Inside the Box Score - Iowa Corn 300


Numbers to note following the Iowa Corn 300 at the 7/8-mile Iowa Speedway oval - the 11th  race of the 2016 Verizon Indy Car Series season:

1.37 – Average running position of race winner Josef Newgarden for the 300 laps of racing at Iowa Speedway.

2 – Positions gained by Will Power (fourth to second) in the final 30 laps of the race.

3 – Indy car wins for Newgarden. Iowa was his first win on a oval and his third straight top-two finish at the track.

4 – Times that Newgarden was passed on track in the 300-lap race. Newgarden led 232 of the final 235 laps, and was passed in the pit lane under caution

13 – Positions improved by James Hinchcliffe (22nd to ninth), most of any of the 22 starters.

14 – Career second-place finishes for Will , which ranks 23rd on the all-time list.

26 – Laps in which Sebastien Bourdais improved their position, most of any driver.

73 – Points separating Simon Pagenaud from Newgarden in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings.

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

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

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

282 – Laps led by Newgarden, an all-time Indy car record.

321 – Indy car starts for Castroneves, broke a tie with Al Unser for fourth on the all-time list. Kanaan ranks fifth on the list with his 320th start.

552 – On track passes during the Iowa Corn 300.

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