Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Round 6 Power Rankings: Teams

Here are the power rankings following round six at Detroit. Number next to team represents change in rankings based off of last rankings:

Biggest Mover: Bryan Herta Autosport (+4)
Biggest Loser: Rahal Letterman Racing (-2)


1. Team Penske 0
Not the best of weekends for Penske but they have kicked so much ass throughout the the season that they had a a giant lead over the other teams, but that will dramatically shrink if they don't get their act together.

2. Chip Ganassi Racing 0
Score another one Chip Ganassi, Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti, and Charlie Kimball. Also score another unlucky blunder for Graham Rahal.

3. Schmidt Hamilton Racing +1 
Another great race by Simon Pagenaud and company, who have quietly worked their way into sixth in the points.

4. Panther / Dreyer and Reinbold Racing +1
Oriol Servia had another killer race working his way through the field to finish fifth place. JR Hildebrand is slowly losing grasp of "his team", because it has been the Oriol Servia show the last two weeks.

5. Rahal Letterman Racing -2
Sato crashed. But David Letterman was classy with Dario on his show, and David supports Sato tremendously so they will bounce bag.

6. Bryan Herta Autosport +4
They qualified great, they had an electrical problem sending them to the back, but with the strength of their car behind Tags, they worked their back to the top-ten.

7. Andretti Autosport -1
Another sub-par week for Andretti Autosport, except Hinch was the front runner this time, as he got claimed by the tar. Marco did another...... Well, about as good as we'd expect Marco to do on a road course.

8. KV Racing -1
EJ Viso led in qualifying again. TK (for the team) led in the race. And Rubens DNFed. Other than Rubens's DNF, that is kind of how KV's season has gone.

9. Dale Coyne Racing -1
I really thought Wilson had it, but white walled the wall on the first lap. James Jakes had another issue and it resulted in a a poor run for the team.

10. Ed Carpenter Racing -1
No surprises from Ed on the road courses.

11. Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 0
Good race for young Newgarden until getting caught up in someone else's mess. But they have proven again that their car is fast.

12. AJ Foyt Enterprises +1
Solid race by Conway finishing P9. Let's see some improvements on the 1.5mile ovals.

13. Dragon Racing -1
Bourdais was running great and passing cars until a mechanical problem shut him down. But he was running great and passing cars before hand.

14. HVM Racing 0
I hope they enjoy their five laps at Texas before getting parked.


Let me know what you all think.

-Matthew Hickey

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