The Leaders Circle program was established in 2002 to provide incentives to teams that participate full time in the IndyCar Series.
Six full-course cautions on the street circuit slowed the field down.
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2012 Firestone Indy Lights champion Tristan Vautier kept a secret during the recent Rolex 24 Hours event in Daytona, FL. The Frenchman moved up to IndyCar for the 2013 season.
The reigning IZOD IndyCar Series champion set the fastest lap in the IZOD IndyCar Series open test at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
A look back at flying cars and Pagenaud's move toward the title
Ganassi Racing's Scott Dixon won the Verizon P1 Award, and now is tied with Gordon Johncock for 14th on the all-time pole-winning list.
35 entries to vie for 33 spots in 2013 field
The IZOD IndyCar racers are at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama and today was practice as they fine-tuned their racing machines prior to qualifying tomorrow.
By Eric Mauk: Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports team was fined $5,000 by Indy Car for not complying with the series rule concerning the maximum capacity of the fuel cell in the car.
The Davey Hamilton and Sam Schmidt partnership was so successful last year, they have agreed to do it again for 2013. This year Pagenaud will have Tristan Vautier as a teammate.
Simon Pagenaud, secured the 21st spot on the starting grid on the first day of qualifying.
IZOD IndyCar Series teams also preparing for 98th Indianapolis 500 next May