Archive for March, 2012

Indycar Stat: Number of starts at 25th pole position start (corrected)

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

29 March 2012 – @IndycarPR have notified me that Will Power did have the Pole at Houston in 2007 which I didn’t have. Revised list below.

Seb Bourdais 57th start (was 25th from pole position)
Will Power 88th
Mario Andretti 89th
Rick Mears 141st
Michael Andretti 143rd
Bobby Unser 148th
Helio Castroneves 161st
Al Unser Sr 215th
Dario Franchitti 215th
AJ Foyt 216th
Paul Tracy 233rd

** Will Power’s 25th Pole Position start was at St Pete.

Note for Australian media. Indycar does not recognise the Gold Coast 2008 non-championship race in their records, so that is not included on this list.


PROVISIONAL Australian Indycar TV times for 2012

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Here are the PROVISIONAL Indycar TV times.  These are unofficial, and have not been approved by Speed TV Australia or INDYCAR, which should be considered the definitive source.

You can watch every race of the 2012 Indycar Series LIVE on Speed TV Australia, available on Foxtel, Austar and Optus Foxtel on Channel 505, or 213 for SPEED HD.  To get SPEED you need the Sports Package.

All times are AEDT for Daylight Saving, and AET for Non-Daylight Saving (in other words, Sydney and Melbourne time). Make your own adjustments!

NASCAR clashes are listed in brackets.  Where the race clashes, usually the race that goes first gets put on the main channel, with the other race on the Red Button. However, this is subject to SPEED’s discretion, and my indications of what channel I think it’s on is purely speculation.


Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Mar 26 03:30 AEDT on SPEED Australia

Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Apr 2 04:00 AET on SPEED RED BUTTON (NASCAR Cup Martinsville 02:30)

Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach – Apr 16 05:30 AET on SPEED Australia

Sao Paulo Indy 300 – Apr 30 02:00 AET on SPEED Australia

Indianapolis 500 – May 28 01:00 AET on SPEED Australia

Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix – Jul 4 05:30 AET on SPEED RED BUTTON (NASCAR Cup Dover 03:30)

Firestone 550k – (Sunday) Jun 10 10:00 AET on SPEED Australia

Milwaukee IndyFest – (Sunday) Jun 17 03:00 AET on SPEED Australia

Iowa Corn Indy 250 – (Sunday) Jun 24 10:00 AET on SPEED Australia

Honda Indy Toronto – Jul 9 02:30 AET on SPEED Australia

Edmonton Indy – Jul 23 04:00 AET on SPEED Australia (NASCAR Nationwide 04:00)

Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio – Aug 6 02:30 AET on SPEED RED BUTTON (NASCAR Cup Pocono 02:00)

Indy China Challenge – (Sunday) Aug 19 13:55 AET on SPEED Australia

Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma – Aug 27 06:00 AET on SPEED Australia

Baltimore Grand Prix – Sep 3 04:00 AET on SPEED Australia

California Championship Challenge – (Sunday) Sep 16 10:00 AET on SPEED Australia (NASCAR Trucks Iowa 10:00)