Mario Andretti embraced being a public figure and was at ease in conversations with world leaders and fans alike, displaying class and dignity throughout his career. Michael Andretti struggled with the public persona early in his career, but has become more at ease in the public spotlight.
How ironic that in a season when he was nailed for a series of drive-through speeding penalties that Will Power would clinch his first Verizon IndyCar Series championship when his teammate and only championship contender Helio Castroneves lost his chance with a drive-through penalty.
A hard crash into the turn-three fence by Verizon IndyCar Series rookie Mikhail Aleshin has sent the driver from Russia to Loma Linda University Hospital where according to Dr. Terry Trammell, IndyCar Medical Consultant, Aleshin was diagnosed with fractured ribs, a broken right clavicle, a concussion and chest injuries
Shortly before Helio Castroneves attempted his pole winning qualification attempt on Friday for Saturday night’s MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway, a power outage hit the facility. That came after another “Power Outage” as Verizon IndyCar Series points leader Will Power had a terrible qualification attempt and will start 21st in the 22-car field.
IndyCar has confirmed that the Grand Prix of Houston will not return to the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule in 2015.
Just when it looked like a Team Penske driver was going to win the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship driving away, the champion may be a driver who wins by default.
With a 39-point lead in the standings and just two races left in the battle for the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, Team Penske’s Will Power isn’t about to let off the accelerator.
Will Power led 229 laps to dominate the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250 at Milwaukee IndyFest and take command of the Verizon IndyCar Series championship standings with two races left.
In a series where the season championship is often determine by one or two points, Team Penske driver Will Power realizes that every point counts.
Sarah Fisher admitted she may have spoke too soon Saturday morning because fellow team owner Ed Carpenter did not want news of an impending merger to be leaked, especially with three weeks left in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season.