EVENT SUMMARY: 2014 Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston

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2014 Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston
Saturday, June 28/Sunday, June 29, 2014

Race 2 Winner: Simon Pagenaud
Official box score – View PDF

Race 1 Winner: Carlos Huertas
Official box score – View PDF

Go to 2013 Event Summary

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 PNG
Leader lap summary: View PDF
Pit stop summary: View PDF
Top section times: View PDF

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POST-RACE POINT STANDINGS, RACE 2

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 12 Will Power 405
2 3 Helio Castroneves 366
3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 364
4 77 Simon Pagenaud 346
5 2 Juan Pablo Montoya 289
6 25 Marco Andretti 281
7 34 Carlos Munoz (R) 270
8 11 Sebastien Bourdais 242
9 9 Scott Dixon 237
10 27 James Hinchcliffe 230
11 10 Tony Kanaan 226
12 8 Ryan Briscoe 221
12 19 Justin Wilson 221
14 98 Jack Hawksworth (R) 219
15 83 Charlie Kimball 213
16 7 Mikhail Aleshin (R) 211
17 18 Carlos Huertas (R) 204
18 15 Graham Rahal 180
19 14 Takuma Sato 171
19 67 Josef Newgarden 171
21 17 Sebastian Saavedra 166
22 20 Mike Conway 152
23 20 Ed Carpenter 104
24 16 Oriol Servia 88
25 26 Kurt Busch (R) 80
26 21 JR Hildebrand 66
27 22 Sage Karam (R) 57
28 33 James Davison (R) 34
29 5 Jacques Villeneuve 29
30 68 Alex Tagliani 28
31 16 Luca Filippi 24
32 6 Townsend Bell 22
33 63 Pippa Mann 21
34 41 Martin Plowman (R) 18
35 91 Buddy Lazier 11
36 26 Franck Montagny 8

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Entrant standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 12 Verizon Team Penske 405
2 3 Team Penske 366
3 28 DHL Andretti Autosport 364
4 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports 346
5 2 Penske Motorsports 289
6 25 Snapple Andretti Autosport 281
7 34 Cinsay AndrettiTV.com HVM Racing 270
8 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing 256
9 11 KVSH Racing 242
10 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 237
11 27 United Fiber & Data Andretti Autosport 230
12 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 226
13 8 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing 221
13 19 Dale Coyne Racing 221
15 98 Bryan Herta Autosport 219
16 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 213
17 7 SMP Racing 211
18 18 Dale Coyne Racing 204
19 15 National Guard RLL Racing 180
20 14 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing 171
20 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 171
22 17 KV-AFS Racing 166
23 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 112
24 26 Suretone Andretti Autosport 88
25 21 Preferred Freezer Ed Carpenter Racing 66
26 22 Dreyer & Reinbold-Kingdom Racing 57
27 33 Always Evolving KV Racing Technology 34
28 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 29
29 68 SFHR/RW Motorsports 28
30 6 Robert Graham KV Racing Technology 22
31 63 Dale Coyne Racing 21
32 41 Alfe AJ Foyt Racing 18
33 91 Lazier Partners Racing 11

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 1300
2 Honda 1005

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Bonus winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Points
1 12 Will Power $134,000
2 77 Simon Pagenaud $106,000
3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay $85,000
4 3 Helio Castroneves $78,000
5 2 Juan Pablo Montoya $52,000
6 9 Scott Dixon $44,000
7 10 Tony Kanaan $43,000
8 7 Mikhail Aleshin $42,000
8 34 Carlos Munoz $42,000
8 83 Charlie Kimball $42,000
11 18 Carlos Huertas $37,000
12 25 Marco Andretti $36,000
13 27 James Hinchcliffe $33,000
14 20 Mike Conway $30,000
14 20 Ed Carpenter $30,000
14 98 Jack Hawksworth $30,000
17 11 Sebastien Bourdais $29,000
18 19 Justin Wilson $25,000
19 8 Ryan Briscoe $21,000
20 15 Graham Rahal $20,000
21 14 Takuma Sato $11,000
22 67 Josef Newgarden $9,000
23 16 Oriol Servia $7,000
24 17 Sebastian Saavedra $4,000

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team
1 8 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing $175,000
2 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $80,000
3 41 Alfe AJ Foyt Racing $10,000
4 26 Suretone Andretti Autosport $5,000

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Firestone Pit Performance Award winners:

Race Car Team
Texas Motor Speedway 18 Dale Coyne Racing
Detroit Race 2 27 United Fiber & Data Andretti Autosport
Detroit Race 1 27 United Fiber & Data Andretti Autosport
Grand Prix of Indianapolis 28 DHL Andretti Autosport
Barber 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Long Beach 12 Verizon Team Penske
St. Petersburg 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing

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POST-RACE ANALYSIS, RACE 1

Box score: View PDF
Lap chart: View PDF
Tire use chart: View PNG
Leader lap summary: View PDF
Pit stop summary: View PDF
Top section times: View PDF

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POST-RACE POINT STANDINGS, RACE 1

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 12 Will Power 386
2 3 Helio Castroneves 353
3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 336
4 77 Simon Pagenaud 295
5 2 Juan Pablo Montoya 263
6 34 Carlos Munoz (R) 262
7 25 Marco Andretti 259
8 9 Scott Dixon 225
9 27 James Hinchcliffe 214
10 11 Sebastien Bourdais 212
11 10 Tony Kanaan 206
12 19 Justin Wilson 203
13 8 Ryan Briscoe 197
13 18 Carlos Huertas (R) 197
15 98 Jack Hawksworth (R) 184
16 83 Charlie Kimball 181
17 7 Mikhail Aleshin (R) 170
18 15 Graham Rahal 166
19 67 Josef Newgarden 161
20 14 Takuma Sato 160
21 17 Sebastian Saavedra 153
22 20 Mike Conway 135
23 20 Ed Carpenter 104
24 16 Oriol Servia 88
25 26 Kurt Busch (R) 80
26 21 JR Hildebrand 66
27 22 Sage Karam (R) 57
28 33 James Davison (R) 34
29 5 Jacques Villeneuve 29
30 68 Alex Tagliani 28
31 6 Townsend Bell 22
32 63 Pippa Mann 21
33 41 Martin Plowman (R) 18
34 91 Buddy Lazier 11
35 16 Luca Filippi 9
34 26 Franck Montagny 8

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Entrant standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 12 Verizon Team Penske 386
2 3 Team Penske 353
3 28 DHL Andretti Autosport 336
4 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports 295
5 2 Penske Motorsports 263
6 34 Cinsay AndrettiTV.com HVM Racing 262
7 25 Snapple Andretti Autosport 259
8 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing 239
9 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 225
10 27 United Fiber & Data Andretti Autosport 214
11 11 KVSH Racing 212
12 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 206
13 19 Dale Coyne Racing 203
14 8 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing 197
14 18 Dale Coyne Racing 197
16 98 Bryan Herta Autosport 184
17 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 181
18 7 SMP Racing 170
19 15 National Guard RLL Racing 166
20 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 161
21 14 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing 160
22 17 KV-AFS Racing 153
23 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 97
24 26 Suretone Andretti Autosport 88
25 21 Preferred Freezer Ed Carpenter Racing 66
26 22 Dreyer & Reinbold-Kingdom Racing 57
27 33 Always Evolving KV Racing Technology 34
28 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 29
29 68 SFHR/RW Motorsports 28
30 6 Robert Graham KV Racing Technology 22
31 63 Dale Coyne Racing 21
32 41 Alfe AJ Foyt Racing 18
33 91 Lazier Partners Racing 11

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Manufacturer standings (unofficial; not reflective of penalties or bonuses as of Houston race 1):

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 1164
2 Honda 871

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Bonus winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Points
1 12 Will Power $134,000
2 3 Helio Castroneves $78,000
3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay $77,000
4 77 Simon Pagenaud $76,000
5 2 Juan Pablo Montoya $45,000
6 9 Scott Dixon $44,000
7 34 Carlos Munoz $42,000
8 10 Tony Kanaan $41,000
9 18 Carlos Huertas $37,000
10 27 James Hinchcliffe $33,000
11 25 Marco Andretti $32,000
11 83 Charlie Kimball $32,000
13 20 Mike Conway $30,000
13 20 Ed Carpenter $30,000
15 19 Justin Wilson $25,000
16 7 Mikhail Aleshin $22,000
17 11 Sebastien Bourdais $20,000
17 15 Graham Rahal $20,000
19 8 Ryan Briscoe $16,000
20 98 Jack Hawksworth $15,000
21 14 Takuma Sato $11,000
22 67 Josef Newgarden $9,000
23 16 Oriol Servia $7,000
24 17 Sebastian Saavedra $4,000

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team
1 8 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing $155,000
2 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $65,000
3 41 Alfe AJ Foyt Racing $10,000
4 26 Suretone Andretti Autosport $5,000

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IMPORTANT TIMES

Green flag: Saturday and Sunday: 3:45 PM EDT*
Race broadcast: US: 3:00 PM EDT Saturday and Sunday on NBC Sports Network
Can: 3:00 PM EDT Saturday and Sunday on Sportsnet ONE
(Sunday only: replay at 11:00 PM ET on Sportsnet West/Pacific)
Qualifying: Race 1: 11:00 AM-12:10 PM EDT Saturday (Firestone Fast 6)
Race 2: 11:00-11:30 AM EDT Sunday (In groups)
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(Broadcast:
US: 2:00 PM EDT Saturday on NBC Sports Network; No broadcast Sunday
Can: 2:00 PM EDT Saturday on Sportsnet ONE; No broadcast Sunday)
Practice sessions: 11:00-11:45 AM EDT Friday
3:00-3:45 PM EDT Friday (followed by 10 minutes of standing start practice)
Drivers meeting: Streamed on INDYCAR ’14
2:00-3:00 PM EDT Saturday and Sunday
Full weekend schedule: View PDF
Radio/live timing and scoring: INDYCAR Race Control

*2:45 PM CDT (local), 1:45 PM MDT, 12:45 PM PDT, 4:45 PM BRT, 8:45 PM BST, 7:45 AM Sun/Mon NZST, 5:45 AM Sun/Mon AEST, 4:45 AM Sun/Mon JST

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TRACK FACTS

Track type: Temporary street course
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Speedway at NRG Park
Length: 1.683 miles
Race distance: Two races, 90 laps (153 miles) each
Number of turns: 10
Track map: View JPG
Start: Race 1: Standing
Race 2: Rolling
Restarts: Single-file
Event Twitter account and hashtag: @GPHOU, #gphou
Weather forecast:
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ENTRANT FACTS

Entry list: View PDF
Past entrant performance: View PDF
Spotter guide: View PDF
Pit assignments: View PDF
Engineer and race strategist list: Visit thesetupsheet.com
Wing configuration: Road/street
Boost specs: 150 kPa; increase to 160 kPa for push-to-pass
Push-to-pass specs: 10 pushes; 15 seconds per push; no activation delay
Firestone tires available per entry: Primary: 9 sets per team plus one set for rookies and out-of-top-ten cars; used at all previous road/street course events; no compound change from 2013
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Alternate: 3 sets per team; same tread compound that was used in 2013 and will be used at all 2014 street course events
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Wets: A new wet tire will debut at Houston with deeper treads and a CFD-optimized tread patternRace-time live tire tracking

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HISTORY

Last five wins: 2013 – Race 2: Will Power, Verizon Team Penske
2013 – Race 1: Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
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)
Last four poles: 2013 – Takuma Sato, ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing  (97.305 MPH)
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)
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 3 77 Simon Pagenaud H 90
2 2 7 Mikhail Aleshin (R) H 90
3 23 98 Jack Hawksworth (R) H 90
4 19 83 Charlie Kimball C 90
5 5 11 Sebastien Bourdais C 90
6 21 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay H 90
7 14 2 Juan Pablo Montoya C 90
8 15 8 Ryan Briscoe C 90
9 16 25 Marco Andretti H 90
10 8 10 Tony Kanaan C 90
11 18 12 Will Power C 90
12 6 19 Justin Wilson H 89
13 17 20 Mike Conway C 89
14 7 27 James Hinchcliffe H 89
15 12 16 Luca Filippi (R) H 88
16 4 15 Graham Rahal H 87
17 20 17 Sebastian Saavedra C 84
18 11 9 Scott Dixon C 78
19 10 14 Takuma Sato H 74 Contact
20 22 67 Josef Newgarden H 61 Mechanical
21 1 3 Helio Castroneves C 48 Contact
22 9 34 Carlos Munoz (R) H 40 Contact
23 13 18 Carlos Huertas (R) H 2 Off course

Red=Non-Leaders Circle entry

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Starting line-up, race 2:

2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston race 2 starting lineup

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Qualifying results, race 2:

Verizon IndyCar Series Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston race 2 qualifying results

Notes:
Group 1 – 67-Newgarden penalized for qualifying interference on 2-Montoya. He will lose his two fastest laps of the session. He had been sixth.

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Race 1 – Official results

Rank Start Car Driver Engine Laps Comment
1 19 18 Carlos Huertas (R) H 80
2 11 2 Juan Pablo Montoya C 80
3 23 34 Carlos Munoz (R) H 80
4 9 11 Sebastien Bourdais C 80
5 5 27 James Hinchcliffe H 80
6 21 98 Jack Hawksworth (R) H 80
7 8 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay H 80
8 16 25 Marco Andretti H 80
9 2 3 Helio Castroneves C 80
10 7 19 Justin Wilson H 80
11 14 15 Graham Rahal H 80
12 15 8 Ryan Briscoe C 80  
13 22 10 Tony Kanaan C 80
14 18  12 Will Power C 79
15 20 17 Sebastian Saavedra C 79
16 1 77 Simon Pagenaud C 74
17 17 20 Mike Conway C 55 Mechanical
18 13 83 Charlie Kimball C 54 Contact
19 3 9 Scott Dixon C 46 Contact
20 12 67 Josef Newgarden H 41 Mechanical
21 4 16 Luca Filippi (R) H 36 Contact
22 6 14 Takuma Sato H 32 Contact
23 10 7 Mikhail Aleshin (R) H 31 Contact

Red=Non-Leaders Circle entry

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Starting line-up, race 1:

2014 Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston race 1 starting lineup

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Qualifying results, race 1:

2014 Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston race 1 qualifying results

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Qualifying groups:
Group 1:
3-Castroneves, 8-Briscoe, 9-Dixon, 11-Bourdais, 18-Huertas, 20-Conway, 27-Hinchcliffe, 28-Hunter-Reay, 34-Munoz, 77-Pagenaud, 83-Kimball, 98-Hawksworth.
Group 2:
2-Montoya, 7-Aleshin, 10-Kanaan, 12-Power, 14-Sato, 15-Rahal, 16-Filippi, 17-Saavedra, 19-Wilson, 25-Andretti, 67-Newgarden.

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Practice 2 – Friday afternoon

Verizon IndyCar Series time sheet for practice 2 at the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston

Notes:
4:00 – Red flag for 7-Aleshin, who spins and is against the wall in turn 4. Car is assisted by Holmatro Safety Team and returns to the pit lane under its own power.
10:00 – Red flag for 10-Kanaan, who has stopped in turn 2 and is in need of assistance after sliding through a corner and becoming high-centered on a curb.
42:00 – Red flag and checkered for 98-Hawksworth, who makes contact with the barrier in turn 2; left-front damage.

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Practice 1 – Friday morning

Verizon IndyCar Series Practice 1 time sheet for the 2014 Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston

Notes:
20:00 – Red flag for track inspection after a piece of seam filler lifts in turn 9.

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PRE-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 12 Will Power 370
2 3 Helio Castroneves 331
3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 310
4 77 Simon Pagenaud 279
5 25 Marco Andretti 235
6 34 Carlos Munoz (R) 227
7 2 Juan Pablo Montoya 223
8 9 Scott Dixon 214
9 10 Tony Kanaan 189
10 19 Justin Wilson 182
11 27 James Hinchcliffe 181
12 11 Sebastien Bourdais 180
13 8 Ryan Briscoe 179
14 83 Charlie Kimball 169
15 7 Mikhail Aleshin (R) 163
16 98 Jack Hawksworth (R) 156
17 14 Takuma Sato 151
17 67 Josef Newgarden 151
19 15 Graham Rahal 147
20 18 Carlos Huertas (R) 146
21 17 Sebastian Saavedra 138
22 20 Mike Conway 122
23 20 Ed Carpenter 104
24 16 Oriol Servia 88
25 26 Kurt Busch (R) 80
26 21 JR Hildebrand 66
27 22 Sage Karam (R) 57
28 33 James Davison (R) 34
29 5 Jacques Villeneuve 29
30 68 Alex Tagliani 28
31 6 Townsend Bell 22
32 63 Pippa Mann 21
33 41 Martin Plowman (R) 18
34 91 Buddy Lazier 11
35 26 Franck Montagny 8

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Entrant standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 12 Verizon Team Penske 370
2 3 Team Penske 331
3 28 DHL Andretti Autosport 310
4 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports 279
5 25 Snapple Andretti Autosport 235
6 34 Cinsay AndrettiTV.com HVM Racing 227
7 20 Fuzzy’s Vodka Ed Carpenter Racing 226
8 2 Penske Motorsports 223
9 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 214
10 10 Target Chip Ganassi Racing 189
11 19 Dale Coyne Racing 182
12 27 United Fiber & Data Andretti Autosport 181
13 11 KVSH Racing 180
14 8 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing 179
15 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing 169
16 7 SMP Racing 163
17 98 Bryan Herta Autosport 156
18 14 ABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing 151
18 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 151
20 15 National Guard RLL Racing 147
21 18 Dale Coyne Racing 146
22 17 KV-AFS Racing 138
23 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing 88
23 26 Suretone Andretti Autosport 88
25 21 Preferred Freezer Ed Carpenter Racing 66
26 22 Dreyer & Reinbold – Kingdom Racing 57
27 33 Always Evolving KV Racing Technology 34
28 5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 29
29 68 SFHR/RW Motorsports 28
30 6 Robert Graham KV Racing Technology 22
31 63 Dale Coyne Racing 21
32 41 Alfe AJ Foyt Racing 18
33 91 Lazier Partners Racing 11

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 1092
2 Honda 755

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Bonus winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Points
1 12 Will Power $134,000
2 77 Simon Pagenaud $76,000
3 3 Helio Castroneves $74,000
4 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay $70,000
5 9 Scott Dixon $44,000
6 10 Tony Kanaan $41,000
7 83 Charlie Kimball $32,000
8 20 Mike Conway $30,000
8 20 Ed Carpenter $30,000
10 25 Marco Andretti $27,000
10 34 Carlos Munoz $27,000
12 2 Juan Pablo Montoya $25,000
13 27 James Hinchcliffe $24,000
14 19 Justin Wilson $23,000
15 7 Mikhail Aleshin $22,000
16 15 Graham Rahal $20,000
17 8 Ryan Briscoe $16,000
18 14 Takuma Sato $11,000
19 11 Sebastien Bourdais $10,000
20 67 Josef Newgarden $9,000
21 16 Oriol Servia $7,000
21 18 Carlos Huertas $7,000
21 98 Jack Hawksworth $7,000
24 17 Sebastian Saavedra $4,000

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team
1 8 NTT DATA Chip Ganassi Racing $135,000
2 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $50,000
3 41 Alfe AJ Foyt Racing $10,000
4 26 Suretone Andretti Autosport $5,000

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Firestone Pit Performance Award winners:

Race Car Team
Texas Motor Speedway 18 Dale Coyne Racing
Detroit Race 2 27 United Fiber & Data Andretti Autosport
Detroit Race 1 27 United Fiber & Data Andretti Autosport
Grand Prix of Indianapolis 28 DHL Andretti Autosport
Barber 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Long Beach 12 Verizon Team Penske
St. Petersburg 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing
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