SONOMA, Calif. – On a tough, somber week for the Verizon IndyCar Series en route to Sonoma Raceway for the 2015 season finale, there was some needed laughter and humor present at the track in the form of one famous brother.
You might have heard of him. He’s Will Power’s younger brother Damien, who shot himself into the stratosphere of IndyCar Twitter lore when he live tweeted Will’s run to the championship last year at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana.
This weekend the Powers were doubled on site, with Damien actually there to see whether Will could overcome a long-range points deficit to Juan Pablo Montoya and defend his championship.
Ahead of the weekend, Damien was in tow when the rest of the IndyCar title contenders headed to AT&T Park in San Francisco and put on jerseys pre-game.
The weekend at Sonoma got off to an interesting start when Will Power led first practice, the marathon session on Friday, then had Damien not only attend but ask a question during the post-practice press conference.
On Saturday, Will Power won the pole. Damien Power offered this bit of insight, and noted how “boring” Saturday’s press conference was by comparison.
And then on Sunday, Damien Power did what we’ve come to expect: he live tweeted Will’s race.
The full complement of in-race tweets are at his @DamienPower01 Twitter handle, with a sampling of those that don’t involve one or two curse words listed below:
Then… Montoya and Will Power made contact.
As the championship reached its crescendo with Power falling out of it and Montoya behind Ryan Briscoe, so too did Damien Power’s level of intensity on the Twitter.
The checkered flag then flew on the race, the season, and Damien’s Twitter feed for the day:
Damien Power wasn’t just there to tweet, though. He’s also working with INDYCAR on a new web series, which should be released in the coming weeks. Here’s a couple sneak peeks:
The anticipation now builds for this.