Date: Sunday, April 27
Start Time: 3:12 p.m. (ET)
Site: Barber Motorsports Park -- Birmingham, Ala.
Track: 2.38-mile, 17-turn road course
On TV: NBC Sports Network
On Radio: IMS Radio Network/SIRIUS XM Satellite
Race record: Ryan Hunter-Reay, 2013 (110.818 mph)
Qualifying record: Scott Dixon, 2013 (123.999 mph - set in Q1)
Defending champion: Ryan Hunter-Reay
Runner up: Scott Dixon
Pole winner: Ryan Hunter-Reay (123.422 mph)
1. Ryan Hunter-Reay (Start: 1)
2. Scott Dixon (4)
3. Helio Castroneves (6)
4. Charlie Kimball (5)
5. Will Power (2)
6. Simon Pagenaud (13)
7. Marco Andretti (7)
8. Justin Wilson (8)
9. Josef Newgarden (22)
10. Tristan Vautier (3)
Average speed: 110.818 mph
Time of race: 1 hr., 52 min., 4.5450 secs.
Margin of victory: 0.6363 secs.
Caution flags: 1 for 4 laps
Lead changes: 6 among 4 drivers
2013 Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Chevrolet, 110.818
2012 Will Power, Dallara-Chevrolet, 102.081 mph
2011 Will Power, Dallara-Honda, 92.194 mph
2010 Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Honda, 106.436 mph
Race: Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (April 13)
Site: Streets of Long Beach -- Long Beach, Calif.
Finish line order: Mike Conway, Will Power, Carlos Munoz, Juan Pablo Montoya, Simon Pagenaud
Time of Race: 1 hr., 54 mins., 41.6418 secs.
Average speed: 82.362 mph
Margin of victory: 0.9005 secs.
Caution flags: 4 for 18 laps
Lead changes: 6 among 5 drivers
Lap leaders: Ryan Hunter-Reay 1-26; Scott Dixon 27-28; Hunter-Reay 29-53; Ryan Hunter-Reay 1-26; Scott Dixon 27-28; Hunter-Reay 29-53; Josef Newgarden 54; Sebastian Saavedra 55-57; Dixon 58-77; Mike Conway 78-80.
#2 Juan Pablo Montoya (Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet/Team Penske
#3 Helio Castroneves (Sao Paulo, Brazil Chevrolet/Team Penske
#7 Mikhail Aleshin (Moscow, Russia) Honda/Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
#8 Ryan Briscoe (Sydney, Australia) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing
#9 Scott Dixon (Auckland, New Zealand) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing
#10 Tony Kanaan (Salvador, Brazil) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing
#11 Sebastien Bourdais (Le Mans, France) Chevrolet/KVSH Racing
#12 Will Power (Toowoomba, Australia) Chevrolet/Team Penske
#14 Takuma Sato (Tokyo, Japan) Honda/A.J. Foyt Enterprises
#15 Graham Rahal (New Albany, OH) Honda/Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
#16 Oriol Servia (Pals, Spain) Honda/Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
#17 Sebastian Saavedra (Bogota, Colombia Chevrolet/KVAFS Racing
#18 Carlos Huertas (Bogota, Colombia) Honda/Dale Coyne Racing
#19 Justin Wilson (Sheffield, England) Honda/Dale Coyne Racing
#20 Mike Conway (Bromley, England) Chevrolet/Ed Carpenter Racing
#25 Marco Andretti (Nazareth, PA) Honda/Andretti Autosport
#27 James Hinchcliffe (Toronto, Canada) Honda/Andretti Autosport
#28 * Ryan Hunter-Reay (Ft. Lauderdale, FL Honda/Andretti Autosport
#34 Carlos Munoz (Bogota, Colombia) Honda/Andretti-HVM
#67 Josef Newgarden (Hendersonville, TN) Honda/Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
#77 Simon Pagenaud (Montmorillon, France Honda/Schmidt Peterson Hamilton
#83 Charlie Kimball (Camarillo, CA) Chevrolet/Chip Ganassi Racing
#99 Jack Hawksworth (Bradford, England) Honda/BHA/BBM
|Juan Pablo Montoya|
BMS, which opened in 2003, has also hosted Grand-Am Sports Car Series and AMA Superbike Championship races. This course features 80 feet of elevation change that makes its challenging for drivers.
The inaugural IndyCar race at Barber took place on April 11, 2010. Helio Castroneves won that event. His Team Penske teammate, Will Power, has claimed victories there in 2011 and '12.
Power led all 90 laps in the 2011 race.
The 2012 event at Barber featured a track record nine lead changes among five drivers. Power won it from the ninth starting position.
Ryan Hunter-Reay won last year's race at this track. Hunter-Reay, the 2012 IndyCar champion, started on the pole and led a race-high 53 laps but had to hold off Scott Dixon in the closing laps. He beat Dixon to the finish line by just 0.6363 seconds for his 10th career IndyCar victory.
The next IndyCar race is the May 10 inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis held on Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2.439-mile road course.