Inside the Box Score: Firestone 600


Numbers to note following the Firestone 600 on the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway - the 14th completed race of the 2016 Verizon Indy Car Series season:

0.0080 – Margin of victory in seconds for the Firestone 600. It was the fifth-closest finish in Indy car history. Three of the 10 closest finishes in history have occurred at Texas Motor Speedway.

1 – Lap led by Graham Rahal, the 14th driver since 1946 to win a race by only leading the final lap.

2.36 – Average running position of runner-up James Hinchcliffe for the 248 laps of racing at Texas.

4 – Positions gained by Rahal (fifth to first) in the final 25 laps of the race.

7.02 – Average running position of race winner Graham Rahal for the 248 laps of racing at Texas.

12 – Positions improved by Rahal (13th to first), most of any of the 22 starters.

28 – Points separating leader Simon Pagenaud from Will Power in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings.

43 – Laps in which Gabby Chaves improved his position, most of any driver.

76 – Career podium finishes for Tony Kanaan, which ranks 11th on the all-time list.

188 – Laps led by Hinchcliffe at Texas, a season-best high. Hinchcliffe led more laps at Texas than he led in four of his previous five seasons in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

263 –  Consecutive starts by Tony Kanaan, extending his all-time record.

325 – Indy car starts for Castroneves which ranks fourth on the all-time list. Kanaan ranks fifth on the list with his 323 starts.

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