2011 Indy Lights season

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2011 Indy Lights season
Firestone Indy Lights
Season
Races 13
Start date March 27
End date October 16
Awards
Drivers' champion United States Josef Newgarden
Teams' champion United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
Rookie of the Year United States Josef Newgarden
Chronology
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The 2011 Indy Lights season was a season of open wheel motor racing. It was the 26th season of the series and the tenth sanctioned by IndyCar, acting as the primary support series for the IZOD IndyCar Series. It began March 27, 2011 in St. Petersburg and ended on October 16 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and featured thirteen events: six on ovals, one on a permanent road course, and six on temporary street courses. The series was won by American driver Josef Newgarden, driving for Sam Schmidt Motorsports. Newgarden won the title by 94 points over team mate and fellow rookie Esteban Guerrieri of Argentina.

The season featured the series' first non-IndyCar Series support race since the 2007 Liberty Challenge (at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway) when it was the main event at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières. It was Indy Lights' first event at Trois-Rivières since 1998. The series also race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the first time since 1995 and the new Baltimore street circuit in support of the IndyCars.[1]

Team and driver chart[edit]

Team # Drivers Sponsor(s) Notes
United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 3 Brazil Victor Carbone[2] Nevoni
7 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri[3] Lucas Oil
11 United States Josef Newgarden[4] Copart/Robo-Pong
77 United States Conor Daly[5] Road to Indy St. Pete, Barber, Long Beach, Trois-Rivières, and Baltimore only
United States Bryan Clauson[4] Road to Indy/Curb Records Ovals only
United States Daniel Herrington[6] Toronto and Edmonton only
United States Team Moore Racing 2 Colombia Gustavo Yacamán[7] Crepes & Waffles
22 Spain Víctor García[8] St. Pete through Toronto only
Canada Daniel Morad Edmonton only[9]
Canada Mikaël Grenier Trois-Rivieres only
United States Brandon Wagner Loudon, Kentucky, and Las Vegas
United States Tõnis Kasemets Baltimore only
United States Andretti Autosport 5 United Kingdom Stefan Wilson[10]
26 United Kingdom James Winslow St. Pete, Barber, and Long Beach confirmed,[11] Indianapolis
Republic of Ireland Peter Dempsey Toronto,[12] Edmonton, Trois-Rivieres and Baltimore
United States Bryan Herta Autosport 28 Angola Duarte Ferreira[13] Sonangol Group
29 Brazil Bruno Andrade William Rast Toronto, Edmonton, Trois-Rivieres, and Baltimore[14]
United States Davey Hamilton Racing 32 United States Brandon Wagner ChiroRacing.net Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Iowa only
Canada Stefan Rzadzinski[15] West Edmonton Mall Edmonton only
United States O2 Racing Technology 36 Republic of Ireland Peter Dempsey Pulse Lighting St. Pete through Milwaukee only
63 Canada Mikaël Grenier Cell Safety St. Pete through Indianapolis only
United States Team E 17 United States Joel Miller[16] Skip Barber Racing School St. Pete only
United States Rusty Mitchell[17] Motorola/Petro Communications Long Beach, Indianapolis, New Hampshire, Baltimore, Kentucky, & Las Vegas[18]
United States Belardi Auto Racing 4 Venezuela Jorge Goncalvez[19]
9 Norway Anders Krohn[20] Liberty Engineering
19 United States Jacob Wilson Kentucky and Las Vegas only[21]
Canada Jensen MotorSport 12 Mexico Juan Pablo Garcia[22] Freightliner St. Pete through Indianapolis only
Canada Eric Jensen Pusateri's Toronto only
United Kingdom Oliver Webb[23] ExpoSystems Edmonton, Baltimore, and Las Vegas only[24]
16 Canada David Ostella[25] Global Precast
United States Brooks Associates Racing 8 United States Ryan Phinny Race 2 Energy Independence / Dos Lunas Tequila Long Beach only
United States Willy T. Ribbs Racing 32 United States Willy T. Ribbs[26] Starting Grid Inc. Baltimore only; in conjunction with Davey Hamilton Racing
75 United States Chase Austin[27] Indianapolis and Iowa only; in conjunction with Brooks Associates Racing
United States Goree Multisports 44 Canada Tyler Dueck[28] Premier Pacific Developments Edmonton only

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Date Race Name Track Location
1 March 27 United States Firestone Indy Lights Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, FL  
2 April 10 United States Firestone Indy Lights Grand Prix of Alabama Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, AL
3 April 17 United States Long Beach 100 Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, CA
4 May 27 United States Firestone Freedom 100 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, IN
5 June 19 United States David Hobbs 100 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, WI
6 June 25 United States Sukup 100 Iowa Speedway Newton, IA
7 July 10 Canada Toronto 100 Streets of Toronto Toronto, ON
8A July 23 Canada Edmonton Twin 100s Race 1 Edmonton City Centre Airport Edmonton, Alberta
8B July 24 Canada Edmonton Twin 100s Race 2
9 August 7 Canada Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières Circuit Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières, QC
10 August 14 United States New Hampshire 100 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, NH
11 September 4 United States Baltimore 100 Streets of Baltimore Baltimore, MD
12 October 2 United States Drive Smart Buckle-Up Kentucky 100 Kentucky Speedway Sparta, KY
13 October 16 United States Las Vegas 100 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Las Vegas, Nevada
  Oval/Speedway
  Street/Temporary Circuit
  Road Course

Race results[edit]

Rd. Race Pole position Fastest lap Most laps led Winning driver Winning team
1 United States St. Petersburg Argentina Esteban Guerrieri United States Conor Daly United States Josef Newgarden United States Josef Newgarden United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
2 United States Barber Spain Víctor García Spain Víctor García Spain Víctor García Spain Víctor García United States Team Moore Racing
3 United States Long Beach Argentina Esteban Guerrieri United States Conor Daly United States Josef Newgarden United States Conor Daly United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
4 United States Indianapolis United States Bryan Clauson United States Brandon Wagner United States Josef Newgarden United States Josef Newgarden United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
5 United States Milwaukee Argentina Esteban Guerrieri United States Josef Newgarden Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Argentina Esteban Guerrieri United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
6 United States Iowa Argentina Esteban Guerrieri United States Bryan Clauson United States Josef Newgarden United States Josef Newgarden United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
7 Canada Toronto Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Argentina Esteban Guerrieri United Kingdom Stefan Wilson United Kingdom Stefan Wilson United States Andretti Autosport
8A Canada Edmonton United States Josef Newgarden United States Josef Newgarden Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Argentina Esteban Guerrieri United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
8B United States Josef Newgarden Argentina Esteban Guerrieri United States Josef Newgarden United States Josef Newgarden United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
9 Canada Trois-Rivières Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Argentina Esteban Guerrieri United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
10 United States Loudon United States Josef Newgarden United States Josef Newgarden United States Josef Newgarden United States Josef Newgarden United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
11 United States Baltimore United States Conor Daly United States Josef Newgarden United States Conor Daly Colombia Gustavo Yacamán United States Team Moore Racing
12 United States Kentucky United Kingdom Stefan Wilson Angola Duarte Ferreira United Kingdom Stefan Wilson United Kingdom Stefan Wilson United States Andretti Autosport
13 United States Las Vegas Brazil Victor Carbone United Kingdom Stefan Wilson United States Josef Newgarden Brazil Victor Carbone United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports

Race summaries[edit]

Round 1: Streets of St. Petersburg[edit]

Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time Led
1 3 11 United States Josef Newgarden Sam Schmidt Motorsports 45 56:11.0037 34
2 2 77 United States Conor Daly Sam Schmidt Motorsports 45 +0.8552 0
3 5 36 Republic of Ireland Peter Dempsey O2 Racing Technology 45 +3.1351 11
Race average speed: 86.502 mph (139.211 km/h)
Lead changes: 1 between 2 drivers
Cautions: 1 for 5 laps

Round 2: Barber Motorsports Park[edit]

  • Sunday April 10, 2011 – 12:15 p.m. CDT (1:15 p.m. EDT)
  • Barber Motorsports ParkBirmingham, Alabama; Permanent road course, 2.300 miles (3.701 km)
  • Distance: 40 laps / 92.000 miles (148.060 km)
  • Race weather: 80 °F (27 °C), partly cloudy
  • Pole position winner: #22 Víctor García, 1:17.2793 sec, 107.144 mph (172.432 km/h)
  • Most laps led: #22 Víctor García, 40
  • Race Report: Víctor García took the first victory of his open-wheel racing career after taking a flag-to-flag to victory despite pressure from Stefan Wilson for the majority of the race, seeing his lead twice dwindled by caution periods. Peter Dempsey took his second placing of third in as many races as he moved into second place in the championship standings. Championship leader Josef Newgarden held on to his championship lead despite having to make a pit-stop to replace a flat front tire, but recovered to finish in sixth position in the race. The race was punctuated by three caution periods, the first of which being on the first lap after Newgarden made contact with Esteban Guerrieri which sent Guerrieri into contact with team mate Victor Carbone, eliminating Guerrieri on the spot and Carbone in the pits. The other two periods were caused by drivers running off track; Gustavo Yacamán ran off-track on lap four, but managed to restart several laps down, but the other period caused by David Ostella, did not see Ostella restart.
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time Led
1 1 22 Spain Víctor García Team Moore Racing 40 1:00:06.5806 40
2 3 5 United Kingdom Stefan Wilson Andretti Autosport 40 +0.3125 0
3 8 36 Republic of Ireland Peter Dempsey O2 Racing Technology 40 +16.3249 0
Race average speed: 91.832 mph (147.789 km/h)
Lead changes: None
Cautions: 3 for 7 laps

Round 3: Long Beach 100[edit]

  • Sunday April 17, 2011 – 11:05 a.m. PDT (2:05 p.m. EDT)
  • Streets of Long BeachLong Beach, California; Temporary street circuit, 1.968 miles (3.167 km)
  • Distance: 45 laps / 88.560 miles (142.524 km); reduced to 43 laps / 84.624 miles (136.189 km) due to 1-hour time limit
  • Race weather: 63 °F (17 °C), cloudy
  • Pole position winner: #7 Esteban Guerrieri, 1:13.6957 sec, 96.136 mph (154.716 km/h)
  • Most laps led: #11 Josef Newgarden, 31
  • Race Report: Conor Daly became the series' third different winner in the 2011 season, after taking advantage of a late-race mistake by team-mate and championship leader Josef Newgarden. After a waved off start to the race, Esteban Guerrieri in another Sam Schmidt car led the field from pole, but did not lead the race beyond that after being passed by Peter Dempsey at Turn 9. Dempsey held the lead until lap ten when he hit the wall at the same corner, knocking himself out of the race. Newgarden then picked up the lead from Guerrieri and Daly; Daly overhauling Guerrieri at the restart, and started to hunt down Newgarden. With a few minutes remaining, Newgarden's car hopped under the bumps, snatched a brake and ended up in the turn eight tire wall. Daly led the field under the caution to the timed ending of the race which curtailed the race two laps early. Guerrieri finished second ahead of Stefan Wilson, who finished third despite a trip down an escape road.
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time Led
1 4 77 United States Conor Daly Sam Schmidt Motorsports 43 1:00:35.2947 3
2 1 7 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Sam Schmidt Motorsports 43 +0.9302* 1
3 6 5 United Kingdom Stefan Wilson Andretti Autosport 43 +1.3880 0
* Under caution
Race average speed: 83.802 mph (134.866 km/h)
Lead changes: 3 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 8 laps

Round 4: Firestone Freedom 100[edit]

Josef Newgarden took his second series victory, and with erstwhile championship leader Conor Daly not contesting the oval events of the championship, Newgarden assumed the championship lead. Newgarden's Sam Schmidt Motorsports team mate, Bryan Clauson dropped back from his début pole, with Newgarden and Víctor García each leading part of the first lap before Newgarden assumed it at the line. Stefan Wilson, Anders Krohn and Esteban Guerrieri also led the race at stages prior to Newgarden taking the lead for good on lap 15. Krohn had undone his work to advance to the front by spinning under caution – after Victor Carbone's crash – which put him to the rear of the field, but pitted for new tires, and eventually made his way back up the field. The second caution period was caused by Gustavo Yacamán spinning into the wall and was eventually collected by Juan Pablo Garcia and James Winslow. Yacamán was transferred to Methodist Hospital with neck pain.

After Peter Dempsey spun under the yellow, Duarte Ferreira brought out the third caution a lap after the restart, spinning in Turn 2 and collected the car of Brandon Wagner, ending the race for both drivers. After a waved off restart, again one lap was run before a caution period was necessitated; Clauson, Krohn and Krohn's Belardi team mate Jorge Goncalvez went three-wide into Turn 1, with Goncalvez clipping the rear-left tire of Clauson's car. Krohn spun in avoidance, as Goncalvez went into the barrier on the outside of Turn 1, before impacting the inside wall halfway down the straight between Turns 1 and 2. The impact broke the car into two pieces with the tub going onto its side along the track before hitting the retaining wall in Turn 2 and righted what was left of the car. Goncalvez was also transferred to Methodist, but was said to be alert and awake. The debris from the crash prevented the race from returning to green – resulting in an end tally of 22 of the race's 40 laps running under caution – and Newgarden took victory ahead of team mate Guerrieri, Víctor García, Wilson and Clauson, with only 10 of the 18 cars that started the race running at the flag.

Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time Led
1 2 11 United States Josef Newgarden Sam Schmidt Motorsports 40 55:38.9881 30
2 5 7 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Sam Schmidt Motorsports 40 +0.4443* 2
3 4 22 Spain Víctor García Team Moore Racing 40 +0.8010 0
* Under caution
Race average speed: 107.817 mph (173.515 km/h)
Lead changes: 6 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 4 for 22 laps

Round 5: David Hobbs 100[edit]

  • Sunday June 19, 2011 – 1:00 p.m. CDT (2:00 p.m. EDT)
  • Milwaukee MileWest Allis, Wisconsin; Permanent racing facility, 1.015 miles (1.633 km)
  • Distance: 100 laps / 101.500 miles (163.348 km)
  • Race weather: 79 °F (26 °C), overcast
  • Pole position winner: #7 Esteban Guerrieri, 49.0454 sec, 149.005 mph (239.800 km/h) (2-lap)
  • Most laps led: #7 Esteban Guerrieri, 100
  • Race Report:
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time Led
1 1 7 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Sam Schmidt Motorsports 100 46:45.6824 100
2 2 11 United States Josef Newgarden Sam Schmidt Motorsports 100 +5.5012 0
3 7 4 Venezuela Jorge Goncalvez Belardi Auto Racing 100 +6.6182 0
Race average speed: 130.236 mph (209.595 km/h)
Lead changes: None
Cautions: 1 for 5 laps

Round 6: Sukup 100[edit]

  • Saturday June 25, 2011 – 5:40 p.m. CDT (6:40 p.m. EDT)
  • Iowa SpeedwayNewton, Iowa; Permanent racing facility, 0.894 miles (1.439 km)
  • Distance: 115 laps / 102.810 miles (165.457 km)
  • Race weather: 64 °F (18 °C), overcast
  • Pole position winner: #7 Esteban Guerrieri, 40.0332 sec, 160.787 mph (258.762 km/h) (2-lap)
  • Most laps led: #11 Josef Newgarden, 90
  • Race Report:
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time Led
1 4 11 United States Josef Newgarden Sam Schmidt Motorsports 115 40:27.3417 90
2 2 2 Colombia Gustavo Yacamán Team Moore Racing 115 +5.4724 0
3 3 77 United States Bryan Clauson Sam Schmidt Motorsports 115 +5.8169 0
Race average speed: 152.478 mph (245.390 km/h)
Lead changes: 1 between 2 drivers
Cautions: 2 for 4 laps

Round 7: Toronto 100[edit]

  • Sunday July 10, 2011 – 12:15 p.m. EDT
  • Streets of TorontoToronto, Ontario; Temporary street circuit, 1.755 miles (2.824 km)
  • Distance: 50 laps / 87.750 miles (141.220 km); reduced to 49 laps / 85.995 miles (138.396 km) due to 1-hour time limit
  • Race weather: 77 °F (25 °C), cloudy
  • Pole position winner: #7 Esteban Guerrieri, 1:02.9865 sec, 100.307 mph (161.428 km/h)
  • Most laps led: #5 Stefan Wilson, 29
  • Race Report: Stefan Wilson took his first Indy Lights victory after capitalising on a mistake by pole-sitter Esteban Guerrieri, and led the race for its final 29 laps after Guerrieri had led the first 20. Wilson led home an Andretti Autosport 1–2 after his new team-mate Peter Dempsey finished second, after close battling with both Gustavo Yacamán and championship leader Josef Newgarden. Newgarden would later make contact with Dempsey's car, and had to pit, resulting in an eighth place finish. Yacamán ended up completing the podium ahead of Guerrieri and Anders Krohn. Four of the 13-car grid failed to reach the finish of the race, all due to contact.
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time Led
1 2 5 United Kingdom Stefan Wilson Andretti Autosport 49 1:01:02.4296 29
2 3 26 Republic of Ireland Peter Dempsey Andretti Autosport 49 +0.2238* 0
3 6 2 Colombia Gustavo Yacamán Team Moore Racing 49 +0.5374 0
* Under caution
Race average speed: 84.529 mph (136.036 km/h)
Lead changes: 1 between 2 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 9 laps

Round 8: Edmonton Twin 100s[edit]

  • Saturday July 23, 2011 – 2:00 p.m. MDT (4:00 p.m. EDT) & Sunday July 24, 2011 – 10:20 a.m. MDT (12:20 p.m. EDT)
  • Edmonton City Centre AirportEdmonton, Alberta; Temporary airport course, 2.224 miles (3.579 km)
  • Distance: 2 races of 40 laps / 88.960 miles (143.167 km); Race 1 reduced to 36 laps / 80.064 miles (128.851 km) due to 1-hour time limit
  • Race weather: 63 °F (17 °C), cloudy (Race 1); 64 °F (18 °C), cloudy (Race 2)
  • Pole position winner: #11 Josef Newgarden, 1:22.7721 sec, 96.728 mph (155.669 km/h) (Race 1, qualifying); 1:22.9337 sec, 96.540 mph (155.366 km/h) (Race 2, fastest lap of Race 1)
  • Most laps led: #7 Esteban Guerrieri, 36 (Race 1); #11 Josef Newgarden, 27 (Race 2)
  • Race Report: Esteban Guerrieri took his second victory of the season, after leading every lap of the race to move closer to his team-mate and championship leader Josef Newgarden. Newgarden had started the race from pole position, but a move by Guerrieri at Turn 5 allowed him to take the lead just before the opening caution of the race, caused by series rookie Tyler Dueck running into the back of David Ostella, and the field concertinaed, with Daniel Morad, Daniel Herrington and Stefan Wilson also involved, with Dueck, Ostella and Morad all out on the spot. Third place went to another series rookie, with Oliver Webb finishing ahead of Wilson with Bruno Andrade just ahead of Gustavo Yacamán to complete the top five placing. The race's only other retirees came as a result of an incident between Victor Carbone and Peter Dempsey. Dempsey tried to take Carbone into Turn 1 on lap 28, with the two drivers interlocking wheels on the corner exit, sending both drivers into the wall. Carbone's car launched Dempsey's car upside-down, but Dempsey emerged without injury. Newgarden comfortably won race two after slight contact with Guerrieri, which left Guerrieri down the order. Wilson and Dempsey completed the podium.
Race One – Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time Led
1 2 7 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Sam Schmidt Motorsports 36 1:01:11.7536 36
2 1 11 United States Josef Newgarden Sam Schmidt Motorsports 36 +0.6524 0
3 10 12 United Kingdom Oliver Webb Jensen MotorSport 36 +7.0479 0
Race average speed: 78.499 mph (126.332 km/h)
Lead changes: None
Cautions: 3 for 9 laps
Race Two – Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time Led
1 1 11 United States Josef Newgarden Sam Schmidt Motorsports 40 56:46.3800 27
2 3 5 United Kingdom Stefan Wilson Andretti Autosport 40 +14.5501 0
3 6 26 Republic of Ireland Peter Dempsey Andretti Autosport 40 +15.2079 0
Race average speed: 94.017 mph (151.306 km/h)
Lead changes: 2 between 2 drivers
Cautions: None

Round 9: Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières[edit]

  • Sunday August 7, 2011 – 1:30 p.m. EDT
  • Circuit Trois-RivièresTrois-Rivières, Quebec; Temporary street circuit, 1.510 miles (2.430 km)
  • Distance: 60 laps / 90.600 miles (145.807 km); reduced to 58 laps / 87.580 miles (140.946 km) due to rain
  • Race weather: 74 °F (23 °C), cloudy
  • Pole position winner: #7 Esteban Guerrieri, 57.4541 sec, 94.615 mph (152.268 km/h)
  • Most laps led: #7 Esteban Guerrieri, 58
  • Race Report:
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time Led
1 1 7 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Sam Schmidt Motorsports 58 1:13:47.0198 58
2 5 2 Colombia Gustavo Yacamán Team Moore Racing 58 +6.2535 0
3 4 11 United States Josef Newgarden Sam Schmidt Motorsports 58 +7.7797 0
Race average speed: 71.219 mph (114.616 km/h)
Lead changes: None
Cautions: 2 for 7 laps

Round 10: New Hampshire 100[edit]

  • Sunday August 14, 2011 – 1:15 p.m. EDT
  • New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayLoudon, New Hampshire; Permanent racing facility, 1.025 miles (1.650 km)
  • Distance: 100 laps / 102.500 miles (164.958 km)
  • Race weather: 73 °F (23 °C), overcast
  • Pole position winner: #11 Josef Newgarden, 49.4908 sec, 149.119 mph (239.984 km/h) (2-lap)
  • Most laps led: #11 Josef Newgarden, 100
  • Race Report: Josef Newgarden became the first driver since Thiago Medeiros in 2004 to lap the entire field en route to winning an Indy Lights race, further extending his championship points lead.[29]
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time Led
1 1 11 United States Josef Newgarden Sam Schmidt Motorsports 100 49:00.0481 100
2 5 4 Venezuela Jorge Goncalvez Belardi Auto Racing 99 + 1 Lap 0
3 6 28 Angola Duarte Ferreira Bryan Herta Autosport 99 + 1 Lap 0
Race average speed: 125.508 mph (201.986 km/h)
Lead changes: None
Cautions: 3 for 12 laps

Round 11: Streets of Baltimore[edit]

  • Sunday September 4, 2011 – 12:15 p.m. EDT
  • Streets of BaltimoreBaltimore, Maryland; Temporary street circuit, 2.040 miles (3.283 km)
  • Distance: 35 laps / 71.400 miles (114.907 km)
  • Race weather: 81 °F (27 °C), scattered clouds
  • Pole position winner: #77 Conor Daly, 1:27.8114 sec, 83.631 mph (134.591 km/h)
  • Most laps led: #77 Conor Daly, 22
  • Race Report:
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time Led
1 3 2 Colombia Gustavo Yacamán Team Moore Racing 35 57:17.3814 4
2 14 11 United States Josef Newgarden Sam Schmidt Motorsports 35 +0.4500 0
3 7 3 Brazil Victor Carbone Sam Schmidt Motorsports 35 +8.1430 0
Race average speed: 74.778 mph (120.344 km/h)
Lead changes: 3 between 4 drivers
Cautions: 3 for 6 laps

Round 12: Drive Smart Buckle-Up Kentucky 100[edit]

  • Sunday October 2, 2011 – 12:30 p.m. EDT
  • Kentucky SpeedwaySparta, Kentucky; Permanent racing facility, 1.480 miles (2.382 km)
  • Distance: 67 laps / 99.160 miles (159.583 km)
  • Race weather: 56 °F (13 °C), partly cloudy
  • Pole position winner: #5 Stefan Wilson, 55.5988 sec, 191.659 mph (308.445 km/h) (2-lap)
  • Most laps led: #5 Stefan Wilson, 47
  • Race Report:
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time Led
1 1 5 United Kingdom Stefan Wilson Andretti Autosport 67 41:54.4340 47
2 6 11 United States Josef Newgarden Sam Schmidt Motorsports 67 +3.1136 20
3 4 4 Venezuela Jorge Goncalvez Belardi Auto Racing 67 +5.4480 0
Race average speed: 141.971 mph (228.480 km/h)
Lead changes: 2 between 2 drivers
Cautions: 1 for 14 laps

Round 13: Las Vegas 100[edit]

  • Sunday October 16, 2011 – 9:45 a.m. PDT (12:45 p.m. EDT)
  • Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayLas Vegas, Nevada; Permanent racing facility, 1.544 miles (2.485 km)
  • Distance: 67 laps / 103.448 miles (166.483 km)
  • Race weather: 75 °F (24 °C), clear skies
  • Pole position winner: #3 Victor Carbone, 57.9685 sec, 191.773 mph (308.629 km/h) (2-lap)
  • Most laps led: #11 Josef Newgarden, 63
  • Race Report:
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time Led
1 1 3 Brazil Victor Carbone Sam Schmidt Motorsports 67 35:26.2096 2
2 3 7 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri Sam Schmidt Motorsports 67 +0.0229 0
3 12 4 Venezuela Jorge Goncalvez Belardi Auto Racing 67 +0.3642 0
Race average speed: 175.153 mph (281.881 km/h)
Lead changes: 3 between 3 drivers
Cautions: 1 for 4 laps

Driver standings[edit]

Pos Driver STP
United States
BAR
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
United States
MIL
United States
IOW
United States
TOR
Canada
EDM Canada TRO
Canada
LOU
United States
BAL
United States
KTY
United States
LSV
United States
Pts
R1 R2
1 United States Josef Newgarden 1* 6 13* 1* 2 1* 8 2 1* 3 1* 2 2 9* 553
2 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri 6 15 2 2 1* 12 4 1* 14 1* 5 12 10 2 459
3 United Kingdom Stefan Wilson 16 2 3 4 8 8 1* 4 2 4 12 5 1* 8 450
4 Colombia Gustavo Yacamán 14 12 4 15 5 2 3 5 16 2 4 1 11 5 401
5 Venezuela Jorge Goncalvez 11 4 10 11 3 6 6 7 12 9 2 16 3 3 371
6 Brazil Victor Carbone 9 14 6 18 6 7 9 11 4 10 10 3 7 1 357
7 Norway Anders Krohn 5 9 8 12 9 11 5 13 6 6 11 6 13 7 328
8 Angola Duarte Ferreira 8 7 14 13 12 5 10 8 9 8 3 10 6 11 323
9 Canada David Ostella 4 13 9 8 7 9 13 14 8 7 6 15 12 287
10 Republic of Ireland Peter Dempsey 3 3 17 6 DNS 2 12 3 5 9 264
11 Spain Víctor García 15 1* 12 3 10 4 7 199
12 United States Bryan Clauson 51 4 3 7 5 13 170
13 United States Conor Daly 2 11 1 13 14* 145
14 United States Rusty Mitchell 11 7 8 7 8 12 137
15 United States Brandon Wagner 14 11 13 9 4 6 134
16 Canada Mikaël Grenier 7 5 7 10 11 121
17 Brazil Bruno Andrade 11 6 15 12 4 112
18 United Kingdom Oliver Webb 3 5 11 10 104
19 United Kingdom James Winslow 10 10 5 17 83
20 Mexico Juan Pablo Garcia 12 8 15 16 71
21 United States Daniel Herrington 12 9 7 66
22 United States Jacob Wilson 9 4 54
23 United States Chase Austin 9 10 42
24 Canada Stefan Rzadzinski 10 13 37
25 Canada Tyler Dueck 16 10 34
26 Canada Daniel Morad 15 11 34
27 United States Tõnis Kasemets 8 24
28 United States Joel Miller 13 17
29 United States Willy T. Ribbs 13 17
30 United States Ryan Phinny 16 14
Canada Eric Jensen DNQ 0
Pos Driver STP
United States
BAR
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
United States
MIL
United States
IOW
United States
TOR
Canada
R1 R2 TRO
Canada
LOU
United States
BAL
United States
KTY
United States
LSV
United States
Pts
EDM Canada
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)
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
(2 points)
1 Qualifying cancelled
no bonus point awarded
Rookie of the Year
Rookie
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
Points[30] 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
  • Ties in points broken by number of wins, or best finishes.

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