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VICS: Rating the Seasons of Drivers Part 2 – Montoya, Pagenaud and Hunter-Reay

BRADFORD, Ontario — The end of a season always brings forth a time to reflect and think about what has occurred over the year. Drivers typically go through their year and see where they struggled, where they did well, and how to make it even better for the next year. Sometimes that involves changing the crew, or team, and sometimes it involves just getting better on a certain...
Via Rubbings Racing
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Back To The Future: The Hoverboard Is Real And It’s Expensive

We’ve waited years for the day to come when the hoverboard really exists. Since seeing Marty McFly’s in “Back to the Future Part II,” the hoverboard has been a distant dream for just about everyone and something that we never thought we’d see in our lifetime.  Thankfully, we were wrong. Hendo Hover and Arx Pax have come together to develop the world’s first real hoverboard...
Via Back9Network
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Power: The Par 3 Challenge

In this week’s installment of “Will Power,” The Clubhouse’s Will Christien has 5 chances to land a ball on the green on a par 3 at Fairview Farms Golf Club in Harwinton, CT. Former PGA Tour pro John Maginnes, longtime Golfweek Senior Writer Jeff Rude, and extreme sports champion Will Christien, co-host Back9Network’s nightly talk show, “The Clubhouse.” The playful...
Via Back9Network
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Rating the Seasons of Drivers Part 1 – Power, Castroneves and Dixon

The end of a season always brings forth a time to reflect and think about what has occurred over the year. Drivers typically go through their year and see where they struggled, where they did well, and how to make it even better for the next year. Sometimes that involves changing the crew, or team, and sometimes it involves just getting better on a certain type of track. Beginning...
Via Rubbings Racing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Pulse: Dominic Smith’s Power Will Come

Heading into the 2014 season, Dominic Smith was considered one of the best position players in the Mets minor league system. Baseball America rated him as the Mets’ 4th best prospect, and the 92nd prospect overall in MLB. Smith was selected by New York in the first round of the 2013 draft, and quickly got off to a hot start early in his career. He batted .303 with an impressive...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

INDYCAR NEWS AND NOTES – Sept. 17, 2014

Today’s Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy headlines: CFH Racing confirms Chevy power for 2015 Check out the champion as a DJ  Mazda Road to Indy driver Herta wins in Malaysia  Of note CFH Racing confirms Chevy power for 2015: CFH Racing’s announcement that it will run Chevrolet’s engine and aero kits during the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season...
Via On Pit Road
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Power cashes in on 1st IndyCar title

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Will Power capped his first IndyCar Series championship with a $1 million bonus check. Power won his first series championship Saturday night, finishing ninth in the final race at Fontana before raising the Astor Cup for the first time in a career filled with agonizing misses. Power and team owner Roger Penske were presented with the championship bonus check...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar champ's award speech goes awry as struggles to read teleprompter

LOS ANGELES – It was three hours before 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power was to go on stage Sunday night at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles and he had just completed an interview for the Honda IndyCar Report on RACEDAY on FOX Sports Radio. Three hours to go and a driver who fearlessly races against risks in every race was already getting nervous about delivering...
Via Fox Sports
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

No longer second fiddle: Will Power overcomes fear of failure with first IndyCar title

FONTANA, Calif. -- Entering the final race of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Will Power had defeated every challenger on the race track but his biggest foe remained in his own mind. It's the same foe that defeated him for the championship in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and it was one that frankly haunted him for the past 14 days leading into Saturday night's MAVTV 500 at...
Via Fox Sports
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Wins First Verizon IndyCar Series Championship

Will Power earned his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship with a ninth-place finish in the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway.   Power, who entered the 18th race of the season with a 51-point lead over Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves, had been the championship runner-up in 2010, 2011 and 2012. It was the ninth consecutive year that the series champion was determined in...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Power wins first IndyCar championship, Tony Kanaan wins at Auto Club

Will Power’s elusive chase of a championship in the Verizon IndyCar Series finally came to an end on Saturday night at Auto Club Speedway. The Australian born driver began the race from the back of the field and drove a conservative race for much of the night backing though the field as the race approached its scheduled 250 laps. He finished ninth, enough to win his first IndyCar...
Via Tireball.com
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: Will Power – Is the Fourth Time the Charm?

FONTANA, Calif. – Verizon Indy Car Series (VICS) driver Will Power is looking to finally put all the talk to rest by getting that elusive first title after coming so close four times in his career tonight at the Auto Club Speedway for the MAVTV 500 season finale. From 2010-2012, Power had his championship hopes dashed for one reason or another, and now he’s wanting to change that...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

You're saying there's a chance: Pagenaud enters Fontana with long shot at title

FONTANA, California -- And then there is Simon Pagenaud, the forgotten driver in this year's Verizon IndyCar Series championship who enters Saturday night's race 81 points behind points leader Will Power. Much of the attention this week has been focused on Team Penske teammates Power and Helio Castroneves, who is 51 points out of the lead (50 counting the bonus point for...
Via Fox Sports
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Power faces final obstacles in IndyCar title race

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) Will Power has been through too much heartbreak for too many IndyCar seasons to think his first series championship would be simple. He certainly didn't seem surprised Friday when a poor qualifying lap on a sizzling California track left him starting IndyCar's season finale from the back of the pack. Power leads teammate Helio Castroneves by 51 points...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Castroneves takes pole for IndyCar finale; championship leader Power qualifies 21st

Will Power has struggled in qualifying for the final race of the IndyCar season, leaving the series leader starting in 21st place when he chases his first championship. Power had the second-worst performance in qualifying, while Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves won the pole. Castroneves turned a lap with an average speed of 218.540 mph. Castroneves trails Power by 51 points...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Power finishes 21st in IndyCar finale qualifying

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) Will Power has struggled in qualifying for the final race of the IndyCar season, leaving the series leader starting in 21st place when he chases his first championship. Power had the second-worst performance in qualifying, while Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves won the pole. Castroneves turned a lap with an average speed of 218.540 mph. Castroneves trails...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Team Penske president Cindric sizes up Power vs. Castroneves title fight

FONTANA, California – On race weekends Team Penske president Tim Cindric is in charge of Will Power’s race strategy, but throughout the week he is the man who runs Team Penske. That gives Cindric the unique ability to assess the two Team Penske drivers that are battling it out for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. The final race of the season is Saturday night’s...
Via Fox Sports
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Bad Qualifying Effort for Points Leader Will Power at Fontana

Fontana, Calif- Will Power keeps leaving the door open for a competitor to come and steal away the Verizon IndyCar Series championship from him. Last week, Power was in command of the title as he could have pretty much wrapped up the championship at Sonoma last weekend. He dominated early on in the race and jumped out to 11.5-second lead before a yellow came out on Lap 29. It was...
Via Race Review Online
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: Helio Castroneves Finds Himself In Familiar Situation Once Again

FONTANA, Calif. — As the Verizon IndyCar Series heads into the season finale, Helio Castroneves find himself in a familiar situation – within reach but yet so far from his first ever championship. Castroneves enters the season finale, 51 points behind teammate Will Power. Three of the past four seasons, this is a situation that Castroneves has been involved in – but yet has...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Power looks for elusive IndyCar title at Fontana

No one knows better than Will Power that nothing comes easy in the IndyCar series finale. Power has started the final race of the year in first place three times since 2010. But he's still chasing that elusive first championship. Saturday's race in Fontana, California, might finally be Power's time. Power will clinch the crown by finishing sixth or better. He has a 51...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar finale: How Will Power got to this point

FONTANA, California – Will Power enters the final race of the season with a chance to win his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship. But, haven’t we seen this movie before? Like in 2010 when he entered the final race of the season at Homestead-Miami Speedway locked in a battle with Dario Franchitti. Power entered with a 12-point lead but crashed in the race, finished 25th...
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Power shakes off quake but can't close out title

It was just past 3 a.m. when Will Power was awakened from a deep sleep on the top floor of his hotel in Napa, California. The IndyCar Series points leader was in the middle of his first earthquake and wasn't certain he was going to make it out alive. Power had never before been in an earthquake, and the magnitude-6.0 quake shaking wine country on race day morning terrified the...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Helio Castroneves on Napa Valley earthquake: “A very scary moment.” (Photos)

IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves, Will Power and Team Penske executives had to be evacuated from their Napa Valley, Calif., hotel when a 6.1 earthquake hit Sunday morning — about 10½ hours before the start of the GoPro Grand Prix IndyCar race in nearby Sonoma.  
Via Intrigue Sports
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

VICS: Power Claims Second Verizon P1 Award in as Many Weeks

SONOMA, Calif. — For the second week in a row, Team Penske’s Will Power earned the P1 starting position for Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma as he laid down a time of 1:17.4126 during the Firestone Fast Six. This is Power’s 36th Verizon P1 Award of his career. Power, last week’s winner and series point’s leader, edged the No. 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing machine of Josef...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Power wins another IndyCar pole in Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) Will Power won the IndyCar pole at Sonoma Raceway on Saturday, putting the overall points leader in prime position for his championship chase. Power turned a lap in 1 minute, 17.4126 seconds on the winding course at the base of wine country. He'll start in front Sunday when he attempts to win the race for the fourth time in five years. The Australian broke...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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