IRL: Pikes Peak: Toyota race report

HORNISH'S SECOND LEADS TOYOTA AT PIKES PEAK Sam Hornish Jr. (Marlboro Team Penske Toyota) led more than 70 laps in dominating the early portion of today's race on the way to a second-place finish in Sunday's Pikes Peak Indy 225 at Pikes ...

HORNISH'S SECOND LEADS TOYOTA AT PIKES PEAK

Sam Hornish Jr. (Marlboro Team Penske Toyota) led more than 70 laps in dominating the early portion of today's race on the way to a second-place finish in Sunday's Pikes Peak Indy 225 at Pikes Peak International Raceway.

- Sam Hornish Jr.'s second-place finish gives him six top-two finishes in 13 races this season with wins at Phoenix and Milwaukee, and second-place showings at Pikes Peak, Homestead, Texas and Nashville. Hornish closes out the short oval portion of the schedule this season with two wins (Phoenix, Milwaukee) and two seconds (Nashville, Pikes Peak) in five races. He also was running second at Richmond before crashing.

- Helio Castroneves' fourth-place showing gives him his seventh top-five finish and his ninth top-10 result this year. The two-time Indianapolis 500-winner has three top-five finishes on tracks of a mile or less this season.

- Patrick Carpentier (Red Bull Toyota) notched his eighth top-10 finish of the season with a 10th-place today. He's just 16 points out of ninth-place in his first IndyCar Series season.

- 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 20 points over third-place Tony Kanaan and by 34 over fourth-place Dario Franchitti. Helio Castroneves moves into a tie for fifth-place with Scott Sharp, while Patrick Carpentier continues to place in 10th

- Jaques Lazier (Target Toyota) did not start today's race after a crash in practice on Saturday. IndyCar newcomer Giorgio Pantano will take over the #10 car next weekend at Sears Point.

NEXT: ARGENT MORTGAGE INDY GRAND PRIX, INFINEON RACEWAY, AUG. 28, 3:30 P.M. EDT

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Giorgio Pantano , Scott Sharp , Helio Castroneves , Jaques Lazier  , Patrick Carpentier , Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Sam Hornish Jr.
Teams Team Penske