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Chevrolet holds 91-point lead in manufacturers' battle
Posted by: ASkyler on Aug 05, 2016 - 05:15 PM
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Chevrolet holds 91-point lead in manufacturers' battle


The Verizon IndyCar Series manufacturers' championship remains up for grabs with four races still to be completed in the 16-race season.

Chevrolet holds a 91-point lead over Honda (1,255 to 1,164) heading to the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Aug. 21. Chevrolet has won the four manufacturers' championships since engine competition was reintroduced to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2012. Chevrolet and Honda have also developed aerodynamic bodywork kits for their respective teams since 2015.

At the most recent race on July 31, The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, Chevrolet earned 117 points - led by race winner Simon Pagenaud of Team Penske - but also faced a 20-point deduction when it had to change the failed engine on the No. 8 Chip Ganassi Racing Teams entry of Max Chilton.

Honda, whose top race finisher was Carlos Munoz in third place, earned 99 points from race competition plus 30 bonus points for seeing the engines on three of its cars successfully reach their 2,500-mile threshold. Cars that had engines "mileage out" over the race weekend and receive the 10-point bonus were: No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (Graham Rahal), No. 26 Andretti Autosport (Carlos Munoz) and No. 41 AJ Foyt Racing (Jack Hawksworth).

 


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