Tag Archive: Will Power

Aug 26

Final Gateway practice more than a passing fancy

Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline

Josef NewgardenTwo things were learned in tonight’s final practice for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 presented by Valvoline: The Team Penske cars are still fast in race conditions and there will be passing opportunities in Saturday’s race under the lights at Gateway Motorsports Park. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 21

Power recovers to repeat as ABC Supply 500 winner

Will Power kept telling himself to not give up. They wound up being winning words.

Will PowerPower overcame numerous obstacles to get to the front today in the ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway, then held off charging Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden to win the Verizon IndyCar Series race for a second straight year.

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Jul 31

Newgarden conquers Mid-Ohio, takes over points lead

Taking the checkered flag 5.1556 seconds ahead of Team Penske teammate Will Power

Josef NewgardenJosef Newgarden finally completed what he started at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, bursting into the Verizon IndyCar Series championship lead after winning the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio in dominant fashion. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 11

Power claims ‘Texas-style’ win in frantic Rainguard Water Sealers 600

By the stat book, Will Power’s 180 laps led and win in the Rainguard Water Sealers 600 may seem mundan

Will PowerBut to anyone who watches it was anything but, as Power claimed his 31st career Indy car win and second at Texas Motor Speedway. Power (No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet) led Chip Ganassi Racing’s Tony Kanaan (No. 10 NTT Data Honda) and teammate Simon Pagenaud (No. 1 DXC Technology Chevrolet) to the checkered flag in the ninth race of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Read the rest of this entry »


May 14

Feeling the Power: Team Penske driver wins Indycar Grand Prix

Team Penske’s Will Power ended the weekend the same way he started it: in first place

Will PowerThe driver of the No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet capped off a flawless weekend at the INDYCAR Grand Prix with a dominating win today on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. Read the rest of this entry »


May 13

Power leads Indycar Grand Prix warmup; Rahal shows promise in 4th

On the 2.439-mile road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Will PowerWill Power made it a sweep of leading every on-track session leading up to this afternoon’s INDYCAR Grand Prix when he paced this morning’s 30-minute practice. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 08

Power takes it to streets again in second Long Beach practice

“It’s matter of tuning, a little bit of this and that. It’s amazing how the tide can swing, so that’s what we’ve got to do.”

Will PowerAfter winning the Verizon P1 Award at St. Petersburg last month, Will Power confirmed his street-course pace by leading second practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach this afternoon. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 28

Power focused on capturing elusive Indianapolis 500 win

Body language reiterates just how much one race means to Will Power

Will PowerAs he walks down pit road, Power gazes out at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s front straightaway. It’s lunch break during Friday’s test on the 2.5-mile oval, but his mind is still on the move.  Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 22

Montoya gets right back up to speed at Barber open test

“I feel like I drove the car yesterday” – Montoya

Juan Pablo MontoyaJuan Pablo Montoya stepped out of the No. 22 Team Penske Chevrolet, took off his helmet, smiled and shrugged as if to say, “Eh, no big deal.” Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 06

Newgarden achieves ‘American dream’ of driving for Team Penske

Josef Newgarden described joining Team Penske as being the “American dream.”

Josef NewgardenThe greatest team in Indy car racing history officially announced that Newgarden, the 25-year-old from Tennessee, would replace Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet in 2017. Team president Tim Cindric also confirmed three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves would return next season to fill out the team’s four-car roster. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 14

Sonoma Raceway provides perfect setting to decide championship

The stage is set to decide the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship – and it couldn’t be more picturesque

Will Power and Simon PagenaudSonoma Raceway, with its challenging and undulating 2.385-mile permanent road circuit set against the backdrop of Northern California’s beautiful wine country, plays host this week to the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma. And as has been the case for more than a decade in the Verizon IndyCar Series, all the marbles are at stake. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 09

Sonoma test gives title contenders pre-race tuneup

The Team Penske driver’s sole focus during the one-day team test at Sonoma Raceway

Will Power at SonomaWill Power was back in a Verizon IndyCar Series car on Thursday, two days after he was cleared to resume racing activities after experiencing concussion-like symptoms following a crash at Watkins Glen on Sept. 4. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 23

Power wins ABC Supply 500 at Pocono Raceway to tighten championship

Simon Pagenaud entered the ABC Supply 500 with a 58-point lead in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship over Will Power

Will PowerAs the Team Penske drivers leave Pocono Raceway this evening, the silver No. 12 Verizon Chevrolet of Power is much larger in the figurative rear view mirror. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 30

Indy cars are racing on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the 32nd time with this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

Mid-Ohio notebook: Even veterans struggle to get handle on track

Will PowerIt is one of the favorite circuits for the drivers but can also be one of the trickiest, even to successful Team Penske veterans Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 17

Power wins Honda Indy Toronto to continue charge

It also moved Power into second in the 2016 championship

2016-07-15_022 It was never a certainty for Team Penske’s Will Power, but speed, strategy and a nail-biting one-lap dash at the Honda Indy Toronto culminated in the Australian scoring his third win of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season – all in the past four races – and climbing one step higher on the all-time win list.

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Jun 26

Power takes KOHLER Grand Prix victory at Road America

For nine long years, Verizon IndyCar Series teams, drivers and fans had longed to see Indy cars return to historic Road America

Will PowerOn Sunday, the record crowd got its wish as the 22-car field took to the 4.014-mile permanent road course in the KOHLER Grand Prix. The grateful fans were treated to an exhilarating finish that saw 2014 series champion Will Power climb another rung on the all-time Indy car victory list. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 26

Power takes Verizon P1 Award at Road America

Will Power earned the Verizon P1 Award for the 44th time of his career

Will PowerMoving one step closer to the Verizon IndyCar Series’ official return to racing at Road America, the 22-car field took to qualifying this afternoon for the KOHLER Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 24

Rahal, Power set pace in afternoon practice at Road America

Road America has a special affinity for Graham Rahal

Graham RahalThe driver of the No. 15 Gehl/D-A Lubricant Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing showed it today by leading practice for the KOHLER Grand Prix in Indy car racing’s return to the fabled road course for the first time since 2007. Rahal set the fastest time around the 4.014-mile circuit of 1 minute, 43.0224 seconds (140.265 mph) in the second of two practice sessions on the day. Read the rest of this entry »


Jun 05

Power wills his way to victory in second Chevrolet Dual in Detroit race (updated²)

Bourdais works through field to win Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Race 1

Will PowerTeam Penske’s Will Power saw his pole-winning lap for Race 2 at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans disallowed in qualifying this morning, but that wouldn’t deter the Australian from winning the second race of the doubleheader weekend this afternoon for his 26th career Indy car victory. Read the rest of this entry »


May 21

Andretti Autosport cars put themselves in Indy 500 pole conversation

Here came the Hondas on “Fast Friday,” especially Michael Andretti’s cars.

Townsend BellDon’t put too much stock in the latest daily speed chart from 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil practice, which listed Team Penske’s Will Power and Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden 1-2 with Chevrolet engines. Read the rest of this entry »


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