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IndyCar Championship Turns Into Team Penske Prizefight as 2016 Winds Down

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(Photo: Bret Kelley/IndyCar)

Simon Pagenaud and Will Power have spent the better part of the last month fighting among themselves for position on the track and in the points standings. The battle continued to rage on at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with the Team Penske teammates bouncing off of each other twice before Pagenaud prevailed for the position …

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5 Points to Ponder: Familiar NASCAR Faces Power Up

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ONE: Gordon Returns? Just in case you’ve been living under a rock — at least in a NASCAR context — Dale Earnhardt, Jr. sat out of the New Hampshire race weekend due to concussion-related symptoms from crashes at Kentucky and Daytona. Alex Bowman, who drives the JR Motorsports No. 88 car on a partial schedule in …

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Will Power Claims Third Victory in Four Races at Toronto

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(Photo: Shawn Gritzmacher / IndyCar)

Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good. However, in Will Power‘s case during Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto, it took a combination of the two to get to Victory Lane and firmly inside the championship battle. Power became the key benefactor after pitting before a late caution, earning him track position. He then held the …

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IndyCar Succeeds in Road America Return

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(Photo: Chris Jones/IndyCar)

In a year of returning traditions, the Verizon IndyCar Series racing at Road America may have been the best story of all. While it may not have held the same prestige as May’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, IndyCar’s voyage to Wisconsin served as the ultimate return to roots, with a large crowd coming to enjoy the spectacle. Hidden …

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Will Power Triumphs in IndyCar’s Road America Return

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(Photo: Joe Skibinski/IndyCar)

After years of hopes and occasional rumors of a return, the Verizon IndyCar Series finally made its way back to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, for a feature at Road America. 50 laps later, it was 2014 ICS champion Will Power prevailing to score a dominant win in the KOHLER Grand Prix. Power paced the field around the 4.014-mile …

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Pace Laps: Downpours At Pocono While Chevy Dominates Detroit GP

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(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar)

Sprint Cup: A Monday Afternoon Event in Pocono – Following nonstop rain, fog and misty conditions Sunday at Pocono Raceway, the Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400 was pushed back to Monday at noon for the Sprint Cup Series field – standing as Pocono’s first postponement since 2009. The race will still be televised on FOX Sports …

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Will Power Returns to Victory Lane in Belle Isle

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(Photo: Chris Owens/IndyCar)

After an uncharacteristically poor beginning to the 2016 season, Will Power returned to form on an overcast day in Belle Isle Park. Power benefitted from timely cautions and overtook teammate Simon Pagenaud on the final restart to take Sunday’s Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans – Dual II, his first victory since a May 9, …

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Pagenaud Takes Day Two Pole For Detroit GP With Track Record Lap

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(Photo: Bret Kelley/IndyCar)

Posting a track record time of 1:14.0739, Simon Pagenaud beat out Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves in the final moments of qualifying Group 1. That ultimately gave him the pole for Sunday’s Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans – Dual II amid controversy. In a session moved up 15 minutes to 10:30 a.m. ET …

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Will Power Tops Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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After sitting mid-pack for much of the week, Will Power and Chevrolet led the way on Fast Friday. Power’s 232.672mph. lap in the Happy Hour stood as the fastest lap of Friday’s final practice before qualifications for the May 29 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden slotted in behind Power …

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4 Burning Questions: Will Chase Elliott Grab a Third-Straight Top 5 in Richmond?

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Will Chase Elliott Grab a Third Straight Top 5 in Richmond? Following back-to-back top 5s for Chase Elliott this season, the Sprint Cup Series rookie will look for a third this weekend at Richmond. Will he do it? One thing he has going for him – unlike most tracks on the circuit – is past …

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Power, Montoya Lead the Way in Opening Long Beach Practices

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A few days after the announcement that Roger Penske will drive the pace car in May’s 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500, the Captain’s drivers stole the show in Friday’s opening two practice sessions for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power combined to top the two Friday practice …

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Will Power Out of INDYCAR Season Opener, Oriol Servia to Sub

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(Credit: Huston Ladner)

On Sunday morning, Team Penske announced that Will Power will sit out today’s Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the season opener for the Verizon IndyCar Series.  According to a previous press release, Power has been suffering from nausea.  In addition, the Associated Press’ Jenna Fryer tweeted that Power came to St. Petersburg already feeling under the weather. …

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