Race Report: 2017 Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix

Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix
Phoenix Raceway
April 29, 2017

Use the drop-down menus or the links that follow to view post-race informationsession results, important times, entrant facts, weather forecast, track facts and history.


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

Session Results


RankDriverCar No.StartLapsTotal TimeLaps LedStatusPontsAvg. SpeedPit Stops
1Simon Pagenaud1525001:46:24.9473116Running53144.0583
2Will Power12225001:46:34.050159Running41143.8523
3JR Hildebrand21325001:46:34.2890-Running35143.8473
4Helio Castroneves3125001:46:41.533773Running34143.6843
5Scott Dixon9824901:46:43.2077-Running30143.0723
6Tony Kanaan10624901:46:44.4889-Running28143.0443
7Ed Carpenter202124801:46:39.0668-Running26142.595
8Charlie Kimball831424801:46:40.8966-Running24142.5493
9Josef Newgarden2424801:46:42.02062Running23142.5246
10Carlos Munoz141924701:46:33.8364-Running20142.1314
11Ed Jones191624701:46:38.6580-Running19142.0244
12James Hinchcliffe51124601:46:29.3574-Running18141.6554
13Ryan Hunter-Reay281222001:37:23.0427-Mechanical17138.5284
14Conor Daly42018001:46:32.3462-Running16103.6017
15Alexander Rossi981514101:11:35.2506-Contact15120.7773
16Takuma Sato261813501:00:57.3439-Contact14135.8072
17Mikhail Aleshin77000:00:00.7068-Contact1300
18Marco Andretti279000:00:01.0637-Contact1200
19Sebastien Bourdais1810000:00:01.1481-Contact1100
20Max Chilton813000:00:01.4728-Contact1000
21Graham Rahal1517000:00:02.9443-Contact900
— Race: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top


RankDriverCar No.Lap 1 TimeLap 2 TimeTotal TimeAvg. Speed
1Helio Castroneves318.883718.870100:37.7538194.905
2Will Power1219.018818.907800:37.9266194.017
3JR Hildebrand2118.975718.971400:37.9471193.912
4Josef Newgarden219.025618.967700:37.9933193.676
5Simon Pagenaud119.024219.020700:38.0449193.414
6Tony Kanaan1019.121619.096200:38.2178192.539
7Mikhail Aleshin719.162019.097900:38.2599192.327
8Scott Dixon919.170519.144600:38.3151192.050
9Marco Andretti2719.269319.178500:38.4478191.387
10Sebastien Bourdais1819.241719.213700:38.4554191.349
11James Hinchcliffe519.253619.233000:38.4866191.194
12Ryan Hunter-Reay2819.268819.297500:38.5663190.799
13Max Chilton819.357919.214600:38.5725190.768
14Charlie Kimball8319.302919.310700:38.6136190.565
15Alexander Rossi9819.372119.274000:38.6461190.405
16Ed Jones1919.382219.340400:38.7226190.029
17Graham Rahal1519.430419.341700:38.7721189.786
18Takuma Sato2619.394019.379600:38.7736189.779
19Carlos Munoz1419.493519.378000:38.8715189.301
20Conor Daly419.537519.491600:39.0291188.536
21Ed Carpenter2019.706219.778700:39.4849186.360
— Qualifying: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Practice 1

RankDriverCar No.Best TimeOn LapBest SpeedTotal LapsDifferenceGap
1Josef Newgarden200:19.151768192.10869--.------.----
2JR Hildebrand2100:19.194456191.681560.04270.0427
3Helio Castroneves300:19.278665190.844690.12690.0842
4Simon Pagenaud100:19.279968190.831710.12820.0013
5Will Power1200:19.307377190.56790.15560.0274
6Scott Dixon900:19.359068190.051700.20730.0517
7Sebastien Bourdais1800:19.382457189.822580.23070.0234
8Charlie Kimball8300:19.443867189.222680.29210.0614
9Tony Kanaan1000:19.475351188.916520.32360.0315
10Mikhail Aleshin700:19.495556188.72570.34380.0202
11Ryan Hunter-Reay2800:19.625657187.469630.47390.1301
12Graham Rahal1500:19.655165187.188680.50340.0295
13James Hinchcliffe500:19.698253186.778600.54650.0431
14Carlos Munoz1400:19.740551186.378520.58880.0423
15Alexander Rossi9800:19.822048185.612500.67030.0815
16Max Chilton800:19.835958185.482610.68420.0139
17Takuma Sato2600:19.869957185.164590.71820.0340
18Conor Daly400:19.874252185.124520.72250.0043
19Marco Andretti2700:19.98075184.138240.82900.1065
20Ed Jones1900:20.133341182.742490.98160.1526
21Ed Carpenter2000:20.170115182.409171.01840.0368
— Practice 1: Recap | Results (PDF) | Back to the top

Important Times

Green Flag6:35 p.m. MST *
Drivers Start Your Engines6:30 p.m.
Race Broadcast9 p.m. EDT on NBCSN
Qualifying8 p.m. Friday
Qualifying Broadcast7:30 p.m. EDT Saturday on NBCSN (taped)
Practice Sessions4–6 p.m. Friday
5–5:10 p.m. Saturday (pit stop practice)
Drivers Meeting3:30 p.m. Saturday
Full Weekend ScheduleView PDF
Live Timing and ScoringINDYCAR Race Control and INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Radio BroadcastAdvance Auto Parts INDYCAR Radio Network, Sirius 212, XM 209, IndyCar.com, indycarradio.com and on the INDYCAR Mobile app (iOS, Android).
Video StreamingPractice and qualifying will be available on the INDYCAR YouTube channel and INDYCAR Race Control.
* All times are in Mountain Standard Time unless otherwise noted. View the green-flag time in all time zones.

Entrant Facts

Starting LineupView Table
Qualifying OrderView PDF
Entry ListView Table
Past Driver PerformanceView PDF
Spotter Guide
Spotter guide for 2017 Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix
View PDF
Pit AssignmentsView PDF
Aero Kit ConfigurationShort oval
Tires Available per EntryNine sets primary

Starting Lineup

SPCar No.DriverAero kit / Engine
13Helio CastronevesChevrolet
212Will PowerChevrolet
321JR HildebrandChevrolet
42Josef NewgardenChevrolet
51Simon PagenaudChevrolet
610Tony KanaanHonda
77Mikhail AleshinHonda
89Scott DixonHonda
927Marco AndrettiHonda
1018Sebastien BourdaisHonda
115James HinchcliffeHonda
1228Ryan Hunter-ReayHonda
138Max ChiltonHonda
1483Charlie KimballHonda
1598Alexander RossiHonda
1619Ed JonesHonda
1715Graham RahalHonda
1826Takuma SatoHonda
1914Carlos MunozChevrolet
204Conor DalyChevrolet
2120Ed CarpenterChevrolet
— Starting Lineup: PDF

Entry List

Car No.DriverHometownSponsorTeamAero Kit / Engine
(R) — Denotes Sunoco Rookie of the Year candidate
1Simon PagenaudMontmorillon, FranceMenardsTeam PenskeChevrolet
2Josef NewgardenNashville, Tennessee, USAVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
3Helio CastronevesSao Paulo, BrazilREV GroupTeam PenskeChevrolet
4Conor DalyNoblesville, Indiana, USAABC SupplyA.J. Foyt EnterprisesChevrolet
5James HinchcliffeToronto, CanadaArrowSchmidt Peterson MotorsportsHonda
7Mikhail AleshinMoscow, RussiaSMP RacingSchmidt Peterson MotorsportsHonda
8Max ChiltonReigate, EnglandGallagherChip Ganassi RacingHonda
9Scott DixonAuckland, New ZealandNTT DataChip Ganassi RacingHonda
10Tony KanaanSalvador, BrazilNTT DataChip Ganassi RacingHonda
12Will PowerToowoomba, AustraliaVerizonTeam PenskeChevrolet
14Carlos MunozBogota, ColombiaABC SupplyA.J. Foyt EnterprisesChevrolet
15Graham RahalNew Albany, Ohio, USAUnited RentalsRahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda
18Sebastien BourdaisLe Mans, FranceSonny’s BBQDale Coyne RacingHonda
19Ed Jones (R)Dubai, United Arab EmiratesBoy Scouts of AmericaDale Coyne RacingHonda
20Ed CarpenterIndianapolis, Indiana, USAFuzzy’s VodkaEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
21JR HildebrandSausalito, California, USAFuzzy’s VodkaEd Carpenter RacingChevrolet
26Takuma SatoTokyo, JapanAndretti AutosportAndretti AutosportHonda
27Marco AndrettiNazareth, Pennsylvania, USAOberto Beef JerkyAndretti AutosportHonda
28Ryan Hunter-ReayFort Lauderdale, Florida, USADHLAndretti AutosportHonda
83Charlie KimballCamarillo, California, USATresibaChip Ganassi RacingHonda
98Alexander RossiNevada City, California, USAAndretti Autosport / CurbAndretti AutosportHonda
— Entry List: PDF

Weather Forecast

2017 Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix weather forecast updated on April 28, 2017
Provided by Racecast Weather

Track Facts

Track TypeOval
Length1.022 miles
Race Distance250 laps (255.5 miles)
Number of Turns4
Track Map
2017 Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix track map
Event Twitter Account & Hashtag@PhoenixRaceway, #DesertDiamondPGP


Last Five Wins— 2016: Scott Dixon, Chip Ganassi Racing
— 2005: Sam Hornish, Jr., Team Penske
— 2004: Tony Kanaan, Andretti Green Racing
— 2003: Tony Kanaan, Andretti Green Racing
— 2002: Helio Castroneves, Team Penske
Last Five Poles— 2016: Helio Castroneves, Team Penske (192.324 mph)
— 2005: Bryan Herta, Andretti Green Racing (176.612 mph)
— 2004: Dan Wheldon, Andretti Green Racing (174.779 mph)
— 2003: Tony Kanaan, Andretti Green Racing (178.512 mph)
— 2002: Helio Castroneves, Team Penske (179.888 mph)
Qualifying Lap Record192.324 mph (Helio Castroneves of Team Penske on April 1, 2016)

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