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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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Scoreboard Roundup – 8/17/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/17/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — MLB: St. Louis Cardinals 7 (66-57) – San Diego Padres 6 (58-65)
Miami Marlins 10 (62-62) – Arizona Diamondbacks 3 (53-71)
Chicago Cubs 2 (53-70) – New York Mets 1 (59-66)
Chicago White Sox 7 (59-65) – Toronto Blue Jays 5 (64-61)
New York Yankees 4 (63-59) – Tampa Bay Rays 2 (61-63)
Houston Astros 8 (52-73) – Boston Red Sox 1 (56-67)
Seattle Mariners 8 (67-56) – Detroit Tigers 1 (66-56)
Baltimore Orioles 4 (70-52) – Cleveland Indians 1 (62-61)
Texas Rangers 3 (48-76) – Los Angeles Angels 2 (72-50)
Kansas City Royals 12 (68-55) – Minnesota Twins 6 (55-67)
San Francisco Giants 5 (65-58) – Philadelphia Phillies 2 (54-70)
Milwaukee Brewers 7 (70-55) – Los Angeles Dodgers 2 (70-56)
Colorado Rockies 10 (48-75) – Cincinnati Reds 9 (61-62)
Washington Nationals 6 (69-53) – Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (64-60)
Atlanta Braves 4 (64-60) – Oakland Athletics 3 (73-51)
Colorado Rockies 10 (49-75) – Cincinnati Reds 5 (61-63)
IndyCar: Will Power won the IndyCar ABC Supply Wisconsin 250
NASCAR: Jeff Gordon won the NASCAR Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 400
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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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Ed Carpenter Wins Pole for Indy 500

Ed Carpenter Wins Pole for Indy 500

Robert Laberge/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) — Ed Carpenter took home his second straight pole for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday.
Carpenter posted a four-lap average of 231.067 mph and was the fastest of nine qualifiers.
“It was a harder run than last year,” Carpenter said. “I knew what the average was, so I was just hanging on. I was surprised last year. Obviously, we felt good this year that we had a chance this year. But it’s all about the race.”
James Hinchcliffe will start second after being knocked out by Carpenter on the final lap.  Will Power will join the two on the front row.
Three-time Indy 500 winner Helio Castroneves will be fourth followed by Simon Pagenaud and Marco Andretti.
Defending 500 champion Tony Kanaan starts 16th.
Carpenter finished 10th at last year’s Indianapolis 500 and JR Hildebrand, who drives for Ed Carpenter Racing team, also made the Fast Nine.
Hildebrand is driving the car Carpenter used to win last year’s 500 pole at 228.762 mph.
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Pagenaud Wins Crash-Marred Grand Prix at Indy

Pagenaud Wins Crash-Marred Grand Prix at Indy

Nick Laham/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) — Simon Pagenaud won his third career IndyCar race but took a back seat to the headlining story after a crash began the 2014 Grand Prix at Indianapolis. Pole-sitter Sebastian Saavedra’s car failed to start t…

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/10/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 5/10/14

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) — NHL Playoffs: Eastern Conference Semifinals: Boston Bruins 4 – Montreal Canadiesn 2 (Bruins lead series, 3-2) 
NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference Semifinals: Brooklyn Nets 104 – Miami Heat 90 (Heat lead series, 2-1)

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…

Scott Dixon Wins the Pocono IndyCar 400

Scott Dixon Wins the Pocono IndyCar 400

Elsa/Getty Images (LONG POND, Pa.) –  It was a big day for Chip Ganassi Racing.
Scott Dixon led the way, winning the Pocono IndyCar 400.  He was followed by Ganassi teammates Charlie Kimball and Dario Franchitti as the trio swept the podium …

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…

Hunter-Reay Wins 2012 IndyCar Championship

Hunter-Reay Wins 2012 IndyCar Championship

Robert Laberge/Getty Images(FONTANA, Calif.) — Ryan Hunter-Reay captured the 2012 IndyCar championship Saturday night after finishing fourth in the MATV TV 500.“I just drove 500 miles for my life,” Hunter-Reay said. “ I can’t believe…

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/26/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/26/12

Getty Images/ Hemera(NEW YORK) — MLB: The New York Yankees (74-53) doubled up the Cleveland Indians (55-72), 4-2.
The Detroit Tigers (69-58) up-ended the Los Angeles Angels (66-62), 5-2.
The Boston Red Sox (61-67) slipped past the Kansas City Royals (…

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…

Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins IndyCar Race at Iowa Speedway

Ryan Hunter-Reay Wins IndyCar Race at Iowa Speedway

Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images(NEWTON, Iowa) — Ryan Hunter-Reay won his second race in a row at Iowa Speedway on Saturday night in the caution shortened race.
He passed Scott Dixon with 12 laps left and got the victory which pushed him into title conten…

Wilson Wins IndyCar Race In Texas

Wilson Wins IndyCar Race In Texas

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(FORT WORTH, Texas) — IndyCar driver Justin Wilson took home the checkered flag in Saturday night’s running of the Firestone 550 at the Texas Motor Speedway.Starting from 17th position, Wilson overtook Graham Rahal on …

Dario Franchitti Wins Third Indianapolis 500

Dario Franchitti Wins Third Indianapolis 500

Robert Laberge/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) — Dario Franchitti won the 96th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday beating out his Ganassi Racing teammate Scott Dixon on the final lap.
It was an emotional day for everyone on the racetrack as the remembered last yea…

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