In 2012, the IZOD IndyCar season had eight race winners including four wins by the ultimate champion of the series, Ryan Hunter-Reay.
With teams now settling in for a second year with the same chassis and engine set-ups, will some teams do better than others and produce more winners? Or, could the fact that there will be more races in 2013, not the least of which incorporate double-header weekends, offer attrition and in-turn, bring unexpected victories?
Hunter-Reay led the way last year with four checkered flags and runner-up Will Power grabbed three-in-a-row early in the season. Helio Castroneves and Scott Dixon doubled up in the win column for 2012, while Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti joined Justin Wilson, Ryan Briscoe and Ed Carpenter as driver who snagged single wins during last season.
There will be three double-headers – all on street courses -- including Detroit right after the Indy 500, Toronto in mid-summer and Houston late in the year. With that said, drivers will have 19 events in total in which to become a victor compared to just 15 last year. Let’s take a look at the list of eight potential winners for the 2013 IndyCar season.
Sources: Racing Reference, IndyCar