Monday, April 2, 2012

Round 2 Power Rankings: Teams

Here are the powering rankings following round two at Barber. Number next to team represents change in rankings based off of last rankings:

Biggest Mover- AJ Foyt Enterprise (+3)
Biggest Loser- Dale Coyne Racing (-5)

First of many this season for Power

1. Penske Racing 0
Another solid weekend (minus Briscoe) for Penske. 2 for 2 and looking like they are primed for a lot of wins this season. Death Star is ready to dominate.

2. Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports +1
Is the one car team really becoming the head of Honda operations? Simon Pagenaud is an animal! If he is a boss on ovals, they could make a legitimate run for the championship.

3. Andretti Autosport -1
They dropped the ball in the pits with Hinch, and RHR and Marco had decent races. Marco had some amazing overtakes but did himself in by using his front wing a little too much.

4. Chip Ganassi Racing 0
They have two drivers who are performing right now! That isn't up to par for a team like this though, someone try to find the missing Dario Franchitti, he has been a no-show.

5. Panther Racing +2
They proved they can qualify on road courses unlike last year, but unlike last year, they went backwards in the race. Good job this weekend though.

6. KV Racing -1
Rubens Barrichello had a solid weekend, something happened to EJ in the race, not too sure about that, and TK got screwed again. But they aren't the power house team that we all were expecting.

7. AJ Foyt Enterprises +3
Solid weekend by Conway and Co. I think they might need to think about expand into a two car team.

8. Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing -2
Not the best weekend for Josef Newgarden and the SFHR group. They want to be considered in the top tier of teams? They need to be more consistent.

9. Rahal Letterman Racing -1
I feel really bad for Takuma Sato..... A little luck never hurts. That's all I have to say about that.

10. Dragon Racing +2
Sebastien Bourdais ran great and has proven he belongs somewhere in Indycar full time. But don't get me started on Katherine Legge....

11. Bryan Herta Autosport 0
A solid two turns for the Tagliani in the race! That's how you learn more about the car! Thanks EFI...

12. Dreyer and Reinbold Racing +1
Now that's more like it! Much better result for Big O and a good overall effort by the team.

13. HVM Racing +1
I honestly thought I'd see a lot more from these guys, we know the Swiss Missile can drive, something isn't working in that team. Maybe some personal changes are needed.


14. Dale Coyne Racing -5
Garbage weekend for this team. Poor ol' Justin Wilson and James Jakes can't drive their cars thanks to massive issues with balance and handling.

15. Ed Carpenter Racing 0
CLEAR! *zap* CLEAR! *zap* I think this team isn't showing a pulse so far.


Let me know your opinions on this stuff peeps.

-Matthew Hickey

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