INDYCAR: Simon Pagenaud Takes First Oval Pole; Claims Verizon P1 Award for MAVTV 500

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FONTANA, Calif. — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Simon Pagenaud earned his second career Indy car pole and first on an oval in leading a Team Penske sweep of the front row for the MAVTV 500 with a two-lap average speed of 218.952 mph at the 2-mile Auto Club Speedway. Pagenaud, driving the No. 22 Penske Truck Rental …

INDYCAR: Power Finally Wins Long-Awaited Title; Kanaan Triumphs in Fontana Finale

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FONTANA, Calif. — official release — Chris Jones photo — 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. …

INDYCAR: Aleshin Injured in Final Practice Crash at Fontana; Transported to Hospital

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FONTANA, Calif. – By Dave Lewandowski, IndyCar.com — INDYCAR photo — Verizon IndyCar Series driver Mikhail Aleshin, who was involved in a multi-car incident in the final practice session Aug. 29 for the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway, was evaluated at Loma Linda University Medical Center and diagnosed with a concussion, fractured ribs, a broken right clavicle and chest …

INDYCAR: Not Over Yet; Castroneves Claims Verizon P1 Award for MAVTV 500 at Fontana

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FONTANA, Calif. — official release — Chris Jones photo — It’s not over yet. With teammate Will Power trying to wrap up a championship, Helio Castroneves took the fight to Power once more and earned the Verizon P1 Award for the Verizon IndyCar Series championship-deciding MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. The pole was the 41st of Castroneves’ career, breaking …

INDYCAR: Power Looking Ahead, Not Back; Focused on Fontana Finale

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INDIANAPOLIS — official release — Tom Parker photo — Will Power won’t lose any sleep over what could have been at Sonoma Raceway. If anything, three consecutive unfulfilled title years has taught Power that such mental anguish is wasteful if not debilitating. So the 33-year-old Austrailian will take the 10th-place finish in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, and a 51-point championship …

INDYCAR: Wilson transported to hospital for evaluation

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October 20, 2013 — By Dave Lewandowski, IndyCar.com — FONTANA, Calif. — Veteran driver Justin Wilson, who was involved in an incident in Turn 2 of Lap 111 of the MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway, was awake and alert and was transported by ground to an area hospital for evaluation. Wilson, driving the No. 19 Dale Coyne Racing car, …

INDYCAR: Dixon clinches third title; Power claims final race

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October 20, 2013 — By Dave Lewandowski, Indycar.com — FONTANA, Calif. — You couldn’t re-imagine it any more than you could re-imagine the Battle of Iwo Jima without the Marines planting the flag. For the eighth consecutive year, the IZOD IndyCar Series champion was determined in the final race — 500 high-speed, high-drama miles played out over 3 hours under …