INDYCAR enhances points format for Verizon IndyCar Series Championships

Double points awarded for 500-mile events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and Auto Club Speedway.

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, March 20, 2014) - INDYCAR announced today that it will enhance the points scoring format that will decide the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers' and entrants' championships.

The enhanced format, which will be implemented at the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 28-30, will put a premium on the three 500-mile events.

The base points structure remains unchanged, the following are enhancements:

• Double points awarded for 500-mile events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pocono Raceway and Auto Club Speedway.

Race ----------------------------------- 500-mile races

Position Points Position Points
1 50 1 100
2 40 2 80
3 35 3 70
4 32 4 64
5 30 5 60
6 28 6 56
7 26 7 52
8 24 8 48
9 22 9 44
10 20 10 40
11 19 11 38
12 18 12 36
13 17 13 34
14 16 14 32
15 15 15 30
16 14 16 28
17 13 17 26
18 12 18 24
19 11 19 22
20 10 20 20
21 9 21 19
22 8 22 16
23 7 23 14
24 6 24 12
25 5 25 10
26 5 26 10
27 5 27 10
28 5 28 10
29 5 29 10
30 5 30 10
31 5 31 10
32 5 32 10
33 5 33 10

• Points for the two days of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500, including bonuses for reaching the Fast Nine Shootout.

May 17 --------------------------------- May 18

Position Points Position Points
1 33 1 9
2 32 2 8
3 31 3 7
4 30 4 6
5 29 5 5
6 28 6 4
7 27 7 3
8 26 8 2
9 25 9 1
10 24
11 23
12 22
13 21
14 20
15 19
16 18
17 17
18 16
19 15
20 14
21 13
22 12
23 11
24 10
25 9
26 8
27 7
28 6
29 5
30 4
31 3
32 2
33 1

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