Monday, April 9, 2018

Power Wins In The Desert

-4 different teams (Penske, SPM, Andretti & Ganassi) finished in the top 4 and 7 different teams (Carpenter, Foyt & Rahal) in the top 9.

-Victory #198 for Team Penske

-Victory #500 for Firestone/Bridgestone since it returned in 1995

-Alexander Rossi made the most on-track passes during the race with 53

-Sebastien Bourdais earned his 34th career pole, breaking a tie with Dario Franchitti for 7th all-time. It was Dale Coyne's 2nd pole and first since Mike Conway in 2013.

-Oril Servia made his Pace Car driving debut. He'll split duties this season with Sarah Fisher.

-Jim Meyer, SiriusXM CEO, has joined Michael Shank Racing as co-owner. The team, newly renamed to Meyer Shank Racing, will keep the MSR acronym.

Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phoenix Grand Prix Results

1 - Newgarden
2 - Wickens
3 - Rossi
4 - Dixon
5 - Hunter-Reay
6 - Hinchcliffe
7 - Carpenter
8 - Kanaan
9 - Rahal
10 - Pagenaud
11 - Sato
13 - Andretti
13 - Bourdais
14 - Pigot
15 - Chaves
16 - Veach
17 - Kimball
18 - Chilton
18 - Leist
19 - Jones
20 - Kaiser
21 - Power
22 - Fittipaldi

2018 Season Standings - Through 2 Events

1 - Newgarden
2 - Rossi
3 - Bourdais
4 - Rahal
5 - Hunter-Reay
6 - Hinchcliffe
7 - Dixon
8 - Wickens
9 - Kanaan
10 - Andretti
11 - Pagenaud
12 - Sato
13 - Jones
14 - Power
15 - Chaves
16 - Pigot
17 - Veach
18 - Carpenter
19 - Kimball
20 - Chilton
21 - Leist
22 - Claman De Melo
23 - King
24 - Kaiser
25 - Binder
26 - Harvey
27 - Fittipaldi

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