Date: Saturday, Oct. 5
Start Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Site: M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Speedway at Reliant Park -- Houston, Texas
Track: 1.683-mile, 10-turn street circuit
On TV: NBC Sports Network
On Radio: IMS Radio Network/ SIRIUS XM Satellite
Time of race:
Margin of victory:
Race: Grand Prix of Baltimore (Sept. 1)
Site: Streets of Baltimore -- Baltimore, Md.
Finish line order: Simon Pagenaud, Josef Newgarden, Sebastien Bourdais, Justin Wilson, Simona De Silvestro
Time of Race: 2 hrs., 16 mins., 32.3443 secs.
Average speed: 67.234 mph
Margin of victory: 4.1592 secs.
Caution flags: 6 for 25 laps
Lead changes: 6 among 6 drivers
Lap leaders: Will Power 1-31; Sebastien Bourdais 32-39; Tristan Vautier 40; Will Power 1-31; Sebastien Bourdais 32-39; Tristan Vautier 40; Bourdais 41-51; Graham Rahal 52-56; Marco Andretti 57-68; Simon Pagenaud 69-75.
#1 Ryan Hunter-Reay (Ft. Lauderdale, FL DHL/Andretti Autosport
#3 Helio Castroneves (Sao Paulo, Brazil Shell Pennzoil/Team Penske
#4 Oriol Servia (Pals, Spain) National Guard/Panther Racing
#5 E.J. Viso (Caracas, Venezuela) Venezuela/Andretti Autosport/HVM
#6 Sebastian Saavedra (Bogota, Colombia Dragon Racing
#7 Sebastien Bourdais (Le Mans, France) Dragon Racing
#9 Scott Dixon (Auckland, New Zealand) Target/Chip Ganassi Racing
#10 Dario Franchitti (Edinburgh,Scotland T-Mobile/Chip Ganassi Racing
#11 Tony Kanaan (Salvador, Brazil) Hydroxycut/KV Racing Technology
#12 Will Power (Toowoomba, Australia) Verizon/Team Penske
#14 Takuma Sato (Tokyo, Japan) ABC Supply/A.J. Foyt Racing
#15 Graham Rahal (New Albany, OH) blue eCigs/Rahal Letterman Lanigan
#16 James Jakes (Leeds, England) Acorn Stairlifts/RLL Racing
#18 Mike Conway (Bromley, England) Sonny's BBQ/Dale Coyne Racing
#19 Justin Wilson (Sheffield, England) Dale Coyne Racing
#20 Ed Carpenter (Indianapolis, IN) Fuzzy's Vodka/Ed Carpenter Racing
#25 Marco Andretti (Nazareth, PA) RC Cola/Andretti Autosport
#27 James Hinchcliffe (Toronto, Canada) GoDaddy.com/Andretti Autosport
#55 Tristan Vautier (Corenc, France) Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
#67 Josef Newgarden (Hendersonville, TN) Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
#77 Simon Pagenaud (Montmorillon, France Schmidt-Hamilton HP Motorsports
#78 Simona De Silvestro (Thun, Switzer.) Nuclear Entergy Areva/KVRT
#83 Charlie Kimball (Camarillo, CA) NovoLog FlexPen/Chip Ganassi Racing
#98 Luca Filippi (Savigliano, Italy) Barracuda Racing/Bryan Herta Autospt
This will be the third and final time IndyCar runs two full-distance races at a venue on the same weekend. Bell Isle Park in Detroit hosted the first weekend doubleheader in IndyCar this season in June. Mike Conway won the first race, and Simon Pagenaud claimed his first career IndyCar victory in the second event. In July, Scott Dixon scored a weekend-sweep on the streets of Toronto.
The Shell Pennzoil GP of Houston will be the first IndyCar-sanctioned race at Reliant Park in six years. CART/Champ Car competed there from 2006-07. Sebastien Bourdais won both times at Reliant Park.
Six drivers entered in this weekend's events have previously raced at Reliant Park -- Bourdais, Pagenaud, Will Power, Graham Rahal, Oriol Servia and Justin Wilson.
Champ Car raced on a a 1.527-mile temporary street circuit in downtown Houston from 1998-2001. Dario Franchitti won the first race. Paul Tracy (1999), Jimmy Vasser (2000) and Gil de Ferran (2001) claimed victories in the other events.
Servia is the only driver entered that has raced on the downtown street circuit and at Reliant Park.
IndyCar will conduct a standing start in Race 1 at Reliant Park. In Race 2 on the streets of Toronto, pole sitter Dixon had a clean getaway and went on to complete his doubleheader sweep there.
Race 2 of the Shell Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m. ET.