Inside the Box Score: Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis


Numbers to note following the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the 2.439-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course - the fifth race of the 2016 Verizon Indy Car Series season:

1.40 – Average finishing position for Pagenaud in the first five races of the season.

1.66 – Average running position of race winner Simon Pagenaud for the 82 laps of racing on the IMS road course.

3 – Consecutive top-five finishes for Charlie Kimball on the IMS road course. He is the only driver to finish in the top five in every Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

7 –  Indy car wins for Pagenaud, all of which have come on road/street courses.

8 – Points separating Conor Daly and Max Chilton in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings. Rookies Daly (sixth), Alexander Rossi (10th), Spencer Pigot (11th) and Matt Brabham (16th) all had career-best finishes…Consecutive top-10 finishes by Scott Dixon dating to Mid-Ohio race in 2015.

20 – Positions improved by Graham Rahal (24th to fourth), most of any of the 25 starters.

22 – Laps in which Rahal improved his position, most of any driver.

39 – Career second-place finishes for Helio Castroneves, which ranks second on the all-time list.

76 – Points separating Pagenaud from Dixon in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings after the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

88 – Podium finishes for Castroneves, which tied Bobby Rahal and Al Unser Jr., for sixth on the all-time list.

181 – Wins for Indy cars owned by Roger Penske.

196 – Consecutive starts by Dixon, the third-longest streak in Indy car history.

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

316 – Indy car starts for Castroneves, which ranks sixth on the all-time list. Kanaan tied Johnny Rutherford for seventh on the list with his 315th start.

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