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IndyCar: Power takes critical bonus point with pole position in Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. — Josef Newgarden thought he had outsmarted the great master of pole qualifications, Team Penske’s Will Power, in Saturday’s Firestone Fast Six qualifications at Sonoma Raceway. Newgarden’s CFH Racing team used new Firestone Blacks instead of the softer compound Reds to set a fast lap of 1:16.3694 (112.387 miles per hour) around the 2.385-mile, 12-turn road...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Power Earns Sixth Pole Of The Season

With a qualifying resume that now includes six Verizon P1 Awards in 2015, it is hard to believe that defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power is only fourth in the current points standings and is not likely to feature in the title fight that will take place Sunday in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, the final race of this year’s campaign. Nonetheless, despite earning...
Via On Pit Road
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Power wins pole for title-deciding race at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) Will Power isn't stepping down as IndyCar champion without a fight. Power won the pole Saturday for Sunday's title-deciding race at Sonoma Raceway buy circling the circuit in 1 minute, 16.25 seconds. The Australian heads into the season finale one of six drivers mathematically eligible to win the title. But Power is a distant fourth in the standings and trails...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Power leads other title contenders in Friday practice at Sonoma

SONOMA, California – Three of the six remaining contenders for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship were among the fastest drivers in a marathon 3-1/2-hour practice session at Sonoma Raceway on Friday. Defending Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power was the fastest around the 2.385-mile, 12-turn Sonoma Raceway with a fast lap of 1:17.4858 for a speed of 110.807 miles...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Power Tops Practice 1 at Sonoma Raceway, Rahal Second Fastest

SONOMA, Calif. (Aug. 28, 2015) – Three of the six Verizon IndyCar Series championship contenders were among the top five on the speed chart in the initial practice session for the title-deciding GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on Aug. 30. Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power’s year-old track record of 1 minute, 17.2393 seconds, set in qualifications on the 2.385-mile...
Via On Pit Road
1 day ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Liz Power remembers Justin Wilson, talks about being a racer's wife

SONOMA, California – The wife of the defending IndyCar Series champion Will Power knows all about the difficulty of being married to a race driver. But for Liz Power, this week has been devastating because she used to be the public relations director for Justin Wilson at Dreyer & Reinbold Racing. Mrs. Power achieved her dream of public relations as a career and was previously...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Column: IndyCar is clearly too risky; time to shut it down

Justin Wilson. Dan Wheldon. Paul Dana. Dead. Tony Renna. Greg Moore. Scott Brayton. Dead. Alex Zanardi. Sam Schmidt. Davey Hamilton. Maimed for life. Dario Franchitti. Cristiano da Matta. Kenny Brack. Forced to retire. James Hinchcliffe. Mikhail Aleshin. Mike Conway. Lucky to be alive. Enough already. After the latest tragedy in IndyCar - Wilson's death from being struck on the top...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch IndyCar Racers Drive Cars Across Golden Gate Bridge as Tribute to Late Driver Justin Wilson

Wilson's teammate Marco Andretti led a group of four IndyCars across the bridge. Wilson died on Monday following a crash at Pocono Raceway in Pennsylvania.Here's a closer, louder look at the sweet, surreal scene.Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
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Andretti honors Wilson with Golden Gate ride, replacement driver named

  Justin Wilson's race car will be back on track for the IndyCar season finale. Andretti Autosport announced Thursday that series veteran Oriol Servia will drive Wilson's No. 25 Honda at Sonoma Raceway this weekend. Wilson died Monday, a day after a piece of debris from another car struck him in the head at Pocono Raceway. "Justin was a true racer and advocate to our sport," team...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Fast Facts

Date: Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 Track: Sonoma Raceway, a 2.385-mile permanent road course in Sonoma, Calif. Race distance: 85 laps / 202.7 miles Entry List: GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Push-to-pass parameters: 10 activations for 15 seconds each Firestone tire allotment: Seven sets primary and three sets alternate for use through the weekend Twitter: @RaceSonoma @IndyCar, #IndyCar, #GoProGP...
Via On Pit Road
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter-Reay Leads 1-2 American Finish at Pocono Raceway ABC Supply 500

Ryan Hunter-Reay led a 1-2 American finish ahead of Josef Newgarden in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, and Juan Pablo Montoya's third-place finish extended his championship points lead heading into the Verizon IndyCar Series season finale Aug. 30. There were 12 different drivers to lead laps - half of the field - in the 200-lap race on the 2.5-mile triangular oval and 13 cars...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Ryan Hunter-Reay: These Cars are Inherently Dangerous With the Open Cockpit

A crash-filled Sunday at Pocono Raceway ended in Victory Lane for Ryan Hunter-Reay. However, under a dark, uncertain circumstance with the scary accident with Justin Wilson – who was airlifted to nearby hospital with a head injury – the second victory of Hunter-Reay’s struggling 2015 season was put to the side and focused on his Andretti Autosport teammate. “Thoughts and prayers...
Via Rubbings Racing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay victorious in crash-marred race at Pocono

LONG POND, Pennsylvania – It was an extremely bittersweet day for Andretti Autosport as Ryan Hunter-Reay won Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono under caution while teammate Justin Wilson suffered an apparent serious injury when he was struck in the head by debris from a crash late in the race. Sage Karam lost control of his car coming out of the exit of Turn 1 and slammed hard...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter-Reay wins after teammate Wilson airlifted from track

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) Ryan Hunter-Reay has won the crash-filled IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, where the focus was on an accident involving Andretti Autosport teammate Justin Wilson. Wilson was hit in the head by a large piece of debris that broke off Sage Karam's car when Karam spun into the wall. His car veered left and directly into an interior wall. Wilson was swarmed by the...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Graham Rahal Angry with Tristan Vautier Following Hard Crash

Shortly past the halfway point in Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, championship contender, Graham Rahal, was forced in the middle of three wide into Turn 3 by Tristan Vautier – causing the Honda duo to crash heavily into the wall. Rahal was, needless to say, ticked about the cause of the accident. “Unfortunately just driving against a guy there who isn’t using his...
Via Rubbings Racing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Title contender Graham Rahal caught up in crash at Pocono

LONG POND, Pennsylvania – Graham Rahal’s bid for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship isn’t over but after crashing out of Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway on Lap 103 it just got a lot more difficult. Rahal entered Sunday’s contest just nine points behind Team Penske driver Juan Pablo Montoya in the battle for the title but his crash doomed him to a...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: Helio Castroneves Leads Penske 1-2-3 in Pocono

Team Penske played with threes at the track that happens to have three corners. Helio Castroneves led a 1-2-3 sweep for Team Penske at Pocono Raceway in the No. 3 Chevrolet for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 – the penultimate race in the series’ 2015 campaign. With a average two-lap speed of 220.530 mph, Castroneves edged Simon Pagenuad to win his 45th career Verizon IndyCar Series pole...
Via Rubbings Racing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Castroneves claims pole position at Pocono

LONG POND, Pennsylvania – Helio Castroneves realizes he needs some help to win the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship because he is fourth in points, 58 points out of the lead. The best way for him to gain ground is to win the final two races of the season and hope the drivers in front of him experience problems.   He got a little help in Saturday’s qualifications when...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Castroneves wins Pocono pole; points leader Montoya 19th

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) IndyCar points leader Juan Pablo Montoya will start 19th at Pocono Raceway and Graham Rahal qualified fifth as he tries to trim a nine-point deficit. Helio Castroneves won the pole Saturday at 220.530 mph, a strong push toward yet another drive at his first career championship with two races left in the season. Castroneves is in fourth place, 58 points behind...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: 'This is a must win for us,' says Marco Andretti

LONG POND, Pennsylvania – Marco Andretti may have a mathematical chance of contending for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, but even he realizes the numbers may not add up for him. He enters Sunday’s ABC Supply 500 at Pocono International Raceway seventh in the standings, 87 points behind the leader, Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya. With just two races remaining...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marco Andretti on Future F1 career: ‘I Would Definitely Take a Strong Look at it.’

The infamous Andretti name has been on an open wheel grid for as long as most race fans can remember. Standing as one of the most recognizable American racing names in the world, would 28-year-old Marco ever consider bringing the name back to F1? “Formula 1 is still the cream of the crop for me,” he stated. “Having said that, it would be tough to leave because I feel like I...
Via Rubbings Racing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

California Dreamin' And The Horrible Management Of American Open-Wheel Racing

Scott Dixon awaits the hand signal to start oval qualifications run at Auto Club Speedway from Race Control (by committee) Steward Brian Barnhart. While waiting for his turn to go, Dixon had to watch the since resigned INDYCAR President of Competition and Operations (hands over ears) Derrick Walker and Brian Barnhart carry on a discussion that, for them, could not wait until post...
Via Notes From The EDJE
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Montoya vs. Rahal title fight heads to critical race at Pocono

LONG POND, Pennsylvania -- Juan Pablo Montoya is clinging to a nine-point lead over Graham Rahal as the Verizon IndyCar Series heads to Pocono Raceway for Sunday’s ABC Supply 500. The 1999 CART Series champion and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner doesn’t plan on doing anything differently than he has done all season as he has led the Verizon IndyCar Series standings since the...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

INDYCAR News and Notes – Aug. 12, 2015

1. Andretti, Castroneves Don’t ‘Tire’ of Firestone Testing 2. Successful INDYCAR Viewership Promotion Named Award Finalist 1. Andretti, Castroneves Don’t ‘Tire’ of Firestone Testing: Before breaking for lunch at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Helio Castroneves and Marco Andretti had turned almost 70 percent of the 200 laps for the Indianapolis...
Via On Pit Road
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Andretti, Castroneves Don't 'Tire' of Firestone Testing

Before breaking for lunch at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Verizon IndyCar Series drivers Helio Castroneves and Marco Andretti had turned almost 70 percent of the 200 laps for the Indianapolis 500. Neither seemed to mind the workout on the 2.5-mile oval. "Every time you have an opportunity to be here, especially with helping Firestone develop even better tires, it's important," three...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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