Monday, April 11, 2011

Point Standings after 2 races with comments

INDYCAR completed their second round of action yesterday at the sunny hills of Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Alabama. Will Power took the twin checkers for the first time in 2011, Scott Dixon was second and Dario Franchitti third. IndyCar Garage recaps the point standings after two races and add comments for each racer in the standings.

Briscoe, 25th in points, needs a good finish

1. Will Power 94

Comment: Power will be very tough to beat on Road and Street courses this yr

2. Dario Franchitti 87

Comment: Needs to keep close tabs on Power this year if he wants his 4th championship

3. Tony Kanaan 63

Comment: Off to a great start wit his new team, can he keep it going?

4. Scott Dixon 54

Comment: Rebounded nicely after St. Pete, “ICE MAN” can still hack it

5. Simona de Silvestro 54

Comment: Easily the best story of the year in terms of small teams, already two top 10’s

6. Oriol Servia 52

Comment: proving he deserved the ride at Newman/Haas

7. Marco Andretti 44

Comment: If Marco could only get through the first turn of the first lap of the season….

8. Takuma Sato 44

Comment: TK used his setup for yesterday’s race, gaining experience this side of the Atlantic

9. Alex Tagliani 43

Comment: Quietly in the top 10 in points for SSM

10. Vitor Meira 42

Comment: If Foyt’s team can give Vitor a decent car, he usually is competitive

11. Helio Castroneves 38

Comment: Can’t have any more mishaps like turn one of St. Pete

12. Raphael Matos 38

Comment: Doing well for a small budget team, not confirmed for the full 2011 schedule

13. J.R. Hildebrand 36

Comment: Rookie has battled in his first race of 2011, will only get better

14. Charlie Kimball 32

Comment: Another rookie that will battle for top 10 finishes

15. Justin Wilson 32

Comment: Not the way Wilson wanted to start the season

16. Danica Patrick 31

Comment: Late pit stop call hurt her chances of a top 10 and a big swing in the points

17. Ryan Hunter-Reay 28

Comment: returns to Long Beach as the defending race winner, needs a strong finish

18. Sebastian Saavedra 27

Comment: Rookie that will hit his strides and walls throughout 2011

19. James Jakes 25

Comment: Rookie for Dale Coyne, will struggle as he gains experience

20. Graham Rahal 25

Comment: Had a strong car at Barber, but not a strong finish

21. Simon Pagenaud 24

Comment: Finished 8th while filling in for Ana Beatriz

22. Sebastien Bourdais 24

Comment: Driving only R&S races for Dale Coyne, could battle for top 5’s toward the end

23. E.J. Viso 24

Comment: Easily the most unpopular driver in the series right now

24. Mike Conway 24

Comment: Trying to put together a full weekend of no mistakes

25. Ryan Briscoe 24

Comment: The third Penske driver needs a strong finish at Long Beach

26. Ana Beatriz 16

Comment: Hopefully coming back for Long Beach

27. James Hinchcliffe 12

Comment: Young Canadian rookie will do well with Newman/Haas

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