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IndyCar: Will Power’s Blocking Penalty Costs Him Big Time in Points

Pocono, PA- Entering this weekend, Will Power had a commanding 39 point lead on his Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves for the Verizon IndyCar Series points lead. He even led his other teammate Juan Pablo Montoya who was fifth in the standings by 116 points. He knew if he could run a solid race at the Pocono Raceway on Sunday afternoon then he would have a good shot at winning...
Via Race Review Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Fuel Mileage Costs Tony Kanaan Victory at Pocono

Pocono, PA- For most of today’s Pocono 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race, it was looking like Tony Kanaan would come home victorious. Yes, the Team Penske trio was strong, but Kanaan was up there with them all day. The Brazilian, first took the lead on Lap 50 and drove away. Outside of pit sequences, he would lead all the way until Lap 148 when he had to pit for the second to last...
Via Race Review Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Juan Pablo Montoya WINS Pocono 500

Pocono, PA- Entering this weekend, I wrote how Juan Pablo Montoya should be the clear cut favorite to take the checkered flag in Sunday’s Pocono 500. Montoya, had the most experience at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway as he had 14 career starts in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car here. Today, he was making his Verizon IndyCar Series debut at the “Tricky Triangle” and he didn’t...
Via Race Review Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Montoya powers to Pocono IndyCar 500 pole

Will Power had to wait until the last car to go out whether or not he’d win the pole for Sunday’s Pocono IndyCar 500. The last car to take time in qualifying was his Penske Racing teammate Juan Pablo Montoya in his No. 2 Chevrolet. Montoya put his money where his mouth is by besting Power’s provisional pole speed to have a two-lap average of 223.871 mph. “The big thing for...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Power paces second Pocono practice

Penske Racing driver Will Power was quickest in the second IndyCar practice today with a speed of 223.348 mph.  Power has shown recent strength at ovals, finishing second at Texas last month and winning from the pole at Fontana in the finale last season. Andretti Autosport driver and IndyCar rookie Carlos Munoz was a nice surprise in the second practice by posting the second fastest...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Andretti Autosport Strong in Practice and Qualifying at Pocono

Pocono, PA- Andretti Autosport dominated qualifying for last year’s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway. They swept the front row and were supposed to be the favorites. But, a rough race led them to only one top 10 finish out of the group in 2013. This year, they were hungry to make up for it. In the opening practice session this morning, all four cars were...
Via Race Review Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Strong Showing out of Team Penske on Saturday at Pocono

Pocono, PA- Entering this weekend at the Pocono Raceway, we’d all knew Team Penske would be contenders. Will Power and Helio Castroneves entered this weekend 1-2 in the Verizon IndyCar Series points standings while Juan Pablo Montoya was fifth. The trio had very good cars in May’s Indianapolis 500 and if it wasn’t for late pit road speeding penalties they could have put all...
Via Race Review Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Tony Kanaan Strong on Saturday at Pocono

Pocono, PA- Tony Kanaan is always a threat when the Verizon IndyCar Series heads to an oval. For that reason is why the Brazilian was a favorite to win Sunday’s 500-mile race at the Pocono Raceway entering this weekend. Mix in him driving for Chip Ganassi Racing this year which is the same organization that swept all three podium spots in last year’s race and you have a guy that...
Via Race Review Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Can Marco Andretti Win at His Hometown Track Sunday in Pocono?

INDIANAPOLIS- Its been 53 races since third-generation driver Marco Andretti has reached victory lane. He’s been so close many times in the three years since his victory at Iowa Speedway in 2011, but has yet to take the checkered flag first. He hopes to change that this weekend at the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway. The “Tricky Triangle” is considered his hometown track as he and...
Via Race Review Online
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Boat Eager for Holiday Fireworks in Daytona

The last time he was on a superspeedway, Chad Boat steered his No. 84 Chevrolet towards the front of the field in Talladega before a he was caught up in a late race accident ending his day.  So it is easy to understand why the NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie is eager to get to Daytona International Speedway this week for the running of the Subway Firecracker 250 on Friday night...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Bizarre Weekend in Houston Sees Underdogs Steal Podiums

Houston, TX- We always knew parity was coming on in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Gone are the days of the big three (Penske, Ganassi and Andretti) dominating the podiums and hogging the victory trophies. This weekend in Houston was even more evidence of that. After two complete races, stars like Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Will Power, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti...
Via Race Review Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Costly Mistake for Helio Castroneves in 2nd Duel at Houston Leaves Him with 1st DNF in 3 Years

Houston, TX- Entering today’s second Shell/Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, Helio Castroneves had to be ecstatic. The Brazilian made up six points on championship leader Will Power on Saturday afternoon and was starting on the pole for today’s 90 Lap Verizon IndyCar Series race. Also, his Team Penske teammate was starting 18th for the second consecutive day so he had a prime opportunity...
Via Race Review Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Despite Will Power’s Bad Day, Contenders Still Can’t Close In on Him

Houston, TX- Entering today’s Verizon IndyCar Series race on the streets of Houston, the main title contenders trying to chase down Will Power had to be salivating at the mouth. Power, had a bad qualifying effort as he started 18th in today’s Shell/Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston while Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves shared the front row. Mix in Ryan Hunter-Reay starting...
Via Race Review Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Costly End of Race Mistake Robs Graham Rahal of Solid Day

Houston, TX- The start and end of today’s Shell/Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston was rough for American Graham Rahal. He stalled his No. 15 National Guard Honda on the standing start and was running in the back for the beginning stages of today’s Verizon IndyCar Series race. But, with a lot of drivers misfortunes mixed with a quick car, Rahal moved his way though the field. The...
Via Race Review Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Scott Dixon’s Incident Could Have Dashed Title Hopes

Houston, TX- Scott Dixon entered this weekend’s duels in Houston 156 points behind Will Power for the points lead in eighth place in the Verizon IndyCar Series standings. He was hoping this would be an opportunity like he had last year where he closed a big gap starting in July to claim his third series championship. But, those hopes have to be dashed after today’s Lap 46 incident...
Via Race Review Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Simon Pagenaud Quickest in Practice on Friday at Houston

Houston, TX- The Verizon IndyCar Series had the last two weekends off, but returned to the track for practice on a steamy Friday afternoon in downtown Houston. Will Power paced the morning session with a time of 1:00.4427-seconds but Simon Pagneaud beat that lap with a time of 1:00.1415-seconds in the second and final session this afternoon to pace the field today. Pagenaud, is trying...
Via Race Review Online
26 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Like Last Year, Houston Can Make or Break Helio Castroneves’ Title Hopes

INDIANAPOLIS- Last year, the doubleheader on the streets of Houston ruined Helio Castroneves’ bid at his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Entering the weekend in 2013, the Brazilian had finished in the top 10 in 12 consecutive races. He also had 15 top 10′s in the first 16 races of the season as he held a huge lead over second place Scott Dixon. It was really his championship...
Via Race Review Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

HUNTER-REAY, DIXON EARN ESPY NOMINATIONS AS BEST DRIVER

INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, June 24, 2014) – Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon and recently-crowned Indianapolis 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay are nominees in the “Best Driver” category for the annual ESPY Awards. Andretti Autosport’s Hunter-Reay earned the Best Driver ESPY in 2013 after claiming his first Verizon IndyCar Series title in a dramatic 2012 season...
Via On Pit Road
29 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay and Scott Dixon Nominated for an ESPY

INDIANAPOLIS- Two Verizon IndyCar Series drivers are up for an award in next month’s ESPY’s. Both Ryan Hunter-Reay and Scott Dixon were nominated for “Best Driver” in the sports award show on ESPN. Hunter-Reay, won the award in 2013 as he claimed his first IndyCar championship in 2012. He just won this past year’s 98th Running of the Indianapolis 500 a month ago as he...
Via Race Review Online
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Boat Returns to Action in Kentucky

NASCAR Nationwide Series rookie driver Chad Boat and his Billy Boat Motorsports (BBM) team return to action this Friday night at Kentucky Speedway.  The Phoenix, Arizona native will once again pilot his No. 84 Chevrolet in the running of the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign 300 at the 1.5-mile track in Sparta, Kentucky.   "We have taken off a few weeks here to continue to build...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Helio Castroneves set for championship run this season

Typically as any division reaches their halfway point, the title contenders begin to become more clear to the fans. Looking at the 2014 Verizon IndyCar season so far with eight races into the books, one of the drivers that shows a lot of promise is Helio Castroneves. Currently sitting second in points, Castroneves has a win and four podiums with only two finishes outside of the...
Via On Pit Road
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Luca Filippi to run Houston and Toronto for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced earlier this week that they have hired Luca Filippi to drive the No. 16 car for the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers and the Honda Indy Toronto. Sponsorship for Filippi’s effort will come from IMPCO and FightSMA. “I’m extremely excited to join Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing because...
Via On Pit Road
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar Firestone 600 Race Report

Much too often, Will Power seems to be his own worst enemy, even if he is beginning to take the form of the enemy in the eyes of some of his competitors. At the halfway point of Saturday night’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, Power appeared to be all but running away with the race. But on the last round of pit stops, the Australian bit himself once again by receiving a...
Via Formula 1 Blog
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

CARPENTER CLAIMS FIRESTONE 600 VICTORY AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

FORT WORTH, Texas (Saturday, June 7, 2014) – Ed Carpenter held off Will Power and three other drivers during a restart shootout in the final three laps to win the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway by 0.5247 of a second. It was the third career victory for the owner/driver and second for Ed Carpenter Racing this season. There have been six different winners, including Carpenter’s...
Via On Pit Road
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Ed Carpenter Victorious in Firestone 600 at Texas

IndyCar Media Site Fort Worth, TX- What a night it was for Indiana’s own Ed Carpenter. After the heartbreak of the Indianapolis 500 13 days ago where he started on the pole and had the car to win in the end, he was involved in a crash in the closing stages of the race. Tonight, it was his first start since then and he made the most of it. Carpenter, rode in the top five all night...
Via Race Review Online
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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