IndyCar champion Will Power hits Letterman, U.S. Open and more in New York


Verizon IndyCar Series champion Will Power has been deployed on the annual champion’s postseason media tour, with his time in New York this week providing a number of major media opportunities.

Power may well be the last IndyCar champion to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman; Letterman has announced his retirement earlier this year and with the 2015 schedule yet to be released, it remains to be seen whether Letterman’s stint behind the desk will end before the 2015 season does.

Nonetheless, among the topics Power hit during his eight or so minutes Thursday night was how he and Team Penske teammate Helio Castroneves handled the 6.0 earthquake that hit during the Sonoma weekend.

It was almost as hilarious as his championship speech, but was still a good hit.

Power enjoyed national media interviews with Forbes and Maxim, with both interviews serving as a diversion from the usual questions (and analysis) the majority of us hacks ask him week-to-week while traveling with this crazy circus.

Here’s a pictoral recap of Power at Letterman and at the U.S. Open in Flushing, where he saw Roger Federer’s comeback against Gael Monfils.

Lastly, although this isn’t New York-specific, this still fits in the “off the wall” non-racing elements of Power’s week.

Power’s brother Damien, who made waves during the race by live tweeting from Australia, has featured Will in a promotional video for his new standup show, Keit.

Will Power, however, isn’t wearing his usual Verizon Team Penske kit – he’s back in the retro Aussie Vineyards firesuit he wore during the 2008 IndyCar season, then driving for KV Racing Technology.

The video isn’t new – it was published in March – but Damien Power reposted it this week as now, his brother’s an IndyCar champion.