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INDYCAR: Power Rankings (Mid-Ohio)

Mid-Ohio.  Invest HEAVILY in caffeine stock.
Mid-Ohio. Invest HEAVILY in caffeine stock.

As expected our "friendly" neighbors to the north gave us yet another combo of races that wasn't so friendly.  The Edmonton race was more tame than Toronto, but still had plenty of anger to go around.  There was punting, dive-bombing, and restarts that were what, FIVE wide?

So what's next?  Mid-Ohio.  Here the racing is somewhat bor*falls asleep*Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

Yea.  Pray for rain.

Where does your favorite driver rank this week?  I have a feeling the top two are going to remain there for the rest of the season.




1.  Dario Franchitti


Previous Ranking: #1 (no change)

He's borrowed from that Luck Bank for four years.  He has to have depleted funds by now.  Then again, Jimmie Johnson has won five titles in a row.


2.  Will Power


Previous Ranking: #3 (+1)

I guess he was right about Tagliani's wankerism…


3.  Scott Dixon


Previous Ranking:  #2 (-1)

This neo-Dixon is awesome.  Everyone's a dickhead, everyone sucks, wants to KILL Viso, emotion…what else is in store?


4.  Tony Kanaan


Previous Ranking:  #5 (+1)

This week he was the dog.  His teammates were the fire-hydrant. (about 3:24 in)


5.  Oriol Servia


Previous Ranking:  #4 (-1)

That quote during his argument with Hunter-Reay during qualifying was brilliant: "What do you want me to do?  Disappear?"  I guess that's what Conway was attempting by knocking him into the tire barrier.


6.  Marco Andretti


Previous Ranking:  #6 (no change)

It was neat that they brought back the good looking Dr. Pepper car for another week.  Now, how about setting the car up correctly…


7.  Ryan Briscoe


Previous Ranking:  #8 (+1)

Terrible fuel strategy.  Fire that pit boss of his…OH WAIT…


8.  Graham Rahal


Previous Ranking:  #7 (-1)

Perhaps going to his home track will do him some good.  However it didn't to the Canadians good the past two races.


9.  JR Hildebrand


Previous Ranking:  #9 (no change)

If he can just mind his business during these road course races and show the usual Panther Racing muscle on the ovals the rookie title is all his.


10.  Ryan Hunter-Reay


Previous Ranking:  #10 (no change)

If the NFL continued the strike he would've made an excellent replacement player as a punter.


11.  Danica Patrick


Previous Ranking:  #11 (no change)

For a good chunk of the race she was the ace of the Andretti staff.  During a road course race.  NOT on an oval.


12.  Vitor Meira


Previous Ranking:  #13 (+1)

Foyt announced he was racing with Honda in 2012 a few weeks ago.  Now the team is quite competitive.  Coincidence?  Yes, I think Honda gave them some "hot" engines…only NOT to disappoint Super Tex.  As we know you wouldn't like him when he's angry...

(FACT:  When searching for AJ Foyt on Youtube the first phrase to come up in the search is "AJ Foyt pissed".  Go ahead, try it and see.)


13.  Alex Tagliani


Previous Ranking:  #12 (-1)

Tag, PT has no cars left...NO CARS LEFT!  WHAT THE F*CK?!?!


14.  Helio Castroneves


Previous Ranking: unranked

You KNOW Power was nervous to see him in his mirrors that close that late.


15.  Justin Wilson


Previous Ranking:  unranked

The Justin Wilson we all know made an appearance on a road course.  It's about time.


DNQ (Bumped from the field)


Mike Conway


Previous Ranking:  unranked

Somebody needs to explain the meaning of "passing zones" to him.  Then again, his pass for the win at Long Beach wasn't at an area known for passing.


Takuma Sato


Previous Ranking:  unranked

Strangely, it wasn't his fault.  This time.


Simona De Silvestro


Previous Ranking:  #15

Following "Porkchop" on twitter is fun.  Driving Porkchop isn't, I bet.  At least Porkchop's mechanical failures are easier to deal with than the one "Janet" had.


James Hinchcliffe


Previous Ranking:   unranked

Poll data suggests that The Mayor lost a ton of ground in his home country.  Should've kept the home fires buring, Canuck.


EJ Viso


Previous Ranking:  #14

My own mom comes up with the quote of the year...