Pocono Quick Recap; News

As expected, Pocono was the best race of the year. Minimal yellows, no fuel saving, lots passing, battles for the lead made for great racing. The drivers were the stars of the show.

Highlights:

James Hinchcliffe’s dirt track save was an incredible display of hand and arm work.

Ryan Hunter-Reay’s resiliency in racing after his hard crash Saturday and coming from the back of the grid to lead the race.

The duel for the lead between Tony Kanaan and Graham Rahal mid race.  That was probably the most fun part of the day for me.

Will Power-what can I say? Roaring back from a lap down and changing both front and rear wings to pull away for the win was arguably the best drive of his career. I think he can still win the championship.  His move going into turn 3 to protect the inside line was brilliant.

News

Only 42 points separate the top 5 in the standings. Graham Rahal has a mathematical chance in 6th, but proabably is too far behind to win.

Jack Harvey will drive the number 7 SPM entry at Watkins Glen and Sonoma.

There is a rumor going around that has Kanaan going to Schmidt next year. Not sure how much stock to put in it.

Is this the week we learn Andretti’s engine plans for next year? Inquiring Spaniards may want to know.

Back tomorrow with a Gateway preview.