Grand Prix of Baltimore: Driver bios

August 30, 2012

No. 26 Marco Andretti

Age: 25

Country: United States

Racing team: Andretti Motorsport

Driver points: 237, 16th place, 185 behind leader

Top finish in 2012: Andretti finished second behind teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay at the Iowa Corn Indy 250 on June 23. Andretti started third and spent most of the race in the Top 5. It's his only Top 5 finish of the season.

Last race: Finished 25th at the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday.

No. 5 Rubens Barrichello

Age: 40

Country: Brazil

Racing team: KV Racing Technology

Driver points: 247, 14th place, 175 behind leader

Top finish in 2012: Finished fourth in the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday, his first Top 5 finish as an IndyCar driver after 19 seasons running Formula One.

Last race: Finished fourth in the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday.

No. 7 Sebastien Bourdais

Age: 33

Country: France

Racing team: Dragon Racing

Driver points: 161, 24th place, 261 behind leader

Top finish in 2012: Finished fourth at Mid-Ohio on Aug. 5 after starting sixth.

Last race: Finished 22nd in the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday.

No. 2 Ryan Briscoe

Age: 30

Country: Australia

Racing team: Team Penske

Driver points: 317, 8th place, 105 behind leader

Top finish in 2012: Won the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday, his first victory of the season after starting second.

Last race: Won the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday.

No. 20 Ed Carpenter

Age: 31

Country: United States

Racing team: Ed Carpenter Racing

Driver points: 199, 22nd place, 223 behind leader

Top finish in 2012: Finished eighth twice — in the Milwaukee Indy 225 on June 16 and in the Iowa Corn Indy 250 on June 23.

Last race: Finished 20th in the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday.

No. 3 Helio Castroneves

Age: 37

Country: Brazil

Racing team: Team Penske

Driver points: 381, 3rd place, 41 behind leader

Top finish in 2012: He has won twice — the Honda Grand Prix on March 25, the first race of the season, and the Edmonton Indy on July 24.

Last race: Finished 6th in the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday.

No. 14 Mike Conway

Age: 29

Country: England

Racing team: A.J. Foyt Enterprises

Driver points: 219, 19th place, 203 behind leader

Top finish in 2012: Finished 3rd in the Honda Indy Toronto on July 8, a road race on the streets of Toronto.

Last race: Finished 14th in the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday.

No. 78 Simona de Silvestro

Age: 23

Country: Switzerland

Racing team: HVM Racing

Driver points: 160, 25th place, 262 behind leader

Top finish in 2012: Finished 13th in the Detroit Belle Island Grand Prix on June 3.

Last race: Finished 17th in the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday.

No. 9 Scott Dixon

Age: 32

Country: New Zealand

Racing team: Chip Ganassi Racing

Driver points: 368, 4th place, 54 behind leader

Top finish in 2012: He has won twice — the Detroit Belle Island Grand Prix on June 3 and the Honda Indy 200 on Aug. 5 at Mid-Ohio.

Last race: Finished 13th in the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday.

No. 10 Dario Franchitti

Age: 39

Country: Scotland

Racing team: Chip Ganassi Racing

Driver points: 306, 9th place, 116 behind leader

Top finish in 2012: He has won once — the Indianapolis 500 on May 27, the third time he's won the circuit's biggest race.

Last race: Finished 3rd in the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday.

No. 4 JR Hildebrand

Age: 24

Country: United States

Racing team: Panther Racing

Driver points: 257, 11th place, 165 behind leader

Top finish in 2012: He has finished 5th twice — the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 15 and the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 9.

Last race: Finished 8th in the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday.

No. 27 James Hinchcliffe

Age: 25

Country: Canada

Racing team: Andretti Autosport

Driver points: 326, 7th place, 96 behind leader

Top finish in 2012: Finished 3rd in the Milwaukee Indy 225 on June 16.

Last race: Finished 26th in the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday.

No. 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay

Age: 31

Country: United States

Racing team: Andretti Autosport

Driver points: 386, 2nd place, 36 behind leader

Top finish in 2012: He has won three times, all in a row — the Milwaukee Indy 225 on June 16, the Iowa Corn Indy 250 on June 23 and the Honda Indy Toronto on July 8.

Last race: Finished 18th in the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday.

No. 11 Tony Kanaan

Age: 37

Country: Brazil

Racing team: KV Racing Technology

Driver points: 327, 6th place, 95 behind leader

Top finish in 2012: Finished 2nd in the Milwaukee Indy 225 on June 16.

Last race: Finished 10th in the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday.

No. 83 Charlie Kimball

Age: 27

Country: United States

Racing team: Chip Ganassi Racing

Driver points: 228, 18th place, 194 behind leader

Top finish in 2012: Finished 2nd in the Honda Indy Toronto on July 8.

Last race: Finished 21st in the Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday.

No. 6 Katherine Legge

Age: 21

Country: England

Racing team: Dragon Racing

Driver points: 115, 26th place, 307 behind leader

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