Grand Prix of Houston
Jun 29

Pagenaud triumphant in second race of IndyCar doubleheader

Simon Pagenaud celebrates winning the second race of the 2014 Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader. (Photo: Phil Abbott)

celebrates winning the second race of the 2014 doubleheader. (Photo courtesy Phil Abbott)

HOUSTON (AP) — Simon Pagenaud, the Frenchman who thought he had a winning car in the first race of the Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader, finally picked up a victory in Sunday’s second race.

The victory, the second of the season for Pagenaud, allowed him to significantly cut into ’s lead in the championship standings. Pagenaud came to Houston down 91 points to Power, but cut it to 59 following his victory.

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Jun 27

IndyCar: ‘We are going in the right direction,’ says Montoya

during NTT DATA Qualifying for the Verizon IndyCar Series Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway on June 6, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Juan-Pablo Montoya, seen here during qualifying at Texas Motor Speedway, currently sits seventh in the 2014 Verizon series standings. (Photo: Getty Images)

HOUSTON – When announced last October that he would return to IndyCar racing for the first time since he left CART in 2000, there was much expected from the 2000 Indianapolis 500 winner. After all, he was joining Team Penske – the “Gold Standard” of this form of racing.

But 14 years have passed since Montoya was the youthful driver from Colombia that conquered CART and left for Formula One in 2001. He would remain in F1 until midway through the 2006 season when he made a sudden career change to drive for team owner Chip Ganassi in NASCAR.

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Jun 24

VIDEO: Power, Dixon And Castroneves Preview Grand Prix Of Houston

The Series heads to Houston, Texas this weekend for the second doubleheader of the 2014 season. Drivers and teams will tackle the tricky 1.683-mile, 10-turn temporary street circuit on Saturday and Sunday, with both races rewarding full points.

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