IndyCar Series
 
   *** Verizon IndyCar Series - Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Preview ***
                            From The Sports Network
 
 Date: Sunday, April 26
 Site: Barber Motorsports Park -- Birmingham, Alabama
 Track: 2.3-mile, 17-turn road course
 Annual: 6th
 Television: NBC Sports Network
 Radio: IMS Radio Network/SIRIUS XM Satellite
 Start Time: 3:37 p.m. ET (expected green flag)
 Qualifying Time: Saturday, April 25/4:55 p.m. ET
 Defending Champion: Ryan Hunter-Reay
 Runner-up: Marco Andretti
 Pole Winner: Will Power (finished 5)
 Laps: 90
 Miles: 207
 Qualifying Record: Scott Dixon, 2013 (123.999 mph - set in Q1)
 Race Record: Ryan Hunter-Reay, 2013 (110.818 mph)
 
                                  2014 Finish
                                  -----------
 
 Finish  Driver               Start          Finish  Driver               Start
 ------  ------               -----          ------  -----                -----
   1     Ryan Hunter-Reay        3             6     Justin Wilson          16
   2     Marco Andretti          4             7     James Hinchcliffe       2
   3     Scott Dixon             5             8     Josef Newgarden         4
   4     Simon Pagenaud         10             9     Tony Kanaan            23
   5     Will Power              1            10     Charlie Kimball        17
 
            2014 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Facts and Figures
            -------------------------------------------------------
 
 Average Speed: 94.537 mph
 Time of Race: 1 hr., 40 min., 43.3337 secs. (timed race due to weather)
 Margin of Victory: Under Caution
 Caution Flags: 5 for 16 laps
 Lead Changes: 7 among 6 drivers
 Pole Winner: Will Power (121.209 mph)
 Fastest Lap: Scott Dixon, 119.481 mph, Lap 54
 
 Past Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Winners (Starting Position) Car -- Speed
 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 2014 -- Ryan Hunter-Reay (3) -- Dallara-Honda -- 94.537 mph
 2013 -- Ryan Hunter-Reay (1) -- Dallara-Chevrolet -- 110.818 mph
 2012 -- Will Power (9) -- Dallara-Chevrolet -- 102.081 mph
 2011 -- Will Power (1) -- Dallara-Honda -- 92.194 mph
 2010 -- Helio Castroneves (3) -- Dallara-Honda -- 106.436 mph
 
          Past Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Pole Winners (Finish)
          -----------------------------------------------------------
 
 2014 -- Will Power -- 5
 2013 -- Ryan Hunter-Reay -- 1
 2012 -- Helio Castroneves -- 3
 2011 -- Will Power -- 1
 2010 -- Will Power -- 3
 
                               Last Race Results
                               -----------------
 
 Race: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (April 19)
 Site: Streets of Long Beach -- Long Beach, California
 Miles: 157.4
 Laps: 80
 Winner: Scott Dixon
 Second: Helio Castroneves
 Third: Juan Pablo Montoya
 Fourth: Simon Pagenaud
 Fifth: Tony Kanaan
 Pole Winner: Helio Castroneves (finished 2)
 Time of Race: 1 hr., 37 mins., 35.2353 secs.
 Average Speed: 96.800 mph
 Margin of Victory: 2.2221 secs.
 Caution Flags: 1 for 4 laps
 Lead Changes: 5 among 4 drivers
 Lap Leaders: Helio Castroneves 1-29; Jack Hawksworth 30-33; Scott Dixon 34-53;
              Helio Castroneves 54-55; Sebastien Bourdais 56; Scott Dixon
              57-80.
 
                  Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama Entry List
                  -------------------------------------------
 
 Car  Driver, Hometown                     Car/Name
 ---  ----------------                     --------
   1  Will Power (Toowoomba, Australia)    Chevrolet/Team Penske
   2  Juan Pablo Montoya (Bogota, Colombia)Chevrolet/Team Penske
   3  Helio Castroneves (Sao Paulo, Brazil)Chevrolet/Team Penske
   4  Stefano Coletti (Monaco)             Chevrolet/KV Racing Technology
   5  James Hinchcliffe (Toronto, Canada)  Honda/Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
   7  James Jakes (Leeds, England)         Honda/Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
   8  Sage Karem (Nazareth, PA)            Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing
   9  Scott Dixon (Auckland, New Zealand)  Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing
  10  Tony Kanaan (Salvador, Brazil)       Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing
  11  Sebastien Bourdais (Le Mans, France) Chevrolet/KVSH Racing
  14  Takuma Sato (Tokyo, Japan)           Honda/A.J. Foyt Enterprises
  15  Graham Rahal (New Albany, OH)        Honda/Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
  18  Rodolfo Gonzalez (Caracas, Venezuela)Honda/Dale Coyne Racing
  19  Francesco Dracone (Turin, Italy)     Honda/Dale Coyne Racing
  20  Luca Filippi (Savigliano, Italy)     Chevrolet/CFH Racing
  22  Simon Pagenaud (Montmorillon, France)Chevrolet/Team Penske
  26  Carlos Munoz (Bogota, Colombia)      Honda/Andretti Autosport
  27  Marco Andretti (Nazareth, PA)        Honda/Andretti Autosport
  28 *Ryan Hunter-Reay (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)Honda/Andretti Autosport
  41  Jack Hawksworth (Bradford, England)  Honda/A.J. Foyt Enterprises
  67  Josef Newgarden (Hendersonville, TN) Honda/CFH Racing
  83  Charlie Kimball (Camarillo, CA)      Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing
  98  Gabby Chaves (Bogota, Colombia)      Honda/Bryan Herta Autosport
 
 * - defending champion.
 
                Leading Contenders (Finish the last five years)
                -----------------------------------------------
 
 Driver               2010  2011  2012  2013  2014
 ------               ----  ----  ----  ----  ----
 Ryan Hunter-Reay      12    14    12   Won   Won
 Marco Andretti         5     4    11     7     2
 Scott Dixon            2     2     2     2     3
 Simon Pagenaud       ---     8     5     6     4
 Will Power             4   Won   Won     5     5
 James Hinchcliffe    ---    24     6    26     7
 Josef Newgarden      ---   ---    17     9     8
 Tony Kanaan            8     6    21    13     9
 Charlie Kimball      ---    10    25     4    10
 Sebastien Bourdais   ---    11    17    16    15
 Helio Castroneves    Won     7     3     3    19
 Juan Pablo Montoya   ---   ---   ---   ---    21
 
 Mover of the Week
 -----------------
 Sebastien Bourdais    - started 9 and finished 6
 
 Sports Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Ryan Hunter-Reay
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Juan Pablo Montoya) - finished 3
 
 NOTES:
      The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park is the
 fourth race on the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule.
 
 BMS, which opened in 2003, has also hosted Grand-Am Sports Car Series and AMA
 Superbike Championship races. This course features 80 feet of elevation change
 that makes its challenging for drivers.
 
 The inaugural IndyCar race at Barber took place on April 11, 2010. Helio
 Castroneves won that event. His Team Penske teammate, Will Power, has claimed
 victories there in 2011 and '12.
 
 Power led all 90 laps in the 2011 race.
 
 The 2012 event at Barber featured a track record nine lead changes among
 five drivers. Power won it from the ninth starting position.
 
 Ryan Hunter-Reay won the 2013 event at this track. Hunter-Reay started on the
 pole and led a race-high 53 laps but had to hold off Scott Dixon in the
 closing laps. He beat Dixon to the finish line by just 0.6363 seconds.
 
 Hunter-Reay won this race for the second year in a row in 2014. The start was
 delayed by 2 1/2 hours due to rain, and it turned into a timed event of 1 hour
 and 40 minutes, trimming it from 90 laps to 69. Power started on the pole and
 led until lap 16 when he spun off the rain-soaked course. That allowed Hunter-
 Reay to take over the top spot. He led a race-high 40 laps en route to
 victory.
 
 Dixon, a three-time IndyCar champion, has finished on the podium in each of
 the first five races at Barber Motorsports Park -- including four straight
 second-place finishes -- but has yet to win at this track. He won last
 weekend's IndyCar event in Long Beach, California.
 
 The next race is the May 9 Angie's List Grand Prix of Indianapolis held on
 Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.439-mile road course.
 
 04/21 21:53:29 ET