Inside the Box Score: Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix

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Numbers to note following the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix at the 1.022-mile Phoenix International Raceway - the second race of the 2016 Verizon Indy Car Series season:

1 – Race win at Phoenix International Raceway by cars fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing across all racing series.

2 – Consecutive runner-up finishes for Simon Pagenaud to open the 2016 season. Pagenaud matched his best finish with Team Penske at Phoenix (he was also second at St. Petersburg) and leads the Verizon IndyCar Series point standings for the first time in his career.

2.10 – Average running position of race winner Scott Dixon for the 250 laps of racing at Phoenix.

6 – Consecutive top-10 finishes by Ryan Hunter-Reay dating to Milwaukee race in 2015.

12 – Consecutive seasons that Dixon has posted at least one Indy car win, an all-time record.

14 – Positions improved by Graham Rahal (19th to fifth), most of any of the 22 starters…Cars that finished on the lead lap, an Indy car record at Phoenix.

21 – Laps in which Josef Newgarden improved his position, most of any driver.

39 – Indy car wins for Dixon, tying him with Al Unser for fourth on the all-time list.

46 – Indy car poles for Helio Castroneves, who is fourth on the all-time list.

86 – Career podium finishes for Dixon, tying him with Castroneves for eighth on the all-time list

186.403 mph – Speed of Tony Kanaan on Lap 215 when he set the fastest race lap of the Desert Diamond West Valley Grand Prix.

251 – Consecutive starts by Kanaan, extending his all-time record.

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