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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
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Always the bridesmaid: Castroneves narrowly misses out on IndyCar title again

Helio Castroneves has achieved the epitome of any racers' dreams by winning the Indianapolis 500 three times in his career. He has won 29 IndyCar races to tie him with the legendary Rick Mears for 11th on the all-time wins list and his 41 poles are the fourth most in IndyCar history. But there is one glaring omission from Castroneves' list of career accomplishments -- he...
Via Fox Sports
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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
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Will Power wins first IndyCar title while Kanaan takes win

FONTANA, California – Will Power can finally celebrate his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship after his Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves pulled a “Will Power.” How ironic that in a season when he was nailed for a series of drive-through speeding penalties that Power would clinch his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship when his teammate and only championship...
Via Fox Sports
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Will Power wins IndyCar series title behind Kanaan

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) Will Power won his first IndyCar Series championship Saturday night, finishing ninth in the final race and claiming the season title after a career filled with agonizing misses. Tony Kanaan won the 500-mile, double-points race at Fontana for his first victory of the season, but Power drove an intelligent race with just enough aggression to preserve his healthy...
Via AP on Fox
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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
2 days ago  |  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...
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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
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Castroneves draws one point closer with pole

FONTANA, Calif. – For 14 years, Kika Garcie-Consheso has been toting the Brazilian flag signed by Helio Castroneves after his first Indy car victory on June 18, 2000, at Detroit, waiting for a complementary signature after claiming his first series championship. Castroneves, who has been the Verizon IndyCar Series runner-up three times, would be more than pleased to fill the blank...
Via On Pit Road
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VICS: Castroneves Kicks-Off Championship Weekend by Earning P1 Award

FONTANA, Calif.  — Helio Castroneves knows that to earn his first Verizon IndyCar Championship he has to keep his Team Penske teammate Will Power in his mirrors. If Friday’s qualifying is a preview for the race Saturday night, Castroneves might just become the newest series champion. Castroneves earned the Verizon P1 Award for the series championship-deciding race, the MAVTV...
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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
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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
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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
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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
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IndyCar: Rough Day on Friday for Andretti Autosport Group at Fontana

Fontana, Calif- Auto Club Speedway in Fontana is usually a track where Andretti Autosport performs really well at. Over the last two seasons the Verizon IndyCar Series has been coming here, AA has done tremendously well. Despite not having a car drive to victory lane yet at the 2-mile oval, they’ve been overly consistent. Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay have finished in the...
Via Race Review Online
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IndyCar: Helio Castroneves Wins the Pole for the Season Finale in Fontana

Fontana, Calif- For the final time in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season, they held a qualifying session to set the field for this weekend’s race at the Auto Club Speedway. At the end of the session, Helio Castroneves won the pole for Saturday night’s MAVTV 500 at the 2-mile track in Fontana with a two-lap average of 218.540 mph. Castroneves, came up clutch as he was the...
Via Race Review Online
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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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Team Penske Title Contenders Quickest in Opening Session

Fontana, Calif- The Verizon IndyCar Series is in Fontana for the season finale this weekend as they held the first of two practice sessions on Friday morning in preparation for Saturday night’s MAVTV 500. All the attention so far has been on the three-man championship race between Will Power, Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud and that’s why it should come to no surprise that...
Via Race Review Online
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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 Sicknissified
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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
4 days ago  |  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
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IndyCar finale: How Helio Castroneves got to this point

FONTANA, California – Team Penske driver Helio Castroneves enters the final race of the Verizon IndyCar Series season in the same position he was in last year. He trails the points leader by virtually the same amount of points too. Last year, he entered the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway 25 points behind Scott Dixon in the final race to the championship. Dixon would prevail to...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

IndyCar: Scott Dixon Leads Test at Fontana on Wednesday Night

Fontana, Calif- With there only being a limited amount of time for the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers to be on the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway for practice this weekend, the series allowed teams to test at the California track on Wednesday night. During the four hour test, teams were allowed to test different race packages in preparation for Saturday night’s season finale. Last week’s...
Via Race Review Online
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VICS: Verizon IndyCar Series to Run at NOLA Motorsports Park in 2015

AVONDALE, La. — INDYCAR announced Wednesday that the NOLA Motorsports Park will be on the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, with the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana to be held April 10-12 and organized by Andretti Sports Marketing. The event will featurea three-day festival, focused on Lousiana’s culture with live musical acts, entertainment and local food – capped off with...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

VICS: It All Comes Down to This – The MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway

WEST CHESTER, Pa. — The 2014 IndyCar season will wrap up this coming weekend with the running of the MAVTV 500 scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 30, at Auto Club Speedway. Saturday night’s season finale is the final double-points race of the Triple Crown Series. Despite the looming championship point race between Team Penske’s Will Power and Helio Castroneves, and Schmidt Peterson...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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