Scores three victories – Kentucky, Chicago and California – driving the No. 4 Pennzoil Panther Racing Dallara/Chevrolet en route to a fifth-place finish in the IndyCar Series Championship. Records the fastest race win on a closed course with an average speed of 207.151 mph at California Speedway. Wins at Chicago by 0.0099 seconds over Scott Dixon and 0.0100 seconds over third-place Bryan Herta, the closest 1-2-3 finish in IndyCar Series history. Wins three of the final six races while leading 389 of 393 laps (99%).