Jul 24

Showdown: Penske teammates top IndyCar standings, both aim for first title

20 July, 2014, Toronto, Ontario CA Helio Castroneves, Will Power, Tony Kanaan ©2014, Scott R LePage  LAT Photo USA

(From left) Teammates and have a sizable lead in the 2014 Verizon points championship heading into next weekend’s race at . (Photo: Scott R LePage/LAT Photographic)

INDIANAPOLIS – With just four races remaining in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series, Team Penske has doubled its chances of winning just its second championship since joining the series in 2002.

Helio Castroneves has a 13-point lead over teammate Will Power setting up a Team Penske showdown when the series resumes in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio on August 3.

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Jul 23

Reggie Wayne Arrives At Colts Training Camp In A Two-Seater IndyCar

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne pulls up to training camp in a two-seater IndyCar. (Photo: Colts)

Indianapolis wide receiver pulls up to training camp in a two-seater . (Photo: Colts)

star Reggie Wayne has been eagerly awaiting his return to the football field after tearing his ACL last season. So when his opportunity came on Wednesday, it’s only fitting that he made that most of it.

The Indianapolis Colts wide receiver rolled up to training camp in the back of a two-seater IndyCar driven by American racer and hometown hero Ed Carpenter.

“I want one of these,” Wayne told reporters after hopping out of the high-powered machine. “I don’t know how I’m going to get one, but I enjoyed every single bit of that. That was fun. I’m a guy that likes speed – this is one way to get that speed in me so I enjoyed every bit of it.”

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Jul 21

IndyCar: Toronto Proves To Be No Homecoming For Hinchcliffe

Hometown hero James Hinchcliffe suffered disappointing results in Toronto. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Hometown hero suffered disappointing results in . (Photo: LAT Photographic)

When the Verizon Series arrives at the fourth largest city in North America for its annual street race in Toronto, James Hinchcliffe of nearby Oakville, Ontario is hailed as a conquering hero. His face is displayed on billboards and magazines throughout the city and his Honda commercial runs often on Canadian television.

Unfortunately for the “Mayor of Hinchtown,” he has been able to conquer his hometown race.

In six IndyCar Series races at Toronto, Hinchcliffe has never finished better than eighth. He tied his career-high Toronto finish in Sunday’s first race and had hopes of improving that in Sunday’s second race.

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Jul 20

IndyCar: Conway Wins Second Race Of Toronto Doubleheader

Mike Conway drives during Race 2 of the Toronto IndyCar doubleheader. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

drives during Race 2 of the doubleheader. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

IndyCar ran two races in Toronto on Sunday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy.

The series had planned to run one race Saturday and one on Sunday until rain washed out the first event. It instead began Sunday morning, roughly five hours before the start of the second race, and won by Sebastien Bourdais. He broke a 52-race losing streak dating to 2007 in claiming a dominating win on the dry street course at Exhibition Place.

But the rain returned for the second race, and IndyCar officials moved the start up 10 minutes in an attempt to run as much as possible in dry conditions. The sky eventually did open, the track became slick and drivers darted to pit road for rain tires.

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Jul 20

Aleshin Uninjured After Montoya’s Car Lands On Top Of Him (VIDEO)

The Series doubleheader weekend in has been filled with drama and it continued on Sunday at the start of Race 2. When a rain shower hit the circuit 12 laps into the feature, a massive pileup occurred at Turn 8.

The slick track caused to slam into the tire barrier as the field barreled into the turn behind him. Several drivers managed to miss the Colombian, but that wasn’t the case for hometown hero and rookie .

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