EVENT SUMMARY: São Paulo

2012 Season, Event Summaries — By on April 24, 2012 8:29 am
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Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestlé
Sunday, April 29, 2012

Winner: Will Power
Official box score – View PDF

Post-race analysis »
Post-race point standings »
Important times »
Track facts »
Entrant facts »
History »
Session times »
Pre-race point standings »

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POST-RACE ANALYSIS

Box score: View PDF
Official final results (with penalty listing): View PDF
Lap chart: View PDF
Tire use chart: View PDF
Pit stop summary: View PDF

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POST-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 12 Will Power 180
2 3 Helio Castroneves 135
3 27 James Hinchcliffe 123
4 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 121
5 77 Simon Pagenaud 118
6 9 Scott Dixon 109
7 2 Ryan Briscoe 83
7 4 JR Hildebrand 83
7 15 Takuma Sato 83
10 10 Dario Franchitti 82
11 8 Rubens Barrichello 79
12 38 Graham Rahal 76
12 5 EJ Viso 76
14 11 Tony Kanaan 71
15 83 Charlie Kimball 68
16 22 Oriol Servia 64
16 18 Justin Wilson 64
18 14 Mike Conway 62
19 26 Marco Andretti 61
20 7 Sébastien Bourdais 59
21 19 James Jakes 58
22 67 Josef Newgarden 54
23 20 Ed Carpenter 52
24 78 Simona de Silvestro 48
25 6 Katherine Legge 46
26 98 Alex Tagliani 37
27 25 Ana Beatriz 12

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 36
2 Honda 24
3 Lotus 16

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Rookie of the Year standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 77 Simon Pagenaud 118
2 67 Josef Newgarden 54
3 6 Katherine Legge 46

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Prize Money
1 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $226,000
2 7 Lotus Dragon Racing $213,000
3 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing $211,000
4 19 Dale Coyne Racing $183,000
5 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing $118,000
6 98 Bryan Herta Autosport $79,000
7 25 Andretti Autosport $25,000

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IMPORTANT TIMES

Green flag: 11:40 AM EDT*
NOTE: Race is expected to start early due to rain; a start shortly after 11:00 AM EDT is anticipated.
Race broadcast: 11:00 AM EDT on NBC Sports Network
Qualifying: 6:00 PM EDT Saturday on NBC Sports Network
(Live 1:05-2:20 PM EDT)
Practice sessions: 7:05-8:20 AM EDT Saturday
(first half-hour for rookies and drivers outside top 10 only)
10:05-11:05 AM EDT Saturday
7:30-8:00 AM EDT Sunday
Full weekend schedule: View PDF
Radio/live timing and scoring: INDYCAR Race Control

*12:40 PM Local, 10:40 AM CDT, 9:40 AM MDT, 8:40 AM PDT, 3:40 PM GMT, 3:40 AM Mon NZST, 1:40 AM Mon AEST, 12:40 AM Mon JST

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TRACK FACTS

Track type: Temporary street course
Length: 2.6 miles
Race distance: 75 laps (195 miles)
Number of turns: 11
Track map: View PDF
Start: Rolling
Restarts: Double-file
Event Twitter account and hashtag: @IndyemSaoPaulo, #saopauloindy
Weather forecast: Disabled

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ENTRANT FACTS

Entry list: View PDF
Driver performance: View PDF
Spotter guide: View PDF
Pit assignments: View PDF
Wing configuration: Road/street
Boost level: 155kPa
Tires available per entry: Primary: 644, each entry receives five sets (20 total tires)
Alternate: 342, each entry receives three sets (12 total tires);
Wets: 332, each entry has five sets of the street-course rain tire available.
From Firestone: The Firestone primary and alternate tire specifications are new for Brazil in 2012, but both specs have already seen race action this year at St. Petersburg and Long Beach. The specs feature updated tread compounds applied to the same Firehawk street-course tire construction used throughout 2011. The Firestone rain tire for this weekend is the same rain spec used in the last half of 2011.

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HISTORY

Last two wins: 2011 – Will Power, Team Penske
2010 – Will Power, Team Penske
Last two poles: 2011 – Will Power, Team Penske (1:21.8958)
2010 – Dario Franchitti, Target Chip Ganassi Racing (1:27.7354)
Track pole record: 1:21.8958 (2011, Will Power)

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SESSION TIMES

Race – Official results

Rank Start Car Driver Engine Laps Comment
1 1 12 Will Power C 75
2 5 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 75
3 25 15 Takuma Sato H 75
4 18 3 Helio Castroneves C 75
5 2 10 Dario Franchitti H 75
6 4 27 James Hinchcliffe C 75
7 14 4 JR Hildebrand
C 75
8 15 83 Charlie Kimball
H 75
9 13 5 EJ Viso C 75
10 12 8 Rubens Barrichello
C
75
11 23 22 Oriol Servia
L 75
12 16 77 Simon Pagenaud H 74
13 11 11 Tony Kanaan C 74
14 10 26 Marco Andretti C 74
15 17 19 James Jakes H 74
16 6 38 Graham Rahal H 74
17 3 9 Scott Dixon
H 74
18 22 7 Sébastien Bourdais L 74
19 7 14 Mike Conway
H 73
20 19 25 Ana Beatriz C 73
21 20 20 Ed Carpenter
C 72
22 26 18 Justin Wilson H 66 Mechanical
23 8 67 Josef Newgarden
H 61 Contact
24 21 78 Simona de Silvestro
L 28 Contact
25 9 2 Ryan Briscoe
C 21 Contact
26 24 6 Katherine Legge
L 20 Contact

Red=Non-Leaders Circle Entries

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Official starting grid: View PDF

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Practice 3 – Sunday morning warm-up

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0 1:36.0166 1:36.0166 0 10 10
2 5 EJ Viso C 0.9812 1:36.9978 1:37.4793 0.9812 9 8
3 12 Will Power C 1.2868 1:37.3034 1:37.3034 0.3056 10 10
4 18 Justin Wilson H 1.3712 1:37.3878 1:37.7352 0.0844 8 7
5 8 Rubens Barrichello C 1.4231 1:37.4397 1:42.8390 0.0519 10 8
6 14 Mike Conway H 1.4268 1:37.4434 1:39.2164 0.0037 9 8
7 26 Marco Andretti C 1.4830 1:37.4996 1:37.4996 0.0562 7 7
8 2 Ryan Briscoe C 1.4871 1:37.5037 1:38.0351 0.0041 12 7
9 19 James Jakes H 1.8422 1:37.8588 1:38.2617 0.3551 9 8
10 15 Takuma Sato H 1.9270 1:37.9436 1:37.9436 0.0848 7 7
11 3 Helio Castroneves C 1.9395 1:37.9561 1:37.9561 0.0125 8 8
12 83 Charlie Kimball H 1.9781 1:37.9947 1:40.6251 0.0386 10 8
13 4 JR Hildebrand C 2.1183 1:38.1349 1:38.1349 0.1402 7 7
14 10 Dario Franchitti H 2.1478 1:38.1644 1:38.1644 0.0295 8 8
15 78 Simona de Silvestro L 2.2423 1:38.2589 1:38.2589 0.0945 10 10
16 27 James Hinchcliffe C 2.4102 1:38.4268 1:38.4268 0.1679 7 7
17 38 Graham Rahal H 2.4652 1:38.4818 1:38.4818 0.0550 11 11
18 9 Scott Dixon H 2.5920 1:38.6086 1:38.6086 0.1268 7 7
19 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 3.0024 1:39.0190 1:39.0190 0.4104 7 7
20 77 Simon Pagenaud H 3.0831 1:39.0997 1:39.0997 0.0807 8 8
21 67 Josef Newgarden H 3.4516 1:39.4682 1:48.1199 0.3685 8 4
22 11 Tony Kanaan C 4.4995 1:40.5161 6:36.4302 1.0479 7 2
23 20 Ed Carpenter C 4.9907 1:41.0073 1:41.0073 0.4912 8 8
24 25 Ana Beatriz C 5.7340 1:41.7506 1:43.5202 0.7433 10 9
25 22 Oriol Servia L 5.7433 1:41.7599 4:05.6930 0.0093 7 4
26 6 Katherine Legge L 13.1252 1:49.1418 9:42.8508 7.3819 3 1

Notes:
- 18-Wilson failed technical inspection after qualifying because his car was not carrying an in-car camera or the equivalent ballast; will start at the back of the field.
- Unapproved engine changes for 6-Legge, 7-Bourdais, 15-Sato, and 22-Servia will result in 10-position penalties on the starting grid for each.
- 4-Hildebrand off-course in turn 6 with ~25 mins left in session; red flag.
- 6-Legge stopped on backstretch with ~18 mins left in session; red flag.
- Contact between 11-Kanaan and 15-Sato in turn 11 with ~10 mins left in session; damage to left front wing for 15-Sato; no flag.
- 3-castroneves stopped in turn 6 run-off with ~7 mins left in session; red flag.

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Qualifying – Firestone Fast 6

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 12 Will Power C 0 1:21.4045 1:23.0268 0 4 2
2 10 Dario Franchitti H 0.0440 1:21.4485 1:21.5121 0.0440 4 3
3 9 Scott Dixon H 0.4500 1:21.8545 1:21.8545 0.4060 3 3
4 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.5911 1:21.9956 1:23.1378 0.1411 4 3
5 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.8363 1:22.2408 1:22.3210 0.2452 5 3
6 18 Justin Wilson H 0.8636 1:22.2681 1:27.5792 0.0273 5 2

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Qualifying – Round 2

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 12 Will Power C 0 1:21.2718 1:21.2718 0 4 4
2 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.3138 1:21.5856 1:25.5642 0.3138 4 3
3 9 Scott Dixon H 0.3151 1:21.5869 1:23.6748 0.0013 4 3
4 10 Dario Franchitti H 0.3269 1:21.5987 1:21.6749 0.0118 5 2
5 18 Justin Wilson H 0.4668 1:21.7386 1:23.3289 0.1399 6 4
6 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.5007 1:21.7725 1:21.8067 0.0339 5 4
7 38 Graham Rahal H 0.5315 1:21.8033 1:23.3661 0.0308 5 4
8 14 Mike Conway H 0.5404 1:21.8122 1:22.0282 0.0089 5 3
9 67 Josef Newgarden H 0.5410 1:21.8128 1:22.5094 0.0006 5 3
10 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.5777 1:21.8495 1:21.8495 0.0367 5 5
11 26 Marco Andretti C 0.5780 1:21.8498 1:24.7737 0.0003 5 3
12 11 Tony Kanaan C 1.2492 1:22.5210 1:22.5210 0.6712 5 5

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Qualifying – Round 1, Group 2

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 10 Dario Franchitti H 0 1:21.5667 1:21.5667 0 3 3
2 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.1547 1:21.7214 1:21.7214 0.1547 5 5
3 67 Josef Newgarden H 0.2940 1:21.8607 1:27.7281 0.1393 5 2
4 14 Mike Conway H 0.4312 1:21.9979 1:24.4175 0.1372 6 5
5 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.4437 1:22.0104 1:22.2728 0.0125 5 3
6 38 Graham Rahal H 0.5112 1:22.0779 1:22.6481 0.0675 6 5
7 5 EJ Viso C 0.5737 1:22.1404 1:22.1404 0.0625 5 5
8 83 Charlie Kimball H 0.6306 1:22.1973 1:22.3771 0.0569 6 4
9 19 James Jakes H 0.8173 1:22.3840 1:35.5317 0.1867 6 3
10 3 Helio Castroneves C 0.8476 1:22.4143 1:22.6862 0.0303 5 3
11 20 Ed Carpenter C 1.3757 1:22.9424 1:22.9424 0.5281 7 7
12 22 Oriol Servia L 1.8842 1:23.4509 1:25.5413 0.5085 6 4
13 15 Takuma Sato H 0.0000 0 0 0 0 0

Notes:
- 15-Sato did not post a time as the team did not complete the engine change in time that was required after the second practice session.
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Qualifying – Round 1, Group 1

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 12 Will Power C 0 1:21.6133 1:30.6358 0 4 3
2 9 Scott Dixon H 0.1005 1:21.7138 1:21.8145 0.1005 3 2
3 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.3287 1:21.9420 1:21.9420 0.2282 5 5
4 18 Justin Wilson H 0.3796 1:21.9929 1:22.0178 0.0509 7 4
5 11 Tony Kanaan C 0.7539 1:22.3672 1:24.9757 0.3743 5 3
6 26 Marco Andretti C 0.7563 1:22.3696 1:22.7797 0.0024 5 3
7 8 Rubens Barrichello C 0.7806 1:22.3939 1:22.6141 0.0243 5 4
8 4 JR Hildebrand C 0.8188 1:22.4321 1:22.4321 0.0382 5 5
9 77 Simon Pagenaud H 0.8221 1:22.4354 1:22.4354 0.0033 5 5
10 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 1.5198 1:23.1331 1:26.0602 0.6977 5 4
11 25 Ana Beatriz C 1.6559 1:23.2692 1:23.4695 0.1361 9 6
12 78 Simona de Silvestro L 2.0629 1:23.6762 1:23.6762 0.4070 5 5
13 6 Katherine Legge L 2.9909 1:24.6042 2:11.3310 0.9280 6 5

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Qualifying groups (View PDF):
- Group 1: 4-Hildebrand, 6-Legge, 7-Bourdais, 8-Barrichello, 9-Dixon, 11-Kanaan, 12-Power, 18-Wilson, 25-Beatriz, 26-Andretti, 27-Hinchcliffe, 77-Pagenaud, 78-de Silvestro
- Group 2: 2-Briscoe, 3-Castroneves, 5-Viso, 10-Franchitti, 14-Conway, 15-Sato, 19-Jakes, 20-Carpenter, 22-Servia, 28-Hunter-Reay, 38-Rahal, 67-Newgarden, 83-Kimball

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Practice 2 – Saturday late morning

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 10 Dario Franchitti H 0 1:22.2611 1:31.2649 0 13 12
2 12 Will Power C 0.0816 1:22.3427 1:22.5192 0.0816 16 14
3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.1000 1:22.3611 1:24.2997 0.0184 16 14
4 9 Scott Dixon H 0.1655 1:22.4266 3:04.1058 0.0655 11 5
5 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.1793 1:22.4404 1:28.5725 0.0138 15 14
6 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.3835 1:22.6446 1:38.4687 0.2042 16 5
7 14 Mike Conway H 0.4471 1:22.7082 1:24.2628 0.0636 13 9
8 18 Justin Wilson H 0.4570 1:22.7181 1:26.1648 0.0099 13 12
9 67 Josef Newgarden H 0.4690 1:22.7301 1:30.5366 0.0120 14 10
10 5 EJ Viso C 0.5580 1:22.8191 1:32.7761 0.0890 14 13
11 26 Marco Andretti C 0.5709 1:22.8320 1:22.9042 0.0129 14 13
12 3 Helio Castroneves C 0.5962 1:22.8573 8:31.5137 0.0253 5 3
13 8 Rubens Barrichello C 0.7161 1:22.9772 1:25.1779 0.1199 16 5
14 38 Graham Rahal H 0.8361 1:23.0972 1:23.5943 0.1200 18 13
15 4 JR Hildebrand C 0.8427 1:23.1038 1:23.2062 0.0066 14 13
16 11 Tony Kanaan C 0.9155 1:23.1766 1:30.1281 0.0728 17 10
17 77 Simon Pagenaud H 1.0329 1:23.2940 1:31.2285 0.1174 17 14
18 83 Charlie Kimball H 1.0788 1:23.3399 3:44.9835 0.0459 16 15
19 78 Simona de Silvestro L 1.1594 1:23.4205 1:25.6025 0.0806 11 5
20 15 Takuma Sato H 1.1750 1:23.4361 1:24.0253 0.0156 8 7
21 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 1.2255 1:23.4866 1:23.4866 0.0505 17 17
22 22 Oriol Servia L 1.6849 1:23.9460 1:26.2557 0.4594 15 14
23 25 Ana Beatriz C 1.8474 1:24.1085 1:26.2498 0.1625 18 12
24 6 Katherine Legge L 3.1676 1:25.4287 1:25.2248 1.3202 16 15
25 20 Ed Carpenter C 3.6376 1:25.8987 1:25.4975 0.4700 12 11
26 19 James Jakes H 4.2592 1:26.5203 1:30.4264 0.6216 5 4

Notes:
- 2-Briscoe spins at exit of 11 with ~50 mins left in session; red flag.
- 3-Castroneves made contact with the wall between turns 2 and 3 with ~45 mins left in session; left-side damage, red flag.
- 25-Beatriz off-course in turn 5 with ~20 mins left to bring out red flag; 15-Sato stopped with small fire during same period. This fire resulted in an engine change for Sato, and the team will be assessed a 10-spot penalty on the starting grid.
- 67-Newgarden into the tires in turn 11 with ~3 min left; red/checkered flag.

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Practice 1 – Saturday early morning

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 12 Will Power C 0 1:22.3875 1:22.3875 0 21 21
2 10 Dario Franchitti H 0.0078 1:22.3953 1:26.9288 0.0078 19 16
3 9 Scott Dixon H 0.3987 1:22.7862 3:53.8303 0.3909 12 10
4 77 Simon Pagenaud H 0.4315 1:22.8190 1:25.8972 0.0328 25 21
5 67 Josef Newgarden H 0.4899 1:22.8774 1:24.1950 0.0584 20 19
6 3 Helio Castroneves C 0.6515 1:23.0390 1:23.0390 0.1616 19 19
7 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.6559 1:23.0434 1:23.4967 0.0044 15 9
8 4 JR Hildebrand C 0.7110 1:23.0985 1:23.1134 0.0551 20 18
9 26 Marco Andretti C 0.7531 1:23.1406 1:23.3577 0.0421 19 18
10 19 James Jakes H 0.7780 1:23.1655 1:23.6274 0.0249 25 20
11 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.8163 1:23.2038 1:23.9850 0.0383 18 15
12 8 Rubens Barrichello C 0.9015 1:23.2890 1:25.9850 0.0852 26 23
13 11 Tony Kanaan C 0.9433 1:23.3308 1:23.4359 0.0418 21 18
14 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.9772 1:23.3647 1:23.8120 0.0339 16 13
15 18 Justin Wilson H 0.9791 1:23.3666 1:31.8327 0.0019 16 10
16 5 EJ Viso C 1.2759 1:23.6634 1:23.6634 0.2968 21 21
17 14 Mike Conway H 1.4564 1:23.6999 1:23.6999 0.0919 18 19
18 83 Charlie Kimball H 1.3645 1:23.7520 1:24.0418 0.0886 23 22
19 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 1.6567 1:24.0442 1:24.0442 0.2003 18 18
20 15 Takuma Sato H 1.7672 1:24.1547 1:24.1547 0.1105 19 19
21 25 Ana Beatriz C 1.7790 1:24.1665 1:26.9005 0.0118 30 29
22 38 Graham Rahal H 2.1759 1:24.5634 1:24.5634 0.3969 4 4
23 78 Simona de Silvestro L 2.2940 1:24.6815 1:25.3466 0.1181 19 18
24 22 Oriol Servia L 2.4617 1:24.8492 1:25.0772 0.1677 16 15
25 20 Ed Carpenter C 2.7119 1:25.0994 1:25.2368 0.2502 27 26
26 6 Katherine Legge L 3.6654 1:26.0529 1:27.4014 0.9535 19 17

Notes:
- 22-Servia stopped in turn 6 with ~60 mins left in session; red flag.
- 38-Rahal made contact with the tire wall in turn 6 with ~35 mins left in session; red flag.

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PRE-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 12 Will Power 127
2 3 Helio Castroneves 103
3 77 Simon Pagenaud 100
4 9 Scott Dixon 96
5 27 James Hinchcliffe 95
6 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 81
7 2 Ryan Briscoe 73
8 38 Graham Rahal 62
9 8 Rubens Barrichello 59
10 4 JR Hildebrand 57
11 11 Tony Kanaan 54
11 5 EJ Viso 54
13 10 Dario Franchitti 52
14 18 Justin Wilson 52
15 14 Mike Conway 50
16 15 Takuma Sato 48
17 7 Sébastien Bourdais 47
18 22 Oriol Servia 45
18 26 Marco Andretti 45
20 83 Charlie Kimball 44
21 19 James Jakes 43
22 67 Josef Newgarden 42
23 20 Ed Carpenter 40
24 98 Alex Tagliani 37
25 6 Katherine Legge 36
25 78 Simona de Silvestro 36

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 27
2 Honda 18
3 Lotus 12

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Rookie of the Year standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 77 Simon Pagenaud 100
2 67 Josef Newgarden 42
3 6 Katherine Legge 36

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Points
1 7 Lotus Dragon Racing $173,000
2 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $146,000
2 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing $146,000
4 19 Dale Coyne Racing $130,000
5 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing $118,000
6 98 Bryan Herta Autosport $79,000
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