IZOD INDYCAR SERIES - POCONO INDYCAR 400

Round 11 of 19

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Top-5 Finishers: 1. Scott Dixon; 2. Charlie Kimball; 3. Dario Franchitti; 4. Will Power; 5. Simon Pagenaud.

Points leaders: 1. Helio Castroneves (356); 2. Ryan Hunter-Reay (333); 3. Marco Andretti (301); 4. Scott Dixon (291); James Hinchcliffe (272).

Race Temperatures: Track ranged from 122°-137° F (50°-58° C) and ambient from 83°-84° F (28°-29° C).

Firestone Tire Performance Recap: Firestone Racing selected a more durable right-side tire specification for the Pocono race weekend after several cars blistered right-rear tires during a June 25 test. The new tire specification ran issue-free all weekend and cars were able to run just as hard and fast on their Firehawks at the end of a full stint as at the beginning.

Magic Numbers: Firestone Racing is proud that race winner Scott Dixon has collected all 30 of his IndyCar victories on the Firestone family of race tires. His team, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, notched its 100th win as well today, with 88 of those also coming with the Firestone family. Firestone Racing also congratulates Honda on earning its 200th IndyCar win today.

From race winner Scott Dixon, #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/ Honda/Firestone: "I was pleasantly surprised. The first comment I made to Chip (Ganassi) when I got out of the car was I didn’t think this morning that we’d be here. Everything was good, the car was consistent and the Firestone tires were fantastic. The consistency over 30 or 32 laps for a full stint was great. I was really impressed with that. We were trimmed out more than a lot of the other teams by several degrees, so I think mechanically we made the tires work the best."

From runner-up Charlie Kimball, #83 Novo Nordisk Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda/ Firestone: "You guys at Firestone just do so good for us, it’s unbelievable. You came here for the test and had some issues, then you come back with a tire that races that well. You look at what’s happening in some other series, it’s just so nice having you guys. We can’t say that enough and we can’t say it loud enough."

Firestone Indy Lights: Carlos Munoz regained the championship points lead by pacing all 40 laps to win the Pocono 100.

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