Found September 14, 2012 on Fox Sports:
IndyCar championship contenders Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay will both be penalized on the starting grid for unapproved engine changes before Saturday night's season finale. IndyCar was informed Friday by 14 teams planning to make change engines. The penalty is a loss of 10 spots on the starting grid. IndyCar implemented the rule this year as a cost-control measure for manufacturers. It was meant to discourage teams from needlessly changing engines before reaching a minimum mileage mark. But teams have complained about the penalty being enforced on engine failures, arguing the manufacturer should be punished instead of the driver. IndyCar will reconsider the rule during the offseason. Power takes a 17-point lead over Hunter-Reay into Saturday night's finale at Auto Club Speedway.

Hunter-Reay signs contract extension

IndyCar championship contender Ryan Hunter-Reay has agreed to a multiyear contract extension with Andretti Autosport. A team spokesman told The Associated Press on Friday night that Hunter-Reay had reached an agreement to stay with the team. Hunter-Reay goes into Saturday night's season finale at Auto Club Speedway trailing leader Will Power by 17 points in the standings. He...

Hunter-Reay crashes in test at Fontana

IndyCar championship contender Ryan Hunter-Reay has crashed while testing at Auto Club Speedway. Hunter-Reay was making a qualifying run Wednesday when his Andretti Autosport entry spun in the second turn and scraped the wall. Hunter-Reay says the car was not damaged too bad, and he hoped to get back out on track during the eight-hour test session. Hunter-Reay goes into Saturday...

IndyCar will crown first-time champ

Over the past decade, there have been times when both Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay were either out of work or deep in debt. Both considered abandoning their racing careers. Now Power and Hunter-Reay go into Saturday night's season finale at Auto Club Speedway battling for the IndyCar championship. The winner will be a first-time champion and officially end Dario Franchitti...

Points leader Will Power crashes in IndyCar finale

IndyCar points leader Will Power has crashed out of the season finale at Auto Club Speedway. Power went into Saturday night's race with a 17-point lead over Ryan Hunter-Reay in the standings. The two were racing with each other near the back of the field on the 55th lap when Power lost control of his car and hit the outside wall. Hunter-Reay narrowly missed being collected...

IndyCar: Are Will Power’s oval woes in the past?

The season title is on the line and like every other year it will be decided on an oval. Ovals are to Will Power what kryptonite is to Superman. For some reason, Power has never really grasped oval racing. He's tremendous on road/street venues, but ovals are consistently a struggle for Power. That's why he's struggled to close out championships the last two seasons with...

IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay hopes his Chevrolet engine holds up in Fontana

For Ryan Hunter-Reay, just to be in the situation he's in right now has to be special. The American looked to be out of the title hunt until his great effort to pick up his third win of the season at the last race in Baltimore. Now, Hunter-Reay trails Will Power by 17 points, and if history serves him right, Hunter-Reay will walk away a champion Saturday night. Hunter-Reay...

Official statements from Ryan Hunter-Reay and Michael Andretti on Hunter-Reay's contract extension

Ryan Hunter-Reay is one hour away from entering the race of his life at Auto Club Speedway, where he'll look to defeat Will Power and claim his first IZOD IndyCar Series championship. But win or lose, one thing is certain -- he's sticking with Andretti Autosport.The team has confirmed Hunter-Reay's signing of a two-year contract extension that will keep the American racer...

Hunter-Reay to discuss contract

IndyCar championship contender Ryan Hunter-Reay said he expected to speak to team owner Michael Andretti on Thursday about his contract amid reports that he is being courted by Penske Racing. Hunter-Reay is in the final year of his contract with Andretti Autosport, where he's driven the last three seasons. It is his longest tenure with one team, and he has cited that continuity...

Ryan Hunter-Reay wins IZOD IndyCar Series title

An American driver is back on top of the IZOD IndyCar Series.Ryan Hunter-Reay clinched his first series title tonight at Auto Club Speedway with a fourth-place finish in the MAV TV 500, which was won by Ed Carpenter with a last-lap pass of Dario Franchitti that took place before Takuma Sato hit the wall and froze the field."This hasn't sunk in yet," a joyous Hunter...

Marco Andretti takes #MAVTV500 pole; title rivals Power and RHR start in mid-pack

[youtube]qpMeZD5r6MA[/youtube]Marco Andretti has two tasks in Saturday's IZOD IndyCar Series finale: End a trying 2012 campaign with a strong finish and help teammate Ryan Hunter-Reay bring Andretti Autosport its first championship in five seasons.The third-generation driver, who has just one top-5 finish this season, will start on pole for the MAV TV 500 at Auto Club Speedway...


Ryan Hunter-Reay wins title by three points over Will Power to become first American IndyCar champ since 2006 A rollercoaster IZOD IndyCar Series season deserved a rollercoaster ending, and Saturday night’s MAV TV 500 at Auto Club Speedway delivered. At the center of it all were championship contenders Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay, who were separated by a mere 17 points going...
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