IndyCar Rankings: 2014 Firestone 600

A new No. 1 takes hold after the Dual in Detroit

Published: June 7 2014 | 8:03 pm in

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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New this week: Tony Kanaan, Kames Hinchcliffe

Dropped out: Juan Pablo Montoya, Sebastian Bourdais

RANK +/- NAME WINS THOUGHTS
1 Will Power 2

Apparently becoming the new “Black Hat” of Indy Car, but doing very well, a 1st and 2nd at Detroit last weekend. Has been in the most scrapes, but has come out unscathed every time.

2 Helio Castroneves 1

Power's teammate was also dominate at Detroit winning the Sunday race and finishing fifth in the other to cap off a great Penske weekend.

3 Ryan Hunter-Reay 2

As great as the weekend was for Penske, it was that bad for the 500 champ. A 16th and 19th place finish has dropped him to third in the points.

4 Marco Andretti 0

Strange weekend for Marco. Had a good car but sub-par finishes of 10th and 16th. Questionable strategy on a couple of occasions got him.

5 Scott Dixon 0

He's lurking…just like last year. A solid 4th on Sunday helped his cause, still solidly in the championship talk.

6 Carlos Munoz 0

Really starting the enjoy following this rookie. Two solid top 10's in Detroit once again. Has been the most consistent Andretti Autosport car so far.

7 Simon Pagenaud 1

Tough weekend despite a 6th on Sunday. Finished 22nd after a daring early move didn't work out, see Will Power entry in race one.

8 Justin Wilson 0

Brought it home with a 4th and a 12th in Detroit for Dale Coyne Racing. Just keeps knocking on the door and will surprise with a win or top 3 very soon.

9 Tony Kanaan 0

Finally starting to get things together at Ganassi Racing. Had a good weekend at Detroit and has some races that he loves coming up, including Iowa in July.

10 James Hinchcliffe 0

The tough luck guy of the season finally brought it home with two good top 10's in Detroit, 6th and 5th. Stayed out of trouble and really made a jump in the standings.


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