Heading into IndyCar’s lone doubleheader of the year, here’s last year’s doubleheader points

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This weekend will be one of the most important from a championship standpoint for the Verizon IndyCar Series, from an overall points standpoint (it’s a big part of how Scott Dixon won the championship in 2013).

After the Indianapolis 500 and Sonoma season finale, Detroit will have the most impact on this year’s championship.

It’s the lone doubleheader race weekend of the year, after doubles in Houston and Toronto have dropped off the schedule for this year.

Last year there were six different winners from five teams in six doubleheader races. They were:

  • Will Power and Helio Castroneves, Team Penske, Detroit
  • Carlos Huertas, Dale Coyne Racing and Simon Pagenaud, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Houston
  • Sebastien Bourdais, KVSH Racing and Mike Conway, Ed Carpenter Racing, Toronto

Power (2013 Houston 2, 2014 Detroit 1), Pagenaud (2013 Detroit 2, 2014 Houston 2) and Conway (2013 Detroit 1, 2014 Toronto 2) are the three drivers who have won a doubleheader race in both years. In Conway’s case, it’s been with two different teams – Dale Coyne Racing and Ed Carpenter Racing.

Power and Pagenaud will have a chance to become the only drivers to win in all three years, and this weekend is their only shot to do it.

So with all that in mind, here’s how the field did in doubleheader races last year. Drivers with more than 50 points won the race:

2014 DOUBLEHEADER POINTS STANDINGS

# Driver 6 7 9 10 13 14
12 Power C 51 41 16 19 22 36 185
3 Castroneves C 34 53 22 13 41 21 184
10 Kanaan C 35 22 17 20 35 40 169
11 Bourdais C 17 10 32 30 54 22 165
83 Kimball C 22 35 12 32 26 32 159
27 Hinchcliffe H 28 32 33 16 24 12 145
77 Pagenaud H 8 28 16 51 33 8 144
98 Hawksworth H 11 17 28 35 17 28 136
9 Dixon C 20 32 11 12 30 26 131
19 J.Wilson H 32 18 21 18 20 21 130
18 Huertas H 24 15 51 7 16 15 128
20 Conway C 9 20 13 17 15 51 125
2 Montoya C 18 17 40 26 12 11 124
15 Rahal H 41 9 19 14 28 10 121
25 Andretti H 21 14 24 22 14 24 119
34 Munoz H 26 24 35 8 13 13 119
7 Aleshin H 14 27 7 41 19 7 115
8 Briscoe C 16 20 18 24 18 19 115
28 Hunter-Reay H 14 11 26 28 9 16 104
14 Sato H 12 14 9 11 7 30 83
17 Saavedra C 16 8 15 13 11 9 72
67 Newgarden H 10 13 10 10 10 18 71
16 Filippi H 9 15 8 14 46

And now here’s the results from last year’s doubleheader races:

# Driver Engine 6 7 9 10 13 14
12 Power C 1 2 14 11 9 3
3 Castroneves C 5 1 9 21 2 12
9 Dixon C 11 4 19 18 5 7
2 Montoya C 12 13 2 7 18 19
77 Pagenaud H 22 6 16 1 4 22
28 Hunter-Reay H 16 19 7 6 21 14
10 Kanaan C 3 9 13 10 3 2
34 Munoz H 7 8 3 22 17 17
25 Andretti H 10 16 8 9 16 8
11 Bourdais C 13 20 4 5 1 9
8 Briscoe C 15 10 12 8 12 11
27 Hinchcliffe H 6 5 5 14 8 18
67 Newgarden H 20 17 20 20 20 13
83 Kimball C 9 3 18 4 7 4
19 Wilson H 4 12 10 12 10 10
7 Aleshin H 17 7 23 2 11 23
98 Hawksworth H 19 14 6 3 13 6
14 Sato H 18 18 22 19 23 5
15 Rahal H 2 21 11 16 6 20
18 Huertas H 8 15 1 23 14 15
17 Saavedra C 14 22 15 17 19 21
20 Conway C 21 11 17 13 15 1
16 Filippi H 21 15 22 16