Honda, Chevrolet power battle for the win Pocono IndyCar 500
Last Sundays Pocono IndyCar 500 ran on the infamous “ Pocono Triangle.” 2.5 miles in length and “ hell-a fast,” the 2014, 500 was a race of several firsts.
1st place: Colombian, Juan Pablo Montoya of Team Penske set a new track record for IndyCar with an average speed of 202.402 mph. Team mate Helio Castroneves took 2nd place, a mere 2.34 seconds behind the winner in his Chevrolet powered Delara. Remember, we’re talking a 200 lap, 500 mile race.
Pocono was the first race of the season to see( only) 1 yellow caution flag. Graham Rahal brushed the wall on lap#158, leaving the track with minor damage.During the race there was a bit of minor debris on the track. Other than that, a clean, accident-free run for the win.
“Dirty Driving” Will Power was up to his usual block and stall tactics. Take a look at the Video, it’s a good watch.
Our man, (soon to be IndyCar Rookie of the year) Carlos Munoz-R of Team Andretti Autosports kept Honda power in the running. By taking 3rd place podium in this competition, Munoz recorded his 3rd “ top 3” finish for the season. Munoz is having one heck of a year and is currently 6th in overall standings and leads in points(340) for “Rookie of the Year.”