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Will Power Wins at Milwaukee

Will Power Wins at Milwaukee

Nick Laham/Getty Images(WEST ALLIS, Wisc.) — Will Power increased his very slim margin in the IndyCar standings with his third trip to victory lane this season. Power led 229 laps in the ABC Supply Wisconsin 250, and pulled away late to pick up the win.

The victory gives Power a 39-point lead over teammate Helio Castraneves with just two more races remaining in the year. It was the third career victory on an oval track for Power as Juan Pablo Montoya finished second and Tony Kanaan took third. 

“We’re a well-oiled machine right now with all three cars,” Power said about the victory. “If we have a couple more days like this, of course, it’s going to be a great finish.”

For the third time in his career, Power sits atop the points standings during the final three races of the season. In 2010 and 2012, the 33-year-old sputtered down the stretch and missed out on claiming his first career championship.

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IndyCar Suspends Saturday Race, Will Run Two on Sunday

IndyCar Suspends Saturday Race, Will Run Two on Sunday

Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images(TORONTO) — Stubborn rainfall forced Verizon IndyCar officials to postpone the first race of the “2 in TO” doubleheader this weekend. Now, both races will be run on Sunday for either 65 laps or 80 minutes, whichever comes first. 

“I think it would have been crazy to start the race today,” said IndyCar vice president Derrick Walker. “It doesn’t look like a lot of water, but it’s enough to make a difference. We went as late as we possibly could before we called it. We thought if we could get the race started, we could have held it off because the cars would blow the water away. But the visibility was just crazy.”

Mulitple attempts were made to begin the 85-lap event at the Honda Indy Toronto. The 23 cars did run 13 laps under caption but Ryan Briscoe and Will Power crashed. What followed was a more than two hour delay before race officials ultimately chose to postpone it all. 

“You can’t see on the back straightaway, so it’s a safety issue,” said IndyCar Series championship leader Helio Castroneves. “There’s a difference between being brave and being stupid, and we’re about to cross that area.”

The first race of the day will be a rolling start, beginning at 10:30 a.m., with the second being a standing start at approximately 4:15 p.m.

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Hunter-Reay Fends Off Castroneves to Win First Indy 500

Hunter-Reay Fends Off Castroneves to Win First Indy 500

Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) — Ryan Hunter-Reay fended off Helio Castroneves to win his first Indianapolis 500 Sunday.

Hunter-Reay beat Castroneves by 0.060 seconds, the second closest finish in race history, to become the first American driver to win the Indianapolis 500 since 2006.

“I’m a proud American boy, that’s for sure,” Hunter-Reay said. “I’ve watched this race since I was sitting in diapers on the floor in front of the TV. This is American history, this race, this is American tradition.”

Castroneves was trying to become the fourth driver to ever win four Indianapolis 500′s.

“It was a great fight,” Castroneves said in a cheerful voice, “I was having a great time. Unfortunately second is good but second also sucks if you know what I mean.”

Marco Andretti finished third followed by Carlos Munoz and Juan Pablo Montoya.

Kurt Busch, who is racing later in the day in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race in Charlotte, finished in sixth.

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Scott Dixon Wins Third IndyCar Championship

Scott Dixon Wins Third IndyCar Championship

Elsa/Getty Images(FONTANA, Calif.) — Scott Dixon won the IndyCar Championship Saturday night, while Will Power took home the checkered flag in the final race of the year, the MAV TV 500.The 33-year-old Dixon clinched his third title and first since 20…

Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins At Milwaukee

Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins At Milwaukee

Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images(WEST ALLIS, Wis.) — Milwaukee has been very good to Ryan Hunter-Reay as he won the Milwaukee Indyfest at the Milwaukee Mile on Saturday.
Hunter-Reay edged out Helio Castroneves to win at Milwaukee for the the second year i…

Castroneves Wins at Texas Motor Speedway

Castroneves Wins at Texas Motor Speedway

Chris Graythen/Getty Images for Texas Motor Speedway(FORT WORTH, Texas) — Helio Castroneves picked up his first win of the IndyCar season on Saturday night at Texas Motor Speedway.
Castroneves led 132 laps and finished 4.7 seconds ahead of Ryan Hunter…

Tony Kanaan Wins His First Indianapolis 500

Tony Kanaan Wins His First Indianapolis 500

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) — Brazilian Tony Kanaan won the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500 Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Kanaan, of KV Racing Technology, pretty much secured his first Indy 500 victory on the 198th lap unde…

"Dancing with the Stars" Recap: Castroneves, Lachey Booted

"Dancing with the Stars" Recap: Castroneves, Lachey Booted

ABC(LOS ANGELES) — Two former champions were voted off ABC’s Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars Tuesday night on a double elimination results show after receiving the two lowest overall totals of judges’ scores and viewer votes.Drew Lachey,…

Helio Castroneves Wins at Edmonton

Helio Castroneves Wins at Edmonton

Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images(EDMONTON, ALBERTA) — Helio Castroneves beat out Takuma Sato for his second checkered flag of the season on Sunday at Edmonton.  The victory launched Castroneves into second in the points standings behind Ryan Hunter-R…

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