EVENT SUMMARY: 2013 Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston

2013 Season, Event Summaries — By on October 1, 2013 9:38 am
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2013 Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston
Saturday, October 5/Sunday, October 6, 2013

Race 2 Winner: Will Power
Official box score – View PDF

Race 1 Winner: Scott Dixon
Official box score – View PDF

Post-race analysis, race 2 »
Post-race point standings, race 2 »
Post-race analysis, race 1 »
Post-race point standings, race 1 »
Important times »
Track facts »
Entrant facts »
History »
Session times »
Pre-race point standings »
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POST-RACE ANALYSIS, RACE 2

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

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POST-RACE POINT STANDINGS, RACE 2

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 9 Scott Dixon 546
2 3 Helio Castroneves 521
3 77 Simon Pagenaud 491
4 19 Justin Wilson 460
5 25 Marco Andretti 457
6 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 446
7 12 Will Power 444
8 10 Dario Franchitti 418
9 27 James Hinchcliffe 417
10 83 Charlie Kimball 406
11 11 Tony Kanaan 361
12 7 Sebastien Bourdais 351
13 5 EJ Viso 340
14 78 Simona de Silvestro 338
14 67 Josef Newgarden 338
16 14 Takuma Sato 309
17 15 Graham Rahal 304
18 20 Ed Carpenter 292
19 16 James Jakes 285
20 55 Tristan Vautier 257
21 6 Sebastian Saavedra 230
22 22/4 Oriol Servia 222
23 17/18 Mike Conway 185
24 98 Alex Tagliani 163
25 8/4 Ryan Briscoe 100
26 4/98 JR Hildebrand 93
27 18 Ana Beatriz 72
28 26 Carlos Muñoz 67
29 2 AJ Allmendinger 65
30 98 Luca Filippi 53
31 63/18 Pippa Mann 29
32 18 James Davison 27
33 18 Stefan Wilson 14
34 41 Conor Daly 11
35 60 Townsend Bell 10
36 91 Buddy Lazier 8
36 81 Katherine Legge 8
36 97 Lucas Luhr 8

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 135
2 Honda 135

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Top-five finisher bonus winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Driver Payout
1 9 Scott Dixon $230,000
2 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay $155,000
3 3 Helio Castroneves $140,000
4 27 James Hinchcliffe $135,000
5 12 Will Power $130,000
6 10 Dario Franchitti $120,000
6 77 Simon Pagenaud $120,000
8 19 Justin Wilson $115,000
9 25 Marco Andretti $80,000
10 7 Sebastien Bourdais $75,000
10 83 Charlie Kimball $75,000
12 11 Tony Kanaan $65,000
13 14 Takuma Sato $60,000
14 18 Mike Conway $55,000
14 67 Josef Newgarden $55,000
16 78 Simona de Silvestro $35,000
16 15 Graham Rahal $35,000
18 20 Ed Carpenter $30,000
19 16 James Jakes $25,000
19 5 EJ Viso $25,000
21 22 Oriol Servia $15,000
22 4 JR Hildebrand $10,000

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Payout
1 55 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports $585,000
2 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $555,000
3 6 Dragon Racing $550,000
4 2 Penske Racing $65,000
5 97 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing $30,000
6 26 Andretti Autosport $25,000

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POST-RACE ANALYSIS, RACE 1

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

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POST-RACE POINT STANDINGS, RACE 1

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 3 Helio Castroneves 513
2 9 Scott Dixon 505
3 77 Simon Pagenaud 463
4 25 Marco Andretti 447
5 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 437
6 19 Justin Wilson 428
7 10 Dario Franchitti 403
8 12 Will Power 391
9 27 James Hinchcliffe 382
9 83 Charlie Kimball 382
11 11 Tony Kanaan 355
12 5 EJ Viso 326
13 7 Sebastien Bourdais 321
13 67 Josef Newgarden 321
15 78 Simona de Silvestro 318
16 14 Takuma Sato 293
17 15 Graham Rahal 292
18 20 Ed Carpenter 284
19 16 James Jakes 272
20 55 Tristan Vautier (R) 238
21 6 Sebastian Saavedra 212
22 22/4 Oriol Servia 196
23 17/18 Mike Conway 163
23 98 Alex Tagliani 163
25 8/4 Ryan Briscoe 100
26 4/98 JR Hildebrand 93
27 18 Ana Beatriz 72
28 26 Carlos Muñoz 67
29 2 AJ Allmendinger 65
30 98 Luca Filippi 42
31 63/18 Pippa Mann 29
32 18 James Davison 27
33 18 Stefan Wilson 14
34 41 Conor Daly 11
35 60 Townsend Bell 10
36 91 Buddy Lazier 8
36 81 Katherine Legge 8
36 97 Lucas Luhr 8

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Honda 129
2 Chevrolet 126

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Top-five finisher bonus winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Driver Payout
1 9 Scott Dixon $205,000
2 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay $155,000
3 3 Helio Castroneves $140,000
4 10 Dario Franchitti $120,000
4 77 Simon Pagenaud $120,000
6 27 James Hinchcliffe $115,000
7 19 Justin Wilson $100,000
8 12 Will Power $95,000
9 25 Marco Andretti $80,000
10 83 Charlie Kimball $75,000
11 7 Sebastien Bourdais $65,000
11 11 Tony Kanaan $65,000
13 14 Takuma Sato $60,000
14 18 Mike Conway $55,000
14 67 Josef Newgarden $55,000
16 78 Simona de Silvestro $35,000
16 15 Graham Rahal $35,000
18 20 Ed Carpenter $30,000
19 16 James Jakes $25,000
19 5 EJ Viso $25,000
21 22 Oriol Servia $15,000
22 4 JR Hildebrand $10,000

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Payout
1 55 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports $545,000
2 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $525,000
3 6 Dragon Racing $515,000
4 2 Penske Racing $65,000
5 97 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing $30,000
6 26 Andretti Autosport $25,000

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IMPORTANT TIMES

** REVISED due to track repair delays on Friday

Green flag: Saturday: 3:40 PM EDT*; Sunday: 1:40 PM EDT**
Race broadcast: Saturday: 3:00 PM EDT on NBC Sports Network
Sunday: 1:00 PM EDT on NBC Sports Network
(ends with 1 hr Firestone Indy Lights race)
Qualifying: Race 1: 12:25-12:55 PM EDT Saturday
(Not in Firestone Fast 6 format due to delays; NBCSN broadcast 7 PM EDT Friday will feature updates and interviews)
Race 2: 9:45-10:15 AM EDT Sunday (CANCELLED due to rain)
(No TV broadcast)
Practice sessions: 2:00-2:45 PM EDT Friday
5:30-6:15 PM EDT Friday
11:00-11:10 AM EDT Saturday
Drivers meeting: 10:00 AM EDT Saturday
Live stream on INDYCAR ’13
Full weekend schedule: View PDF
Radio/live timing and scoring: INDYCAR Race Control

*2:40 PM CDT (local) , 1:40 PM MDT, 12:40 PM PDT, 4:40 PM BRT, 7:40 PM GMT, 8:40 AM Sun NZDT, 6:40 AM Sun AEDT, 4:40 AM Sun JST
*12:40 PM CDT (local), 11:40 AM MDT, 10:40 AM PDT, 2:40 PM BRT, 5:40 PM GMT, 6:40 AM Mon NZDT, 4:40 AM Mon AEDT, 2:40 AM Mon JST

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TRACK FACTS

Track type: Temporary street course
(MD Anderson Cancer Center Speedway at Reliant Park)
Length: 1.683 miles
Race distance: Two races, 90 laps (153 miles) each
Number of turns: 10
Track map: View PNG
Start: Race 1: Standing
Race 2: STANDING (Revised from rolling due to track conditions)
Restarts: Double-file
Event Twitter account and hashtag: @GPHOU, #gphou
Weather forecast:

See 10-Day Forecast

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ENTRANT FACTS

Entry list: View PDF
Past entrant performance: View PDF
Spotter guide: View PDF
Pit assignments: View PDF
Wing configuration: Road/street
Boost level: 160 kPa (up from 150 kPa) +200 RPM; 150 seconds total, 10 bursts available
(No activation delay in 2013)
Tires available per entry: From Firestone: The dry-condition (slick) tire specifications are the same as used at five street courses this season – St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Detroit, Toronto and Baltimore. The wet-condition (grooved) spec is the same that debuted in 2012. One set = four tires.Primary (black-sidewall): Each entry receives nine sets* for the race weekend (*-each entry must complete at least five laps during the first practice session to earn the ninth set of primary tires from its weekend allotment); rookie drivers and those outside the top 10 in points receive a 10th set that must be returned following the first practice session.
Alternate (red-sidewall):
 The alternates pair the same tire construction as the primary spec with a softer tread compound to provide more grip and faster lap times, while trading off some compound durability. Each entry receives three sets for the race weekend.
Wet-condition (rain): Each entry has five sets available for the race weekend.

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HISTORY

Last six wins: 2007 – Sebastien Bourdais, Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing (Champ Car sanction)
2006 – Sebastien Bourdais, Newman/Haas Racing (Champ Car sanction)
2001 – Gil de Ferran, Team Penske (CART sanction; downtown course)
2000 – Jimmy Vasser, Chip Ganassi Racing (CART sanction; downtown course)
1999 – Paul Tracy, Team KOOL Green (CART sanction; downtown course)
1998 – Dario Franchitti, Team KOOL Green (CART sanction; downtown course)
Last six poles: 2007 – Will Power, Team Australia (105.545 MPH; Champ Car sanction)
2006 – Mario Dominguez, Forsythe Racing (104.850 MPH; Champ Car sanction)
2001 – Gil de Ferran, Team Penske (92.513 MPH; CART sanction; downtown course)
2000 – Gil de Ferran, Team Penske (93.558 MPH; CART sanction; downtown course)
1999 – Juan Pablo Montoya, Chip Ganassi Racing (93.651 MPH, CART sanction; downtown course)
1998 – Greg Moore, Forsythe Racing (92.377 MPH; CART sanction; downtown course)
Track record: 0:57.405 (2007, Will Power)

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SESSION TIMES

Race 2 – Official results

Rank Start Car Driver Engine Laps Comment
1 9 12 Will Power C 90
2 2 9 Scott Dixon H 90
3 8 27 James Hinchcliffe C 90
4 6 19 Justin Wilson H 90
5 13 7 Sebastien Bourdais C 90
6 3 77 Simon Pagenaud H 90
7 21 4 Oriol Servia C 90
8 10 83 Charlie Kimball H 90
9 16 18 Mike Conway H 90
10 17 78 Simona de Silvestro C 90
11 22 55 Tristan Vautier (R) H 90  
12 24 6 Sebastian Saavedra C 90
13 14 67 Josef Newgarden H 90
14 15 14 Takuma Sato H 89 Contact
15 7 10 Dario Franchitti H 89 Contact
16 12 5 EJ Viso C 89 Contact
17 20 16 James Jakes H 89  
18 19 15 Graham Rahal H 88
19 23  98 Luca Filippi (R) H 88
20 4 25 Marco Andretti C 88
21 5 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 87
22 18 20 Ed Carpenter C 61 Mechanical
23 1 3 Helio Castroneves C 53
24 11 11 Tony Kanaan C 32 Contact

Red=Non-Leaders Circle entry

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Starting line-up, race 2: View PDF
Race 2 qualifying was cancelled due to rain. Race 2 grid was set by entrant points coming into the double-header weekend (i.e., before Houston race 1).

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Race 1 – Official results

Rank Start Car Driver Engine Laps Comment
1 3 9 Scott Dixon H 90
2 5 78 Simona de Silvestro C 90
3 12 19 Justin Wilson H 90
4 4 77 Simon Pagenaud H 90
5 18 67 Josef Newgarden H 90
6 9 16 James Jakes H 90  
7 24 15 Graham Rahal H 90
8 14 7 Sebastien Bourdais C 90
9 8 5 EJ Viso C 90
10 7 98 Luca Filippi (R) H 90
11 16 83 Charlie Kimball H 90
12 2 12 Will Power C 90
13 10 25 Marco Andretti C 90
14 19 6 Sebastian Saavedra C 89  
15 20 10 Dario Franchitti H 89
16 11 18 Mike Conway H 85 Contact
17 1 14 Takuma Sato H 82 Handling
18 21 3 Helio Castroneves C 80
19 17 4 Oriol Servia C 63 Mechanical
20 15 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 57 Electrical
21 13 11 Tony Kanaan C 34
22 23 55 Tristan Vautier (R) H 32  
23 22 20 Ed Carpenter C 30
24 6 27 James Hinchcliffe C 1 Contact

Red=Non-Leaders Circle entry

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Starting line-up, race 1: View PDF
Serving an engine change grid penalty in race 1: 7-Bourdais, 10-Franchitti, 15-Rahal.

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Qualifying results, race 1: View PDF
Notes:
Group 1, 2:00: Red flag for 55-Vautier, who stops on front straight after hitting wall in Turn 10 with right rear of car. Car is missing rear wing and right-rear tire is flat. Vautier will lose his two quickest laps of the session. His top lap was second quickest overall at time of accident.
Group 2: 15-Rahal lost two quickest laps of session due to qualifying interference.

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Practice 3 – Saturday morning

2013-17-HOU-Practice3

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Qualifying groups for race 2:
Group 1: 5-Viso, 6-Saavedra, 9-Dixon, 11-Kanaan, 14-Sato, 15-Rahal, 16-Jakes, 18-Conway, 20-Carpenter, 27-Hinchcliffe, 77-Pagenaud, 83-Kimball.
Group 2: 1-Hunter-Reay, 3-Castroneves, 4-Servia, 7-Bourdais, 10-Franchitti, 12-Power, 19-Wilson, 25-Andretti, 55-Vautier, 67-Newgarden, 78-de Silvestro, 98-Filippi.

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Qualifying groups for race 1:
Group 1:
1-Hunter-Reay, 3-Castroneves, 4-Servia, 7-Bourdais, 10-Franchitti, 12-Power, 19-Wilson, 25-Andretti, 55-Vautier, 67-Newgarden, 78-de Silvestro, 98-Filippi.
Group 2: 5-Viso, 6-Saavedra, 9-Dixon, 11-Kanaan, 14-Sato, 15-Rahal, 16-Jakes, 18-Conway, 20-Carpenter, 27-Hinchcliffe, 77-Pagenaud, 83-Kimball.

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Practice 2 – Friday afternoon

2013-17-HOU-Practice2

Notes:
4:00 – Red flag for 20-Carpenter, who stops in runoff in turn 6.
12:00 – Red flag for 3-Castroneves, who hops the curb in turn 2 and spins to a stop. No contact.
22:00 – Red flag for 20-Carpenter, who stops in the exit of turn 2.
31:00 – Red flag for 27-Hinchcliffe, who stops in turn 3.
44:00 – Red flag becomes checkered for 3-Castroneves, who hops the curb in turn 2 and spins to a stop.

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Practice 1 – Friday morning

Times from practice 1 at the IndyCar Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston
Notes:
11:00 – Red flag for retrieval of cone in turn 2.
18:00 – Red flag for 7-Bourdais, who stops on track between turns 5 and 6. Bourdais reports dropped cylinders. Car is towed back to pit lane.
28:00 – Red flag for 67-Newgarden, who made contact with the tires in the temporary chicane.
42:00 – Red flag for two separate incidents: 1-Hunter-Reay jumps curb in turn 2 and makes contact with wall, causing left front damage; 19-Wilson spins and stalls in racing line at entrance to turn 3.

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PRE-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 3 Helio Castroneves 501
2 9 Scott Dixon 452
3 77 Simon Pagenaud 431
4 25 Marco Andretti 430
5 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay 427
6 19 Justin Wilson 393
7 10 Dario Franchitti 388
8 27 James Hinchcliffe 376
9 12 Will Power 371
10 83 Charlie Kimball 363
11 11 Tony Kanaan 346
12 5 EJ Viso 304
13 7 Sebastien Bourdais 297
14 67 Josef Newgarden 291
15 78 Simona de Silvestro 278
15 14 Takuma Sato 278
17 20 Ed Carpenter 277
18 15 Graham Rahal 266
19 16 James Jakes 244
20 55 Tristan Vautier (R) 230
21 6 Sebastian Saavedra 196
22 22/4 Oriol Servia 185
23 98 Alex Tagliani 163
24 17/18 Mike Conway 149
25 8/4 Ryan Briscoe 100
26 4/98 JR Hildebrand 93
27 18 Ana Beatriz 72
28 26 Carlos Muñoz 67
29 2 AJ Allmendinger 65
30 63/18 Pippa Mann 29
31 18 James Davison 27
32 98 Luca Filippi 22
33 18 Stefan Wilson 14
34 41 Conor Daly 11
35 60 Townsend Bell 10
36 91 Buddy Lazier 8
36 81 Katherine Legge 8
36 97 Lucas Luhr 8

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 120
2 Honda 120

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Top-five finisher bonus winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Driver Payout
1 9 Scott Dixon $170,000
2 1 Ryan Hunter-Reay $155,000
3 3 Helio Castroneves $140,000
4 10 Dario Franchitti $120,000
5 27 James Hinchcliffe $115,000
6 77 Simon Pagenaud $105,000
7 12 Will Power $95,000
8 25 Marco Andretti $80,000
8 19 Justin Wilson $80,000
10 83 Charlie Kimball $75,000
11 7 Sebastien Bourdais $65,000
11 11 Tony Kanaan $65,000
13 14 Takuma Sato $60,000
14 18 Mike Conway $55,000
15 67 Josef Newgarden $45,000
16 15 Graham Rahal $35,000
17 20 Ed Carpenter $30,000
18 16 James Jakes $25,000
18 5 EJ Viso $25,000
20 22 Oriol Servia $15,000
21 78 Simona de Silvestro $10,000
22 4 JR Hildebrand $10,000

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Payout
1 55 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports $515,000
2 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $485,000
3 6 Dragon Racing $480,000
4 2 Penske Racing $65,000
5 97 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing $30,000
6 26 Andretti Autosport $25,000
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