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A look at the top-10 IndyCar drivers

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No. 3 Chevrolet

Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Points Position: 1st (332 pts.)

Career Starts: 268

Career Wins: 28

Career Top-10s: 173

Notable: Castroneves paired with dance professional Julianne Hough to win the Dancing With The Stars title in 2007.


No. 1 Chevrolet

Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Points Position: 2nd (323 pts.)

Career Starts: 142

Career Wins: 11

Career Top-10s: 70

Notable: In 2012 he became the first American to win the unified IndyCar title since Al Unser Jr. in 1994.


No. 25 Chevrolet

Hometown: Nazareth, Pa.

Points Position: 3rd (277 pts.)

Career Starts: 124

Career Wins: 2

Career Top-10s: 58

Notable: Andretti is the son of Michael Andretti and the grandson of Mario Andretti, who won at Pocono in 1986.


No. 27 Chevrolet

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Points Position: 4th (266 pts.)

Career Starts: 41

Career Wins: 3

Career Top-10s: 20

Notable: Hinchcliffe’s three victories this season are the most in the series after going winless his other two years in IndyCar.


No. 11 Chevrolet

Hometown: Salvador, Brazil

Points Position: 5th (253)

Career Starts: 267

Career Wins: 16

Career Top-10s: 173

Notable: His victory in the Indianapolis 500 was his first since winning at Iowa in 2010.


No. 77 Honda

Hometown: Montmorillon, France

Points Position: 6th (241 pts.)

Career Starts: 42

Career Wins: 1

Career Top-10s: 17

Notable: Pagenaud’s first career victory came earlier this season at the road course in Michigan.


No. 9 Honda

Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand

Points Position: 7th (240)

Career Starts: 211

Career Wins: 29

Career Top-10s: 146

Notable: Dixon has won at least one race every year since 2005 entering this season. He is winless this season.


No. 14 Honda

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Points Position: 8th (233)

Career Starts: 59

Career Wins: 1

Career Top-10s: 17

Notable: Sato raced in Formula One from 2002-2008, with a best finish of third in 90 races.


No. 19 Honda

Hometown: Sheffield, England

Points Position: 9th (227)

Career Starts: 141

Career Wins: 7

Career Top-10s: 79

Notable: Wilson was one of the drivers on the winning team in the 2012 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.


No. 12 Chevrolet

Hometown: Toowoombia, Austrailia

Points Position: 10th (209)

Career Starts: 112

Career Wins: 18

Career Top-10s: 70

Notable: Power is seeking his first win of the year after winning three or more races in each of the previous three seasons.


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