Power Finishes On The Podium, Ending Season With What Might Have Been

SONOMA, Calif – Will Power’s season can be summed up as this. He finished the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season with eight podium finishes. He also had eight top five finishes too. Yes, all of the Team Penske drivers’ top five finishes were on the podium. That means he had nine of his finishes were outside of the top five too. It was a feast or famine year for Power and his No. 12 Chevrolet. 

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Earns The Pole For Sunday’s Season Finale In Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif – 11 of the 13 Verizon IndyCar Series races at the Sonoma Raceway have been won from a top three starting spot. Seven of which from the front row. In terms of natural road courses during the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, four of the five have been won by the pole sitter. No, scratch that, they were dominated by the pole sitter. That’s great news for Ryan Hunter-Reay but not his teammate Alexander Rossi. The Andretti Autosport driver earned his first pole in over four years with circling…

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Pato O’Ward Drawing Huge Praise From Veteran Competitors On Friday

SONOMA, Calif – One of the most impressive performances on Friday was that of Patricio O’Ward. The Harding Racing driver made his first laps in a Verizon IndyCar Series ride just last week. Prior to that, he’s never been in one of these new cars before. Among the 24 other drivers in the field, 19 of them have made at least 12 starts this season. Here O’Ward was hopping into his No. 8 Chevrolet for just the third time of his career and mixing it up with the top veterans of…

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Tale Of The Tape, Who’s Winning 2018 INDYCAR Championship This Weekend

The season finale is already here. On Sunday evening at the Sonoma Raceway, we will crown a 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series champion. But, whom among the four eligible drivers will it be? Currently, Scott Dixon leads Alexander Rossi by 29 points. Will Power and Josef Newgarden and tied for third, but they’re 87 points back. We can practically eliminate them because the only shot that either Penske driver has at hoisting the Astor Cup championship trophy after Sunday’s race is to win and also hope that both Dixon and Rossi…

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Pagenaud Looking For 3rd Straight Sonoma Win With Penske The Favorites, But Will Their Championship Streak End?

It would be mildly shocking if one of the three Team Penske drivers weren’t victorious in Sunday’s Sonoma Grand Prix (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) at the Sonoma Raceway. I mean, Penske has won three of the five races on natural road courses in 2018 and have dominated this race over the last eight years. In fact, a Penske driver has won this race in six of the last eight years. Would you want to bet against them on Sunday?

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How The Championship Eligible Drivers Have Fared At Sonoma

And then there were five. Out of all the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers competing in Sunday’s Sonoma Grand Prix (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) only five of them are eligible to win this year’s championship. With this being the 17th and final round of the year, one of those five will be hoisting the Astor Cup championship trophy following Sunday’s race. Here’s how those five have fared at Sonoma and how they’ve done this season. 

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Can Penske Sweep The Major Events At The Indianapolis Motor Speedway This Year?

Team Penske is arguably the best there’s ever been at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in terms of the Indianapolis 500. Will Power just gave them their 17th Indy 500 back in May. If you want to win the ‘500, your best option is with Penske. Power, also took his No. 12 Chevrolet to victory in the INDYCAR Grand Prix on May 12 too. But, what about NASCAR?

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Power Earns 54th Career Pole, Dixon To Start 11th In Portland Grand Prix, Why Points Battle Could Be Wide Open

PORTLAND, Ore – Will Power doesn’t think he can catch Mario Andretti for the all-time lead in the Verizon IndyCar Series poles. Well, I strongly disagree. Power, earned his fourth pole of the season on Saturday and his 54th of his career as he will start first in Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). The Verizon P1 Pole Award moves him out of a tie with A.J. Foyt for second ever as Power now trails only Andretti by just 13 poles. For what it’s worth, Power has 18…

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Bourdais/Power Lead INDYCAR Practices On Friday In Portland

PORTLAND, Ore – For the first time since 2007, the Verizon IndyCar Series drivers were laying down “official” laps around the 1.964-mile Portland International Raceway. While I know you may be thinking, didn’t they just run on Thursday there? Yes, they did, but Thursday’s times were “unofficial” laps due to having two separate test sessions. Friday’s times were able to go in the record book. 

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The “Big 4” Are Favorites For Sunday And Have Been Strong This Weekend

PORTLAND, Ore – If you’re looking to pick a race winner for Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix (2:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) look no further than the top four drivers in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship standings. Yes, I know that’s an easy statement to make when we’re onto the penultimate race of the 2018 season and the top four drivers are the best favorites to win. Shocking, I know. But, you want to be right don’t you?

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