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IZOD IndyCar Series - Pocono INDYCAR 400 Preview

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DATE: Sunday, July 7
SITE: Pocono Raceway -- Long Pond, Pa.
TRACK: 2.5-mile tri-oval
CAPACITY: 76,812 (Grandstand Seating)
ANNUAL: 1st (IndyCar sanctioned)
TELEVISION: ABC
RADIO: IMS Radio Network/SIRIUS XM Satellite
START TIME: 12:15 p.m. ET
QUALIFYING TIME: Saturday, July 6/1:15 p.m. ET
LAPS: 160
MILES: 400
Last Race Results
RACE: Iowa Corn Indy 250 (June 23)
SITE: Iowa Speedway -- Newton, Iowa
MILES: 218.75
LAPS: 250
WINNER: James Hinchcliffe
RUNNER-UP: Ryan Hunter-Reay
THIRD: Tony Kanaan
FOURTH: Ed Carpenter
FIFTH: Graham Rahal
POLE WINNER: Will Power (finished 17th)
TIME OF RACE: 1 hr., 30 mins., 16.0266 secs.
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.5009 secs.
AVERAGE SPEED: 148.559 mph
CAUTION FLAGS: 3 for 29 laps
LEAD CHANGES: 7 among 4 drivers
LAP LEADERS: Will Power - pole; James Hinchcliffe 1-118; Justin Wilson
119-120; Hinchcliffe 121-159; Graham Rahal 160; Hinchcliffe
161-195; Ed Carpenter 196-213; Wilson 214-216; Hinchcliffe
217-250.
Pocono INDYCAR 400 Entry List
CarDriver, HometownCar/Name
1Ryan Hunter-Reay (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)DHL/Andretti Autosport
3Helio Castroneves (Sao Paulo, Brazil)Hitachi/Team Penske
4Ryan Briscoe (Sydney, Australia)National Guard/Panther Racing
5E.J. Viso (Caracas, Venezuela)Venezuela/Andretti Autosport/HVM
6Sebastian Saavedra (Bogota, Colombia)Dragon Racing
7Sebastien Bourdais (Le Mans, France)Dragon Racing
9Scott Dixon (Auckland, New Zealand)Target/Chip Ganassi Racing
10Dario Franchitti (Edinburgh,Scotland)Energizer/Chip Ganassi Racing
11Tony Kanaan (Salvador, Brazil)Sunoco Turbo/KV Racing Technology
12Will Power (Toowoomba, Australia)Verizon/Team Penske
14Takuma Sato (Tokyo, Japan)ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt Racing
15Graham Rahal (New Albany, OH)Midas/Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
16James Jakes (Leeds, England)Acorn Stairlifts/RLL Racing
18To Be AnnouncedDale Coyne Racing
19Justin Wilson (Sheffield, England)Dale Coyne Racing
20Ed Carpenter (Indianapolis, IN)Fuzzy's Vodka/Ed Carpenter Racing
25Marco Andretti (Nazareth, PA)RC Cola/Andretti Autosport
27James Hinchcliffe (Toronto, Canada)GoDaddy.com/Andretti Autosport
55Tristan Vautier (Corenc, France)Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
67Josef Newgarden (Hendersonville, TN)Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
77Simon Pagenaud (Montmorillon, France)Schmidt-Hamilton HP Motorsports
78Simona de Silvestro (Thun, Switzer.)Nuclear Entergy Areva/KVRT
83Charlie Kimball (Camarillo, CA)NovoLog FlexPen/Chip Ganassi Racing
98Alex Tagliani (Lachenaie, QB, Canada)Barracuda Racing/Bryan Herta Autospt
 
Mover of the Week
Ryan Hunter-Reay - started 12 and finished 2
 
Sports Network Selections
Pick to Win - Ryan Hunter-Reay
Last Week's Pick to Win (Marco Andretti) - finished 9
 
NOTES:
The Pocono INDYCAR 400 at Pocono Raceway is the 11th race on the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series schedule.

Pocono has 14 degrees of banking in turn 1, 8 degrees in turn 2 and 6 degrees in turn 3. The length of the shortstretch is 1,780 feet, and the backstretch is 3,055 feet. The frontstretch measures 3,740 feet.

This will be the first INDYCAR-sanctioned race at Pocono. USAC competed at this racetrack once each year from 1971-81, followed by CART from 1982-89. No driver entered in this weekend's race has competed in a previous open-wheel event at Pocono, but Dario Franchitti did compete in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race there in 2008.

Past winners in open-wheel races (CART or USAC) at Pocono are: Mark Donohue (1971), Joe Leonard (1972), A.J. Foyt (1973, 1975, 1979 and 1981), Johnny Rutherford (1974), Al Unser (1976 and 1978), Tom Sneva (1977), Bobby Unser (1980), Rick Mears (1982, 1985, 1987), Teo Fabi (1983), Danny Sullivan (1984 and 1989), Mario Andretti (1986) and Bobby Rahal (1988).

Team Penske has won seven times at Pocono (Mark Donohue-1971; Tom Sneva-1977; Bobby Unser-1980; Rick Mears-1982, 85, 87 and Danny Sullivan-1989).

A.J. Foyt Racing competed in every open-wheel race at Pocono from 1971-89. Team owner A.J. Foyt won at this track four times (1973, '75, '79 and '81) and earned two poles (1977 and '79).

Pocono is the second of three races in this year's "Triple Crown" bonus program for IndyCar. Any driver who wins at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (May 26), Pocono (July 7) and the season-finale at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. (Oct. 19) will collect a $1 million bonus. Tony Kanaan won the Indianapolis 500. If Kanaan scores the victory at Pocono, he will be awarded $250,000.

The next IndyCar events are the Honda Indy Toronto (doubleheader weekend). Race 1 on the streets of Toronto is scheduled for July 12, and race 2 is slated for July 13. Ryan Hunter-Reay won last year's event there.

07/02 23:46:30 ET

As of July 2, 2013, at 11:46 PM ET

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