IndyCar: Detroit weekend stats and points breakdown

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With the first doubleheader of the Verizon IndyCar Series season in the books, here’s some quick hitters on good or bad results coming out of the weekend:

TWO TOP-10s

  • Helio Castroneves (fifth Saturday, first Sunday)
  • Will Power (first, second)
  • Tony Kanaan (third Saturday, ninth Sunday)
  • Charlie Kimball (ninth, third)
  • James Hinchcliffe (sixth, fifth)
  • Carlos Munoz (seventh, eighth)

TWO TOUGH DAYS (P12-22)

  • Juan Pablo Montoya (12th Saturday, 13th Sunday)
  • Sebastien Bourdais (13th, 20th)
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay (16th, 19th)
  • Sebastian Saavedra (14th, 22nd)
  • Jack Hawksworth (19th, 14th)
  • Takuma Sato (18th, 18th)
  • Josef Newgarden (20th, 17th)

Here’s how each driver fared points-wise this weekend, and where they now rank in the championship after this weekend with total points and change either up or down from the Indianapolis 500.

  • Will Power, 92 (1st, 326, +1)
  • Helio Castroneves, 87 (2nd, 307, +1)
  • James Hinchcliffe, 60 (11th, 165, +4)
  • Tony Kanaan, 57 (12th, 161, +4)
  • Charlie Kimball, 57 (14th, 149, +8)
  • Scott Dixon, 52 (8th, 184, +1)
  • Graham Rahal, 50 (20th, 129, +4)
  • Justin Wilson, 50 (9th, 173, +1)
  • Carlos Munoz, 50 (6th, 210, No change)
  • Mikhail Aleshin, 41 (17th, 137, +1)
  • Carlos Huertas, 39 (19th, 132, No change)
  • Simon Pagenaud, 36 (4th, 247, No change)
  • Ryan Briscoe, 36 (13th, 157, -2)
  • Marco Andretti, 35 (5th, 227, No change)
  • Juan Pablo Montoya, 35 (7th, 187, No change)
  • Mike Conway, 29 (22nd, 122, -2)
  • Jack Hawksworth, 28 (15th, 141, -2)
  • Sebastien Bourdais, 27 (10th, 170, -2)
  • Takuma Sato, 26 (16th, 139, -4)
  • Ryan Hunter-Reay, 25 (3rd, 299, -2)
  • Sebastian Saavedra, 24 (21st, 125, -4)
  • Josef Newgarden, 23 (18th, 132, -4)

Those who didn’t score a bunch of points didn’t necessarily have bad runs – Takuma Sato scored pole and was taken out by Marco Andretti in Dual 2, for example – but the change in points positions pretty much reflects that if you had consistent results in two races, you’d be moving up.

Charlie Kimball was the biggest mover of the weekend, coming from 22nd leaving Indianapolis to 14th exiting. Sato, Sebastian Saavedra and Josef Newgarden all lost four spots.

Dakar Rally Stage 10 video highlights: Cars, Bikes, Trucks, Quads

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After Monday’s Stage 9 was washed out due to weather and impassable course conditions, the 40th Dakar Rally resumed with Stage 10 on Tuesday.

Several top competitors struggled during the course of the stage, with some even being eliminated due to crashes or injuries.

Here’s some of the best video action of the stage, as seen on NBCSN:

BIKES: Matthias Walkner wins Stage 10 of after a major shakeup.

CARS: Carlos Sainz plays it safe in Stage 10

Stephane Peterhansel took the overall stage win while Cars leader Carlos Sainz played it safe and came in third.

TRUCKS: The Netherlands’ Ton van Genugten wins the stage, but Russia’s Eduard Nikolaev, who finished fourth Tuesday, continues to hold the overall lead.

 

QUADS: Nicolas Cavigliasso bests Gonzalez Ferioli in Stage 10, but Ignacio Casale continues to make a push for his second Dakar crown.

Stage 11 is Wednesday and runs from Belen, Argentina to Fiambala, Argentina.