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IndyCar: Fontana
Newly crowned champion Will Power is honored at the 2014 awards banquet along with Penske Racing President Tim Cindric and boss Roger Penske
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NASCAR: Atlanta
Kasey Kahne celebrates his win
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IndyCar: Fontana
2014 IndyCar champion Will Power clowns around
IndyCar

MotoGP: Silverstone
Marc Marquez streaks to another win
MotoGP

MotoGP: Silverstone
Marquez puts the winning move on Lorenzo
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NHRA: Indianapolis
Matt Hagen qualified fastest in Funny Car
NHRA

IndyCar: Fontana
Roger Penske surveys his former track and the 6,000 or so fans that showed up for IndyCar's not-so-Grand Finale. Instead of the finale being at the Indy Speedway where a decent crowd of at least 100,000 will show up for a 400-miler, IndyCar once again puts itself in a position to look like a dying series with 6,000 fans watching.
IndyCar

IndyCar: Fontana
Just before the green flag and the approximately 6,000 fans in attendance as IndyCar gets egg on their face.....again
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IndyCar: Fontana
Carlos Munoz pits but there is no one in the grandstands to witness it
IndyCar
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Crampton, DeJoria, Gray, Krawiec Win US Nationals
  by Pete McCole
Alexis DeJoria made history on Monday as the fourth woman driver ever to win US Nationals, as the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series wrapped up their regular season with the 60th running of drag racing's most prestigious event at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. DeJoria was one of four first-time winners were crowned on Monday as Richie Crampton (Top Fuel), Shane Gray (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also celebrated their first-career US Nationals victories.
Kahne steals win, earns Chase berth
  by Pete McCole
His Kasey Kahne finally broke through to collect his first win of the 2014 season and punched his ticket into the Chase for the Sprint Cup and a chance for his first career Sprint Cup championship. Kahne grabbed the lead following a restart in the second green-white-checker overtime session, sweeping past Matt Kenseth and then holding him off through the final lap to cap a wild finish.
Schumacher, Hagan, Line, Krawiec Top Indy Qualifying
  by Pete McCole
Matt Hagan blasted to the top of the speed charts with a record-breaking qualifying run in Sunday’s qualifying for the 60th annual US Nationals NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. Hagan posted the quickest Funny Car pass in US Nationals history in the first of two final qualifying sessions held on Sunday, running a 3.998 at 318.99 mph for the first sub-four-second time ever run at Lucas Oil Raceway.
Power collects million dollar bonus at L.A.'s Club Nokia
  Verizon IndyCar Series champion
Less than 24 hours after winning the Verizon IndyCar Series championship, Will Power got his chance to celebrate. Power - along with other drivers, teams and manufacturers - were recognized during the INDYCAR Championship Celebration at Club Nokia at the LA Live entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles. Mark Miles, CEO of Hulman & Co., the parent of INDYCAR, presented Power and team owner Roger Penske with a $1 million championship bonus check and replicas of the Astor Challenge Cup, the Verizon IndyCar Series championship trophy.
IndyCar MavTV 500 post-race interviews
  from Fontana
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Will Power
Roger Penske
Tim Cindric
Tony Kanaan
Helio Castroneves
Kevin Harvick dominates at Atlanta
  by Pete McCole
Kevin Harvick scored a dominating victory in Saturday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway to notch his third win of the season and his second-consecutive Atlanta Nationwide win. Harvick led the final 159 laps to beat out fellow Sprint Cup driver Joey Logano and Sprint Cup rookie contender Kyle Larson, earning his 43rd-career Nationwide victory and his third-career win at Atlanta.
MAVTV 500: Kanaan wins race, Power championship
  by Brian Carroccio
Before a small crowd of under 10,000 fans, Will Power won the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship Saturday evening, as Tony Kanaan took the checkered flag in Saturday evening's MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. The victory was Kanaan's first since winning the 2013 Indianapolis 500 and his first since joining Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Kanaan's teammate Scott Dixon was second, with Ed Carpenter completing a Chevrolet sweep of the podium.
Capps wins, Schumacher, Beckman, Line, Savoie Fast
  by Pete McCole
Ron Capps scored his second Funny Car victory of the season on Saturday, taking home the Wally in the postponed Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals final, which was finally concluded during Saturday's qualifying for the 60th annual US Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind. In Saturday's qualifying sessions, Tony Schumacher (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) topped their respective divisions.
Roger Penske addresses the media in Fontana
  IndyCar
Good afternoon, everybody. We're going to get started here with our media availability for Roger Penske. We'll have Roger answer a couple of questions and we'll open it up for questions from our audience, as well. I appreciate everyone joining us today as we get ready to go for the IndyCar title at the MAVTV 500 here this weekend. I guess just talk about the season it's been in 2014, obviously a terrific year for Team Penske with Will and Helio battling it out for the championship and a great addition with Juan Pablo Montoya who's running sixth in the series this year.
Harvick wins pole in Atlanta
  by Pete McCole
Kevin Harvick won the pole the in Friday's qualifying session for Sunday's Oral-B USA 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Harvick's series- leading sixth pole of the season came just hours after his teammate and team co-owner Tony Stewart made an emotional statement in his first public appearance since being involved in a fatal sprint car accident at Canandaigua Speedway that claimed the life of a driver Kevin Ward, Jr.
Castroneves wins MAVTV 500 pole
  by Brian Carroccio
Helio Castroneves has won pole position for tomorrow evening's MAVTV 500 at Auto Club Speedway. With a lap of 218.540 miles per hour, the driver of the #3 AAA Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet bested teammate Juan Pablo Montoya by a tenth of a second to score his 41 career pole. Sarah Fisher Hartman’s Racing Josef Newgarden completes the front row as the fastest Honda in the field.
Stewart reads prepared script stating his sorrow
  Regarding death of Kevin Ward Jr.
Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. "This is been one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with, both professionally and personally. This is something that will definitely affect my life forever," said Stewart, who has missed the past three Sprint Cup races after Ward's death on Aug. 9. "This is a sadness and a pain that I hope no one has to experience in their life. That being said, I know that the pain and the mourning that Kevin Ward's family and friends are experiencing is something that I can't possibly imagine."
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