IRL: Kentucky: Toyota race report

BARRON'S FOURTH PACES TOYOTA AT KENTUCKY - Alex Barron (Red Bull Toyota) earned his best finish of the season with a fourth-place showing to pace Toyota in Sunday's Amber Alert Portal Indy 300 at the Kentucky Speedway. Helio Castroneves...

BARRON'S FOURTH PACES TOYOTA AT KENTUCKY

- Alex Barron (Red Bull Toyota) earned his best finish of the season with a fourth-place showing to pace Toyota in Sunday's Amber Alert Portal Indy 300 at the Kentucky Speedway. Helio Castroneves (Marlboro Team Penske Toyota) secured fifth to give Toyota two cars in the top-five today.

- Alex Barron's fourth-place finish exceeds his previous season-best of sixth at Richmond. He now has five top-10 finishes during the 2005 campaign. His Red Bull Cheever Racing team has now registered a top-10 finish in five of the last six races with a total of seven overall during that span. Barron moves up into 11th in points, just behind teammate Patrick Carpentier.

- Helio Castroneves' fifth-place showing gives him his sixth top-five finish and his eighth top-10 result this year. Castroneves gained 10 positions from his 15th-starting spot, running as high as fourth during the event.

- Sam Hornish Jr.'s seventh-place finish marks his eighth top-10 performance of the season. Hornish Jr. ran in the top-five for much of today's race, but lost a lap when a yellow caution flag came out shortly after his final pit stop brought on by a blistered tire. The Marlboro Team Penske Toyota driver moved back onto the lead lap, but was forced to re-start from the back of the pack on the final re-start. He then charged back through the field gaining a number of positions in the race's final 20 laps.

- Jimmy Kite (Ethanol Toyota) logged his best finish of the season with a 10th here today. After joining the team in mid-season, Kite has now finished 14th or better in each of the last four races.

- Three Toyota-powered drivers continue to rank in the top-10 in the IRL IndyCar Series point standings. Sam Hornish Jr. extended his advantage for second-place overall to 10 points over third-place Tony Kanaan and by 15 over fourth-place Dario Franchitti. Helio Castroneves remains in sixth-place, while Patrick Carpentier continues to sit in 10th

NEXT RACE: PIKES PEAK INDY 225, PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL, AUG. 21, 3:30 P.M. EDT - ABC

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Jimmy Kite , Patrick Carpentier , Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Alex Barron , Sam Hornish Jr.
Teams Team Penske