Monday, June 11, 2012

Round 7 Power Rankings: Teams

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

Biggest Mover: Dale Coyne Racing (+4)
Biggest Loser: Rahal Letterman Racing (-3)

Justin Wilson of England, driver of the #18 Sonny's BBQ Honda Dallara, races to the checkered flag to win the IZOD IndyCar Series Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 9, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas.


1. Team Penske 0
Despite a Power penalty and a pit incident for Helio, all three Penske cars finished in the top-8. That is a huge success for the team.

2. Chip Ganassi Racing 0
Three out of the four of their drivers had a legit chance at winning, and all three came short. But their cars were blisteringly quick.

3. Schmidt Hamilton Racing 0
Oh, don't worry about Simon Pagenaud sneaking his way into P6 without anyone knowing, just whatever. He has been the Cinderella story of the season.

4. Panther Dreyer and Reinbold Racing  0
I'm looking forward to this F1-like inner team battle between JR Hildebrand and Oriol Servia, so far it is shaping up to be a good one!

5. Dale Coyne Racing +4
The little team that could, well done Justin Wilson on P1, and James Jakes who finished P10! Great day for the team.

6. Bryan Herta Autosport 0
After a great qualifying session, I was a little let down by their race pace. But like Tags said, "if having a bad day is P9, then we are doing something right."

7. Andretti Autosport 0
This has been the story for AA all year: Hinch does well, RHR either gets a top-10 or a DNF, and Marco does nothing.

8. Rahal Letterman Racing -3
Sato needs to start finishing races.

9. KV Racing -1
TK get's blocked hard by Power, Rubens doesn't even get off the grid, and Viso's engine dies on him. This team is just not having a good year.

10. Ed Carpenter Racing 0
They and their driver took the piss out of all of us when Ed said it was a boring race. Well kiss my ass Ed, maybe you an I can get together some time for an exciting "watching paint dry" session.

11. Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 0
Average isn't good enough for this very above average team.

12. AJ Foyt Enterprises 0
Mike Conway qualified strong and practiced strong, until they had a 10 spot grid penalty for an engine change and then a mechanical issue that hampered his progress in the race.

13. Dragon Racing 0
I guess Legge did a good job of finishing.....? Really isn't something to high five each other about.

14. HVM Racing 0
A solid ZERO laps in the race! This whole one car deal for Lotus isn't working as well as they hoped.

Let me know what you think.

-Matthew Hickey

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