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6 hrs ago | AutoWeek

First time Verizon IndyCar Series champion will be crowned at Auto Club Speedway

Will Power, Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud head to Saturday night's MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.

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Related Topix: Sports, Team Penske, Racing, Will Power, Indy Racing, Simon Pagenaud, Helio Castroneves, Team Australia, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Dario Franchitti

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Motorsport.com

KVSH Racing's Bourdais looking to move up in standings with strong performance in 2014 season finale

August 28, 2014 - KVSH Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais is looking to move up in the championship standings with a strong performance in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season finale, the MAVTV 500, August 29-30, at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California.

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Related Topix: Sports, Sebastien Bourdais, Formula-1 Racing, Racing, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing, Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Indy Racing, Juan Pablo Montoya, NASCAR, Chip Ganassi Racing, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Andretti Autosport, Tony Kanaan, Luczo Dragon Racing, Jimmy Vasser

AutoWeek

Ex F1 driver Mika Salo voices concern about Toro Rosso youngster Max Verstappen

Salo, who raced in Formula One against the 16-year-old's father Jos, backed 1997 world champion Jacques Villeneuve who has questioned whether Verstappen's signing by Toro Rosso is good for F1.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, Mika Salo, Formula-1 Racing, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Todd Braun, NASCAR, Jacques Villeneuve, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing Team

The Indianapolis Star

Power, Castroneves sit at cusp of IndyCar glory

Will Power, Helio Castroneves sit at cusp of IndyCar glory Power leads Castroneves by 51 points heading into the MAVTV500 at Auto Club Speedway.

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Related Topix: Sports, Will Power, Team Penske, Racing, Indy Racing, Helio Castroneves, Bryan Clauson, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Dario Franchitti, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Andy Belmont

Paddock Talk

Justin Wilson Returns to Auto Club Speedway for IndyCar Finale

After overcoming adversity and doubling down on his physical training, Justin Wilson will return to Auto Club Speedway for the MAVTV500 on Saturday night just over 300 days since suffering a pelvis-breaking injury at the track in the season-finale race at the track last year.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Racing, Justin Wilson

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Press-Enterprise

Jim AlexanderALEXANDER: Maybe the little guys aren't really that little

Sure, use that David vs. Goliath analogy. Suggest that Simon Pagenaud, the guy with the outside chance of winning the IndyCar series championship here Saturday night, is searching for the biggest slingshot he can find.

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Related Topix: Sports, Simon Pagenaud, Racing, Team Australia, Team Penske, Indy Racing, Will Power, Helio Castroneves

AutoWeek

IndyCar champion Scott Dixon points to changes as reason for Ganassi's slow start

Current IndyCar champion Scott Dixon thinks that some internal distractions earlier in the year contributed to his Ganassi Racing team's slow start in 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Racing, Indy Racing, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Dario Franchitti, Will Power, Team Penske, Autos

The Washington Post

Auto Racing Package: Auto Racing Glance

Schedule: Friday, practice, qualifying ; Saturday, race, 10:20 p.m. . Last year: Team Penske's Will Power won the season finale, and Target Chip Ganassi's Scott Dixon finished fifth for his third season title.

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Related Topix: Sports, Joe Fox, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Eric McClure, Racing, Chris Horn, NASCAR Nextel Cup, Andy Belmont Motorsports, Andy Belmont, Will Power, Team Penske, Indy Racing

Tue Aug 26, 2014

LA Daily News

IndyCar drivers set for test tonight to prepare for Mav TV 500

FONTANA >> To better prepare for Saturday night's MAVTV 500, IndyCar drivers will have a test session tonight at Auto Club Speedway from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. It will aid teams in preparing for the Verizon series finale that will start at 7:20 p.m. “With Will Power, Helio Castroneves and Simon Pagenaud battling for the championship, the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Team Penske, Racing, Will Power, Indy Racing, Helio Castroneves, Simon Pagenaud, Team Australia, Ryan Briscoe, Tony Kanaan, Andretti Autosport

The New Zealand Herald

Power shakes off quake but can't close out title

Will Power, of Australia, rides a scooter to his car in the pit box before the start of practice for the IndyCar auto race Saturday, in Sonoma, Calif.

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Related Topix: Sports, Team Penske, Racing, Will Power, Indy Racing, Helio Castroneves

Paddock Talk

Porsche Customer Racers Take Two Class Wins in Pirelli World Challenge

Ryan Dalziel, Michael Mills and Jack Baldwin scored two class victories and three runner-up positions between them in Rounds 13 and 14 of the Pirelli World Challenge this past weekend at the Cadillac Grand Prix of Sonoma.

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Related Topix: Sports, Pacific Coast Motorsports, Racing, Ryan Dalziel

Examiner.com

Heading to Fontana for the 2014 IndyCar finale? Check this out

The Verizon IndyCar Series becomes the first major racing series to crown its champion at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, site of the MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships on Saturday, August 30th.

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Related Topix: Sports, Team Penske, Racing, Will Power, Indy Racing

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ron Cook: Pirates loss spoils stellar start by Francisco Liriano

Some will blame Pirates reliever Jared Hughes. He inherited a 1-0 lead in the seventh inning Monday night at PNC Park and promptly turned it into what became a hurtful 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, one of the teams the Pirates are chasing furiously for a playoff spot.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jared Hughes, Baseball Players, Jon Jay, Matt Carpenter, Tony Cruz, Racing, Justin Wilson

Motorsport.com

Sonoma rookie recap

Sonoma was a very interesting event and the rookies were all over the board. Let's take a look at how they performed.

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Related Topix: Sports, Racing, Graham Rahal, Sarah Fisher, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Mike Conway

Motorsport.com

Pagenaud finds unlikely podium in Sonoma

Fuel save was the name of the game Sunday at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, and along with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports , Simon Pagenaud mastered the game to advance 12 positions at Sonoma Raceway and earn a third place podium finish.

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Related Topix: Sports, Simon Pagenaud, Racing, Team Australia

Motorsport.com

Justin Wilson takes ninth in GoPro Grand Prix

Looking for a return to the Sonoma podium after finishing last year's race in second for Dale Coyne Racing, Wilson endured a wild start to the race, with multiple cars coming together echoing the opening moments of the race at Mid-Ohio.

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Related Topix: Sports, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Racing, Justin Wilson, Indy Racing

Greenwich Citizen

Dixon gets dramatic Sonoma IndyCar win; Power 10th

Sebastien Bourdais, , loses control and collides with Ryan Briscoe, , during the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma IndyCar series auto race, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Sonoma, Calif.

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Related Topix: Sports, Sebastien Bourdais, Formula-1 Racing, Racing, Scuderia Toro Rosso, Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing, Team Penske, Ryan Briscoe, Indy Racing, Mike Conway, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing, Will Power

The Age

Will Power closes in on IndyCar title

Will Power overcame a shaky day in earthquake-hit north California to move within touching distance of a maiden IndyCar championship.

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Related Topix: Sports, Team Penske, Racing, Will Power, Indy Racing, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport, Helio Castroneves

Sun Aug 24, 2014

National Speed Sport News

Lazzaro & Aschenbach Score In Sonoma

Anthony Lazzaro and Lawson Aschenbach added to their Pirelli World Challenge GT and GTS win totals with triumphs in Sunday's Cadillac Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway.

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Related Topix: Sports, Butch Leitzinger, Racing, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, Ryan Dalziel, Pacific Coast Motorsports

Motorsport.com

Lazzaro, von Thurn und Taxis and Aschenbach claim Sunday Pirelli World Challenge wins

Anthony Lazzaro, of Atlanta, Ga., and Lawson Aschenbach, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., added to their Pirelli World Challenge GT and GTS win totals with triumphs in Sunday's Cadillac Grand Prix of Sonoma.

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Related Topix: Sports, NASCAR Nextel Cup, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, Butch Leitzinger, Racing, Pacific Coast Motorsports, Ryan Dalziel

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