Indianapolis 500 stats to consider

Having had a love of auto racing for years, no matter the class, I really enjoy the Indy 500 coverage displayed for TV and the qualifying coverage online include their extensive website.   What I have are stats relevant to drivers from the IZOD IndyCar series, active since 1995.   If you’re looking for predictions, I’ll present these next week and also on the big podcast.

Wins: Helio Castroneves has 3 wins in 12 starts, Dario Franchitti 3 wins in 9. Scott Dixon 1 of 10. That’s it for active driver wins. Tony Kanaan is 0-for-11. Ed Carpenter 0-for-9. 

Top 10s: Helio with 10 in 12 starts, Scott Dixon 8 of 10.   Kanaan 6 of 11. Dario 6 of 9. EJ Viso is 0-for-5. 

Laps turned without victory: Kanaan 1837, Ed Carpenter 1622, Marco Andretti 1205.  
Laps led without win: Kanaan again, 221. Marco 90. 

Average finishing position: 3 drivers are identical with 7.6: Dario, Helio, Dixon. 

Running at finish: Helio is 11 of 12, while Dario is perfect in 9 races. 
Lead lap finishes: Helo is 10 of 12, Kanaan 8 of 11, Dario 8 of 9, Dixon 8 of 10. 

Now you know who to root for! 

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