The Leaders Circle program was established in 2002 to provide incentives to teams that participate full time in the IndyCar Series.
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.
Six full-course cautions on the street circuit slowed the field down.
35 entries to vie for 33 spots in 2013 field
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.
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.
Joe Jennings, IndyCar Correspondent
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.
A look back at flying cars and Pagenaud's move toward the title
Allan Brewer, IndyCar correspondent