Saturday, October 13, 2012

Four Score and Seven Years Ago

I got thinking about what Indycar was like in 2005 compared to 2012, and here are some results I found. I listed the info, but the judgments and opinions shall be made by you the viewers. Let me know what you are thinking! Here they are, the left side is 2005 and the right side is 2012, and anything in yellow shows up in both categories:


Schedules


HomesteadSt. Pete
PhoenixBarber
St. PeteLong Beach
MotegiSao Paulo
IndianapolisIndianapolis
TexasBelle Isle
RichmondTexas
KansasMilwaukee
NashvilleIowa
MilwaukeeToronto
MichiganEdmonton
KentuckyMid Ohio
Pikes PeakSonoma
SonomaBaltimore
ChicagolandFontana
Watkins Glen
Fontana
Drivers


Adrian FernandezAlex Tagliani
AJ Foyt IVAna Beatriz
Akex BarronBryan Clauson
Bruno JunqieraCharlie Kimball
Bryan HertaDario Franchitti
Buddy LazierEd Carpenter
Buddy RiceEJ Viso
Giorgio Pantano 
Dan WheldonGraham Rahal
Danica PatrickHelio Castroneves
Dario FranchittiJames Hinchcliffe
Darren ManningJames Jakes
Ed CarpenterJean Alesi
Felipe GiaffoneJosef Newgarden
Giorgio PantanoJR Hildebrand
Helio CastronevesJustin Wilson
Jacques LazierKatherine Legge
Jeff BucknumMarco Andretti
Jeff WardMichel Jourdain Jr
Jimmy KiteMike Conway
Kenny BrackOriol Servia
Kosuke MatsuuraRubens Barrichello
Larry FoytRyan Briscoe
Marty RothRyan Hunter-Reay
Patrick CarpentierScott Dixon
Richie HearnSebastian Saavedra
Roger YasukawaSebastien Bourdais
Ryan BriscoeSimon Pagenaud
Sam Hornish JrSimona de Silvestro
Scott DixonTakuma Sato
Scott SharpTony Kanaan
Sebastien BourdaisTownsend Bell
Tomas EngeWill Power
Tomas Scheckter
Tony Kanaan
Townsend Bell
Vitor Meira

Race Winners


Bryan HertaDario Franchitti
Ed Carpenter
Dan WheldonHelio Castroneves
Dario FranchittiJustin Wilson
Helio CastronevesRyan Hunter-Reay
Ryan Briscoe
Sam Hornish Jr.Scott Dixon
Scott DixonWill Power
Scott Sharp
Tomas Scheckter
Tony Kanaan

Teams


Aguri-Fernandez RacingAJ Foyt Enterprises
AJ Foyt EnterprisesAndretti Autosport
Andretti Green RacingBryan Herta Autosport
Cheever RacingChip Ganassi Racing
CURB MotorsportsDale Coyne Racing
Dreyer and Reinbold RacingDragon Racing
Hemelgarn RacingDreyer and Reinbold Racing
Marlbaro Team PenskeEd Carpenter Racing
Newman Haas RacingFan Force United
Panther RacingHVM Racing
Playa del RacingKV Racing Technology
Rahal Letterman RacingPanther Racing
Roth RacingRahal Letterman Racing
Sam Schmidt MotorsportsSarah Fisher Hartman Racing
Target Chip Ganassi RacingSchmidt Hamilton Racing
Vision RacingTeam Penske
Engine Suppliers + Points


Chevrolet 96Chevrolet 123
Honda 153Honda 102
Toyota 125Lotus 60

Champion 


Dan Wheldon avg: 37Ryan Hunter-Reay avg: 31.2


Avg Start of Winners 


5.66.8

Rookie of the Year


Danica Patrick avg: 19.1Simon Pagenaud avg: 25.8

Pole Sitters

Bryan HertaAlex Tagliani
Danica PatrickDario Franchitti
Dario FranchittiHelio Castroneves
Helio CastronevesMarco Andretti
Ryan BriscoeRyan Briscoe 
Sam Hornish JrScott Dixon
Tomas ScheckterWill Power
Tony Kanaan

Most Laps Led


Dan Wheldon - 752Scott Dixon - 456

Most Laps Run


Dan Wheldon - 3007Helio Castroneves - 1965

Highest Earning Driver
Dan Wheldon - $2,721,005Dario Franchitti - $1,272,280

Most Times Running at Finish

Patrick Carpentier - 16Helio Castroneves - 15

Best Avg Start


Sam Hornish Jr - 5.5Dario Franchitti - 5.8

Best Avg Finish 


Dan Wheldon - 5Helio Castroneves - 7.7


So, what do you think?! Let me know on Twitter!

Thanks for reading.

-Matthew Hickey

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