So 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power, driver of the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet, has done quite a lot on track over the course of his 12-plus years in the series dating to his 2005 debut on home soil at Surfers Paradise, Australia.
But where Power created his biggest viral moment of his career came during IndyCar’s lone trip back to New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon in August 2011, when the race restarted on an oval on a wet track and a number of spins followed.
Power famously threw the “double birds” at INDYCAR Race Control to express his displeasure with the decision. The salute went viral and has been something that’s been a running joke in IndyCar circles ever since.
So, when you’ve got the meme in hand, why not embrace it?
New Power apparel as done by Styled Aesthetic (profiled earlier here this year) features a Power “double birds” T-shirt, linked below.
Beyond that, there’s also “Aussie Wheel Man” T-shirts in both men’s and ladies. The full link is here.
Fun stuff during a slow period of the IndyCar offseason. Power has tested the new 2018 Dallara universal body kit at both Road America and Phoenix, and is currently on holiday.
Holmatro, a long-time partner of INDYCAR and title sponsor of the Holmatro Safety Team, have renewed a long-standing partnership that will see Holmatro and INDYCAR continue their partnership in a five-year contract extension.
“Holmatro has been a trusted partner and supplier in Indy car racing for more than 20 years,” said president of competition and operations Jay Frye. “Holmatro’s growth parallels some of the great strides made in safety for INDYCAR drivers and teams. We’re pleased to see this partnership continue, as it is a great benefit to everyone in the paddock.”
Holmatro’s relationship with INDYCAR dates back to 1991, when they first supplied tools to the safety team of the CART sanctioned PPG IndyCar World Series. Holmatro branding will continue to be featured on the firesuits, vehicles, and transporters of INDYCAR’s safety team throughout the agreement.
“Holmatro is extremely pleased to extend our partnership with INDYCAR for another five years,” said Tony Barboza, general manager for Holmatro. “We’re extremely proud to be affiliated with the premier on-track safety team in the world. Members of the safety team serve on their home fire departments when not at INDYCAR events and, like them, we believe in constant improvement and innovation. When the race is for life, you can count on the INDYCAR Safety Team and Holmatro rescue tools.”