Pocono
Jul 12

IndyCar: Walker looks to changes on car, penalty system

Will Power has served five drive-thru penalties during the 2014 season. (Photo: Ernie Masche/LAT Photographic)

has served five drive-thru penalties during the 2014 season. (Photo: Ernie Masche/LAT Photographic)

NEWTON, – The Verizon Series will review its policy regarding drive-thru penalties, President of Competition Derrick Walker told FOXSports.com Saturday evening, a few hours prior to the start of the Corn Indy 300 at .

Walker, who dictates all competition policy for INDYCAR, believes the drive-thru penalty is often not appropriate for some infractions. That penalty has been called quite often this year with Team Penske driver Will Power getting five drive-thru penalties so far this season including last Sunday’s race at when he blocked teammate .

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Jul 12

IndyCar: Montoya Feeling Energized After Pocono Triumph

Juan Pablo Montoya, driver of the #2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, July 6, 2014 during the Pocono IndyCar 500 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)

, driver of the #2 PPG Team Penske Chevrolet V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, July 6, 2014 during the 500 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)

For Juan Pablo Montoya, he’s got “friends in all the right places” and he heard from many of them after his victory in last Sunday’s race at Pocono. The driver from Colombia received lots of congratulatory messages from his former NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors including three-time champion Tony Stewart.

“Stewart sent me a Facebook message that was kind of funny,” Montoya said proudly Friday at as he prepares for Saturday night’s Corn Indy 300.

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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)

is seen talking to Derrick Walker, President of Competition, after the 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 and 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.

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Jul 6

Montoya Wins First IndyCar Race In 14 Years

Juan Pablo Montoya won from pole position at Pocono. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

won from pole position at . (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Juan Pablo Montoya has won the race at Pocono Raceway, the highlight of a triumphant return to open wheel racing after seven years in NASCAR.

was second to make it a 1-2 finish Sunday for team owner Roger Penske. Montoya won for the first time in the CART/IndyCar Series since 2000 and had his first major victory since he won a road course race at Watkins Glen in NASCAR in 2010.

With double points awarded in the 500-mile races, Castroneves moved into a tie for the points lead with Team Penske teammate . Power was hit with a blocking penalty on Castroneves late in the race and had to serve a drive through penalty, costing him a shot at racing for the win. He finished 10th.

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Jul 6

IndyCar: Winning Is The Only Option, Says Dixon

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

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

Just one year ago, Scott Dixon used Pocono Raceway as the launching pad that propelled him to a third career Series title. He entered the 2013 Pocono 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.

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