Will Power
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)

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

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

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 Pocono when he blocked teammate Helio Castroneves.

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)

Will Power is seen talking to Derrick Walker, IndyCar President of Competition, after the Pocono 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 Juan Pablo Montoya and Helio Castroneves 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.

Jul 6

Montoya Wins First IndyCar Race In 14 Years

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

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

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

Helio Castroneves 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 Will Power. 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.

Jul 5

IndyCar: Penske’s Montoya On Pole For 500-Mile Race At Pocono

Juan Pablo Montoya will lead the field to green in Sunday's Pocono IndyCar 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

Juan Pablo Montoya will lead the field to green in Sunday’s Pocono IndyCar 500. (Photo: Getty Images)

In open wheel or a stock car, Juan Pablo Montoya knows how to top the speed chart at Pocono Raceway.

Driving for Team Penske in his open-wheel return after seven years in NASCAR, the Colombian knocked off Penske teammate Will Power on the final qualifying run Saturday.

Montoya had a two-lap average of 223.871 mph for both a track record and his first career IndyCar pole.

Jun 30

IndyCar: Walker discusses handing down of Houston penalties

17-18 May, 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA Derrick Walker ©2014, Michael L. Levitt LAT Photo USA

INDYCAR President of Competition Derrick Walker had a lot of complaints to handle after this weekend’s doubleheader in Houston. (Photo: Michael L. Levitt/LAT Photographic)

HOUSTON – It was an eventful weekend for the Verizon IndyCar Series in the Grand Prix of Houston doubleheader, which had its share of action on the racetrack and subsequent controversial officiating decisions that led many drivers and teams to question the credibility of Race Control.

The man who has to answer that: INDYCAR President of Competition Derrick Walker.