Jul 6

IndyCar: Power Blows Chance At Pocono Win With Self-Induced Penalty

Will Power is seen talking to Derrick Walker, IndyCar President of Competition, after the Pocono race. (Photo: Bruce Martin)

Will Power is seen talking to Derrick Walker, IndyCar President of Competition, after the Pocono race. (Photo: Bruce Martin)

Will Power of Team Penske was so upset with his third drive-through penalty since the Indianapolis 500 that he angrily stalked over to the IndyCar Officials Transporter trying to explain his side of the story. Power was in a fierce battle with Team Penske teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves in the closing stages of Sunday’s race at Pocono Raceway.

Power was running second to Montoya when Castroneves went for the pass on Lap 171. Power drove low to protect his position, considered a block, and then drove to the inside again for what IndyCar officials considered a second block.

Jul 6

IndyCar: Winning Is The Only Option, Says Dixon

Scott Dixon qualified 15th for Sunday's race at Pocono. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Dixon qualified 15th for Sunday’s race at Pocono. (Photo: Getty Images)

Just one year ago, Scott Dixon used Pocono Raceway as the launching pad that propelled him to a third career IndyCar Series title. He entered the 2013 Pocono INDYCAR 400 Fueled by Sunoco seventh in the standings, 92 points out of the lead. He led a 1-2-3 Ganassi Racing sweep at Pocono and then a double-header sweep the following weekend in the Honda “Two in T.O.” Dixon had won three races in just eight days.

Dixon realizes he is going to need something drastic to happen again if he is going to be a viable contender in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.

Jul 5

IndyCar: Rahal Ready To Silence Doubters With Win At Pocono

Graham Rahal drives during IndyCar practice at Pocono Raceway. (Photo: Getty Images)

Graham Rahal drives during IndyCar practice at Pocono Raceway. (Photo: Getty Images)

For a brief time the Verizon IndyCar Fan Vision Screen had an eye-popping number for Graham Rahal’s speed in Saturday’s second practice session.

It said 333.317 miles per hour.

Not so fast – it was a typo.

“It would be impossible to go that fast in these cars,” Rahal said after he ran an actual fast lap of 222.317 mph in a Honda-powered Dallara. “I saw the tweet and thought it’s impossible.”

Rahal was excited after practice with his laps on the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway heading into Saturday evening’s pole qualifications for Sunday’s Pocono IndyCar 500 Fueled by Sunoco. He was involved in controversy at the end of last weekend’s Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. Rahal was running fourth and trying to dry off his tires while weaving on the track before a restart when he slammed into the back of third-place driver Tony Kanaan.

Jul 4

IndyCar: Andrettis aim for Pocono redemption

4-7 July, 2013, Pocono, Pennsylvania USA Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe make up an all-Andretti front row and lead the field to the start ©2013, Gregg Feistman LAT Photo USA

Marco Andretti, Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe made up an all-Andretti front row during the series’ return to Pocono in 2013. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

LONG POND, Pennsylvania – Andretti Autosport arrives at Pocono International Raceway for Sunday’s Pocono INDYCAR 500 Fueled by Sunoco believing it has some unfinished business to take care of.

It was an all-Andretti front row for last year’s race, as the team owned by Pennsylvania’s own Michael Andretti claimed all three starting positions for one of three races on the schedule that feature a three-abreast start.

Jul 3

IndyCar: Superhero Hunter-Reay continues to wear ‘magic suit’

Ryden smiles as Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay tosses him into the air. (Photo: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic)

Ryden smiles as Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay tosses him into the air during post-Indianapolis 500 celebrations. (Photo: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic)

LONG POND, Pennsylvania – When 18-month-old Ryden Hunter-Reay sees his Indianapolis 500-winning Dad put on his bright yellow DHL firesuit, he thinks it’s a “magic suit.”

“He freaks out every time he sees me in it,” Ryan Hunter-Reay told FOXSports.com “He thinks I’m Mickey Mouse or something. I’m about as cool as Mickey Mouse when I have my ‘magic suit’ on.”