IndyCar: Predicting the Top 10 End-of-Season Finishers

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IndyCar: Predicting the Top 10 End-of-Season Finishers
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Can Franchitti catch Power to win the IndyCar championship?

Well we can all feel good after an inspiring and very entertaining 2012 Indianapolis 500. However it was the first oval race of the season thus far and while Dario Franchitti of the Target Chip Ganassi Racing team should get a great deal of praise for putting their Honda’s in the top two spots let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.

There are eleven races yet to go in the 2012 IndyCar season with seven road or street courses left and four ovals. As we have seen Team Penske  has won all four street/road course races thus far this year and this week they head to Detroit for the fifth road race of the season and we will see who gets an Indy bump.

The series ends September 15th on the oval in Fontana, California  so our projections are based on what we know now and what we think will happen from this point forward. Who can come to the track and stay out of trouble put up good numbers finish consistently finishing in the Top 10 and winning races whenever possible.

Sounds simple enough, but it is far from easy. I would be lying if I did not say that the long season favors the drivers on the “Super Teams.” Team Penske, Target Chip Ganassi Racing and Andretti Autosport have the resources and the drivers to make sure the points champion is one of their guys. But there are enough talented guys who can sneak in and spoil the party for the “Super Teams.”

So when the sun sets late Sunday afternoon September 15th in Southern California at Fontana who will be the 2012 IndyCar Top 10.  

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