Jun 3, 2014
Some numbers to note from the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans, the sixth and seventh races of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season:
2 - Drivers who finished in the top five in both races: Will Power and Helio Castroneves.
3- Consecutive front-row starts for James Hinchcliffe, who has qualified second in each race since Indianapolis. ... Drivers who led both races - Power, Castroneves and rookie Mikhail Aleshin. ... Drivers who increased career top-five finishes: Castroneves (116), Tony Kanaan (113), Scott Dixon (111).
6 -- Different Verizon P1 Award winner in seven races. Takuma Sato is the only one with two.
7 -- Power has finished in the top 10 in all seven races.
18 - Power's position in all-time wins. His 23rd career victory in Dual 1 tied Tommy Milton on the all-time list.
19 - Points separating Team Penske teammates Power, the front-runner, and Castroneves in the championship heading to Texas this weekend.
28 - Positions improved by Charlie Kimball during both races, the most positions gained by any driver.
29 - Wins for Castroneves in his Indy car career. His win in Dual 2 tied Rick Mears for 11th all time.
39 -- Career earned poles for Castroneves, one behind Mears for fourth on the all-time list.
72 - Laps led by Castoneves during the two races - most of any driver.
78 -- Career top-three finishes for Castroneves, breaking tie with Dixon for ninth on the all-time list.
222 - Consecutive Indy car starts for Tony Kanaan dating to the 2001 CART race in Portland. Kanaan is the all-time record holder for consecutive starts.
681 -- Castroneves, Power and rookie Carlos Huertas are the only drivers to complete all 681 laps in the seven races.