EVENT SUMMARY: Fontana

2012 Season, Event Summaries — By on September 13, 2012 8:38 am
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MAVTV 500
Saturday, September 15, 2012

Winner: Ed Carpenter
2012 IZOD IndyCar Series Champion: Ryan Hunter-Reay
Official box score – View PDF

Post-race analysis »
Post-race point standings »
Important times »
Track facts »
Entrant facts »
History »
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Pre-race point standings »
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POST-RACE ANALYSIS

Box score: View PDF
Lap chart: View PDF
Tire use chart: TBA
Leader summary: TBA
Pit stop summary: TBA

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POST-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 468
2 12 Will Power 465
3 9 Scott Dixon 435
4 3 Helio Castroneves 431
5 77 Simon Pagenaud 387
6 2 Ryan Briscoe 370
7 10 Dario Franchitti 363
8 27 James Hinchcliffe 358
9 11 Tony Kanaan 351
10 38 Graham Rahal 333
11 4 JR Hildebrand 294
12 8 Rubens Barrichello 289
13 22 Oriol Servia 287
14 15 Takuma Sato 281
15 18 Justin Wilson 278
15 26 Marco Andretti 278
17 98 Alex Tagliani 272
18 20 Ed Carpenter 261
19 83 Charlie Kimball 260
20 5 EJ Viso 244
21 14 Mike Conway 233
22 19 James Jakes 232
23 67 Josef Newgarden 200
24 78 Simona de Silvestro 182
25 7 Sebastien Bourdais 173
26 6 Katherine Legge 137
27 17 Sebastian Saavedra 41
28 41/14 Wade Cunningham 29
29 25 Ana Beatriz 28
30 99 Townsend Bell 26
31 30 Michel Jourdain 16
31 83 Giorgio Pantano 16
33 39 Bryan Clauson 13
33 64 Jean Alesi 13
35 67 Bruno Junquiera 12

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet
123
2 Honda 102
3 Lotus 60

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Rookie of the Year standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 77 Simon Pagenaud
387
2 67 Josef Newgarden 200
3 6 Katherine Legge 137

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Prize Money
1 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing $817,000
2 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $730,000
3 98 Barracuda Racing $715,000
4 19 Dale Coyne Racing $628,000
5 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing $539,000
6 7 Dragon Racing $213,000
7 17 Andretti Autosport/AFS Racing $53,000
6 25 Andretti Autosport $26,000

Notes:
- Indianapolis one-off entries that received no prize money are excluded from this list.
- Dragon Racing consolidated its #6 and #7 entries from Detroit through Mid-Ohio and Baltimore and was not eligible to earn non-Leader Circle bonus awards for those events.

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IMPORTANT TIMES

Green flag: 8:50 PM EDT*
Race broadcast: 7:30 PM EDT on NBC Sports Network
Qualifying: 5:15-6:45 PM EDT Friday
(Broadcast 7:30 PM EDT on NBC Sports Network)
Practice sessions: 1:45-3:15 PM EDT Friday
8:45-9:30 PM EDT Friday
Full weekend schedule: View PDF
Radio/live timing and scoring: INDYCAR Race Control

*7:50 PM CDT, 6:50 PM MDT, 5:50 PM PDT (local), 9:50 PM BRST, 12:50 AM Sun GMT, 12:50 PM Sun NZST, 10:50 AM Sun AEST, 9:50 AM Sun JST

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TRACK FACTS

Track type: D-shaped oval
Length: 2 miles
Race distance: 250 laps (500 miles)
Number of turns: 4
Track map: View JPG
Start: Rolling
Restarts: Single-file
Event Twitter account and hashtag: @ACSUpdates, #MAVTV500
Weather forecast: Disabled

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ENTRANT FACTS

Entry list: View PDF
Spotter guide: View PDF
Pit assignments: View PDF
Driver performance: View PDF
Wing configuration: Modified speedway (rear wing wicker removed)
Boost level: 130 kPa
Push-to-pass available: N/A
Tires available per entry: 1,772 total tires available with each entry receiving 15 sets (60 total tires) for the race weekend. The tire spec selected for Auto Club Speedway is identical to the spec used for the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway in June.Tire stagger: A single stagger of approximately 0.45 of an inch is available for all teams.

HISTORY

Last five wins: TBA
Last five poles: TBA
Track record: 241.428 MPH (2000, Gil de Ferran)

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SESSION TIMES

Race – Official results

Rank Start Car Driver Engine Laps Comment
1 5 20 Ed Carpenter C 250
2 9 10 Dario Franchitti H 250
3 15 9 Scott Dixon H 250
4 22 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 250
5 17 3 Helio Castroneves C 250
6 18 38 Graham Rahal H  250
7 21 15 Takuma Sato H 249 Contact
8 1 26 Marco Andretti C 249
9 7 6 Katherine Legge C 249
10 23 83 Charlie Kimball H 249
11 4 4 JR Hildebrand C 248
12 12 19 James Jakes H 248
13 19 27 James Hinchcliffe C 247
14 24 14 Wade Cunningham H 246
15 20 77 Simon Pagenaud H 246
16 14 67 Josef Newgarden H 244
17 2 2 Ryan Briscoe C 244
18 3 11 Tony Kanaan C 240
19 8 22 Oriol Servia C 231
20 16 98 Alex Tagliani H 229  Contact
21 10 17 Sebastian Saavedra C 118 Electrical
22 6 8 Rubens Barrichello C 107 Mechanical
23 25 18 Justin Wilson H 80 Mechanical
24 13 12 Will Power C 66 Contact
25 11 5 EJ Viso C 65 Mechanical
26 26 78 Simona de Silvestro L 16 Mechanical

Red=Non-Leaders Circle Entries

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Official starting grid: View PDF

Incurring 10-spot starting grid penalties for unapproved engine changes: 3-Castroneves, 9-Dixon, 12-Power, 14-Cunningham, 15-Sato, 18-Wilson, 27-Hinchcliffe, 28-Hunter-Reay, 38-Rahal, 67-Newgarden, 77-Pagenaud, 78-de Silvestro, 83-Kimball, 98-Tagliani.

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Practice 2 – Friday late

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1
20
Ed Carpenter C 0 215.768 213.616 0 37 32
2
3
Helio Castroneves C 0.1024 215.108 213.394 0.1024 49 21
3
9
Scott Dixon H 0.1110 215.053 211.096 0.0086 47 34
4
11
Tony Kanaan C 0.2657 214.064 209.119 0.1547 38 2
5
67
Josef Newgarden H 0.3032 213.826 207.988 0.0375 40 33
6 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.3584 213.476 147.272 0.0552 41 14
7
4
JR Hildebrand C 0.3811 213.332 126.573 0.0227 47 2
8
18
Justin Wilson H 0.4184 213.097 207.521 0.0373 30 25
9 38 Graham Rahal H 0.5688 212.152 212.152 0.1504 44 44
10
22
Oriol Servia C 0.5950 211.989 208.163 0.0262 35 29
11
10
Dario Franchitti H 0.6213 211.825 119.981 0.0263 52 2
12
8
Rubens Barrichello C 0.7317 211.139 206.177 0.1104 35 15
13
26
Marco Andretti C 0.7536 211.003 134.999 0.0219 29 1
14
15
Takuma Sato H 0.7639 210.940 208.823 0.0103 40 5
15
19
James Jakes H 0.7823 210.826 205.895 0.0184 42 32
16 6 Katherine Legge C 0.7910 210.772 145.224 0.0087 36 35
17
27
James Hinchcliffe C 0.8309 210.526 208.999 0.0399 46 44
18
77
Simon Pagenaud H 0.9221 209.966 203.946 0.0912 41 30
19
98
Alex Tagliani H 0.9358 209.883 145.428 0.0137 37 6
20
83
Charlie Kimball H 0.9778 209.626 203.356 0.0420 47 44
21
28
Ryan Hunter-Reay C 1.0214 209.360 204.167 0.0436 32 4
22 17 Sebastian Saavedra C 1.0214 209.360 205.420 0 28 18
23
12
Will Power C 1.2059 208.243 203.665 0.1845 48 5
24
5
EJ Viso C 1.2710 207.852 138.451 0.0651 8 2
25
14
Wade Cunningham H 1.6477 205.616 204.691 0.3767 32 28
26
78
Simona de Silvestro L 3.6884 194.293 186.443 2.0407 30 25

Notes:
- 69:00: 14-Cunningham makes contact exiting turn 2 to bring out yellow flag; minor damage. Session extended by five minutes.

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Qualifying results

Rank Car Driver Engine Warmup Lap 1 Lap 2 AVG Diff.
1 26 Marco Andretti C 214.246 217.934 214.235 216.069 –.—-
2 2 Ryan Briscoe C 214.231 216.223 215.893 216.058 0.0032
3 12 Will Power C 210.827 215.992 215.888 215.940 0.0396
4 67 Josef Newgarden H 215.790 216.118 215.720 215.919 0.0463
5 9 Scott Dixon H 213.289 215.495 215.287 215.391 0.2098
6 98 Alex Tagliani H 210.695 215.344 215.107 215.226 0.2610
7 11 Tony Kanaan C 214.947 215.450 214.307 214.877 0.3696
8 4 JR Hildebrand C 211.025 214.681 214.818 214.749 0.4094
9 20 Ed Carpenter C 214.639 214.748 214.620 214.684 0.4298
10 3 Helio Castroneves C 211.423 213.417 215.410 214.409 0.5160
11 38 Graham Rahal H 212.809 214.631 213.402 214.015 0.6396
12 27 James Hinchcliffe C 210.458 213.581 213.871 213.726 0.7305
13 8 Rubens Barrichello C 213.204 214.013 213.042 213.527 0.7934
14 6 Katherine Legge C 212.833 214.225 212.399 213.308 0.8625
15 77 Simon Pagenaud H 210.779 213.476 213.087 213.282 0.8709
16 15 Takuma Sato H 209.772 213.433 213.010 213.222 0.8899
17 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 207.770 212.747 212.799 212.773 1.0323
18 22 Oriol Servia C 209.577 212.818 212.250 212.533 1.1086
19 10 Dario Franchitti H 206.655 212.180 211.819 211.999 1.2792
20 83 Charlie Kimball H 210.764 212.280 210.788 211.531 1.4296
21 17 Sebastian Saavedra C 211.826 210.656 210.582 210.619 1.7244
22 5 EJ Viso C 206.866 209.972 210.297 210.134 1.8821
23 14 Wade Cunningham H 210.538 210.444 208.616 209.526 2.0810
24 19 James Jakes H 208.245 209.794 206.347 208.056 2.5665

Notes:
- 78-de Silvestro did not qualify due to the engine change required after her engine blew in early practice.
- 18-Wilson did not qualify due to repairs required after his crash in early practice.

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Practice 1 – Friday early

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1
2
Ryan Briscoe C 0 217.517 151.047 0 11 6
2
20
Ed Carpenter C 0.0834 216.971 205.894 0.0834 21 5
3
10
Dario Franchitti H 0.1487 216.545 147.515 0.0653 9 8
4
12
Will Power C 0.1643 216.443 141.634 0.0156 11 6
5
3
Helio Castroneves C 0.1779 216.355 208.710 0.0136 13 9
6
9
Scott Dixon H 0.2000 216.211 149.921 0.0221 9 3
7
11
Tony Kanaan C 0.2476 215.902 141.003 0.0476 37 3
8
26
Marco Andretti C 0.3617 215.166 142.999 0.1141 33 28
9
4
JR Hildebrand C 0.4283 214.739 157.336 0.0666 23 21
10
38
Graham Rahal H 0.7616 212.625 151.828 0.3333 16 8
11
6
Katherine Legge C 0.7922 212.433 152.336 0.0306 36 3
12
27
James Hinchcliffe C 0.8218 212.248 141.935 0.0296 28 26
13
18
Justin Wilson H 0.8846 211.856 14.933 0.0628 12 2
14
8
Rubens Barrichello C 0.8941 211.796 205.940 0.0095 27 3
15
83
Charlie Kimball H 0.9640 211.362 203.991 0.0699 20 4
16
28
Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.9782 211.274 139.420 0.0142 19 18
17
15
Takuma Sato H 1.0323 210.939 208.049 0.0541 19 5
18
77
Simon Pagenaud H 1.1552 210.182 204.600 0.1229 30 23
19
5
EJ Viso C 1.1822 210.017 135.057 0.0270 14 4
20 17 Sebastian Saavedra C 1.2571 209.559 195.904 0.0749 20 7
21
22
Oriol Servia C 1.2579 209.554 142.726 0.0008 27 9
22
19
James Jakes H 1.3335 209.094 204.390 0.0756 26 14
23
14
Wade Cunningham H 1.4833 208.188 146.175 0.1498 28 8
24
67
Josef Newgarden H 1.8264 206.143 136.621 0.3431 3 2
25
98
Alex Tagliani H 2.1889 204.026 149.056 0.3625 15 11
26
78
Simona de Silvestro L 3.6706 195.804 130.484 1.4817 9 7

Notes:
- 45:00: 78-de Silvestro loses engine and brings out yellow flag.
- 55:00: 18-Wilson makes contact in turn 2 to bring out yellow flag.

Qualifying order: 10-Franchitti, 28-Hunter-Reay, 26-Andretti, 20-Carpenter, 83-Kimball, 17-Saavedra, 14-Cunningham, 12-Power, 27-Hinchcliffe, 19-Jakes, 77-Pagenaud, 9-Dixon, 22-Servia, 2-Briscoe, 11-Kanaan, 67-Newgarden, 5-Viso, 18-Wilson, 15-Sato, 78-de Silvestro, 8-Barrichello, 4-Hildebrand, 6-Legge, 3-Castroneves, 38-Rahal, 98-Tagliani.

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PRE-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 12 Will Power 453
2 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 436
3 3 Helio Castroneves 401
4 9 Scott Dixon 400
5 77 Simon Pagenaud 372
6 2 Ryan Briscoe 357
7 27 James Hinchcliffe 341
8 11 Tony Kanaan 339
9 10 Dario Franchitti 323
10 38 Graham Rahal 305
11 8 Rubens Barrichello 277
12 4 JR Hildebrand 275
12 22 Oriol Servia 275
14 18 Justin Wilson 266
15 98 Alex Tagliani 260
16 15 Takuma Sato 255
17 26 Marco Andretti 253
18 83 Charlie Kimball 240
19 5 EJ Viso 234
20 14 Mike Conway 233
21 19 James Jakes 214
22 20 Ed Carpenter 209
23 67 Josef Newgarden 186
24 7 Sebastien Bourdais 173
25 78 Simona de Silvestro 172
26 6 Katherine Legge 115
27 17 Sebastian Saavedra 29
28 25 Ana Beatriz 28
29 99 Townsend Bell 26
29 30 Michel Jourdain 16
31 83 Giorgio Pantano 16
32 39 Bryan Clauson 13
32 64 Jean Alesi 13
32 41 Wade Cunningham 13
35 67 Bruno Junquiera 12

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet (CLINCHED) 114
2 Honda 96
3 Lotus 56

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Rookie of the Year standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 77 Simon Pagenaud (CLINCHED) 372
2 67 Josef Newgarden 186
3 6 Katherine Legge 115

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Prize Money
1 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing $752,000
2 98 Barracuda Racing $689,000
3 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $650,000
4 19 Dale Coyne Racing $575,000
5 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing $499,000
6 7 Dragon Racing $213,000
7 17 Andretti Autosport/AFS Racing $53,000
6 25 Andretti Autosport $26,000

Notes:
- Indianapolis one-off entries that received no prize money are excluded from this list.
- Dragon Racing consolidated its #6 and #7 entries from Detroit through Mid-Ohio and Baltimore and was not eligible to earn non-Leader Circle bonus awards for those events.

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