- Byrd Brothers, with partner team KV Racing Technology, have announced a return to the Indianapolis 500 in 2015 with Bryan Clauson.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

You Vote: Drivers Of The Decade

Now that the decade has come to an end, the top drivers of the past 10 years are up for debate. In a recent post by Tony Donohue he expressed his opinion, and now it's your turn.

Select your top 10 American Open-Wheel drivers of the decade and the results will be unveiled in an upcoming Planet-IRL podcast, featuring Paul, Kohl and yours truly.


Bourdais - 74 Starts, 31 Wins, 32 Poles, 44 Podiums, 4 Championships
Brack - 77 Starts, 5 Wins, 7 Poles, 14 Podiums
Briscoe - 55 Starts, 5 Wins, 8 Poles, 17 Podiums
Castroneves - 170 Starts, 22 Wins, 36 Poles, 58 Podiums, 3 Indy 500's
Dixon - 152 Starts, 22 Wins, 17 Poles, 51 Podiums, 1 Indy 500, 2 Championships
da Matta - 81 Starts, 12 Wins, 7 Poles, 20 Podiums, 1 Championship
de Ferran - 71 Starts, 9 Wins, 15 Poles, 31 Podiums, 1 Indy 500, 2 Championships
Fernandez - 89 Starts, 6 Wins, 3 Poles, 14 Podiums
Franchitti - 143 Starts, 17 Wins, 15 Poles, 47 Podiums 1 Indy 500, 2 Championships
Herta - 85 Starts, 2 Wins, 3 Poles, 8 Podiums
Hornish - 116 Starts, 19 Wins, 12 Poles, 47 Podiums, 1 Indy 500, 3 Championships
Junqueira - 121 Starts, 8 Wins, 10 Poles, 34 Podiums
Kanaan - 169 Starts, 13 Wins, 13 Poles, 49 Podiums, 1 Championship
Lazier - 67 Starts, 6 Wins, 1 Pole, 12 Podiums, 1 Championship
Montoya - 21 Starts, 4 Wins, 7 Poles, 5 Podiums, 1 Indy 500
Rice - 98 Starts, 3 Wins, 5 Poles, 8 Podiums, 1 Indy 500
Sharp - 118 Starts, 5 Wins, 4 Poles, 12 Podiums
Tracy - 139 Starts, 16 Wins, 13 Poles, 39 Podiums, 1 Championship
Vasser - 111 Starts, 2 Wins, 2 Poles, 11 Podiums
Wheldon - 114 Starts, 15 Wins, 5 Poles, 39 Podiums, 1 Indy 500, 1 Championship


5 comments:

  1. I voted for everyone, because, to be fair, most of these drivers didn't race against each other for the past decade, so therefore it isn't really possible to compare them simply by looking at numbers. To me, voting for everyone was the fairest way to address the issue.

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  2. Where is Danica?

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  3. And like I said on Kohl's blog, where is Justin Wilson? I'd think he clearly deserves it over Herta, Fernandez, Vasser, and Sharp at least...and I would personally rank him over many others...

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  4. Sean, Justin was in our top 25 before we narrowed it down to 20. And your correct in that Wilson has a case against guys like Herta, Fernandez, Vasser, Sharp, Rice, Brack, and Lazier.

    I will admit, after looking at his stats for a 2nd time, this may have been an oversight, but a line had to be drawn somwhere.

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    As for Danica, I just don't think she deserves it, and None of the other bloggers who nominated drivers did either.

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  5. I agree that Justin Wilson should have probably been included but we had to cut a few. Danica was not nominated by any of the other media members so she is not present on the list.

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