Welcome to the Inside Track’s IndyCar Power Rankings. Each race week of the IndyCar season, Gazette contributor Scott Unash will rank the series’ top 10 drivers.
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|1||--||Will Power||1||Three top fives, including a win at the Grand Prix of St. Peterseburg. Has been more aggressive this year looking for first championship.|
Won last time out at Barber in the Grand Prix of Alabama and a runner-up at St.Pete. Also had the controversial move of the year at Long Beach that took himself and numerous contenders out. My very early pick to win the Indianapolis 500.
|3||--||Simon Pagenaud||0||Mr.Consistent. Three races, three top fives. Best driver in the world that no one knows about.|
A notorious slow-starter, but has two top fives in three races. Looking for back to back IndyCar titles.
|5||--||Mike Conway||1||Won at the Grand Prix of Long Beach for the second time. Runs only the road courses, but has a win and had another top 3 until a strategy snafu at St. Pete.|
|6||--||Marco Andretti||0||Is this finally the year Marco fulfills his potential? Runner-up finish at Barber last time out and a solid eighth at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Ready for the month of May and the Indy 500.|
|7||--||Justin Wilson||0||Two top tens, and would have had a third if not for being caught in the big wreck at Long Beach. Needs some oval success in races coming up.|
|8||--||Josef Newgarden||0||Two top tens, including a great run at Barber. Young American is coming into his own. Question is how long will Sarah Fisher-Hartman Racing be able to keep him away from the super teams?|
|9||--||Tony Kanaan||0||Little bit of a slow start with his new Ganassi team, but has two top ten's and is heading back to Indy where he is a cult hero.|
|10||--||Helio Castroneves||0||A third followed by two so-so runs. Needs a good month of May at a place he loves. Will he join the four-timers club this year?|
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