Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Points Standings Breakdown

  1. Dario Franchitti 84-No surprise here
  2. Will Power 69-A solid job the first 2 weeks under a ton of pressure, needs to be in a car next weekend
  3. Ryan Briscoe 67-Good driver in a great car, definitely a tittle contender
  4. Tony Kanaan 65-Consistent, Consistent, Consistent
  5. Ryan Hunter-Reay 59- Great start to the season, can he be a tittle contender with Vision? Maybe
  6. Justin Wilson 49-6th in points with Coyne, not to shabby, but I expect him to plummet in points now that were on the ovals
  7. Dan Wheldon 46- 7th, about were I'd expect him
  8. Marco Andretti 45- After starting 18th & 19th in the first 2 races, I think he's happy with 8th in points
  9. Graham Rahal 45- Solid first couple races, but can he stay out of trouble on the ovals.
  10. Danica Patrick 44- Great run for her in Long Beach, going into the season if you would of told her she'd be 10th in the standings after 2 street races, pretty sure she'd take it.
  11. Robert Doornbos 41- Top Rookie at this point, but how will he do on the ovals?
  12. Alex Tagliani 40- I expected a little stronger in St. Pete and Long Beach
  13. Darren Manning 38- He's fighting for the ride, It'll be hard to take him out of the car
  14. Vitor Meira 38- No surprise, mabey a little better than I expected
  15. Raphael Matos 36- Slight diassapointment, I think they'll be fast on the ovals
  16. Stanton Barrett 31- Great job by Barrett, not in the best of rides and has never raced on streets before St. Pete. He's stayed out of trouble and thats all you can ask of him at this point.
  17. Scott Dixon 29- The 08' Champ is struggling at this point, but he'll recover... I think
  18. Hideki Mutoh 27- He's in a topnotch ride, putting out below average results
  19. Helio Castroneves 26- He's just happy to not be behind bars
  20. E.J. Viso 25- Dissapointed, expected better
  21. Ed Carpenter 25- Not good on road/streets, expect him to rocket up the standings in the coming weeks
  22. Mario Moraes 24- After the offseason tests I had high hopes for Mario, so far it just hasn't came together.
  23. Mike Conway 24- He's been fairly quick, but can't stay off the wall


I think you're being a little hard on Viso there. He had a car with bad steering that tore his hands apart in St. Pete, then he got busted by Power's slowdown/Dixon's brain freeze at the Beach. He's a top-10 kind of driver who's had a ton of bad luck.

I agree with you on Viso, he had a rough car in St. Pete, but he still went out 17th, doesn't matter if it was his fault or his teams.

As for Long Beach, I don't know where he planned on going after he made that pass on the outside of the turn. It was a bad move.

He's got talent but needs to relax a bit.

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