Hinchcliffe’s UFD Team Dominates the Pits at Belle Isle

The No. 27 United Fiber & Data Andretti Autosport Team showed off their speed this past weekend by winning both Firestone Pit Stop Performance Awards in Belle Isle.

2014 Detroit GP R1 - 3 - PH

James Hinchliffe’s United Fiber & Data Andretti Autosport Team did a fantastic job capturing both Firestone Pit awards this past weekend. This makes for three straight awards for Andretti Autosport, surpassing the Ganassi and Penske Teams in the process. Typically winning teams will receive a $5,000 check for winning one the the double header races, but the UFD Andretti Autosport will receive the full $10,000 for winning both.

In this weeks analysis, a proverbial wrench was thrown into the current trend of results that have occurred. The stretch of drivers that had improved their position throughout the race, and finishing higher than they had started did not happen in both races at Belle Isle. James’ overall finishing positions of 6th and 5th, brought down the average finishing position for the Firestone Pit Stop Performance Award down to P4.4. I think the most surprising thing extrapolated from this data so far is the lack of race winners… I would have expected at lease one race winner at this point in the season.


Race Winning Team Driver Start Finish Ave. Finish
1 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Team Scott Dixon P5 P4 P4
2 Verizon Team Penske Will Power P14 P2 P3
3 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Team Scott Dixon P5 P3 P3.33
4 DHL Andretti Autosport Ryan Hunter-Reay P3 P2 P3
5 UFD Andretti Autosport James Hinchliffe P2 P6 P3.4
5 UFD Andretti Autosport James Hinchcliffe P2 P5 P4.4