Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/21/14

JOLIET, IL - AUGUST 29: Ryan Briscoe, driver of the #6 Team Penske Dallara Honda celebrates with second placed Scott Dixon driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara Honda and third placed Mario Moraes after winning the IRL IndyCar Series PEAK Antifreeze & Motor Oil Indy 300 on August 29, 2009 at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois (Photo by Darrell Ingham/Getty Images)
SONOMA, California – It was a rocking weekend in Northern California for the Verizon IndyCar Series, but the rocking wasn’t what any of the drivers expected. The night before an IndyCar Series race is when the drivers get to bed early to ensure a full night of rest in order to compete at optimum physical ability and mental alertness, especially in a grueling 85-lap race on the 12-turn, 2.385-mile Sonoma Raceway. But in the middle of the night, these same drivers found their hotel rooms and motorhomes rocking violently from the most severe Earthquake to hit this area in 25 years. A 6.1 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter just a few miles away at American Canyon, California left some drivers deeply concerned for their own safety, much less whether there would be a race later that day. It was 3:30 a.m. PT when the quake struck. For the drivers staying in hotels, they were evacuated. Team Penske driver Will Power and his wife Liz posted pictures on Twitter and Facebook of the massive...
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