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  1. IndyCar - Team Penske's Helio Castroneves and Will Power rock Det...

    John Oreovicz

    The two-headed monster at Team Penske -- Will Power and Helio Castroneves -- did some heavy damage at Detroit's Belle Isle, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2014
  2. IndyCar - Houston doubleheader chance for field to catch Helio Ca...

    John Oreovicz

    Who wouldn't be excited about two races in one weekend? Sebastien Bourdais is, because he was untouchable the last time he raced in Houston. Helio Castroneves is as he searches for his first title.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  3. NHRA - Shawn Langdon and Robert Hight looking to stay on a roll

    John Oreovicz

    A lot happens fast once the Countdown playoffs begin. Just ask drivers such as Antron Brown, who has serious work to do as the NHRA heads to the Texas Motorplex this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2013
  4. IndyCar - Toronto doubleheader could shake up title hunt

    John Oreovicz

    Double points are on the line in this weekend's IndyCar twin bill in Toronto, which means a driver can join the championship hunt in a hurry -- or fall way out of contention.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  5. IndyCar - Will Power has to get busy to catch Ryan Hunter-Reay

    John Oreovicz

    Will Power knows he can win the IndyCar Series championship from second place, even this late in the season. After all, he has seen it happen to him in reverse. He also knows Sunday at Edmonton is critical.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2012
  6. INDYCAR gambling on Vegas finale

    John Oreovicz

    What'll be on the line Sunday when Dario Franchitti and Will Power go toe-to-toe at Las Vegas Motor Speedway? More than you know.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  7. The IndyCar Series finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway should be o...

    John Oreovicz

    IndyCar's final race at Homestead-Miami Speedway is a decent news peg. But the chief storyline this weekend is the championship battle between Will Power and Dario Franchitti.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2010
  8. IndyCar Series driver Will Power is anxious to put 2009 Infineon ...

    John Oreovicz

    The last time we saw Will Power on the Sonoma road course, he crashed hard and fractured two vertebrae. Needless to say, he's anxious to put those 2009 memories behind him.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2010
  9. Justin Wilson, Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay have had breakout ...

    John Oreovicz

    Will it be the usual suspects -- Justin Wilson, Will Power and Ryan Hunter-Reay -- up front Saturday? The season's first oval race at Kansas Speedway should shake things up.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2010
  10. Surfers Paradise braces for IndyCar Series invasion

    John Oreovicz

    So what if this weekend's IndyCar finale at Surfers Paradise is a non-points venture. "Without championship points," explains Dario Franchitti, who makes his return to open-wheel racing on Australia's Gold Coast, "[the fans] might even get a bigger show than they were expecting."

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2008
  11. Dixon can put exclamation point on series title this weekend at S...

    John Oreovicz

    The main story line at Sunday's IndyCar Series race at Infineon Raceway is no secret. Scott Dixon can wrap up his second championship with two races still to go, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2008
  12. Franchitti looking to strengthen IndyCar grip at The Glen

    John Oreovicz

    Why is Dario Franchitti smiling? He has three wins in the last five races, a whopping 65-point lead in the driver standings, and a much-anticipated date at Watkins Glen International this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2007
  13. So long Lola, hello rookie battle in Mexico City

    John Oreovicz

    The title is decided, the second-best driver in the series is already gone and another star is out of the Mexico City Champ Car finale. There's still some good story lines, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2006
  14. Road America a treat for drivers and fans

    John Oreovicz

    With the season title all but wrapped up by Sebastien Bourdais, the scenic Road America track is the real star this weekend, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2006
  15. All eyes on leader Hornish at tricky Sonoma

    John Oreovicz

    A tight title battle takes on an added dimension Sunday at Sonoma, a road course where leader Sam Hornish Jr. hopes he can perform well, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2006
  16. Front of the race worth watching; so is the back

    John Oreovicz

    While the front of the pack -- and the title chase -- bears watching at Kentucky, plenty will focus on Patrick vs. Fisher, writes John Oreovicz.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2006