Race Report: 2016 Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix


Phoenix International Raceway
April 2, 2016

Session Results

Important Times
Entrant Facts
Weather Forecast
Track Facts


Box ScoreView PDF
Event SummaryView PDF
Lap ChartView PDF
Leader Lap SummaryView PDF
Pit Stop SummaryView PDF
Top Section TimesView PDF
Section ResultsView PDF

Official Results

FinishStartCarDriverCar NameLapsReason OutPointsTotal PointsStandings
R = Sunoco Rookie of the Year Candidate
169Scott DixonTarget Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet250Running53792
21022Simon PagenaudDevilbiss Team Penske Chevrolet250Running40831
3912Will PowerVerizon Team Penske Chevrolet250Running353612
4210Tony KanaanGE LED Chevrolet250Running32545
51915Graham RahalRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda250Running30447
6721Josef NewgardenEd Carpenter Racing Chevrolet250Running283613
788Max Chilton (R)Gallagher Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet250Running263910
81511Sebastien BourdaisTeam Hydroxycut Chevrolet250Running243315
932Juan Pablo MontoyaVerizon Team Penske Chevrolet250Running23743
101228Ryan Hunter-ReayDHL Honda250Running20564
1113Helio CastronevesREV Group Team Penske250Running21536
12483Charlie KimballTresiba Chevrolet250Running183811
131127Marco AndrettiUnited Fiber & Data/Snapple Honda250Running173217
141498Alexander Rossi (R)Castrol Edge/Curb Honda250Running163414
152014Takuma SatoABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Honda249Running15439
161818Conor Daly (R)Jonathan Byrd's Hospitality Honda249Running143218
17137Mikhail AleshinSMP Racing Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda248Running13438
18225James HinchcliffeArrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda248Running122320
191741Jack HawksworthABC Supply AJ Foyt Racing Honda246Running113019
201619Luca FilippiBoy Scouts of America Honda243Running102023
21520Ed CarpenterEd Carpenter Racing Chevrolet195Contact9924
222126Carlos MunozAndretti Autosport Honda116Contact83216
Time of Race: 01:49:38.3855
Avg Speed: 139.822 mph
Margin of Victory: Under caution
Lead Changes: 2
Caution Laps: 55
Fastest Lap: 186.403 mph (19.7379 seconds) on Lap 215 by 10 - Tony Kanaan
Fastest Leader Lap: 185.786 mph (19.8034 seconds) on Lap 213 by 9 - Scott Dixon
Verizon P1 Award ($10,000): Helio Castroneves (38.2604 seconds, 192.324 mph)
Bonus Awards: Scott Dixon ($30,000), Simon Pagenaud ($20,000), Will Power ($15,000), Tony Kanaan ($11,000), Graham Rahal ($10,000), Josef Newgarden ($9,000), Max Chilton ($8,000), Sebastien Bourdais ($6,000), Juan Pablo Montoya ($5,000), Ryan Hunter-Reay ($4,000), Helio Castroneves ($3,000), Charlie Kimball ($2,000).
All Cars use fourth-generation Verizon IndyCar Series Chassis (IR-12) with Chevrolet or Honda aerodynamic bodywork and Firestone tires.

Lap Leaders

1 - 393Helio Castroneves
40 - 952Juan Pablo Montoya
96 - 2509Scott Dixon

Lap Leader Summary

9Scott Dixon1155
2Juan Pablo Montoya156
3Helio Castroneves139

Caution Flags

NoDurationTotalReason for Caution
150 to 6314Spin: Car 19 in Turn 2
2120 to 13112Contact: Car 26 on the Front Straight
3134 to 1418 Contact: Cars 21 and 83 in Turn 1
4146 to 1516Contact: Car 11 in Turn 4
5196 to 20813Contact: Car 20 in Turn 4
6248 to 2503Contact: Car 98 in Turn 4


83Avoidable Contact143Drive-Through
98Entering a closed pit208Restart from the back


Session Results


RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPointsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Scott Dixon9625001:49:38.3855155Running53139.8223
2Simon Pagenaud221025001:49:39.0680Running40139.8073
3Will Power12925001:49:40.1119Running35139.7853
4Tony Kanaan10225001:49:40.3444Running32139.783
5Graham Rahal151925001:49:40.9127Running30139.7683
6Josef Newgarden21725001:49:41.1312Running28139.7635
7Max Chilton8825001:49:41.3769Running26139.7583
8Sebastien Bourdais111525001:49:42.3346Running24139.7385
9Juan Pablo Montoya2325001:49:42.840356Running23139.7274
10Ryan Hunter-Reay281225001:49:43.5998Running20139.7113
11Helio Castroneves3125001:49:46.417939Running21139.6514
12Charlie Kimball83425001:49:47.7221Running18139.6235
13Marco Andretti271125001:49:48.4773Running17139.6074
14Alexander Rossi981425001:49:51.4410Running16139.5454
15Takuma Sato142024901:49:47.4563Running15139.075
16Conor Daly181824901:49:48.6948Running14139.0445
17Mikhail Aleshin71324801:49:44.5653Running13138.5734
18James Hinchcliffe52224801:49:50.9027Running12138.446
19Jack Hawksworth411724601:49:50.1077Running11137.346
20Luca Filippi191624301:49:52.2000Running10135.6224
21Ed Carpenter20519501:23:59.1250Contact9142.3752
22Carlos Munoz262111600:46:33.8372Contact8152.762
PDF: Results

Final Practice

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeIn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Helio Castroneves300:19.749554186.29356--.------.----
2Juan Pablo Montoya200:19.752646186.264480.00310.0031
3Josef Newgarden2100:19.800952185.810700.05140.0483
4Scott Dixon900:19.80678185.755590.05720.0058
5Simon Pagenaud2200:19.856664185.289660.10710.0499
6Tony Kanaan1000:19.871144185.153460.12160.0145
7Ed Carpenter2000:19.990511184.047610.24100.1194
8Max Chilton800:19.993440184.021590.24390.0029
9Will Power1200:19.998734183.972630.24920.0053
10Charlie Kimball8300:20.117022182.890640.36750.1183
11Ryan Hunter-Reay2800:20.199439182.144440.44990.0824
12James Hinchcliffe500:20.20389182.104180.45430.0044
13Graham Rahal1500:20.216644181.989590.46710.0128
14Sebastien Bourdais1100:20.22974181.871160.48020.0131
15Marco Andretti2700:20.231215181.858510.48170.0015
16Mikhail Aleshin700:20.241548181.765530.49200.0103
17Conor Daly1800:20.285512181.371430.53600.0440
18Alexander Rossi9800:20.308534181.166530.55900.0230
19Carlos Munoz2600:20.431743180.073440.68220.1232
20Luca Filippi1900:20.470311179.734430.72080.0386
21Jack Hawksworth4100:20.520734179.292360.77120.0504
PDF: Final Practice


RankDriverCar No.Lap 1 TimeLap 2 TimeTotal TimeAvg. Speed
1Helio Castroneves319.099719.160700:38.2604192.324
2Tony Kanaan1019.204619.218200:38.4228191.511
3Juan Pablo Montoya219.237519.214500:38.4520191.366
4Charlie Kimball8319.227819.253500:38.4813191.220
5Ed Carpenter2019.264719.305300:38.5700190.780
6Scott Dixon919.356319.295600:38.6519190.376
7Josef Newgarden2119.367519.341800:38.7093190.094
8Max Chilton819.363619.370500:38.7341189.972
9Will Power1219.463719.316000:38.7797189.749
10Simon Pagenaud2219.446419.352600:38.7990189.654
11Marco Andretti2719.468019.450800:38.9188189.071
12Ryan Hunter-Reay2819.465319.475000:38.9403188.966
13Mikhail Aleshin719.625019.515900:39.1409187.998
14Alexander Rossi9819.682119.680400:39.3625186.939
15Sebastien Bourdais1119.814819.631200:39.4460186.544
16Luca Filippi1919.844219.756700:39.6009185.814
17Jack Hawksworth4119.822419.942900:39.7653185.046
18Conor Daly1820.022619.912100:39.9347184.261
19Graham Rahal1520.362120.570200:40.9323179.770
PDF: Qualifying Results

Practice 1

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeIn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Ed Carpenter2000:19.122718192.40022--.------.----
2Josef Newgarden2100:19.14019192.225110.01740.0174
3Helio Castroneves300:19.158927192.036350.03620.0188
4Tony Kanaan1000:19.16856191.940180.04580.0096
5Simon Pagenaud2200:19.170922191.916240.04820.0024
6Charlie Kimball8300:19.207440191.551420.08470.0365
7Will Power1200:19.266818190.961260.14410.0594
8Scott Dixon900:19.272120190.908230.14940.0053
9Juan Pablo Montoya200:19.328813190.348290.20610.0567
10Max Chilton800:19.35064190.134440.22790.0218
11Ryan Hunter-Reay2800:19.38816189.766380.26540.0375
12Carlos Munoz2600:19.435634189.302360.31290.0475
13Marco Andretti2700:19.458835189.076370.33610.0232
14Alexander Rossi9800:19.565335188.047410.44260.1065
15Sebastien Bourdais1100:19.583419187.873260.46070.0181
16Graham Rahal1500:19.603534187.681350.48080.0201
17Mikhail Aleshin700:19.689437186.862390.56670.0859
18James Hinchcliffe500:19.71074186.66040.58800.0213
19Conor Daly1800:19.88397185.034360.76120.1732
20Takuma Sato1400:20.26105181.59051.13830.3771
21Luca Filippi1900:20.305655181.191561.18290.0446
22Jack Hawksworth4100:20.315129181.107311.19240.0095
PDF: Practice 1 Results


Important Times

Green Flag6:15 p.m. MST*
Race Broadcast8:30 p.m. EDT on NBSCN
Qualifying2:00 p.m. MST Saturday / 5:00 p.m. EDT on NBCSN
Practice Sessions10:00 - 11:15 a.m. MST Friday / 1:00 p.m. EDT on NSBCN
6:15 - 6:45 p.m. MST Friday
Full Weekend ScheduleView PDF
Live Timing and ScoringINDYCAR Race Control and INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Radio BroadcastIMS Radio Network, Sirius 213, XM 209, IndyCar.com, indycarradio.com and on the INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Video StreamingFriday's 9:15 p.m. EDT practice session for the Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix will be available on the INDYCAR YouTube channel and RaceControl.IndyCar.com.
*6:15 p.m. PDT, 7:15 p.m. MDT, 8:15 p.m. CDT, 9:15 p.m. EDT, 10:15 p.m. BRT, Sun 1:15 a.m. GMT, Sun 10:15 a.m. JST, Sun 11:15 a.m. AEST, Sun 1:15 p.m. NZST - All Time Zones


Entrant Facts

Starting LineupView Table, PDF
Entry ListView Table, PDF
Qualifying OrderView Table, PDF
Past Driver PerformanceView PDF
Spotter Guide
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Pit AssignmentsView PDF
Aero Kit ConfigurationShort oval/road/street
Tires Available Per EntryNine sets primary with an additional set available to rookie drivers and those outside the top 10 in Verizon IndyCar Series points

Starting Lineup

SPCarDriver NameC/A/E/T
(R) Rookie
13Castroneves, HelioD/C/C/F
210Kanaan, TonyD/C/C/F
32Montoya, Juan PabloD/C/C/F
483Kimball, CharlieD/C/C/F
520Carpenter, EdD/C/C/F
69Dixon, ScottD/C/C/F
721Newgarden, JosefD/C/C/F
88Chilton, Max (R)D/C/C/F
912Power, WillD/C/C/F
1022Pagenaud, SimonD/C/C/F
1127Andretti, MarcoD/H/H/F
1228Hunter-Reay, RyanD/H/H/F
137Aleshin, MikhailD/H/H/F
1498Rossi, Alexander (R)D/H/H/F
1511Bourdais, SebastienD/C/C/F
1619Filippi, LucaD/H/H/F
1741Hawksworth, JackD/H/H/F
1818Daly, Conor (R)D/H/H/F
1915Rahal, GrahamD/H/H/F
2014Sato, TakumaD/H/H/F
2126Munoz, CarlosD/H/H/F
225Hinchcliffe, JamesD/H/H/F
Pursuant to Rule, Cars 14, 26, and 5 will start at the rear of the grid.
(C)hassis: D=Dallara | (A)erokit: C=Chevy, H=Honda | (E)ngine: C=Chevy, H=Honda | (T)ire: F=Firestone

PDF: Starting Lineup

Qualifying Order

Qualifying OrderCar No.Driver
18Max Chilton (R)
226Carlos Munoz
322Simon Pagenaud
428Ryan Hunter-Reay
59Scott Dixon
618Conor Daly (R)
75James Hinchcliffe
811Sebastien Bourdais
941Jack Hawksworth
102Juan Pablo Montoya
113Helio Castroneves
1298Alexander Rossi (R)
1383Charlie Kimball
1410Tony Kanaan
1519Luca Filippi
1614Takuma Sato
1715Graham Rahal
1821Josef Newgarden
1920Ed Carpenter
207Mikhail Aleshin
2112Will Power
2227Marco Andretti
PDF: Qualifying Order

Entry List

#Car No.DriverHometownCar NameAero Kit / EngineEntrant
(R) – Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate
12Juan Pablo MontoyaBogota, ColombiaVerizon Team PenskeChevroletTeam Penske
23Helio CastronevesSao Paulo, BrazilREV Group Team PenskeChevroletTeam Penske
35James HinchcliffeToronto, CanadaArrow Schmidt Peterson MotorsportsHondaSchmidt Peterson Motorsports
47Mikhail AleshinMoscow, RussiaSMP Racing Schmidt Peterson MotorsportsHondaSchmidt Peterson Motorsports
58Max Chilton (R)Reigate, EnglandGallagher Chip Ganassi RacingChevroletChip Ganassi Racing Teams
69Scott DixonAuckland, New ZealandTarget Chip Ganassi RacingChevroletChip Ganassi Racing Teams
710Tony KanaanSalvador, BrazilChip Ganassi RacingChevroletChip Ganassi Racing Teams
811Sebastien BourdaisLe Mans, FranceTeam HydroxycutChevroletKVSH Racing
912Will PowerToowoomba, AustraliaVerizon Team PenskeChevroletTeam Penske
1014Takuma SatoTokyo, JapanABC Supply AJ Foyt RacingHondaA.J. Foyt Enterprises
1115Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USARahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHondaRahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
1218Conor Daly (R)Noblesville, Ind., USAJonathan Byrd's HospitalityHondaDale Coyne Racing
1319Luca FilippiMondovi, ItalyBoy Scouts of AmericaHondaDale Coyne Racing
1420Ed CarpenterIndianapolis, Ind., USAEd Carpenter RacingChevroletEd Carpenter Racing
1521Josef NewgardenHendersonville, Tenn., USAEd Carpenter RacingChevroletEd Carpenter Racing
1622Simon PagenaudMontmorillon, FranceDevilbiss Team PenskeChevroletTeam Penske
1726Carlos MunozBogota, ColombiaAndretti AutosportHondaAndretti Autosport
1827Marco AndrettiNazareth, Pa., USASnappleHondaAndretti Autosport
1928Ryan Hunter-ReayFort Lauderdale, Fla., USADHLHondaAndretti Autosport
2041Jack HawksworthBradford, EnglandABC Supply AJ Foyt RacingHondaA.J. Foyt Enterprises
2183Charlie KimballCamarillo, Calif., USATresiba®ChevroletChip Ganassi Racing Teams
2298Alexander Rossi (R)Nevada City, Calif., USACastrol Edge/CurbHondaAndretti Herta Autosport with Curb-Agajanian
All cars use fourth-generation Verizon IndyCar Series chassis (Dallara IR12) with Chevrolet, Dallara or Honda aerodynamic bodywork kits, Chevrolet or Honda engines and Firestone tires.


Weather Forecast

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Track Facts

Track TypeOval
Length1.022 miles
Race Distance250 laps (255.5 miles)
Number of Turns4
Track Map
RestartsSingle file
Event Twitter Account & Hashtag@PhoenixRaceway, #DDCPhoenixGrandPrix



Last Five Wins2005 - Sam Hornish, Jr., Team Penske
2004 - Tony Kanaan, Andretti Green Racing
2003 - Tony Kanaan, Andretti Green Racing
2002 - Helio Castroneves, Team Penske
2001 - Sam Hornish, Jr., Panther Racing
Last Five Poles2005 - Bryan Herta, Andretti Green Racing (20.3837 seconds)
2004 - Dan Wheldon, Andretti Green Racing
2003 - Tony Kanaan, Andretti Green Racing
2002 - Helio Castroneves, Team Penske
2001 - Greg Ray, Team Menard
Track Lap Record19.608 seconds, 183.599 mph (3/23/1996, Arie Luyendyk, Treadway Racing)


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