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2012 IndyCar Series season

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2012 IndyCar season
IZOD IndyCar Series
Season
Races 15
Start date March 25
End date September 15
Awards
Drivers' champion 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay
Chronology
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Ryan Hunter-Reay won the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series driver championship.

The 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series[1] season represented the 101st season of American open wheel racing. Its premier event was the 96th Indianapolis 500, held on Sunday, May 27. The series was sanctioned by IndyCar, and took place in three countries on two continents.

Three-time defending IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti entered the season seeking his fourth consecutive championship and fifth overall. Meanwhile, two-time championship runner up Will Power sought his first title. Heading into the final race of the season, Power led Ryan Hunter-Reay by 17 points in a two driver fight for the championship.[2] After Power wrecked on lap 55, Hunter-Reay was able to finish 4th, and claimed the championship by 3 points.[3]

Among the numerous stories going into the season was the departure of Danica Patrick, who left IndyCar to compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Joining the series was former Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello. A highlight of the season was the introduction of a new chassis and engine package.

After losing Las Vegas as a venue in the aftermath of the death of Dan Wheldon, the series welcomed the return of such venues as Detroit and Fontana. In addition, midway through the season, the inaugural Indy Qingdao 600 scheduled to take place in China was cancelled by the promoter.[4]

It was a triumphant return for Chevrolet after returning from 6 years absence, and a dismal year for Honda only rescued by an unexpectedly good performance at the 500 after an extremely poor qualifying.

The ICONIC Project

The 2012 season saw the implementation of Indycar's new ICONIC Plan (Innovative, Competitive, Open-wheel, New, Industry-relevant, Cost-effective), the biggest change to the sport in recent history. The car used through 2011, a 2003/2007-model Dallara IR-05, and naturally aspirated V8 engines (required since 1997) were permanently retired. The ICONIC committee was composed of experts and executives from racing and technical fields: Randy Bernard, William R. Looney III, Brian Barnhart, Gil de Ferran, Tony Purnell, Eddie Gossage, Neil Ressler, Tony Cotman and Rick Long.[5] IndyCar accepted proposals from BAT Engineering, Dallara, DeltaWing, Lola and Swift for chassis design.[6] On July 14, 2010, the final decision was made public, with organisers accepting the Dallara proposal.[6]

New chassis

Under the new ICONIC regulations, all teams will compete with a core rolling chassis, called the "IndyCar Safety Cell",[6] developed by Italian designer Dallara. Teams will then outfit the chassis with separate body work, referred to as "Aero Kits", which consist of front and rear wings, sidepods, and engine cowlings.[6] Development of Aero Kits is open to any manufacturer, with all packages to be made available to all teams for a maximum price. ICONIC committee member Tony Purnell gave an open invitation to car manufacturers and companies such as Lockheed Martin and GE to develop kits.[7]

The IndyCar Safety cell will be capped at a price of $349,000[8] and will be assembled at a new Dallara facility in Speedway, Indiana. Aero Kits will be capped at $70,000.[8] Teams have the option of buying a complete Dallara safety cell/aero kit for a discounted price.[8]

On May 12, 2011, Dallara unveiled the first concept cars, one apiece in oval and road course Aero Kit configuration.[9]

On April 30, 2011, IndyCar owners voted 15–0 to reject the introduction of multiple Aero Kits for the 2012 season, citing costs.[10] Owners expressed their desire to introduce the new chassis/engines for 2012, but have all participants use the Dallara aerodynamic package in 2012, and delay the introduction of multiple aero kits until 2013. On August 14, 2011, IndyCar confirmed that the introduction of multiple Aero Kits would be delayed until 2013 for "economic reasons,"[11] and furthermore, it was put off for 2013 as well. Chevrolet and Lotus had already announced their intention to build aero kits.[12][13][14][15]

2011 Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon carried out the first official test of the Dallara chassis at Mid-Ohio in August 2011.[16] Following Wheldon's death at the season-ending race in Las Vegas, Dallara announced that the 2012 chassis would be named the DW12 in his honor.[17][18]

Engine formula

The engines are 2.2 L V6 turbocharged engines, tuned to produce a range of Script error: No such module "convert". with a 12,000 RPM limit.[19][20][21] All engines will run E85 fuel; from 2007–2011, the series utilized 100% fuel grade ethanol.[13][22] The turbochargers are provided by BorgWarner.

Suppliers

On November 12, 2010, Chevrolet was confirmed as an engine supplier for 2012 with a twin turbo V6. The initial list of potential suppliers included Ford, Cosworth, and Mazda.[23] Honda announced a 2.2-liter turbo V6 developed by Honda Performance Development.[24] On May 27, 2011, Ganassi and Honda announced their partnership for 2012.[25] On August 19, 2010, Cosworth announced their interest in providing an inline-four engine,[26] however, the plan was eventually scrapped. The Chevrolet engine is built in a joint effort with Ilmor who last time partnered Chevrolet in 1997-2005 (1997-2001 as Oldsmobile) and Honda in 2003-2006 (in 2007-2011 Honda Indy V8 was produced by own Honda 100%), and was introduced in partnership with Penske Racing.[12][27]

The third engine supplier was announced November 18, 2010 at the LA Auto Show, just prior to the league deadline. Lotus announced a twin turbo V6 engine[28] and an Aero Kit.[13] built in a partnership with John Judd and Jack Brabham (Engine Developments Ltd.) Judd engines were used in the CART series and at the Indy 500 from 1987–1992, as well as in sports car racing and F1. Lotus has suffered difficulty in both power and delivery of engines and has since pulled out of the sport.

Confirmed engine suppliers

Rule changes

  • Any engine changes for an engine that has run less than 1,850 miles will result in 10-place grid penalty at the next race. Further, full-time entries are limited to 5 engines per season.[29] There will be two exceptions:
    • If an engine fails during a race, in which a new engine may be installed for the next event without penalty.[30]
    • At Indianapolis, all engine penalties will be served at the next race at Detroit. Further, all full-time season entries will receive a new engine penalty-free between Bump Day & Carb Day.[31]
  • Beginning at Long Beach for all remaining road/street course events, the pits will remain open throughout non-emergency full-course cautions periods. Previously the pits immediately closed upon the display of the caution flag. The series hopes this will shorten caution periods to as few as two laps.[32]
  • Also beginning at Long Beach for all remaining road/street course events, cars that are not on the lead lap during an upcoming restart in the final 20 laps will peel off and drive through pit lane on the speed limiter and cycle back to the end of the line. The rule was later expanded to oval races as well, where lead-lap cars will simply drive to the front in position order instead. This is similar to NASCAR's restart procedure, where all lapped cars must move to the rear of the field.[32]
  • For the races at Indianapolis, Texas, and California, restarts will revert to single-file in response to safety concerns.[33]

Schedule

For 2012, as in recent years, the IndyCar Series schedule split its television coverage between ESPN on ABC and NBC Sports Network (formerly Versus). The season finale returned to NBC Sports Network after airing on ABC in 2011.

As a result of logistics, NBC Sports Network aired 2012 Summer Olympics coverage during the time and ESPN's broadcast and production crew were working the NASCAR Nationwide Series U.S. Cellular 250 during a split race weekend for the two NASCAR national series), the August 5 race at Mid Ohio that aired on ABC used the NBC Sports Network crew.[34]

In addition to qualifying and race broadcasts, NBC Sports Network aired IndyCar 36, a documentary series based on NBC's 36 format. Each 30-minute episode features a driver's race weekend. The drivers selected were:

No shows were produced at São Paulo, Detroit, Milwaukee or Edmonton, whereas frontrunners Ryan Briscoe, Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon were not featured.

Rnd Date Race name Track Location Time (ET) TV
1 March 25 23x15px Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida 12:30pm ABC
2 April 1 23x15px Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama 2:00pm NBCSN
3 April 15 23x15px 38th Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California 3:30pm NBCSN
4 April 29 23x15px Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestlé Streets of São Paulo São Paulo, Brazil 11:00am NBCSN
5 May 27 23x15px 96th Indianapolis 500-Mile Race Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana 11:00am ABC
6 June 3 23x15px Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix presented by ShopAutoWeek.com Belle Isle Detroit, Michigan 3:30pm ABC
7 June 9 23x15px Firestone 550 Texas Motor Speedway Fort Worth, Texas 8:00pm NBCSN
8 June 16 23x15px Milwaukee IndyFest presented by XYQ Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin 1:00pm ABC
9 June 23 23x15px Iowa Corn Indy 250 Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa 8:00pm NBCSN
10 July 8 23x15px Honda Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario 12:30pm ABC
11 July 22 23x15px Edmonton Indy Edmonton City Centre Airport Edmonton, Alberta 2:00pm NBCSN
12 August 5 23x15px Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio 12:30pm ABC
13 August 26 23x15px GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma Sonoma Raceway Sonoma, California 4:00pm NBCSN
14 September 2 23x15px Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT Streets of Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland 2:00pm NBCSN
15 September 15 23x15px MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships Auto Club Speedway Fontana, California 8:00pm NBCSN
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course/Street Circuit

Schedule development

Existing race contracts

New/Returning races

Potential races

  • A fifteen-race calendar was announced in December 2011; however, amid speculation of a race being organized in Fort Lauderdale, it was reported in January 2012 that the series needed sixteen races in order to fulfill obligations to sponsors.[49]
  • After the cancellation of the China race, it was believed that IndyCar would need to replace it to fulfill sponsorship obligations. Road America, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Michigan, and a second race at Texas were considered.[50] However, on June 25, IndyCar announced that the schedule would remain at 15 races.

Discontinued races

Cancelled race

  • The series was supposed to visit China for the first time; the Indy Qingdao 600 was to be held on a 3.87-mile street circuit in Qingdao over the weekend of August 19,[55] with plans to build a permanent road course for future seasons.[56] However, this race was cancelled by the promoter on June 13.[4]

Teams and drivers

All chassis are composed of a Dallara DW-12 "IndyCar Safety Cell" base and aerokit in 2012. All teams will run Firestone tires.

Team Engine No. Driver(s) Rounds Notes
A. J. Foyt Enterprises Honda 14 23x15px Mike Conway 1–14
23x15px Wade Cunningham (R) 15
41 5
Andretti Autosport Chevrolet 17 23x15px Sebastián Saavedra 5, 13, 15 1
25 23x15px Ana Beatriz 4–5 2
26 23x15px Marco Andretti All
27 23x15px James Hinchcliffe All
28 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay All
Chip Ganassi Racing Honda 9 23x15px Scott Dixon All
10 23x15px Dario Franchitti All 3
50
38 23x15px Graham Rahal All
83 23x15px Charlie Kimball 1–11, 13–15 4
23x15px Giorgio Pantano (R) 12
Dale Coyne Racing Honda 18 23x15px Justin Wilson All
19 23x15px James Jakes All
Dragon Racing Lotus
Chevrolet
6 23x15px Katherine Legge (R) 1–5, 7–9, 13, 15 5 6
7 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 1–6, 10–14
Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Panther/Dreyer & Reinbold Racing
Lotus
Chevrolet
22 23x15px Oriol Servià All 5 7
Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet 20 23x15px Ed Carpenter All
KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 5 23x15px E. J. Viso All
8 23x15px Rubens Barrichello All Not considered a series rookie. He will only be considered an Indy rookie.
11 23x15px Tony Kanaan All
Lotus–Fan Force United Lotus 64 23x15px Jean Alesi (R) 5
Lotus–HVM Racing Lotus 78 23x16px Simona de Silvestro All
Panther Racing Chevrolet 4 23x15px J. R. Hildebrand All
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda 15 Template:Country data JPN Takuma Sato All
30 23x15px Michel Jourdain, Jr. 5
Schmidt–Hamilton Motorsports Honda 77 23x15px Simon Pagenaud (R) All
99 23x15px Townsend Bell 5
Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing Honda 39 23x15px Bryan Clauson (R) 5
67 23x15px Josef Newgarden (R) 1–13, 15 9
23x15px Bruno Junqueira 14
Team Barracuda – BHA Lotus
Honda
98 23x15px Alex Tagliani 1–3, 5–15 5 8
Team Penske Chevrolet 2 23x15px Ryan Briscoe All
3 23x15px Hélio Castroneves All
12 23x15px Will Power All
Notes

(R)Rookie

1.^ In conjunction with AFS Racing.
2.^ In conjunction with Conquest Racing.
3.^ Dario Franchitti drove the #50 car at Indianapolis to celebrate the 50th anniversary of sponsor Target.
4.^ Charlie Kimball broke his hand in an accident while testing at Mid-Ohio on July 26.[57] Pantano replaced Kimball for the subsequent race at Mid-Ohio.[58]
5.^ Team Barracuda – BHA, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and Dragon Racing terminated their Lotus engine contracts prior to the Indianapolis 500.
6.^ Dragon Racing was reduced to a single-car team following the Indianapolis 500, as engine supplier Chevrolet could not supply engines for both cars. Bourdais was named to drive on the remaining road and street courses, and Legge was named to drive on the remaining ovals[59] and Sonoma.
7.^ Dreyer & Reinbold Racing formed a strategic alliance with Panther Racing prior to the Indianapolis 500, and obtained Panther's second Chevrolet engine contract.[60][61]
8.^ Team Barracuda – BHA skipped the São Paulo race to concentrate on preparations for the Indy 500.
9.^ Josef Newgarden broke his left index finger in an accident during the Sonoma race. Junqueira replaced Newgarden for the following race at Baltimore.[62]

Team and driver changes

Testing

The first official test of the Dallara DW12 chassis was carried out by Dan Wheldon at Mid-Ohio on August 8, 2011.[16][102] Phase I of testing involved Wheldon, and was planned to involve three road courses and three ovals, over a total of about twelve days. The second test was held August 18 at Barber,[103] and the third was held on the USGP road course at Indianapolis on September 1.[104] Oval tests took place in September at Iowa[105] and Indianapolis.[106]

Honda (Scott Dixon) and Chevrolet (Will Power) began Phase II of on-track testing at Mid-Ohio in early October.[107] A scheduled test at Las Vegas was cancelled after the fatal crash of Dan Wheldon. Testing resumed in late October and continued through February at several venues including Sebring,[108] Fontana,[109] Homestead,[110] Phoenix,[111] and Sonoma.[112] Lotus first took to the track on January 12 at Palm Beach,[113] and testing by individual teams began on January 16.[114]

A full-field official open test took place on March 5–6 & 8–9, 2012 at Sebring International Raceway.[115]

Full-field oval open tests are scheduled for April 4, 2012 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway[116] and for May 7, 2012 at Texas Motor Speedway.[117]

Race results

Round Race Pole position Fastest lap Most laps led Race Winner Report
Driver Team Manufacturer
1 St. Petersburg 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Scott Dixon 23x15px Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet Report
2 Barber 23x15px Hélio Castroneves 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Scott Dixon 23x15px Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet Report
3 Long Beach 23x15px Ryan Briscoe[N 1] 23x15px Tony Kanaan 23x15px Simon Pagenaud 23x15px Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet Report
4 São Paulo 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Josef Newgarden 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet Report
5 Indianapolis 23x15px Ryan Briscoe 23x15px Marco Andretti 23x15px Marco Andretti 23x15px Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Report
6 Detroit 23x15px Scott Dixon 23x15px Justin Wilson 23x15px Scott Dixon 23x15px Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Report
7 Texas 23x15px Alex Tagliani 23x15px Ryan Briscoe 23x15px Scott Dixon 23x15px Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing Honda Report
8 Milwaukee 23x15px Dario Franchitti 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Report
9 Iowa 23x15px Dario Franchitti 23x15px Ed Carpenter 23x15px Hélio Castroneves 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Report
10 Toronto 23x15px Dario Franchitti 23x15px Josef Newgarden 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Report
11 Edmonton 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay[N 2] 23x15px Josef Newgarden 23x15px Alex Tagliani 23x15px Hélio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet Report
12 Mid-Ohio 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Oriol Servià 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Report
13 Sonoma 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Ryan Briscoe Team Penske Chevrolet Report
14 Baltimore 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Will Power 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Chevrolet Report
15 Fontana 23x15px Marco Andretti 23x15px Dario Franchitti 23x15px Ed Carpenter 23x15px Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet Report
Notes
  1. ^ Briscoe, the fastest qualifier from the Fast Six shootout, was assessed a 10-place grid penalty for an unapproved engine change. Dario Franchitti, who qualified 4th, was the highest-placed driver not to have a penalty, and thus started the race from pole position. Briscoe earned the pole-winner's championship point.
  2. ^ Hunter-Reay, the fastest qualifier from the Fast Six shootout, was assessed a 10-place grid penalty for an unapproved engine change. Dario Franchitti, who qualified 2nd, started the race from pole position. Hunter-Reay earned the pole-winner's championship point.

Race summaries

Round 1 – St. Petersburg

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Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time
1 5 3 23x15px Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 100 1:59:50.9863
2 6 9 23x15px Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 100 +5.5292
3 3 28 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 100 +7.5824
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Official Box Score: Report

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  • Race Summary: Helio Castroneves won the season-opening event,[118][119] snapping a winless streak that dates back to Motegi in 2010. It was the first race for the new Dallara DW-12 chassis, and the new turbocharged engine package. Castroneves' victory marked the first win by Chevrolet in the IndyCar Series since 2005. It also marked the first race since the fatal accident of Dan Wheldon. Will Power took the lead from the pole position at the start, but during the first yellow, he ducked into the pits in order to gamble on a fuel strategy. The strategy backfired, and Power was not a factor during the remainder of the race. During the final sequence of pit stops, Castroneves and Scott Dixon were running 1st–2nd. Dixon pitted first on lap 72, and Castroneves pitted on lap later. As the rest of the leaders shuffled through their final pits stops, Castroneves made a bold pass of Dixon on the outside of turn 1 for second place. After the sequence of pit stops was over, Castroneves led the final 26 laps to claim the victory. On his victory lap, Castroneves stopped in turn 10, climbed from his car, and performed his customary "Spider-Man" celebration, climbing the catch fence. He climbed the fence which displayed the street sign "Dan Wheldon Way," which had been designated days earlier by the city of St. Petersburg in the memory of Wheldon.[120]
  • Pole position: #12 Will Power, 1:01.3721 sec, Script error: No such module "convert".
  • Lead changes: 9 between 7 drivers
  • Lap Leaders
    • 1–11: #12 Power
    • 12–20: #2 Briscoe
    • 21–36: #9 Dixon
    • 37–46: #15 Sato
    • 47: #10 Franchitti
    • 48–68: #9 Dixon
    • 69–70: #3 Castroneves
    • 71: #15 Sato
    • 72–74: #4 Hildebrand
    • 75–100: #3 Castroneves
  • Weather conditions: Script error: No such module "convert"., partly cloudy
  • Attendance: 125,000 (4-day weekend attendance)[121]
  • Cautions: 3 for 15 laps
  • Caution Periods
    • 13–16: #6 Legge stalled on frontstretch
    • 20–27: #19 Jakes contact in turn 10
    • 46–48: #3 Castroneves & #20 Carpenter contact in turn 14

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Round 2 – Barber

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Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time
1 9 12 23x15px Will Power Team Penske 90 2:01:40.1127
2 3 9 23x15px Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 90 +3.3709
3 1 3 23x15px Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 90 +19.1150
Race average speed: Script error: No such module "convert".
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  • Race Summary: Scott Dixon led 38 laps and was leading on lap 66 when he made his final pit stop. A slow pit stop caused by trouble on the left rear tire, as well as traffic in the pit lane, allowed Will Power to pass him going into turn one. After all the leaders shuffled through their pit stops, Power took the lead, and held off Dixon over the final laps to win.
  • Pole position: #3 Hélio Castroneves, 1:10.4768 sec, Script error: No such module "convert".
  • Lead changes: 9 between 5 drivers
  • Lap Leaders
    • 1–24: #3 Castroneves
    • 25: #27 Hinchcliffe
    • 26: #38 Rahal
    • 27–47: #9 Dixon
    • 48–49: #3 Castroneves
    • 50–65: #9 Dixon
    • 66–67: #3 Castroneves
    • 68–73: #12 Power
    • 74: #9 Dixon
    • 75–90: #12 Power
  • Weather conditions: Script error: No such module "convert"., partly cloudy
  • Attendance: 52,879 (race day), 81,378 (weekend)[125]
  • Cautions: 2 for 10 laps
  • Caution Periods
    • 1–3: #98 Tagliani stalled in turn 4
    • 67–73: #6 Legge spun in turn 9

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Round 3 – Long Beach

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Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time
1 12 12 23x15px Will Power Team Penske 85 1:54:01.6082
2 4 77 23x15px Simon Pagenaud (R) Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports 85 +0.8675
3 16 27 23x15px James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport 85 +13.2719
Race average speed: Script error: No such module "convert".
Official Box Score: REPORT

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  • Race Summary: Just days prior to the race, Chevrolet announced that all eleven of their entries would change engines, in violation of IndyCar's 1,850 mileage requirement rule.[15] As a penalty, all of the Chevrolet entries would incur a 10-position grid penalty after time trials. In qualifying Chevrolet cars swept the top three spots, and 5 of the top 6. However, after the penalties were assessed, Honda driver Dario Franchitti was elevated to the pole. At the start, Dario Franchitti and rookie Josef Newgarden battled into turn one. Newgarden tried to take the lead on the outside, but the two cars clipped slightly, and Newgarden smacked the tire barrier and crashed out of the race. Franchitti took the lead for the first four laps, but quickly faded with handling problems, and was not a factor in the remainder of the race. Late in the second half, the race became a contest between rookie Simon Pagenaud and Will Power, with Takuma Sato also strong all afternoon. Power made his final pit stop on lap 64, and attempted to stretch his fuel over the final 21 laps. Pagenaud pitted on lap 70, and seemingly had plenty of fuel to charge to the finish. As Power held the lead, Pagenaud dramatically charged to catch Power, gaining 1–2 second per lap. The cars were nose-to-tail in the hairpin as they approached the white flag. Power held off on the final lap to win by 0.8 second.[16] On the final lap, Sato lost his chance at a podium finish, as he suffered contact from Ryan Hunter-Reay and spun out into the wall. Hunter-Reay crossed the finish line third, but was penalized 30 seconds for "avoidable contact" in the Sato incident. The penalty elevated James Hinchcliffe to third in the official results. After the leaders took the checkered flag, a four-car melee occurred in the hairpin, involving Helio Castroneves and Rubens Barrichello, among others. Despite all eleven of the Chevrolet entries being penalized 10 starting positions due to the engine changes, Chevrolet-powered cars swept 8 of the top ten finishing positions.
  • Pole position: #2 Ryan Briscoe, 1:08.6089 sec, Script error: No such module "convert".
  • Lead changes: 9 between 7 drivers
  • Lap Leaders
    • 1–4: #10 Franchitti
    • 5–19: #18 Wilson
    • 20–27: #15 Sato
    • 28: #28 Hunter-Reay
    • 29–33: #2 Briscoe
    • 34–47: #77 Pagenaud
    • 48–55: #15 Sato
    • 56–58: #28 Hunter-Reay
    • 59–70: #77 Pagenaud
    • 71–85: #12 Power
  • Weather conditions: Script error: No such module "convert"., partly cloudy
  • Attendance: 170,000 (3-day weekend attendance)[17]
  • Cautions: 3 for 12 laps
  • Caution Periods

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Round 4 – São Paulo

<tr style="color:white; background:#EE0033; text-align:center; font-weight: bold;"><td>Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 Presented by Nestle</td></tr>
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time
1 1 12 23x15px Will Power Team Penske 75 2:08:18.2816
2 5 28 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 75 +0.9045
3 25 15 Template:Country data JPN Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 75 +2.3905
Race average speed: Script error: No such module "convert".
Official Box Score: REPORT

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  • Race Summary: Will Power led 63 laps en route to his third straight IndyCar victory in 2012, and third consecutive win in São Paulo. Power took the lead at the start and led the first 51 laps. The early parts of the race were clean, but two multi-car pileups occurred on restarts in the tight chicane segment. On one of the final restarts, Takuma Sato aggressively moved into third place, taking his first podium finish in IndyCar competition. Power held off Ryan Hunter-Reay over the final 12 laps to secure the victory.[20] Despite concerns about possible rain during the race, the skies cleared, and the race was dry, with only trace drizzle that did not affect the track.
  • Pole position: #12 Will Power, 1:21.4045 sec, Script error: No such module "convert".
  • Lead changes: 5 between 5 drivers
  • Lap Leaders
  • Weather conditions: Script error: No such module "convert"., partly cloudy
  • Attendance: 31,000 grandstand seats sold out [21]

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Round 5 – Indianapolis

<tr style="color:white; background:#EE0033; text-align:center; font-weight: bold;"><td>96th Indianapolis 500</td></tr>
Top Three Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time
1 16 50 23x15px Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 200 2:58:51.2532
2 15 9 23x15px Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 200 +0.0295
3 8 11 23x15px Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology 200 +0.0677
Race average speed: Script error: No such module "convert".
Official Box Score: REPORT

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  • Race Summary: The first oval race for the new Dallara DW-12 chassis saw an all-time Indy 500 record 34 lead changes during a highly competitive event. On the final lap, second place Takuma Sato attempted to pass Dario Franchitti for the lead in turn one. As the two cars were side-by-side, Sato pinched the car down too low, spun, and crashed into the outside wall. Franchitti slipped by unscathed to take the victory. Franchitti's teammate Scott Dixon finished second, sweeping a 1–2 finish for Chip Ganassi Racing.
  • Pole position: #2 Ryan Briscoe, 2:38.9514 sec, Script error: No such module "convert". (4-lap)
  • Lead changes: 34 between 10 drivers
  • Lap Leaders
    • 1: #27 Hinchcliffe
    • 2–4: #2 Briscoe
    • 5–6: #27 Hinchcliffe
    • 7–15: #2 Briscoe
    • 16–17: #27 Hinchcliffe
    • 18–19: #2 Briscoe
    • 20–21: #26 Andretti
    • 22: #2 Briscoe
    • 23–44: #26 Andretti
    • 45–46: #98 Tagliani
    • 47: #9 Dixon
    • 48–49: #83 Kimball
    • 50–73: #26 Andretti
    • 75–78: #9 Dixon
    • 79: #83 Kimball
    • 80–90: #26 Andretti
    • 91–118: #9 Dixon
    • 119–123: #15 Sato
    • 124–125: #8 Barrichello
    • 126–146: #15 Sato
    • 147: #9 Dixon
    • 148–152: #15 Sato
    • 153–159: #50 Franchitti
    • 160: #9 Dixon
    • 161–162: #50 Franchitti
    • 163–171: #9 Dixon
    • 172–173: #50 Franchitti
    • 174–176: #9 Dixon
    • 177: #50 Franchitti
    • 178: #9 Dixon
    • 179–186: #50 Franchitti
    • 187–193: #11 Kanaan
    • 194: #50 Franchitti
    • 195–198: #9 Dixon
    • 199–200: #50 Franchitti
  • Weather conditions: Script error: No such module "convert"., partly cloudy
  • Attendance: TBA
  • Cautions: 8 for 39 laps
  • Caution Periods
    • 14–17: Spin: #39 Clauson in Turn 2
    • 80–86: Contact: #12 Power & #14 Conway in Turn 2
    • 90–94: Contact: #25 Beatriz in Turn 2
    • 146–151: Stall: #17 Saavedra in Turn 2
    • 164–170: Stall: #67 Newgarden in Backstretch
    • 181–183: Spin: #20 Carpenter in Turn 1
    • 188–193: Contact: #26 Andretti in Turn 1
    • 200: Contact: #15 Sato in Turn 1

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Round 6 – Detroit

<tr style="color:white; background:#EE0033; text-align:center; font-weight: bold;"><td>Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix presented by ShopAutoWeek.com</td></tr>
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time
1 1 9 23x15px Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 60 1:27:39.5053
2 14 10 23x15px Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 60 + 1.9628
3 4 77 23x15px Simon Pagenaud (R) Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports 60 + 2.4773
Race average speed: Script error: No such module "convert".
Official Box Score: REPORT

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  • Race Summary: Scott Dixon led wire-to-wire at Detroit, IndyCar's return to the Belle Isle circuit for the first time since 2008. Around lap 40, a tar patch of the track broke up, with chunks of pavement creating debris on the track. James Hinchcliffe ran over some of the debris, and crashed hard into the tire barrier. The race was red flagged in order to make repairs to the track surface. After over two hours, the race resumed, but race officials shortened the duration to 60 laps (down from 90). Scott Dixon led the rest of the way, while Dario Franchitti charged up to second place at the finish. The checkered flag fell just minutes before a downpour.
  • Pole position: #12 Will Power, 1:21.4045 sec, Script error: No such module "convert".
  • Lead changes: none
  • Lap Leaders
    • 1–60: #9 Dixon
  • Weather conditions: Script error: No such module "convert"., cloudy, rain
  • Attendance: TBA
  • Cautions: 3 for 10 laps
  • Caution Periods
    • 40–44: #27 Hinchcliffe contact in turn 7, #15 Sato contact in turn 12
    • 45: Red flag for track repairs
    • 45–46: Restarting from red flag
    • 48–50: #3 Castroneves and #20 Carpenter contact in turn 6, #67 Newgarden spin

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Round 7 – Texas

<tr style="color:white; background:#EE0033; text-align:center; font-weight: bold;"><td>Firestone 550</td></tr>
Top Three Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time
1 17 18 23x15px Justin Wilson Dale Coyne Racing 228 1:59:02.0131
2 3 38 23x15px Graham Rahal Chip Ganassi Racing 228 + 3.9202
3 10 2 23x15px Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 228 + 5.8619
Race average speed: Script error: No such module "convert".
Official Box Score: REPORT

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  • Race Summary: After experimenting with the Twin 275s race format in 2011, the event reverted back to a single Script error: No such module "convert". race. The event marked the first race of the new Dallara DW-12 chassis on one of the high-banked 1.5 mile circuits. Though there was a level of apprehension entering the week (in the wake of the Las Vegas tragedy), series officials took measures to reduce downforce, lower speeds, and break up the "pack racing." The result was a highly competitive race and yielded overall positive results.[24] Scott Dixon dominated most of the first half, leading 133 laps, and seemingly passing and pulling away at will. His Ganassi teammate Dario Franchitti, however, suffered from poor handling and after an unscheduled pit stop, fell behind and was never a factor. On lap 170, Dixon's handling started to go away, and lost the lead to Will Power. A few laps later, he got too low in turn four, and was caught up in dirty air, which caused him to spin and crash out in the exit of turn four. After the restart, Will Power led Ryan Briscoe and Tony Kanaan. Down the backstretch, the cars went three wide, and Power swerved to block the inside line. He made contact with Kanaan's front wing, and the broken wing required Kanaan to pit for repairs. A few minutes later, race director Beaux Barfield issued a blocking penalty to Power, and he was forced to serve a "drive-through" penalty in the pit lane. Graham Rahal took the lead on lap 200, and appeared on his way to his second-career IndyCar victory. He held a lead of several seconds over Justin Wilson. With three laps to go, however, Rahal slid high exiting turn four, and smacked the outside wall with the right side of the car. Rahal continued, but slowed enough that Wilson passed him for the lead down the backstretch. Wilson led the final two laps, and scored his second career IndyCar victory, and Dale Coyne's second victory as a car owner. Rahal held on to come home second.
  • Pole position: #98 Alex Tagliani, 48.5695 sec, Script error: No such module "convert". (2-lap)
  • Lead changes: 9 between 7 drivers
  • Lap Leaders
    • 1: 1–20: #98 Tagliani
    • 21–116: #9 Dixon
    • 117–125: #18 Wilson
    • 126–133: #9 Dixon
    • 134–141: #27 Hinchcliffe
    • 142–170: #9 Dixon
    • 171–194: #12 Power
    • 195–199: #2 Briscoe
    • 200–226: #38 Rahal
    • 227–228: #18 Wilson
  • Weather conditions: Script error: No such module "convert"., partly cloudy
  • Attendance: 69,000 [25]
  • Cautions: 4 for 32 laps
  • Caution Periods
    • 31–39: #83 Kimball contact in turn 4
    • 65–70: #15 Sato crash on backstretch
    • 131–137: #5 Viso stalled
    • 174–183: #9 Dixon crash turn 4

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Round 8 – Milwaukee

<tr style="color:white; background:#EE0033; text-align:center; font-weight: bold;"><td>Milwaukee IndyFest Presented by XYQ</td></tr>
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time
1 2 28 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 225 1:52:17:8119
2 6 11 23x15px Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology 225 + 5.1029
3 8 27 23x15px James Hinchcliffe Andretti Autosport 225
Race average speed: Script error: No such module "convert".
Official Box Score: REPORT

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Round 9 – Iowa

<tr style="color:white; background:#EE0033; text-align:center; font-weight: bold;"><td>Iowa Corn Indy 250</td></tr>
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time
1 7 28 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 250 1:43:39.3031
2 3 26 23x15px Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 250 +0.1103
3 19 11 23x15px Tony Kanaan KV Racing Technology 250 +2.7248
Race average speed: Script error: No such module "convert".
Official Box Score: REPORT

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  • Race Summary: Ryan Hunter-Reay won for the second weekend in a row, and for the second weekend in a row on a short oval. Hunter-Reay passed his teammate Marco Andretti for second place on lap 234, then took the lead from Scott Dixon four laps later. In a new format, the starting lineup was determined by three heat races. Dario Franchitti won the third and final heat race, which secured the pole position. However, he suffered an engine failure on the pace laps, and dropped out before the green flag.
  • Pole position: #10 Dario Franchitti - Won qualifying heat race: REPORT
  • Lead changes: 10 between 8 drivers
  • Lap Leaders
    • 1–51 #3 Helio Castroneves
    • 52–70 #27 James Hinchcliffe
    • 71 #8 Rubens Barrichello
    • 72 #19 James Jakes
    • 73–154 #3 Helio Castroneves
    • 155–156 #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay
    • 157–176 #9 Scott Dixon
    • 177–178 #2 Briscoe
    • 179–181 #26 Marco Andretti
    • 182–237 #9 Scott Dixon
    • 238–250 #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay
  • Weather conditions: TBA
  • Attendance: TBA
  • Cautions: 6 for 64 laps
  • Caution Periods
    • 1–9: Stalled cars #10 Franchitti & #98 Tagliani
    • 68–83: Contact #5 Viso & #12 Power in turn 2
    • 98–110: Contact #4 Hildebrand in turn 1
    • 179–194: Contact #2 Briscoe & #67 Newgarden in turn 2
    • 197–203: Contact #27 Hunchcliffe in turn 4
    • 248–250: Contact #6 Legge in turn 2

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Round 10 – Toronto

<tr style="color:white; background:#EE0033; text-align:center; font-weight: bold;"><td>Honda Indy Toronto</td></tr>
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time
1 7 28 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 85 1:33:26.5096
2 13 83 23x15px Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing 85 +0.0757
3 11 14 23x15px Mike Conway A.J. Foyt Enterprises 85 +0.2848
Race average speed: 0.000
Official Box Score: REPORT

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  • Lead changes: 6 between 5 drivers
  • Lap Leaders
    • 1–5 #10 Dario Franchitti
    • 6–25 #12 Will Power
    • 26–48 #77 Simon Pagenaud (R)
    • 49–55 #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay
    • 56 #4 J.R. Hildebrand
    • 57–85 #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay
  • Weather conditions: Script error: No such module "convert"., clear skies
  • Attendance: TBA
  • Cautions: 3 for 8 laps
  • Caution Periods
    • 24–27: Contact #38 Rahal in turn 2
    • 80–81: Contact #67 Newgarden in turn 3
    • 83–84: Contact #7 Bourdais in turn 1; 2 Briscoe, 10 Franchitti, 20 Carpenter, 26 Andretti & 77 Pagenaud in turn 3

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Round 11 – Edmonton

<tr style="color:white; background:#EE0033; text-align:center; font-weight: bold;"><td>Edmonton Indy</td></tr>
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time
1 5 3 23x15px Helio Castroneves Team Penske 75 1:38:50.9294
2 3 15 Template:Country data JPN Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 75 +0.8367
3 17 12 23x15px Will Power Team Penske 75 +5.3697
Race average speed: Script error: No such module "convert".
Official Box Score: REPORT

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  • Race Summary: Helio Castoneves held off Takuma Sato to win the Edmonton Indy, in a race that went flag-to-flag without a caution. On the final round of pit stops, Castroneves pitted on lap earlier than Sato, and when Sato exited the pits, Castroneves slipped by to take the lead in turn one. With the victory, Castroneves moved into second place in the season points standings behind Ryan Hunter-Reay. Championship contender Will Power started 17th, and notably charged all the way up to third at the finish. Power, however, slipped down to third in the season standings.
  • Pole position: #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay, 1:07.2338, 103.664 mph
  • Lead changes: 5 between 4 drivers
  • Lap Leaders
    • 1–25: #98 Alex Tagliani
    • 26: #2 Ryan Briscoe
    • 27: #12 Will Power
    • 28–51: #98 Alex Tagliani
    • 52–53: #12 Will Power
    • 54–75: #3 Helio Castroneves
  • Weather conditions: TBA
  • Attendance: TBA
  • Cautions: 0 for 0 laps
  • Caution Periods
    • None

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Round 12 – Mid-Ohio

<tr style="color:white; background:#EE0033; text-align:center; font-weight: bold;"><td>Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio</td></tr>
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time
1 4 9 23x15px Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 85 1:39:48.5083
2 1 12 23x15px Will Power Team Penske 85 + 3.4619
3 3 77 23x15px Simon Pagenaud (R) Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports 85 + 4.5402
Race average speed: Script error: No such module "convert".
Official Box Score: REPORT

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  • Lead changes: 2 between 3 drivers
  • Lap Leaders
    • 1–57: #12 Power
    • 58–59: #27 Hinchcliffe
    • 60–85: #9 Dixon
  • Weather conditions: TBA
  • Attendance: TBA
  • Cautions: 0 for 0 laps
  • Caution Periods
    • None

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Round 13 – Sonoma

<tr style="color:white; background:#EE0033; text-align:center; font-weight: bold;"><td>GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma</td></tr>
Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time
1 2 2 23x15px Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 85 2:07:02.8248
2 1 12 23x15px Will Power Team Penske 85 +0.4408
3 6 10 23x15px Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 85 + 1.0497
Race average speed: Script error: No such module "convert".
Official Box Score: REPORT

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  • Lead changes: 6 between 3 drivers
  • Lap Leaders
    • 1–17: #12 Power
    • 18–19: #2 Briscoe
    • 20: #28 Hunter-Reay
    • 21–40: #12 Power
    • 41–43: #2 Briscoe
    • 44–63: #12 Power
    • 64–85: #2 Briscoe
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Podium Finishers
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1 10 28 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 75 2:09:02.9522
2 11 2 23x15px Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 75 +1.4391
3 9 77 23x15px Simon Pagenaud (R) Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports 75 + 3.0253
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Round 15 – Fontana

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Podium Finishers
Pos Grid No. Driver Team Laps Time
1 5 20 23x15px Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing 250 2:57:34.7433
2 9 10 23x15px Dario Franchitti Chip Ganassi Racing 250 + 1.9
3 15 9 23x15px Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 250 + 2.6
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Championship standings

Final driver standings

Pos Driver STP
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ALA
23x15px
LBH
23x15px
SAO
23x15px
INDY 23x15px DET
23x15px
TEX
23x15px
MIL
23x15px
IOW
23x15px
TOR
23x15px
EDM
23x15px
MDO
23x15px
SNM
23x15px
BAL
23x15px
FON
23x15px
Pts
QL 500
1 23x15px Ryan Hunter-Reay 3 12 6 2 3 27 7 21 1* 1 1* 7 24 18 1 4 468
2 23x15px Will Power 7 1 1 1* 5 28 4 8 12 23 15 3 2* 2* 6* 24 465
3 23x15px Scott Dixon 2* 2* 23 17 15 2 1* 18* 11 4 25 10 1 13 4 3 435
4 23x15px Hélio Castroneves 1 3 13 4 6 10 17 7 6 6* 6 1 16 6 10 5 431
5 23x15px Simon Pagenaud 6 5 2* 12 23 16 3 6 13 5 12 20 3 7 3 15 387
6 23x15px Ryan Briscoe 5 14 7 25 1 5 16 3 14 18 19 8 7 1 2 17 370
7 23x15px Dario Franchitti 13 10 15 5 16 1 2 14 19 25 17 6 17 3 13 2 363
8 23x15px James Hinchcliffe 4 6 3 6 2 6 21 4 3 17 22 12 5 26 15 13 358
9 23x15px Tony Kanaan 25 21 4 13 8 3 6 11 2 3 4 18 6 10 20 18 351
10 23x15px Graham Rahal 12 4 24 16 12 13 19 2 9 9 23 4 11 5 11 6 333
11 23x15px J. R. Hildebrand 19 15 5 7 18 14 14 5 22 22 7 21 9 8 12 11 294
12 23x15px Rubens Barrichello 17 8 9 10 10 11 25 DNS 10 7 11 13 15 4 5 22 289
13 23x15px Oriol Servià 16 13 16 11 27 4 5 20 4 21 5 24 25 19 7 19 287
14 Template:Country data JPN Takuma Sato 22 24 8 3 19 17 20 22 20 12 9 2 13 27 21 7 281
15 23x15px Justin Wilson 10 19 10 22 21 7 22 1 23 10 21 9 18 11 17 23 278
16 23x15px Marco Andretti 14 11 25 14 4 24* 11 17 15 2 16 14 8 25 14 8 278
17 23x15px Alex Tagliani 15 26 21 11 12 10 9 7 16 10 5* 10 9 8 20 272
18 23x15px Ed Carpenter 18 22 14 21 28 21 12 12 8 8 18 22 22 20 25 1* 261
19 23x15px Charlie Kimball 9 25 18 8 14 8 8 23 17 11 2 19 21 18 10 260
20 23x15px E. J. Viso 8 18 12 9 9 18 18 19 5 24 20 16 20 16 9 25 244
21 23x15px Mike Conway 20 7 22 19 29 29 9 16 16 20 3 11 21 14 16 233
22 23x15px James Jakes 26 16 11 15 17 15 23 10 21 13 8 25 19 12 24 12 232
23 23x15px Josef Newgarden 11 17 26 23 7 25 15 13 25 19 13 17 12 23 16 200
24 23x16px Simona de Silvestro 24 20 20 24 32 32 13 DNS 24 14 24 23 23 17 22 26 182
25 23x15px Sébastien Bourdais 21 9 17 18 25 20 24 14 15 4 22 23 173
26 23x15px Katherine Legge 23 23 19 26 30 22 15 18 15 24 9 137
27 23x15px Sebastián Saavedra 24 26 15 21 41
28 23x15px Wade Cunningham 26 31 14 29
29 23x15px Ana Beatriz 20 13 23 28
30 23x15px Townsend Bell 20 9 26
31 23x15px Giorgio Pantano 14 16
32 23x15px Michel Jourdain, Jr. 22 19 16
33 23x15px Bryan Clauson 31 30 13
34 23x15px Jean Alesi 33 33 13
35 23x15px Bruno Junqueira 19 12
Pos Driver STP
23x15px
ALA
23x15px
LBH
23x15px
SAO
23x15px
QL 500 DET
23x15px
TEX
23x15px
MIL
23x15px
IOW
23x15px
TOR
23x15px
EDM
23x15px
MDO
23x15px
SNM
23x15px
BAL
23x15px
FON
23x15px
Pts
INDY 23x15px
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)
Exception: Indianapolis 500
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
(2 points)</span>
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
Race Points 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 Points 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.

Manufacturers' Championship

Pos Manufacturer STP
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ALA
23x15px
LBH
23x15px
SAO
23x15px
INDY
23x15px
DET
23x15px
TEX
23x15px
MIL
23x15px
IOW
23x15px
TOR
23x15px
EDM
23x15px
MDO
23x15px
SNM
23x15px
BAL
23x15px
FON
23x15px
Pts
1 23x15px Chevrolet 1 1 1 1 3 4 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 123
2 Template:Country data JPN Honda 2 2 2 3 1 1 1 7 4 2 2 1 3 3 2 102
3 23x15px Lotus 15 9 16 11 32 13 DNS 24 14 24 23 23 17 22 26 60
Pos Manufacturer STP
23x15px
ALA
23x15px
LBH
23x15px
SAO
23x15px
INDY
23x15px
DET
23x15px
TEX
23x15px
MIL
23x15px
IOW
23x15px
TOR
23x15px
EDM
23x15px
MDO
23x15px
SNM
23x15px
BAL
23x15px
FON
23x15px
Pts
Color Result Points
Gold 1st place 9
Silver 2nd place 6
Bronze 3rd place 4
  • Manufacturers' Championship points are awarded based on the finishing position of the highest finishing car of each respective manufacturer at each round.[126]

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  124. ^ [11]
  125. ^ [12]
  126. ^ [13], Rule 10.6.3