June 6, 2014

IndyCar Firestone 600 lineup at Texas Motor Speedway

Pos. Driver Car Frequency Comment
1. Will Power 12 466.2125 Has had success in Texas, winning the second race in 2011 and the pole the past two years.
2. Josef Newgarden 67 463.4625 He has two top-10 finishes this season and is in good position for his first top-five.
3. Tony Kanaan 10 467.0375 Always in contention at Texas, but hasn’t won since the spring of 2004.
4. Juan Pablo Montoya 2 464.9250 This track wasn’t great for him during his NASCAR days, but fortune could change in IndyCar.
5. Ed Carpenter 20 469.1125 He’s made 13 starts in Texas with a best finish of fourth last year.
6. Simon Pagenaud 77 469.4375 He won the Grand Prix of Indianapolis last month, but finished sixth and 13th in his two Texas starts.
7. Scott Dixon 9 461.6125 He went wire-to-wire in 2008 at Texas and was in position for a 2nd win here in 2012 before wrecking.
8. Justin Wilson 19 462.9625 Won at Texas in 2012 but has finished outside the top-10 in his other six races. 9. James Hinchcliffe 27 469.1375 Veteran driver has mixed results at Texas, with his best finish being fourth in 2012. 10. Carlos Munoz 34 467.4000 Columbian will be making his first start at Texas with hopes of visiting Victory Lane for first time. 11. Mikhail Aleshin 7 464.4625 Russian rookie who is looking to carry his success from the European racing circuit into IndyCar. 12. Ryan Hunter-Reay 28 469.3000 The reigning Indy 500 winner is looking for his first win in Texas. He was runner-up last year. 13. Ryan Briscoe 8 461.1875 The 2010 Texas winner is consistently in contention, finishing third the past two years. 14. Helio Castroneves 3 464.5750 Arguably the most recognizable face of IndyCar is looking for his fifth win at Texas. 15. Charlie Kimball 83 466.1875 He’s never had a top-10 run at Texas in four tries. Maybe he’ll do it in try No. 5. 16. Takuma Sato 14 467.0750 His best Texas start (4th) and finish (5th) in Texas came in race 1 of 2011’s Firestone Twin 275s. 17. Marco Andretti 25 468.4500 He’s still looking for first win since 2011. He led 57 laps at Texas last year, but ended up fifth. 18. Sebastien Bourdais 11 464.2500 Veteran open-wheel racer finished 20th in Texas debut last year. 19. Sebastian Saavedra 17 469.5375 Texas hasn’t been his favorite track with finishes of 28, 29 and 14. 20. Jack Hawksworth 98 462.2625 The IndyCar rookie has one top-10 run in seven starts this year. 21. Graham Rahal 15 466.9125 Searching for first Victory Lane visit since 2008. Best finish at Texas is second in 2012. 22 Carlos Huertas 18 463.6000 Rookie making his debut at Texas. Has two top-10 finishes so far this year.

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