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A look at the top-10 IndyCar drivers


July 06. 2013 11:42PM

By - jerzar@civitasmedia.com - (570) 991-6394






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HELIO CASTRONEVES


No. 3 Chevrolet


Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil


Points Position: 1st (332 pts.)


Career Starts: 268


Career Wins: 28


Career Top-10s: 173


Notable: Castroneves paired with dance professional Julianne Hough to win the Dancing With The Stars title in 2007.


RYAN HUNTER-REAY


No. 1 Chevrolet


Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.


Points Position: 2nd (323 pts.)


Career Starts: 142


Career Wins: 11


Career Top-10s: 70


Notable: In 2012 he became the first American to win the unified IndyCar title since Al Unser Jr. in 1994.


MARCO ANDRETTI


No. 25 Chevrolet


Hometown: Nazareth, Pa.


Points Position: 3rd (277 pts.)


Career Starts: 124


Career Wins: 2


Career Top-10s: 58


Notable: Andretti is the son of Michael Andretti and the grandson of Mario Andretti, who won at Pocono in 1986.


JAMES HINCHCLIFFE


No. 27 Chevrolet


Hometown: Toronto, Ontario


Points Position: 4th (266 pts.)


Career Starts: 41


Career Wins: 3


Career Top-10s: 20


Notable: Hinchcliffe’s three victories this season are the most in the series after going winless his other two years in IndyCar.


TONY KANAAN


No. 11 Chevrolet


Hometown: Salvador, Brazil


Points Position: 5th (253)


Career Starts: 267


Career Wins: 16


Career Top-10s: 173


Notable: His victory in the Indianapolis 500 was his first since winning at Iowa in 2010.


SIMON PAGENAUD


No. 77 Honda


Hometown: Montmorillon, France


Points Position: 6th (241 pts.)


Career Starts: 42


Career Wins: 1


Career Top-10s: 17


Notable: Pagenaud’s first career victory came earlier this season at the road course in Michigan.


SCOTT DIXON


No. 9 Honda


Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand


Points Position: 7th (240)


Career Starts: 211


Career Wins: 29


Career Top-10s: 146


Notable: Dixon has won at least one race every year since 2005 entering this season. He is winless this season.


TAKUMA SATO


No. 14 Honda


Hometown: Tokyo, Japan


Points Position: 8th (233)


Career Starts: 59


Career Wins: 1


Career Top-10s: 17


Notable: Sato raced in Formula One from 2002-2008, with a best finish of third in 90 races.


JUSTIN WILSON


No. 19 Honda


Hometown: Sheffield, England


Points Position: 9th (227)


Career Starts: 141


Career Wins: 7


Career Top-10s: 79


Notable: Wilson was one of the drivers on the winning team in the 2012 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.


WILL POWER


No. 12 Chevrolet


Hometown: Toowoombia, Austrailia


Points Position: 10th (209)


Career Starts: 112


Career Wins: 18


Career Top-10s: 70


Notable: Power is seeking his first win of the year after winning three or more races in each of the previous three seasons.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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