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The 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series was the 18th season of the IndyCar Series and the 102nd season of American open wheel racing. Its premier event was the 97th Indianapolis 500 held on Sunday, May 26. The 2013 season was the second to feature the Dallara DW12 chassis. Ryan Hunter-Reay entered the season as the defending drivers' champion. Chevrolet entered as the defending Manufacturers' Cup champion.

2013 IndyCar season
IZOD IndyCar Series
Season
Races19
Start dateMarch 24
End dateOctober 19
Awards
Drivers' championNew Zealand Scott Dixon
Manufacturers' CupUnited States Chevrolet
Rookie of the YearFrance Tristan Vautier
Indianapolis 500 winnerBrazil Tony Kanaan
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Scott Dixon (left) won his third Drivers' Championship while Hélio Castroneves (right) finished second in the championship.
Tony Kanaan won the 2013 Indianapolis 500 after 11 previous attempts.

The 2013 season has featured four first-time winners, the most since 1965. Also highlighting the season is the introduction of doubleheader races, and the experimentation with standing starts at selected events. Heading into the final race of the season, two-time champion Scott Dixon led Hélio Castroneves by 25 points in a two driver fight for the championship. In a race where only nine drivers finished, Dixon finished fifth while Castroneves finished sixth, and as a result, Dixon won his third series title by 27 points. In the manufacturers' championship, Chevrolet defended their title ahead of Honda.

2013 was the final season that Izod—which became the main sponsor in the 2010 IndyCar Series—was the main sponsor of the championship; as Verizon Communications was announced as the new series sponsor for the 2014 season.

Teams and driversEdit

  • All chassis are composed of a Dallara DW12 "IndyCar Safety Cell" base chassis, and Dallara aerokit. All teams run Firestone tires. On December 21, 2012 Firestone signed a five-year contract extension with IndyCar. Firestone is the official supplier for IndyCar through 2018.[1]
Team Engine No. Driver(s) Round(s)
A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 14   Takuma Sato[2] All
41   Conor Daly (R)[3] 5
Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 1   Ryan Hunter-Reay[4] All
5   E. J. Viso[5][N 1] 1–18
  Carlos Muñoz (R)[6][N 1] 19
25   Marco Andretti[7] All
26   Carlos Muñoz (R)[8] 5
27   James Hinchcliffe[9] All
Barracuda Racing Honda 98   Alex Tagliani[10] 1–13
  Luca Filippi (R) 14, 16–18
  J. R. Hildebrand 15, 19
Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 8   Ryan Briscoe[11] 5
9   Scott Dixon[12] All
10   Dario Franchitti[12][N 2] 1–18
  Alex Tagliani 19
83   Charlie Kimball[13] All
Dale Coyne Racing Honda 18   Ana Beatriz 1–5, 9–10
  Mike Conway[14] 6–7, 12–13, 17–18
  Pippa Mann[15] 8, 11, 19
  James Davison (R)[16] 14–15
  Stefan Wilson (R)[17] 16
19   Justin Wilson[18] All
63   Pippa Mann[19] 5
Dragon Racing Chevrolet 6   Sebastián Saavedra[20] All
7   Sébastien Bourdais[20] All
Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 20   Ed Carpenter[21] All
KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 11   Tony Kanaan[N 3] All
78   Simona de Silvestro[22] All
Lazier Partners Racing Chevrolet 91   Buddy Lazier[23] 5
Panther Racing Chevrolet 4   J. R. Hildebrand[12] 1–5
  Ryan Briscoe[24] 6–7, 9, 11–12, 15
  Oriol Servià[25] 8, 10, 14, 16–19
  Carlos Muñoz (R) 13
60   Townsend Bell[26] 5
Panther Dreyer & Reinbold Racing Chevrolet 22   Oriol Servià[27] 1–5[28]
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 15   Graham Rahal[29] All
16   James Jakes[30] All
17   Mike Conway[31] 3
  Michel Jourdain Jr.[32][33] 5
Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 21   Josef Newgarden[12][N 4] 5
67 1–4, 6–19
97   Lucas Luhr (R)[35][N 5] 15
Schmidt Peterson Hamilton HP Motorsports Honda 55   Tristan Vautier (R) [36] All
77   Simon Pagenaud[12] All
81   Katherine Legge[37][N 6] 5
Team Penske Chevrolet 2   A. J. Allmendinger[38][N 7] 2–3, 5–7, 19
3   Hélio Castroneves[12] All
12   Will Power[12] All

Driver changesEdit

Mid-season changesEdit

ScheduleEdit

The 2013 IndyCar Series schedule was formally announced on Speed's WindTunnel with Dave Despain, on the evening of September 30, 2012.[44] The schedule consists of nineteen races, hosted across sixteen venues. Included are three doubleheader events – with one race of the Toronto and Houston doubleheader featuring a standing start (Belle Isle will not use a standing start because of the narrowness of the start-finish area).[45] The IndyCar Triple Crown will return for the first time since 1989, featuring the races at Indianapolis, Pocono and Fontana. IndyCar is offering a $1,000,000 bonus to a driver who can win all three events, with a $250,000 consolation prize if a driver can win two of the three events.[46]

Rnd Date Race name Track Location
1 March 24 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg[47] Streets of St. Petersburg (S) St. Petersburg, Florida
2 April 7 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama[48] Barber Motorsports Park (R) Birmingham, Alabama
3 April 21 39th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach[49] Streets of Long Beach (S) Long Beach, California
4 May 5 Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestlé[50] Streets of São Paulo (S)   São Paulo, Brazil
5 May 26 97th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race Indianapolis Motor Speedway (O) Speedway, Indiana
6 June 1 Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans[51] Belle Isle (S) Detroit, Michigan
7 June 2
8 June 8 Firestone 550[52] Texas Motor Speedway (O) Fort Worth, Texas
9 June 15 Milwaukee IndyFest[53] Milwaukee Mile (O) West Allis, Wisconsin
10 June 23 Iowa Corn Indy 250 presented by DeKalb[54] Iowa Speedway (O) Newton, Iowa
11 July 7 Pocono IndyCar 400 fueled by Sunoco[55] Pocono Raceway (O) Long Pond, Pennsylvania
12 July 13 Honda Indy Toronto[56] Exhibition Place (S)   Toronto, Ontario
13 July 14
14 August 4 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (R) Lexington, Ohio
15 August 25 GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma Sonoma Raceway (R) Sonoma, California
16 September 1 Grand Prix of Baltimore Streets of Baltimore (S) Baltimore, Maryland
17 October 5 Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston Reliant Park (S) Houston, Texas
18 October 6
19 October 19 MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships Auto Club Speedway (O) Fontana, California

(O) Oval/Speedway

(R) Road Course

(T) Temporary Street Circuit

BOLD indicates a Fuzzy's Ultra Premium Vodka IndyCar Triple Crown event.

Schedule developmentEdit

  • The Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix returned to the 2.346 miles (3.776 km) track layout used from 1998 to 2001.[51]
  • IndyCar goes to Pocono Raceway July 7, 2013, for a 400-mile (640 km) race. It was the first open-wheel race at Pocono since 1989.[57] A contract has been signed to continue the event through 2015.[58]
  • The Edmonton Indy did not return after the promoter Octane Motorsports made a business decision not to promote the race in 2013. The city announced that they would not seek another promoter.[59]
  • The Grand Prix of Houston at Reliant Park returned to American open-wheel racing as an IndyCar Series event on October 4–6. Mi-Jack Promotions, Reliant Park, and IndyCar have signed a contract for the event through 2017. Shell has signed a 4-year title sponsorship deal for the event with dual branding of their lubricants division. The event was last run as a Champ Car event in 2007.[60][61]
  • IndyCar had discussions to add a twentieth round of the championship at a circuit in Europe. Venues put forward as candidates for the event include Monza, Imola, and Mugello.[62] The event failed to materialize, and the series moved its international focus towards the possibility of adding races to the series in 2015 at the earliest.[63]

Race summariesEdit

Round 1: St. PetersburgEdit

James Hinchcliffe won the first IndyCar race of his career, taking the lead from Hélio Castroneves on a restart on lap 85 of 110. Hinchcliffe held off Castroneves by 1.09 seconds, with Marco Andretti finishing third, passing Simona de Silvestro for the position on the final lap.[64]

Will Power dominated the early parts of the race, but dropped to 16th at the finish after contact with J. R. Hildebrand. Dario Franchitti finished last after an early crash, and defending series champion Ryan Hunter-Reay dropped out with mechanical problems.

Round 2: BarberEdit

Ryan Hunter-Reay won the pole position and led 53 laps en route to victory. After a sequence of pit stops around lap 50, Hélio Castroneves led. Hunter-Reay caught up and passed Castroneves for the lead on lap 76, with Scott Dixon moving up to second. Hunter-Reay held off the charge of Dixon over the last 5–10 laps, to seal the win. Castroneves held on to finish third. Will Power started second, but slid off the track in turn one at the start, losing several positions. After working his way back to the front for two laps, he came home 5th.

Round 3: Long BeachEdit

Takuma Sato led 50 of 80 laps, and won his first career IndyCar race at the 39th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Sato effectively took control of the race on lap 23, when he passed Ryan Hunter-Reay for second place in turn 1. After the leaders cycled through pit stops, Sato assumed the lead on lap 31, and did not relinquish the top spot for the remainder of the race. Sato's win was the first for A. J. Foyt Enterprises since 2002 and their first ever (in the team's 34th season) not on an Oval.

Top teams Penske, Ganassi, and Andretti were all shut out of the podium. In addition, contenders and Andretti teammates James Hinchcliffe and Hunter-Reay both dropped out early due to contact.

Round 4: São PauloEdit

In the dramatic closing laps, Takuma Sato was leading, looking for his second consecutive victory. Josef Newgarden was running second, and in third was a hard-charging James Hinchcliffe. Newgarden challenged Sato for the lead with a few laps to go, but Sato held the lead. Hinchcliffe then managed to take over second, and set his sights on Sato. On the backstretch, Hinchcliffe went side-by-side, but again Sato held the lead, with what some thought may have been intentional 'blocking.' On the final lap, Hinchcliffe again tried for the lead on the backstretch, and again Sato aggressively defended his position. At the end of the backstretch, going into the final turn, Sato slid high, and Hinchcliffe slipped by on the inside to take the win by 0.3463 seconds. At the same time, Marco Andretti made a similar pass for third place, to round out the podium.

Round 5: Indianapolis 500Edit

A race record 68 lead changes amongst 14 different drivers highlighted the most competitive and fastest Indy 500 in history. On a restart with three laps to go, Ryan Hunter-Reay led rookie Carlos Muñoz, Tony Kanaan, and Marco Andretti. At the green flag, the top three cars went three-wide into turn one, with Kanaan taking the lead. Seconds later, Dario Franchitti hit the outside wall in turn one, bringing out the final caution. Tony Kanaan completed the final two laps in the lead under yellow, and won his first Indy 500, a popular victory after eleven previous unsuccessful attempts.

Round 6: Detroit (Sat.)Edit

The first race of the Detroit Grand Prix (IndyCar) saw part-time driver Mike Conway dominate. The series began utilizing a revised and upgraded version of the Belle Isle circuit, a layout used by CART from 1998–2001. Conway took the lead on lap 44 and led a total of 47 laps en route to victory. In the second half, Conway pulled out to an insurmountable 20-second lead at one point.

Round 7: Detroit (Sun.)Edit

Mike Conway started from the pole position and looked to sweep the weekend of races in the second race of the Chevrolet Dual at Detroit. Conway led 31 of the first 45 laps, but after a sequence of pit stops, and a failed tire strategy, was shuffled back to third in the closing stages. After a ten-car accident that took out several front-runners, the final stint shaped up as a three-car battle between Simon Pagenaud, James Jakes, and Conway. Pagenaud came to the lead when Jakes pitted on lap 58. Jakes came back out on the track close behind, with Conway charging in third. Pagenaud held off the challenge, and won his first-career IndyCar race, and the first victory for Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports.

Round 8: TexasEdit

Hélio Castroneves dominated en route to his first win of the season, and Team Penske's first victory of 2013. Castroneves led the final 132 laps, and won over second place Ryan Hunter-Reay by 4.6919 seconds. However, Castroneves' car failed post-race inspection due to an illegal underwing. The team was fined $35,000 but Castroneves maintained the victory.

Round 9: MilwaukeeEdit

Ryan Hunter-Reay won for the second year in a row at Milwaukee, taking the lead from Takuma Sato with 53 laps to go, after executing a daring pass on Hélio Castroneves only a few laps before. Marco Andretti started on the pole and led 61 laps, but an electrical problem dropped him from contention. The combination of these events meant Hunter-Reay passed his Andretti Autosport teammate for 2nd in the championship.

Round 10: IowaEdit

James Hinchcliffe led 226 of 250 laps, dominating his way to victory. Second place Ryan Hunter-Reay mounted a charge in the waning laps as Hinchcliffe developed some handling problems, but fell short at the finish. Hélio Castroneves finished 8th, but held on to the championship points lead.

Round 11: PoconoEdit

IndyCars returned to Pocono for the first time since 1989. Marco Andretti started on the pole, and dominated most of the first half. His fuel stop strategy, however, forced him to conserve late in the race, and dropped him to a 10th-place finish. Early contenders Ryan Hunter-Reay and Takuma Sato dropped out when Sato overshot the entrance to pit road, slamming into Hunter-Reay's car from behind. In the late stages, Ganassi teammates Scott Dixon, Charlie Kimball, and Dario Franchitti came to the front after a well-executed final pit stop strategy. Dixon led the Ganassi sweep of the podium, owner Chip Ganassi's first 1–2–3 sweep, the team's 100th Indycar win, and the 200th victory for Honda in the series.

Round 12: Toronto (Sat.)Edit

The second doubleheader of the season was held at Toronto. The Saturday race was scheduled to utilize a standing start, but it was waved off when Josef Newgarden stalled on the track.[65] Scott Dixon won, while Sébastien Bourdais finished second, his first open-wheel podium since 2007.

Round 13: Toronto (Sun.)Edit

Scott Dixon swept the second race of the doubleheader, as well as winning his third consecutive race overall. After waving off the previous day, the Sunday race utilized a standing start, the first American Indycar race to utilize a standing start in modern times.

Round 14: Mid-OhioEdit

Charlie Kimball became the fourth first-time winner of the season, and the 9th different winner in 14 races. Kimball took the lead for good on lap 73 of 90, and won even after crashing his primary car earlier in the weekend. Some drivers in the field were attempting to execute a two-stop strategy, but in doing so, fuel-saving measures were needed. In a race that went without a caution, Kimball's race strategist made the call to switch to a three-stop run, which allowed a much faster pace, and Kimball pulled away to a commanding victory.

On the final lap, 6th place Hélio Castroneves held off Scott Dixon at the line, allowing him to leave the weekend with a 31-point lead in the championship standings.

Round 15: SonomaEdit

Lucas Luhr made his IndyCar Series debut, driving the #97 Honda for Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing. J. R. Hildebrand drove the #98 car for Barracuda Racing. Dario Franchitti won the pole. Will Power and Scott Dixon battled most of the race, but when Dixon hit one of Power's crew members, Dixon received a drive-through penalty. Power led the final sixteen laps to take his first win of the season, and as a result, Power became the tenth different winner of the 2013 season.

Round 16: BaltimoreEdit

Simon Pagenaud won his second race of the season. Hélio Castroneves finished 9th, and maintained the points lead.

Round 17: Houston (Sat.)Edit

The first race of the Houston doubleheader saw Scott Dixon win, and points leader Hélio Castroneves struggle. Castroneves suffered mechanical problems and came home 18th. Dixon closed the championship deficit to 8 points with two events remaining.

Round 18: Houston (Sun.)Edit

The second race of the Houston doubleheader was marred by a major crash involving Dario Franchitti, Takuma Sato and E. J. Viso. On the final lap, Franchitti touched wheels with Sato and his car was launched up into the catch fence. Debris injured thirteen spectators, while Franchitti was hospitalized with a concussion, fractured ankle, and two spinal fractures; these injuries forced him to retire from racing. Sato and Viso were uninjured.

Will Power took the race victory, and Scott Dixon came home second. For the second day in a row, Hélio Castroneves suffered gearbox troubles, which relegated him to a 23rd-place finish. Dixon took the points lead for the first time, holding a 25-point advantage with one race left.

Round 19: FontanaEdit

A. J. Allmendinger returned to Team Penske, driving the #2 car. J. R. Hildebrand drove the #98 Honda for Barracuda Racing. Will Power, from the pole, quickly lost the lead to a faster Sébastien Bourdais who dominated the first quarter of the race. Meanwhile, Castroneves rises from 10th to 5th place and watched the battle for the lead between Kanaan, Hunter-Reay, Bourdais and a fast Carlos Muñoz while Dixon keep the pace in 15th place.

At lap 111, Justin Wilson lost the rear of his car and was avoided by Josef Newgarden who collected Oriol Servià in the process. Then Wilson was hit by Tristan Vautier involving also James Jakes and Simona de Silvestro on the accident. Wilson was sent to the local hospital with minor fractures.

At the checkered flag Will Power finally grabbed the win at Fontana, followed by Ed Carpenter and Tony Kanaan. Dixon finished at 5th place, which was enough to give him the season title, while Castroneves had a tough night and finished 6th. Dixon become the new three time Indycar Series Champion, winning previously in 2003 and 2008.

Season SummaryEdit

Race resultsEdit

Round Race Pole position Fastest lap Most laps led Race Winner Report
Driver Team Manufacturer
1 St. Petersburg   Will Power   Will Power   Hélio Castroneves   James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Report
2 Birmingham   Ryan Hunter-Reay   James Jakes   Ryan Hunter-Reay   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Report
3 Long Beach   Dario Franchitti   E. J. Viso   Takuma Sato   Takuma Sato A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda Report
4 São Paulo   Ryan Hunter-Reay   Tony Kanaan   Takuma Sato   James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Report
5 Indianapolis   Ed Carpenter   Justin Wilson   Ed Carpenter   Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology Chevrolet Report
6 Detroit 1   Dario Franchitti[N 8]   Mike Conway   Mike Conway   Mike Conway Dale Coyne Racing Honda Report
7 Detroit 2   Mike Conway[N 9]   Mike Conway   Mike Conway   Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Peterson Hamilton HP Motorsports Honda
8 Texas   Will Power   Tony Kanaan   Hélio Castroneves   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet Report
9 Milwaukee   Marco Andretti   Ryan Hunter-Reay   Takuma Sato   Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Report
10 Iowa   Hélio Castroneves[N 10]   Ed Carpenter   James Hinchcliffe   James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Report
11 Pocono   Marco Andretti   Takuma Sato   Marco Andretti   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Report
12 Toronto 1   Dario Franchitti   Hélio Castroneves   Will Power   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Report
13 Toronto 2   Scott Dixon[N 11]   Dario Franchitti   Scott Dixon   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda
14 Mid-Ohio   Ryan Hunter-Reay   Simon Pagenaud   Charlie Kimball   Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Report
15 Sonoma   Dario Franchitti   Will Power   Scott Dixon   Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet Report
16 Baltimore   Scott Dixon   Sébastien Bourdais   Will Power   Simon Pagenaud Schmidt Peterson Hamilton HP Motorsports Honda Report
17 Houston 1   Takuma Sato[N 12]   Will Power   Scott Dixon   Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Report
18 Houston 2   Hélio Castroneves[N 13]   Luca Filippi   Will Power   Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet
19 Fontana   Will Power   James Hinchcliffe   Will Power   Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet Report

Final driver standingsEdit

Pos Driver STP ALA LBH SAO INDY DET TEX MIL IOW POC TOR MDO SNM BAL HOU FON Pts
QL 500
1   Scott Dixon 5 2 11 18 16 14 4 4 23 6 16 1 1 1* 7 15* 19 1* 2 5 577
2   Hélio Castroneves 2* 3 10 13 8 6 5 8 1* 2 8 8 6 2 6 7 9 18 231 6 550
3   Simon Pagenaud 24 6 8 9 21 8 12 1 13 12 6 6 9 12 2 5 1 4 6 13 508
4   Will Power 16 5 16 24 6 19 8 20 7 3 17 4 15* 18 4 1 18* 12 1* 1* 498
5   Marco Andretti 3 7 7 3 3 4 20 6 5 20 9 10* 4 9 9 4 10 13 20 7 484
6   Justin Wilson 9 8 3 20 14 5 3 22 15 9 11 7 11 8 8 2 4 3 4 18 472
7   Ryan Hunter-Reay 18 1* 24 11 7 3 2 18 2 1 2 20 18 19 5 6 20 20 21 9 469
8   James Hinchcliffe 1 26 26 1 9 21 15 19 9 5 1* 24 8 21 10 8 7 24 3 4 449
9   Charlie Kimball 12 4 21 10 19 9 14 7 17 17 12 2 21 6 1* 20 6 11 8 10 427
10   Dario Franchitti 25 25 4 7 17 23 6 5 6 8 20 3 3 4 3 3 21 15 15 418
11   Tony Kanaan 4 13 20 21 12 1 13 12 3 10 3 13 5 24 24 13 15 21 24 3 397
12   Sébastien Bourdais 11 16 15 14 15 29 24 11 20 22 14 16 2 3 12 10 3 8 5 12 370
13   Simona de Silvestro 6 18 9 8 24 17 16 24 16 24 21 11 10 14 11 9 5 2 10 8 362
14   Josef Newgarden 23 9 13 5 25 28 7 16 8 11 15 5 23 11 23 24 2 5 13 20 348
15   E. J. Viso 7 12 22 6 4 18 17 17 10 4 10 21 14 5 17 14 13 9 16 340
16   Ed Carpenter 14 22 18 23 1 10* 18 15 4 14 4 9 13 22 20 19 14 23 22 2 333
17   Takuma Sato 8 14 1* 2* 18 13 19 23 11 7* 23 22 24 20 22 23 24 17 14 17 322
18   Graham Rahal 13 21 2 22 26 25 9 9 21 16 5 18 20 13 18 11 17 7 18 15 319
19   James Jakes 15 23 12 17 20 20 10 2 12 18 18 12 12 23 13 25 23 6 17 22 294
20   Tristan Vautier  RY  21 10 17 16 28 16 11 14 18 21 13 19 19 16 21 12 11 22 11 21 266
21   Sebastián Saavedra 20 20 27 19 27 32 22 10 14 13 19 23 16 15 19 21 8 14 12 24 236
22   Oriol Servià 17 15 6 4 13 11 19 7 14 12 19 7 19 233
23   Mike Conway 25 1* 3* 7 7 16 9 185
24   Alex Tagliani 10 11 19 12 11 24 23 21 22 23 24 17 17 10 14 180
25   J. R. Hildebrand 19 17 5 15 10 33 16 11 112
26   Ryan Briscoe 23 12 21 13 15 14 22 17 100
27   A. J. Allmendinger 19 23 5 7 25 25 16 79
28   Carlos Muñoz  R  2 2 17 23 74
29   Ana Beatriz 22 24 14 25 29 15 19 22 72
30   Luca Filippi  R  16 22 10 19 53
31   Pippa Mann 30 30 24 15 25 34
32   James Davison  R  15 18 27
33   Stefan Wilson  R  16 14
34   Conor Daly  R  31 22 11
35   Townsend Bell 22 27 10
36   Lucas Luhr  R  22 8
37   Katherine Legge 33 26 8
38   Buddy Lazier 32 31 8
 —   Michel Jourdain Jr. DNQ 0
Pos Driver STP ALA LBH SAO QL 500 DET TEX MIL IOW POC TOR MDO SNM BAL HOU FON Pts
INDY  
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)
Race abandoned
(C)
Blank Did not
participate
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
(1 point; except Indy and Iowa)
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.
1 Qualifying canceled
no bonus point awarded
 RY  Rookie of the Year
 R  Rookie
  • One point is awarded to any driver who leads at least one lap during a race. Two additional points are awarded to the driver who leads the most laps in a race.
  • Bonus points are awarded for qualifying performance:
    • At all tracks except Indianapolis and Iowa, the driver who qualifies on pole earns one point.
      • In qualifying for race two of a double header weekend, the fastest driver in each of the two qualifying groups receives a bonus point.
    • At Indianapolis, drivers who advance to Q2 earn bonus points. Drivers who qualify tenth through twenty-fourth earn four qualifying points, and the remaining qualifying drivers earn three points.
    • At Iowa, the third-place driver in the first two heat races earn one bonus. The ten drivers who qualified for the third heat race earn points based on the result of that race.
  • 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.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Run in conjunction with HVM Racing as Team Venezuela.
  2. ^ injured at Houston heat 2
  3. ^ Run in conjunction with SH Racing.
  4. ^ Raced car #21 at Indianapolis for sponsorship reasons.[34]
  5. ^ In conjunction with RW Motorsports
  6. ^ In conjunction with Team Pelfrey
  7. ^ Not considered a rookie due to prior Champ Car experience.
  8. ^ Franchitti, the fastest qualifier from the Fast Six shootout, was assessed a 10-place grid penalty for an unapproved engine change. E. J. Viso, who qualified 2nd, was the highest-placed driver not to have a penalty, and thus started the race from pole position. Franchitti earned the pole-winner's championship point.
  9. ^ The qualification format for the second Detroit doubleheader race featured two separate qualification groups, with the fastest qualifier in each group earning a championship point; the faster of the two group fastest qualifiers would then start on pole, while the other would start from the outside of the front row. James Jakes earned the second championship point and started from the outside of the front row.
  10. ^ The starting lineup for the event was formed via three 50-lap heat races; the third of which, decided the top ten starting order for the race. Castroneves, the winner of that race, was assessed a 10-place grid penalty for an unapproved engine change. Will Power, who finished 2nd, was the highest-placed driver not to have a penalty, and thus started the race from pole position. Castroneves earned the pole-winner's nine championship points.
  11. ^ The qualification format for the second Toronto doubleheader race featured two separate qualification groups, with the fastest qualifier in each group earning a championship point; the faster of the two group fastest qualifiers would then start on pole, while the other would start from the outside of the front row. Dario Franchitti earned the second championship point and started from the outside of the front row.
  12. ^ The qualification format for the first Houston doubleheader race was altered due to track delays. It featured two separate qualification groups, with the fastest qualifier in each group earning a championship point; the faster of the two group fastest qualifiers would then start on pole, while the other would start from the outside of the front row. Will Power earned the second championship point and started from the outside of the front row.
  13. ^ Qualifying was canceled, due to heavy rain. The grid order was established by entrant points prior to the event, but Castroneves was not awarded the pole-winner's championship point.

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