INDYCAR: Two Straight, Five on the Season; Will Power Earns Verizon P1 Award at Toronto

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TORONTO — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power earned his second consecutive Verizon P1 Award and fifth of the season by recording the quickest lap of the Firestone Fast Six during qualifications for the Honda Indy Toronto. Power crossed the start-finish line to complete the lap of 59.4280 seconds on the …

INDYCAR: Power Wins Third Consecutive Firestone 600 Pole at Texas

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FORT WORTH, Texas — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Will Power earned the Verizon P1 Award for the third consecutive year at the Texas Motor Speedway oval and tied a legendary Indy car driver for career pole positions in the process. Driving the No. 1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, Power recorded a two-lap average speed of 218.519 …

INDYCAR: Power Breaks Track Record; Wins Pole for Opening Race of Belle Isle Doubleheader

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DETROIT – official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Will Power set the qualifying lap track record on the way to earning the Verizon P1 Award for Race 1 of the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans. Power, who also set the track record in the season opener on the streets of St. Petersburg with the new Chevrolet …

INDYCAR: Power Breaks Track Record, Wins Verizon P1 Award at Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power earned the Verizon P1 Award for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 9 with a lap of 1 minute, 9.4886 seconds in the Firestone Fast Six qualifying segment on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Power broke Simon Pagenaud’s year-old …

INDYCAR: Penske Power; Will Power Tops Teammate Simon Pagenaud in Long Beach Practice

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — official series release — Chris Owens/IndyCar photo — Will Power and Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud recorded lap times in the second Verizon IndyCar Series practice session for the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach that were quicker than the 2014 Verizon P1 Award-winning time of Ryan Hunter-Reay. Next up is Sebastien Bourdais’ nine-year-old track record. …

INDYCAR: Team Penske Sweeps Top Four to Start Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — After just one session of official competition Roger Penske’s Verizon IndyCar Series ‘Super Team’ may be unstoppable. For the first time in its glorious IndyCar history Team Penske is a four-driver team. And all four drivers swept the top four positions in Saturday’s Firestone “Fast Six” Qualifications for …

INDYCAR: Team Penske’s Power, Montoya Feeling Confident Ahead of Firestone Grand Prix

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Story by Race Chaser Online Mid-Atlantic Correspondent Marshall Gabell – John Cote/IndyCar photo – Reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power started practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, the opening race on the 2015 IndyCar Series schedule, in the same fashion he ended last season in the championship standings – …

INDYCAR: Practice Power; Defending Champion Will Power Leads Opening Practice of 2015 Season

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – official series release — Autopsport photo — Will Power would be among the first to raise a hand in support of the new aerodynamic bodywork platforms, which are making their competition debut this weekend in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The initial practice session on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit confirmed his opinion and …

Tom Time Blog: Team Penske Winning, Expanding; Fourth IndyCar Team A Possibility?

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Blog By Race Chaser Online Senior Editor Tom Baker — Photo courtesy TeamPenske.com — The last 30 days or so have turned out to be some of the biggest for Team Penske as an organization.  This group is on fire right now, winning and growing and succeeding on all fronts this season. Their NASCAR Sprint Cup Series operation …

INDYCAR: Team Penske Celebrates 400th Major Motorsports Victory

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INDIANAPOLIS — official release — Todd Warshaw/Getty Images North America photo — A week after celebrating its Verizon IndyCar Series driver and entrant championships in Southern California, Team Penske principals marked the organization’s 400th victory in all forms of motorsports in the stock car race at Richmond, Va. “For me it’s a special time,” team owner Roger Penske said. “I think …

INDYCAR: Power Officially Crowned at IndyCar Series’ Championship Banquet

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LOS ANGELES – official release — IndyCar photo — Less than 24 hours after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series championship, Will Power got his chance to celebrate. Power – along with other drivers, teams and manufacturers – were recognized during the IndyCar Championship Celebration at Club Nokia at the LA Live entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles. Mark Miles, CEO …

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. …