Monday, June 18, 2012

Round 8 Power Rankings: Teams

Here are the power rankings following round eight at Milwaukee. Number next to team represents change in rankings based off of last week's rankings:

Biggest Mover: Andretti Autosport (+2)
Biggest Losers: Dale Coyne Racing and Rahal Letterman Racing (-2)


1. Team Penske 0
Not the best weekend for Penske, and now they are heading to Iowa where the haven't won nor have they had too much success.

2. Chip Ganassi Racing 0
Dixon screwed, Dario crashes, Kimball was non-existent, and Rahal scores a top ten. Not a good week for the Death Star.

3. Panther Dreyer and Reinbold Racing +1
Oriol Servia with another badass drive. JR Hildebrand was doing well until an engine failure, but this team is going to win a race sooner or later.

4. Schmidt Hamilton Racing -1
Decent race for Pagenaud, who finished 13th. Looked like he was hanging on for quite awhile.

5. Andretti Autosport +2
Great win by Hunter-Reay and a great run by Hinchcliffe. Marco did nothing again. Michael Andretti did a great job of promoting as the crowd was splendid, and the race will be back next year.

6. Bryan Herta Autosport 0
Tags has more points than Carpenter, Conway, Jakes, Newgarden, and de Silvestro. Keep in mind that Tags has raced one less race then everyone on that list.

7. Dale Coyne Racing -2
Justin Wilson had a great qualifying but, after changing his engine after Iowa, decided to blow, which is a little disconcerning. Jakes crashed thanks to Mr. Sato.

8. KV Racing +1
TK and Viso both recorded top-fives, and Rubens with a top-ten. That is the form I expect week in and week out from this team, well done.

9. Ed Carpenter Racing +1 
Ed better savor Iowa because (unless MIS get's on to replace China), Ed's next oval is Fontana. This is going to be trouble.

10. Rahal Letterman Racing -2
Takuma Sato has not finished in the last four races. This is getting a little depressing.

11. Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing 0
Speaking of depressing, I am all out of fingers and toes to cross for this team. Always fast, never getting the result they deserve.

12. AJ Foyt Enterprises 0
Conway got out-qualified by Simona de Silvestro....... Nothing more needs to be said.

13. Dragon Racing 0
Katherine Legge continues to be a no-show at races, and that doesn't bode well for a team that needs a good result.

14. HVM Racing 0
Hey at least they didn't start in last!

Let me know what you all think.

-Matthew Hickey

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