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Will Power led Team Penske in IZOD IndyCar Series

Will Power led Team Penske on Sunday as he wound up with a fifth-place finish in the rain-shortened Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS). With Penke teammate, Ryan Briscoe in No. 6 Penske Truck Rental Dallara/Honda finishing eight in the race Team Penske was able to claim two positions in top-10 results on Sunday. Also in the field was Helio Castroneves, in his 200th career IndyCar race for Team Penske. Castroneves spun on a restart and the car sustained right-rear suspension damage after it made contact with the inside wall, despite effort he finished in 17th place.

Power, started 13th in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Dallara/Honda, made up some ground in race when event favorite, Dario Franchitti was involved in an accident and finished 20th. This weekends results put Power in second in the series standings, now trailing Franchitti by just 47 points.

The event was deemed controversial in part because of the constant threatening weather conditions. After running the previous 10 laps under the yellow caution flag for moisture on the track, officials called for a restart of the race on lap 217 of the event scheduled for 225 laps. As the rain continued to fall and made the racing surface slick.  Slick conditions lead to a several car pile-up which included Danica Patrick’s car.

The IZOD IndyCar Series season resumes on Sunday, August 28 with the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California

Busch Comes Home the Winner in the Zippo 200 at the Glen

Kurt Busch in the No. 22 Discount Tire/Ruby Tuesday Dodge claims a win for Team Penske at the Nationwide Zippo 200 at Watkins Glen International on Saturday August 13, 2011. This was Busch’s first Nationwide Series start since Watkins race in August 2007.  Busch was a last minute addition to the Penske line-up substituting for teammate Brad Keselowski, whose broken ankle has been acting up since his win last weekend. Decision paid off in a victory as Busch won his third NASCAR Nationwide Series race in 12 starts. To read more visit blog post from earlier today.

Take Two for Watkins Glen Sprint Cup Race

The Team Penske was ready to return to the track on Sunday morning for 225-lap race of

Watkins Glen Sprint Cup Race.  However, due to adverse weather conditions here at Watkins Glen International, the rave was rescheduled for this morning at 10:00 a.m. ET.

The race just wrapped up and Penske Team doesn’t win the Sprint Cup race at Watkins Glen International.  Ambrose beat Brad Keselowski and Kyle Busch on a green-white-checkered finish.  Busch led the field to the green flag. But Keselowski, racing with a broken left ankle and trying for his second straight win and third of the season, dove from third to the lead entering the first turn with Ambrose also streaking past Busch. Ambrose bumped Keselowski in the chicane and then passed him for the lead. The race ended with a caution as a result of a violent crash on the second turn.

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