Win Droughts Among Active Full-Time IndyCar Series Drivers

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As we near the end of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, it is only fitting to once again show the active winning droughts about active full-time IndyCar drivers to see who needs a victory the most at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Sunday, September 18th. Many drivers will carry long winless streaks spanning multiple seasons into yet another offseason, while one driver has the potential to end their woes. Who will that driver be?Will a driver that has won before but has yet to win a race this season win at Sonoma, or will a driver that already has won this season win at Sonoma? Will we perhaps see a first-time IndyCar race winner at Sonoma? Find out on Sunday, September 18th at 6:30 PM ET on NBC Sports Network.

Drivers who have never won an IndyCar race (number of races that the driver has raced in):

  1. Jack Hawksworth (48 races)
  2. Mikhail Aleshin (33 races)
  3. Conor Daly (21 races)
  4. Max Chilton (15 races)

Drivers who have won an IndyCar race (number of races that the driver has raced in since their latest win with the last venue at which they won a race and the season during which that win occurred):

  1. Marco Andretti* (91 races- 2011 Iowa (see featured image))
  2. Takuma Sato (65 races- 2013 Long Beach)
  3. Charlie Kimball (54 races- 2013 Mid-Ohio)
  4. Helio Castroneves (42 races- 2014 Detroit)
  5. Tony Kanaan (31 races- 2014 Fontana)
  6. Carlos Munoz (24 races- 2015 Detroit)
  7. James Hinchcliffe (18 races- 2015 New Orleans)
  8. Ryan Hunter-Reay (16 races- 2015 Pocono)
  9. Juan Pablo Montoya (14 races- 2016 St. Petersburg)
  10. Alexander Rossi (9 races- 2016 Indianapolis 500)
  11. Sebastien Bourdais (8 races- 2016 Detroit)
  12. Josef Newgarden (5 races- 2016 Iowa)
  13. Simon Pagenaud (3 races- 2016 Mid-Ohio)
  14. Will Power (2 races- 2016 Pocono)
  15. Graham Rahal (1 race- 2016 Texas)
  16. Scott Dixon (0 races- 2016 Watkins Glen)

*Las Vegas race in 2011 not included due to the fact that it was canceled after Dan Wheldon was killed in a 15-car wreck on lap 11 during the race.

Of note: Graham Rahal went 124 races without a victory from 2008-2015 since winning at St. Petersburg in 2008. He then won at Fontana in 2015 for his 1st of 2 victories over a 4-race span; Marco Andretti went 77 races dating back to 2006 Sonoma without a win before winning at Iowa in 2011.

-Asher Fair