indycar 2014

IndyCar - IndyCar World Championship 500: Always a Bridesmaid, Finally the Bride

IndyCar – IndyCar World Championship 500: Always a Bridesmaid, Finally the Bride

We’re used to a certain level of nearly unopposable domination from Will Power since he’s started in the IndyCar series. With only eight full-time seasons in American open-wheel, he’s already made it into the top twenty of all-time winners. Despite all the wins, he couldn’t quite put it all together for a championship.

The 2014 season wasn’t a typical Will Power season. While he started out the…

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IndyCar - GP of Sonoma: One Little Mistake...

IndyCar – GP of Sonoma: One Little Mistake…

Is unpredictability a bad thing? I’d imagine that this is a question that the higher-ups at IndyCar have to ask themselves every so often. After all, given his dominance at Sonoma heading into the weekend, a pole position on Saturday and a massive points lead heading into the race, Will Power winning the Grand Prix of Sonoma was a foregone conclusion.

However, all it took was one little mistake…

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IndyCar - Wisconsin 250: Powering to a Championship

IndyCar – Wisconsin 250: Powering to a Championship

Will Power is easily the best driver in IndyCar right now. He’s been the best driver in IndyCar since joining Team Penske in 2009. However, he hasn’t been able to seal the deal and win the IndyCar Series championship. His poor form on ovals and an occasional bout of bad luck has resulted in him finishing in the top five in each of the last four seasons and three-straight runner-up finishes from…

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IndyCar - Toronto Indy: Double the Trouble

IndyCar – Toronto Indy: Double the Trouble

It was a little bit wet but it was a lotta bit wild on the streets of Exhibition Place for the annual Toronto Indy. This year’s doubleheader was compressed to a one day show with two points races after a Saturday afternoon rainout. It was a long day for the drivers and teams but a hell of a show for the fans who saw a spectacular performance in the morning and a shootout to the end in the…

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IndyCar - Iowa Indy 300: Not Over 'Til the Checkered Flag

IndyCar – Iowa Indy 300: Not Over ‘Til the Checkered Flag

Heading into Saturday night’s IndyCar 300 lap race at Iowa Speedway, Andretti Autosport had won four straight and five of seven races at the track. The other two races were won by Chip Ganassi Racing. For most of the race, it looked like CGR’s Tony Kanaan would end Andretti dominance but a great strategy call and a hard charge at the end made it five in a row for AA with Ryan Hunter-Reay taking…

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IndyCar - Pocono 500: A Second Time For Firsts

IndyCar – Pocono 500: A Second Time For Firsts

When he was dropped from Formula One by McLaren, many people thought that Juan Pablo Montoya was done in motorsports. His prime was behind him and he was going from the pinnacle of motorsports to stock cars, a discipline that he never run before in his life. Naturally, that run wasn’t as successful as his time in CART or F1.

After his NASCAR contract expired at the end of last season, it looked…

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IndyCar - GP of Houston: Sweeps Weekend

IndyCar – GP of Houston: Sweeps Weekend

One of the storylines that troubles the rules makers in motorsports is if dominance sells. Last weekend, we saw two races dominated by two different groups but the result was dominance. On the Saturday portion of the Houston doubleheader, it was the Colombian contingent of drivers mimicking the success of their country’s World Cup team with a sweep of the podium. Sunday saw a team dominate with…

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IndyCar - Texas 600: Two-Driver Two-Step

IndyCar – Texas 600: Two-Driver Two-Step

While it’s certainly and advantage to run week in and week out on the IndyCar circuit, that doesn’t mean you have to run every race to succeed. Since the team owner became a part-time driver, the #20 Ed Carpenter Racing car became a threat with road course specialist Mike Conway handling the races with right turns and Ed driving only on the ovals. The results have seen Conway win at Long Beach…

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IndyCar - Dual in Detroit: A Penske Shootout

IndyCar – Dual in Detroit: A Penske Shootout

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, these street course doubleheaders sure end up with some exciting racing. While we usually dread Formula One street course races, IndyCar street races tend to be the more exciting of the events that require right turns in addition to the left turns.

The one recurring theme this weekend was Penske. It’s Roger Penske’s event with the first race led from the pole by Helio…

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