(NASCAR)—Rain washed out NASCAR’s Cup race at Pocono yesterday, postponing the race until noon today. Missouri drivers Carl Edwards and Jamie McMurray will start fifth and 26th, respectively. Edwards is one of seven drivers in the starting field with multiple wins on the complicated triangular-shaped track that has three significantly different corners. He has won twice, including his first race there eleven years ago. He also won at the track in August, 2008. Pocono has not been good for McMurray, who has only seven top tens in twenty-six races, with two seventh-place finishes as his best.
Edwards didn’t win, or even race, on Sunday, but he got to do his winner’s backflip anyway—in a comic strip:
(Tank McNamara is distributed by Universal Press Syndicate)
(IndyCar)—Will Power won his first race in more than a year on Sunday and four-time series champion Sebastian Bourdais moved to sixth on the all-time winner’s list on Saturday as IndyCar ran a Saturday-Sunday doubleheader at Belle Isle, in Detroit.
Bourdais beat rookie Conor Daly by two seconds on Saturday for his 35th career win, tying him with Bobby Unser on the win list.
Bourdais, the four-time Indy car season champion, won by 2.0401 seconds over Conor Daly in the 70-lap race on the 2.35-mile temporary street course at Belle Isle Park. It was the 37-year-old Frenchman’s 35th career victory, tying him with Bobby Unser for sixth on the all-time list.
Power, who had to drop out of the Saturday race when a wheel nut came off one of his wheels, inherited the lead from Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi when Rossi pitted for fuel with nine laps left. Teammate Simon Pagenaud finished as the runnerup, less than one second back. Power had not won since the Indianapolis Grand Prix in May, 2015.
Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan have moved to the top of the list of drivers starting IndyCar races. Castroneves now has started 319, one more than Kanaan as both passed Michael Andretti. Kanaan started his 257th consecutive IndyCar race, extending his record.
(Formula1)—Formula 1 is headed into its busiest stretch of the summer, starting next weekend with the Grand Prix of Canada in Montreal. It’s the first in a series of six races in eight weeks. Race teams will have only four days to fly back to Europe and get ready for the Grand Prix of Europe at Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Before August, the teams also will race in the Australian, British, Hungarian and German GPs.