 South Africa Tomas Scheckter 20 15 13 15 19 28 14 89
30 Brazil Ana Beatriz 13 21 21 24 26 55
31 United Kingdom Jay Howard 25 DNQ 26 24 22 44
32 United States John Andretti 9 28 30 35
33 Colombia Sebastián Saavedra 33 23 16 29
34 United Kingdom Adam Carroll 16 19 26
35 United States J. R. Hildebrand 16 24 26
36 United States Davey Hamilton 14 33 18 26
37 Italy Francesco Dracone 22 20 24
38 United States Townsend Bell 10 16 18
39 Brazil Bruno Junqueira 25 32 13
40 United States Roger Yasukawa 20 12
United States A. J. Foyt IV DNQ 0
United States Jaques Lazier DNQ 0
Pos Driver SAO
Brazil
STP
United States
ALA
United States
LBH
United States
KAN
United States
QL 500 TXS
United States
IOW
United States
WGL
United States
TOR
Canada
EDM
Canada
MDO
United States
SNM
United States
CHI
United States
KTY
United States
MOT
Japan
HMS
United States
Pts
INDY United States
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th–10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
(1 point)
Exception: Indianapolis 500
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
(2 points)
DNS Any driver who qualifies
but does not start (DNS),
earns half the points
had they taken part.
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

Points are awarded to drivers on the following basis:

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33
All races 50 40 35 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Indy qualifying[21] 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
  • Extra points awarded for qualifying at Indianapolis based on drivers performance.
  • Ties in points broken by number of wins, followed by number of 2nds, 3rds, etc., and then by number of pole positions, followed by number of times qualified 2nd, etc.

See also[edit]

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