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  • TrackForum's Favorite Driver Survey Results!

    Thanks to everyone for participating in our IndyCar Favorite Driver Survey. The goal? To find out just who the most popular drivers were on TrackForum, the official forum of IndyCar! And now, the results!

    As a reminder, TrackForum members were asked to list their 5 favorite active IndyCar drivers (active defined as having driven an IndyCar competitively in the past year, or having a reasonable expectation of doing so in 2011). Each driver received one point per mention. We had 541 total points/votes, and 36 drivers represented with at least one vote. I tallied everything up, and barring massive error, the totals should be pretty close. Keep in mind some folks listed fewer than 5 drivers, and some listed more that could not be counted.

    We’re going to count ‘em down. First, here are all the drivers who received votes, but finished outside the Top 20 of points. Their total number of points is also noted in parentheses:

    Wade Cunningham (1)
    John Andretti (1)
    James Hinchcliffe (1)
    AJ Foyt IV (1)
    Milka Duno (1)
    Sebastian Saavedra (1)
    Jay Howard (1)
    Hideki Mutoh (1)
    Townsend Bell (2)
    Alex Lloyd (3)
    Takuma Sato (3)
    T23) Oriol Servia (4)
    T23) Sarah Fisher (4)
    T23) Mike Conway (4)

    Next, we’ll count down positions 20-11. Tough, tough competition here. We start with a 3-way tie for 20th place:

    T20) Davey Hamilton (6)
    T20) Bertrand Baguette (6)
    T20) Ana Beatriz (6)
    19) Scott Dixon (8)
    18) Ryan Briscoe (9)
    17) Alex Tagliani (10)
    16) Dan Wheldon (12)
    15) Marco Andretti (14)
    T13) JR Hildebrand (17)
    T13) Danica Patrick (17)
    12) Vitor Meira (21)
    11) Tomas Scheckter (24)

    We’re getting closer to the big reveal, and are into the Top 10 drivers! First, drivers 10-6, who had some pretty tough competition amongst themselves!

    9T) Ed Carpenter (26)
    9T) Dario Franchitti (26)
    8) Justin Wilson (29)
    7) Paul Tracy (30)
    6) Helio Castroneves (32)

    Now, the 5 most popular drivers of TrackForum, as decided by your responses:

    5) Will Power (39)
    T3) Tony Kanaan (42)
    T3) Graham Rahal(42)
    2) Ryan Hunter-Reay (43)

    And, the winner of the title of TrackForum’s Most Popular Driver is…..

    1) Simona de Silvestro (54)

    Thanks to everyone for their responses! I hope you found this entertaining! Cheers!
    Last edited by AFColt; 02-13-2011, 03:22 PM. Reason: link
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  • #2
    soooo glad to be on a forum where Danica Patrick doesn't win by leaps and bounds...
    RIP Dan Wheldon - never forgotten!



    • #3
      Thanks for the effort on this, Zach!
      "Each day well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this one day for it, and it alone, is life"
      ~ Sanskrit poem attributed to Kalidasa, "Salutation to the Dawn"

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Antoneli View Post
        soooo glad to be on a forum where Danica Patrick doesn't win by leaps and bounds...
        "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the public's money" - Alexis de Tocqueville


        • #5
          I think Marco got some votes.


          • #6
            Surprised to see that TK wasn't on the top of the list, but anyways Simona is a good thing for the IndyCar Series she can win with HVM Racing.


            • #7
              Glad to see Simona at the top of the list. A great talent and an absolutely wonderful personality to compliment the huge talent she has. I really hope 2011 and beyond bring nothing but goodness her way.


              • #8
                I knew this place had a silly Jr. High crush on her that's borderline creepy.

                *puts away 7th grade Math folder decorated with Simona pics found on Google*

                No, nothing to see here....



                • #9
                  Internet forums - Disconnected from the mainstream since 1999 and still going strong.
                  Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that's what gets you.



                  • #10
                    very cool, i didn't expect Simona to be the most popular driver here, but i'm more than okay with that


                    • #11
                      Simona's star is rising. DP is basically a Nascar 'personality' at this point.


                      • #12
                        Is it May yet?
                        Take me back to a world gone away-James Pankow


                        • #13
                          Missed the poll, but your winner would have been my choice...

                          Way to go Simona and looking forward to the start of the AOW series!
                          Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill


                          • #14
                            If its true that Marco Andretti is indeed the least liked driver by fanatic race fans, that is a pretty crushing statement of opinion.

                            Great job of gathering data. A weighting of rank would be nice but its difficult when not everyone submitted a ranked 5. I am surprised that RHR is #2.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by airborn View Post
                              I think Marco got some votes.
                              He did. I just went back and edited the list to include him. Thanks!
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