IndyCar: Team Oval Power Rankings after 2018 DXC Technology 600

With three of the oval races in the 2018 IndyCar season now in the books, how do the sport’s 10 full-time teams stack up against one another?

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon won the third oval race, the DXC Technology 600, of the 2018 IndyCar season at Texas Motor Speedway. Upon the completion of this race, just three oval races remain on the 2018 schedule, meaning the oval racing portion of the season is now exactly halfway over.

By winning the 248-lap race around the high banks of the four-turn, 1.44-mile Texas Motor Speedway oval in Fort Worth, Texas in his #9 Honda, Dixon made Chip Ganassi Racing just the second different team to win an oval race so far this season.

Up until this point, only Team Penske had been victorious an oval race in the 2018 season. Josef Newgarden won the first oval race of the season at ISM Raceway in his #1 Chevrolet for the team, and Will Power won the second oval race of the season, the Indianapolis 500, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in his #12 Chevrolet for the team.

While five Honda drivers representing three different teams took five of the top six positions in the race at ISM Raceway and three Honda drivers representing two different teams took three of the top five positions in the Indy 500, they had yet to deliver a victory to a Honda team in 2018.

Dixon changed that by winning at Texas Motor Speedway, and Honda teams as a whole ended up dominating the race. Only one Chevrolet driver finished the race in the top nine, and the eight Honda drivers who finished in the top nine were representing five different teams. In fact, no Honda team did not have at least one driver finish in the top eight in the race.

How did Dixon’s victory and the rest of the action from the third of six oval races on the 2018 IndyCar schedule affect the IndyCar Team Oval Power Rankings? Here are the formulated IndyCar Team Oval Power Rankings and the non-formulated IndyCar Team Oval Power Rankings following the action from the high banks of Texas Motor Speedway.

To see how the formulated IndyCar Team Oval Power Rankings are calculated, click here.

IndyCar Team Oval Power Rankings

RankTeamManufacturerLast RankTrend
1Chip Ganassi RacingHonda10
2Andretti AutosportHonda4+2
3Team PenskeChevrolet30
4Schmidt Peterson MotorsportsHonda5+1
5Rahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda6+1
6Ed Carpenter RacingChevrolet2-4
7Harding RacingChevrolet70
8Dale Coyne RacingHonda10+2
9Carlin MotorsportChevrolet90
10A.J. Foyt EnterprisesChevrolet8-2

Biggest Movers
Up: 
Andretti Autosport, Dale Coyne Racing (+2)
Down: Ed Carpenter Racing (-4)

Non-formulated IndyCar Team Oval Power Rankings

RankTeamManufacturerLast RankTrend
1Team PenskeChevrolet10
2Chip Ganassi RacingHonda4+2
3Andretti AutosportHonda2-1
4Ed Carpenter RacingChevrolet3-1
5Schmidt Peterson MotorsportsHonda50
6Rahal Letterman Lanigan RacingHonda60
7Dale Coyne RacingHonda10+3
8Harding RacingChevrolet7-1
9Carlin MotorsportChevrolet90
10A.J. Foyt EnterprisesChevrolet8-2

Biggest Movers
Up: 
Dale Coyne Racing (+3)
Down: A.J. Foyt Enterprises (-2)

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Be sure to tune in to NBC Sports Network at 2:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 9 for the live broadcast of the next oval race of the 2018 IndyCar season. That oval race is the Iowa Corn 300, which is the fourth of six on this season’s schedule. It is set to take place at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa.

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