1st 22 Simon Pagenaud, Team Penske Dallara IR12-Chevrolet, Pole Position and winner at Sonoma, thus clinching the Indycar Championship.
|Frenchman, Simon Pagenaud was dominant all weekend and deserved to win this year's championship.|
2nd 3 Helio Castroneves, Team Penske Dallara IR12-Chevrolet. Won at Sonoma in 2008.
|Three time Indy 500 victor Helio Castroneves was on the front row at Sonoma. He looked like he might get pole until Simon put in a stunning lap under pressure right at the end.|
3rd 2 Juan Pablo Montoya, Team Penske Dallara IR12-Chevrolet. One of my favourite GP drivers ever when he was racing with Williams.
|Two times Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya.|
|Will Power came into the weekend hoping to win the championship but could only get fourth position on the grid, the slowest of the Penske cars.|
|Graham Rahal was the fastest of the non-Penske cars and was also the fastest Honda car. He actually set the second fastest time overall but didn't go fast enough when it counted in the Top Six run-off.|
|Top Andretti runner and the only one in the Top 6 run-off was Ryan Hunter-Reay.|
|Scott Dixon just missed out on the final round of qualifying.|
|Alaxander Rossi did well at Sonoma and won the Indycar Rookie of the year trophy.|
10th 21 Josef Newgarden, Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara IR12-Chevrolet, this years top points scorer on the Ovals.
14th 27 Marco Andretti, Andretti Autosport Dallara IR12-Honda. A member of the famous Andretti clan (son of Michael) he won at Sonoma in 2006.
15th 14 Takuma Sato, A.J.Foyt Enterprises Dallara IR12-Honda. In 2013 he became the first Japanese driver to win an Indycar race.
17th 41 Jack Hawksworth, A.J.Foyt Enterprises Dallara IR12-Honda. This young Brit has had one podium so far in Indycar racing.
|Ex-Manor F1 driver Max Chilton is his first Indy Car season.|
20th 5 James Hinchcliffe, Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara IR12-Honda. The Canadian was a winner for this team at their first race and also won pole at Indy this year.
|Max Chilton leads Simon Pagenaud through Turn 2 in practice.|
|Will Power's Team Penske Dallara-Chevrolet.|
|Ryan Hunter-Reay has a small off in practice.|
|Joseph Newgarden nudges the tyre barriers at turn 2 and ends his practice session.|
|Simon Pagenaud tests the circuits limits in practice in his Team Penske Dallara-Chevrolet.|
|Graham Rahal chases Alexander Rossi out of Turn 2|
|Three cars venture out on the circuit at the start of Qualifying.|
|The same 3 cars a few moments earlier - Bourdais, Kanaan and Pagenaud.|
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|Trucks in the paddock|
|One of the 2 seater Indy Racing Experience cars spins as another goes by.|
|Another view of the 2 seater Indy Racing Experience cars.|
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