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CHARLOTTE, N. Air Jordan 11 Canada .C. - Will Power capped his first IndyCar Series championship with a $1 million bonus check.Power won his first series championship Saturday night, finishing ninth in the final race at Fontana before raising the Astor Cup for the first time in a career filled with agonizing misses.Power and team owner Roger Penske were presented with the championship bonus check and replicas of the Astor Cup, the IndyCar Series championship trophy.Its still sinking in really, Power said at the post-season IndyCar banquet. When you want something so bad for so long, its such a relief when you finally get it. Its exactly that, a culmination of 15 years of hard work to get to this point.Power also received a championship ring, a $75,000 prize for winning the most races and the Verizon P1 Award for scoring the most points among pole winners.Power headlined a banner year for Team Penske. Matt Jonnson, chief mechanic for Powers No. 12 Chevrolet, accepted the Verizon IndyCar Series Chief Mechanic of the Year Award. Jon Bouslog of Team Penske accepted the Team Manager of the Year Award.In other awards: Carlos Munoz of Andretti Autosport earned $50,000 as IndyCars Rookie of the Year and Jack Hawksworth won the Tony Renna Rising Star Award.Charlie Kimball claimed the $25,000 TAG Heuer Dont Crack Under Pressure Award for advancing the most cumulative places during the season.Juan Pablo Montoya was voted favourite driver by Verizon IndyCar Series fans in his first year back after several seasons in NASCAR.Jim Campbell, Chevrolets vice-president of performance vehicles and motorsports, accepted the manufacturers award on behalf of Chevrolet.Helio Castroneves of Team Penske was honoured as the second-place finisher in the championship while 2013 series champion Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing was honoured for finishing third.Susie Wheldon was selected the winner of the Dan and Susie Wheldon Make a Difference Award. A $1,000 donation to charity will be made in her honour._____FORMULA 1: Haas Formula is now Haas F1 Team.Gene Haas, founder of Haas Automation and chairman of the newly renamed Haas F1 Team, opted for the name change to better correlate his team with the FIA Formula 1 World Championship.Haas also has motorsports holdings in Windshear. Windshear is a 180 mph rolling-road wind tunnel in Concord, North Carolina, that is the first of its kind in North America.Haas founded Haas Automation in 1983 and has shaped it into the largest CNC machine tool builder in North America.Haas Automation has an excellent reputation in the United States and I want that reputation to grow worldwide, he said. Connecting Haas Automation with F1 in name and in practice when the Haas F1 Team debuts in 2016 is the best way to grow our business and elevate Haas Automation to a premium, global brand.The last U.S.-based Formula One team was Parnelli Jones Racing in 1974-76, when Mario Andretti drove.Haas selected Scuderia Ferrari as its technical partner.Scuderia Ferrari, the most successful team in the history of Formula One with 16 constructors titles and 15 driver championships, will provide Haas F1 Team its power unit, gearbox and overall technical support.Aligning Haas F1 Team with such a tenured and successful company in Scuderia Ferrari provides our team with the greatest opportunity for success in 2016 and beyond, Haas said.The power unit consists of the engine, the motor generator unit-kinetic, the motor generator unit-heat, the energy store, turbocharger, and control electronics. The gearbox, or transmission, has eight forward gears, which are operated by the driver via paddles affixed to the back of the steering wheel.We understand there is some heavy lifting ahead of us, but know that with their technical support, we will develop a team of talented people at an exceptional pace so that were ready to race competitively in 2016, Haas F1 Team Principal Guenther Steiner said. We are focused on the future and look forward to whats ahead for Haas F1 Team.___INCREASED VIEWERSHIP: NBC Sports Networks coverage of the 2014 IndyCar Series averaged 378,000 viewers, the second-highest average for a season on the network since IndyCar rights were acquired in 2009.The best the network ever did was an average of 402,000 in 2011). Still, NBCSNs IndyCar coverage this season was up 34 per cent from the networks average viewership for the series for the 2013 season, according to data provided by The Nielsen Company.The viewership increases this year clearly demonstrate the benefits of everyone in the industry working together, said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports & NBCSN. Our two organizations successfully co-operated to reduce scheduling conflicts; drivers and teams delivered thrilling races week after week; our marketing department drove viewers to telecasts by utilizing all of our motorsports platforms; and our production team continued its best-in-class coverage. We look forward to growing viewership for the sport for many years to come.___SPEAKING: We took our position, and we thought about it deep and hard, NASCAR President Mike Helton on NASCAR granting Tony Stewart a waiver to get into the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship should he qualify. Ill let yall (the media) decide how the industry reacted to it, but I think for the most part there were a lot of folks in the garage area that was glad to see Tony back. I think it was good for Tony to get back. And well see what the future holds. Jordan Retro 11 Canada . Canadas 5-1 loss to Finland in the semifinal ranks as the tournaments most-watched game with a record 2.7 million viewers, the largest ever for a World Juniors game played outside of North America, and winning Saturday as the most-watched program on Canadian television. Air Jordan 11 Retro Canada . Better still, its in the same team and there are 13 races left for it to develop.PORTLAND, Ore. -- Thailands Pornanong Phatlum shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Lexi Thompson after the first round of the Safeway Classic. The 23-year-old Phatlum, winless in five seasons on the LPGA Tour, had 10 birdies and two bogeys in her afternoon round at rain-softened Columbia Edgewater. The start of play was delayed an hour, and players were allowed to lift, clean and place their golf balls because of the wet conditions. "Putting was so good," said Phatlum, the winner of the unofficial LPGA Brazil Cup in 2012. "I changed putter for this week and feeling very good. And I made many birdies today, like 10 birdies today. ... I just try my best and Im feeling very good with the course. I like the course, very nice." The 18-year-old Thompson eagled the par-5 seventh hole -- her 16th hole of the day -- and had five birdies in her bogey-free morning round. She won the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic for her lone tour title. "I would say just my iron shots into the green," Thompson said about her strongest play Thursday. "I hit a lot of good ones and I played the par 5s 4 under, so I took advantage of those. Overall, Ive just been working on the consistency of my game and working on tightening my shots up." Christie Kerr, the winner in 2008 the last time the event was played at Columbia Edgewater, was at 66 along with Lizette Salas and Germanys Sandra Gal. Second-ranked Stacy Lewis, returning to play after withddrawing from the Canadian Womens Open last week because of illness, opened with a 67. Jordan 11 Sale Canada. She won the Womens British Open on Aug. 4 at St. Andrews and had consecutive early season victories in Singapore and Phoenix. "I felt great," said Lewis, who withdrew after the first round in Canada. "I felt like a different person out there from last week. Just being focused and I knew what my game plan was. I felt great out there." Hall of Famers Juli Inkster and Se Ri Pak also were in the large group at 67 that included Michelle Wie, Yani Tseng and Ai Miyazato. The 53-year-old Inkster won the last of her 31 tour titles in 2006. "Just iron play was good," Wie said. "Just put in a lot of close shots. Didnt really take advantage of par 5s, which I kind of want to tomorrow. It was a good day. It was consistent." Natalie Gulbis had a hole-in-one on the second hole and finished with a 68. She used a 6-iron on the 166-yard hole, with the ball bouncing once and falling in. She has seven aces in competition and 14 overall. Suzann Pettersen, the 2011 winner, also shot 68. Defending champion Mika Miyazato opened with a 71. A 72-hole event for the time, the tournament is back at Columbia Edgewater after four years at Pumpkin Ridge. Columbia Edgewater also was the tournament site from 1990-2008. Top-ranked Inbee Park withdrew Tuesday because of flu-like symptoms. Paula Creamer pulled out Thursday morning, citing personal reasons. Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Authentic JerseysNike NFL Jerseys China Wholesale Nike Basketball Jerseys Hockey Jerseys China Supply Baseball Jerseys Football Jerseys Sale Authentic College Jerseys MLB Jerseys China Stitched Soccer Jerseys Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Jerseys ' ' '