Will Power
Jun 28

IndyCar: Top contenders starting toward rear as Pagenaud earns first pole

27-29 June, 2014, Houston, Texas USA Simon Pagenaud celebrates winning the Verizon P1 Pole Award ©2014, Phillip Abbott LAT Photo USA

celebrates winning the Verizon P1 Pole Award. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

– Points leader will have to race his way from the back of the field in Saturday’s Verizon Series Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Presented by the Greater Honda Dealers.

The Team Penske driver takes a 39-point lead over teammate in Saturday’s race that starts at 3:40 p.m. ET, but Power starts way back in 18th after failing to advance out of the first round of qualifying.

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Jun 24

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

The Series heads to , 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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Jun 8

From Red Flag At Indy To Green-White-Checkered Finish At Texas

Ed Carpenter leads the field back to green for a two-lap shootout. (Photo: Getty Images)

leads the field back to green for a two-lap shootout. (Photo: Getty Images)

brought up the idea of how cool he thought green-white-checkered finishes could be for only moments after his third-place finish at Motor Speedway.

“No way,” quickly responded. “Not in IndyCar.”

Except that is exactly what had just happened Saturday night after a late caution led to a restart with two laps left at the 1 1/2-mile, high-banked track.

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Jun 7

IndyCar: Carpenter Holds On To Win Firestone 600 At Texas Motor Speedway

Ed Carpenter takes the checkered flags at Texas Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

takes the checkered flags at Motor Speedway. (Photo: Getty Images)

owner Ed Carpenter now drives his car only on ovals. He does it well.

Carpenter stayed in front of during a two-lap shootout to win at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday night after a late caution night wiped out his huge lead. The victory came two weeks after a late accident took away any chance to win the Indianapolis 500.

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Jun 7

IndyCar Preview: Saturday Showdown Under The Texas Lights

A new aerodynamic package and tire degradation makes Saturday night's Texas race a fascinating showdown. (Photo: Getty Images)

A new aerodynamic package and tire degradation makes Saturday night’s race a fascinating showdown. (Photo: Getty Images)

It used to be easy to pick a favorite for an race because the power teams such as Team Penske, Target/Chip Ganassi Racing and Andretti Autosport.

It’s getting increasingly difficult to forecast a favorite, however, because the depth of the Verizon IndyCar Series field has increased and a new aerodynamic package along with Firestone tires that quickly degrade over the course of a fuel run has made Saturday night’s Firestone 600 a race of comers and goers.

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